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Listeners Club

Listeners-Club-TileLed by the fascinating and enthusiastic music lecturer, composer, and radio personality Jim Kendros, these FREE lecture / discussions take place the Wednesday before an ESO concert weekend. Participants in this group will be invited to events including lunches, pot-lucks, backstage tours, closed dress rehearsals, and more. You never know who will show up to speak with Jim at the Listeners Club – perhaps our music director Andrew Grams, an ESO musician, or a guest conductor!


September 14: Opening Weekend: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
November 2: Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty & Swan Lake
January 4: Beethoven’s Eroica
February 8: Fountains of Rome
March 1: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth
March 29: Rachmaninoff & Brahms
May 3: Season Finale: Pictures at an Exhibition

Two Locations:

Gail Borden Public Library
270 N Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
Wednesdays before an ESO concert, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Click here for the schedule & to sign up!

Greenfields of Geneva
0N801 Friendship Way
Geneva, IL 60134
Wednesdays before an ESO concert, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

No need to register for the Greenfields, just sign in at the door. Schedule is subject to change on occasion. Please call the ESO office at 847-888-0404 ex. 238 to confirm in advance.


Jim Kendros Webpage

Follow link below to hear podcasts of Huntley Community Radio program “Elgin Symphony Listeners Club Radio Show”

Huntley Radio Program: ESO Listeners Club

 Listeners Club Dec, radio show

Elgin Symphony Listeners Club Radio Show at Huntley Community Radio
Jim Kendros and Wendy Evans, hosts, with guests Stephen Squires, ESO resident conductor and Mark Mallamo, ESO Director of Operations and Artistic Administration. Members of the Listeners Club may also be invited to attend the recording as the studio audience.



Andrew at radio

Maestro Andrew Grams frequently appears as a guest on the “Elgin Symphony Listeners Club Radio Show” to share his insights into the upcoming concerts.