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Russia Distilled: Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini

Friday, February 22, 2019
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Lecture and Vodka tasting from 7:00-9:00 PM
ArtSpace, 51 South Spring Street, Elgin

Irina Del Genio and John Schwartz, speakers

The dynamic duo of Irina Del Genio and John Schwartz will explore Russian culture at the time Tchaikovsky composed Francesca da Rimini, a wildly romantic tone poem about two lovers doomed to Dante’s Inferno. Includes Russian vodka samples, Russian tea and zakuski, or snacks.

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Guitar Serenade

March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
March 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Jason Vieaux, guitar

Smetana   The Moldau
Villa-Lobos   Concerto for Guitar & Small Orchestra
Corigliano   Troubadours
Tchaikovsky   Francesca da Rimini


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Inside the Music™ with Andrew Grams: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

March 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Andrew Grams and the ESO explore Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter,”  at this fun, informal event! For newcomers and connoisseurs alike

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Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony

March 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
March 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Andrew Grams, conductor
Greg Flint & Steve Replogle, horns

Bach            Orchestral Suite No. 3
Telemann   Concerto for Two Horns and Two Violins
Mozart        Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter

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Concert for the “Common Man”

May 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm
May 5, 2019 at2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Andrew Grams, conductor
Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Mahler     Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Copland   Symphony No. 3

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