Tickets for Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) new Summer Festival “Fridays On The Farm”, featuring Music Director Andrew Grams, go on sale Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. The summer outdoor series will be held at The Venue at Goebbert’s in Pingree Grove. Tickets will be available at www.elginsymphony.org, as well as by phone from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 847-888-4000.
“Fridays on The Farm” performances will include:
May 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: The Four Seasons, with violin soloist Karen Gomyo and conducted by Andrew Grams, features the work of Astor Piazzolla and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky. The program will begin with Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which seamlessly blends classical music with tango. It concludes with Tchaikovsky’s famous Serenade for Strings.
July 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: American Masters. Join Maestro Andrew Grams and internationally acclaimed Soprano Joelle Harvey for a night of music by three of our nation’s greatest composers: Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915; and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
August 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: From Darkness to Light. In four short notes, Ludwig van Beethoven opened his fifth symphony and changed classical music forever. In Maestro Andrew Gram’s final performance with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, listeners will be taken on a journey from impenetrable darkness to blazing light as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Robert Schumann’s virtuosic, yet poignantly sensitive, Symphony No. 2.
The tented space at The Venue at Goebbert’s allows for an elegant, socially distanced evening of music. Attendees will be grouped by party and socially distanced, in the performance tent, which has open sides for ventilation.