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ESO League

Elgin-Symphony-LeagueFor 47 years, the Elgin Symphony League has been one of the principal supporters of our award-winning Orchestra.  Each year, League members contribute their time and talents, along with being ambassadors to the community on behalf of the ESO.  We invite you to join us at our League meetings and hear our guest speakers talk about their careers and interests.


For more information about the Elgin Symphony League or to attend a meeting, please contact Jeanne Hebeisen at (847) 741-6264 or email League@elginsymphony.org.


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2018-2019 Elgin Symphony League Meeting Dates

All meetings are at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Ave, Elgin.  Cost $15 per meeting for meal, but join us free as our guest for your first meeting.

Thursday, March 7 at noon: Susan Starrett, Violinist
Thursday, April 4 at Noon: Elizabeth Start, ESO Cellist
Thursday, May 2 at 5:30pm: Program: Our Maud Powell: America’s First Great Violinist. A documentary film by Paul D Butler.

Elgin Symphony League Newsletters

Spring 2016

Winter 2017

Winter 2018

Summer 2018

Elgin Symphony League Boutique

Boutique2A large portion of the Elgin Symphony League’s donation to the orchestra each year is from proceeds of sales at the boutique. The boutique is in the lobby before each concert and during intermissions. All major credit cards, cash and checks are accepted.

Elgin Symphony League Board Officers

Linda Schambach*

Jeanne Hebeisen*

Open Position*
Recording Secretary

Gwen Gage
Education Chair

Dodie Williams and Sandra Magana
Boutique Chairs

Carol Prang
Corresponding Secretary

Sandy Beith
Governance Chair

Lois Myers-Bauer

Murna Hansemann
Meetings Chair

Diane Campbell and Carolyn Branch
Orchestra Hostess Chairs

Kathe Pava
Program Chair

Carolyn Branch
Publicity Chair

*denotes Executive Committee


The purpose of the League is to support the Elgin Symphony Orchestra Association’s mission through actively volunteering time, talents and enthusiasm, thus encouraging others of all ages and backgrounds in the Fox Valley to participate in the ESO mission.