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ESO League

Elgin-Symphony-LeagueFor 45 years, the Elgin Symphony League has been one of the principal supports 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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2017-2018 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, September 14 at noon: Betty Grams
Thursday, October 12 at 5:30pm: Diane Handler, ESO Director of Marketing
Thursday, November 9 at 5:30pm: Mary Buscanics-Jones, ESO french horn
Thursday, March 8 at noon: Mike Brozick, ESO trumpet
Thursday, April 12 at 5:30pm: Debra Freedland, ESO oboe and David Bearden, ESO CEO
Thursday, May 24 at 5:30pm: Helen Kim, ESO violin

Elgin Symphony League Newsletters

Spring 2016

Winter 2017

Winter 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 and Ted Turner*
Board Co-Chairs

Shirley Friedman*
Chair Elect 

Jeanne Hebeisen*

Patty Harkin*
Recording Secretary

Ted Turner
Education Chair

Dodie Williams and Sandy Magana
Fundraising Chairs

Gwen Gage
Governance Chair

Lois Myers-Bauer
Events Chair, Historian

Murna Hansemann
Meetings Chair

Diane Campbell and Carolyn Branch
Orchestra Hostess Co-Chairs

Kathe Pava
Program Chair

Pat Paulson
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.