Concert Season: 2016-2017
Please join Maestro Andrew Grams and Event Chairs James and Karen Mansfield for the ESO 2016 Fundraiser: Casino Royale! Monday, May 2, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Only 110 tickets available!
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center
Mark Bettcher and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble featuring jazz trumpet legend Marvin Stamm will provide an evening of exciting and adventurous music.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The ESO’s gala opening concerts, with guest violinist Simone Porter performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, set the tone by highlighting Russian composers, who will be featured throughout the season.
A film with live orchestra
Friday, October 7, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights was an instant success when released in January 1931 and has influenced many renowned film directors. Experience this masterpiece with the ESO performing live the score that Chaplin himself composed!
Friday, November 4, 2016
Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947)
Spend an informal evening with Music Director Andrew Grams and the ESO exploring how the musical notes on a page combine to create a masterpiece of sound. These lively, in-depth explorations of masterworks use visuals and musical excerpts to explain the history and form of the piece. Get Inside the Music of Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947)!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
This all-orchestral program spotlighting the world-class, award-winning ESO musicians holds Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake suites and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947).
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Bring the whole family and create joyful holiday memories together at our Magical Holiday extravaganza!
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Guest artist, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, will perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1. Also featured in these concerts are Stravinsky’s Octet, and Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 3, Eroica.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
This program, with guest pianist Yana Reznik, features George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Lullaby for Strings, 2nd Rhapsody, Rhapsody in Blue, and American in Paris.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Perfect for a Valentine’s Day date, these romantic concerts, which include Respighi’s passionate Fountains of Rome and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will awaken the senses and present the listener with a musical rainbow of sound.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Beloved American composer Aaron Copland is highlighted in these programs that feature the Billy the Kid Suite and guest artist, Russian-born Alexander Fiterstein, performing Copland’s clarinet concerto, written in the late forties for Benny Goodman.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Brahms’ Symphony No. 4
Spend an informal evening with Music Director Andrew Grams and the ESO exploring how the musical notes on a page combine to create a masterpiece of sound. These lively, 90 minute in-depth explorations of masterworks use visuals and musical excerpts to explain the history and form of the piece. Get Inside the Music of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4!
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
ESO audience favorite, pianist Natasha Paremski, returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire. The program also holds Brahms’ final symphony, No. 4.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
The ESO closes its season with Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s towering Pictures at an Exhibition, based on drawings and watercolors by Viktor Hartmann. Also featured are Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, performed with the magnificent Elgin Master Chorale.