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To find out more information about a previous Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert, please click on a concert below. If you have specific questions about certain performances, please email boxoffice@elginsymphony.org.

 

Past Concerts

The Planets

CANCELLED Season Finale: The Planets

Following the mandates issued by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have cancelled all concert dates through May 3, 2020, which includes Ainsworth Concerts for Youth March 17-20, Free Public Open Rehearsal April 3, Debussy & Brahms April 4-5 and Season Finale: The Planets May 2-3.  Click here for more information.

POSTPONED: Honor the Past, Embrace the Future Auction & Fundraiser

Out of concern for the health and wellness of our patrons and donors, we have made the decision to postpone our ESO Gala scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. As this crisis is constantly evolving, we have not yet determined an alternative date.  The fundraiser will be rescheduled for summer or early fall 2020.

CANCELLED Debussy and Brahms

Following the mandates issued by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have cancelled all concert dates through May 3, 2020, which includes Ainsworth Concerts for Youth March 17-20, Free Public Open Rehearsal April 3, Debussy & Brahms April 4-5 and Season Finale: The Planets May 2-3.  Click here for more information.

Mariachi!

The ESO is excited to collaborate with Mariachi Acero for this one of a kind performance.

March 7 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Verdi, Strauss & Wagner

The Power of Fate: Verdi, Strauss & Wagner

Love, revenge, war, and reflection are all themes that come to life in this intense, heart-stopping performance.

February 8 at 7:30 pm
February 9 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Free Open Rehearsal: The Power of Fate

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

Friday, February 7, 2020
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Rehearsal starts at 7:15 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Andrew Grams, conductor

Abbey Road: The Beatles with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Abbey Road: The Beatles

Join the ESO and Jeans ‘n Classics as they perform the best-selling Beatles album – Abbey Road

January 24 at 7:30 pm
Harris Theater for Music & Dance

January 25 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Magnificent Mozart

Magnificent Mozart

The ESO’s Magnificent Mozart gives the audience a glimpse into the brilliance that was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.

January 10 at 7:30 pm
Prairie Center for the Arts

January 11 at 7:30 pm
January 12 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Deck the Halls Holiday Concert

Deck the Halls Holiday Concert

An Elgin Holiday Tradition! The ESO’s Deck The Halls Holiday Concert is a community sing-a-long for the entire family!

December 14 at 2:30 pm
December 14 at 7:30 pm
December 15 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

The Nutcracker

Local dancers and actors share the stage with seasoned professionals to create an inclusive production full of elaborate and enchanting surprises.

December 7 @ 2:00 pm
December 7 @ 7:00 pm
December 8 @ 2:00 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Bach & Dvořák

Bach & Dvořák

Imagine a jam session with some of the greatest composers of all time, and you would get this performance of Bach, Stravinsky, and Dvorak.

November 23 at 7:30 pm
November 24 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Bolero! Chabrier, Edwards & Ravel

This remarkable journey of music, culture, and fantasy will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the world around you.

November 2 at 7:30 pm
November 3 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

November 4 at 7:30 pm
Harris Theater for Music & Dance

Inside the Music of Ravel's Mother Goose Ballet

Inside the Music: Ravel’s Mother Goose Ballet

November 1 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Join the ESO and Music Director Andrew Grams for a deeper look at Ravel’s Mother Goose Ballet with Inside The Music.

Bravo Broadway!

BRAVO BROADWAY! is an exciting and wildly popular evening of Tony-winning favorites performed by stars from the Broadway stage along with our very own Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

October 4 at 7:30 pm
Prairie Center for the Arts

October 5 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Symphony at 70

Join us in celebrating our 70th ANNIVERSARY SEASON with a pre & post show party!

September 14 starting at 6:00 pm
September 15 starting at 12:30 pm
Heritage Ballroom