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Free Open Rehearsal: Concert for the “Common Man”

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Friday, May 3, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Rehearsal starts at 7:15 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Andrew Grams, conductor

The ESO musicians work hard at rehearsals throughout the weeks to prepare for concerts, and we invite you to join us for this free and open to the public dress rehearsal!  You may sit up close to the stage and hear the dialogue between the conductor and musicians, and experience the process of making music!  The musicians will rehearse for the upcoming May 4-5 concerts conducted by ESO Music Director Andrew Grams that feature two composers-Gustav Mahler and Aaron Copland. Two final symphonies-one heartbreaking, one hopeful. Mahler wrote his Adagio from Symphony No. 10 when he was terminally ill and dealing with his wife’s infidelity. Copland’s last symphony, No. 3, has been called by critics “an American monument” and “the greatest American Symphony ever written.”  Symphony No. 3 embodies Copland’s quintessential American sound, expressing the spirit of hope and promise for the future.  A perfect match for the ineffable “esprit” of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the charismatic Andrew Hilary Grams.

Online registration is required in advance.  Limit four tickets per household.  No onsite registration accepted.
To make a reservation, you must first, choose the number of reservations needed (maximum of 4 per household). Next, log in to your account or create a new account. Follow the steps until the order is completed. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately following your order, then the order was not completed.

Please print email confirmation to gain entry on day-of event.
You will need to print a copy of the order confirmation or show the order confirmation on your phone to gain entry on the day-of the rehearsal. If you have more than one reservation, your entire party must be present in order to gain entry into the auditorium.

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