The Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s mission statement is “To serve and engage a broad audience through the performance of powerful symphonic music and dynamic educational programs while developing strong community relationships.”
The ESO Education and Community Outreach programs provide something for everyone and include a wide selection to accommodate every age group. Our programs for youth include our annual field trip concerts, Traveling Ensembles, Masterclasses and Family Concerts – touching more than 25,000 students per season.
2020-2021 SEASON Education and Community Outreach Programs
New concert announcement coming soon!
Tuesday, March 16-17, 2020
Bring the ESO to your location! Inviting one of our Traveling Ensembles to perform at your school, retirement community or event is an enjoyable way to educate and entertain. It also provides a rare opportunity to see and hear professional musicians play their instruments in an informal setting.
2020-2021 masterclasses will be announced soon!
The maestro Andrew Grams designs each Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert to be a stimulating musical journey. Of course, when you travel it’s always wise to bring a guidebook to point out the details. Think of the Listeners Club as your musical guidebook…with the magnetic Jim Kendros, composer and music lecturer, as your tour guide!
The Listeners Club meetings are free to anyone and take place on the Wednesday before every concert weekend at the Gail Borden Public Library from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The doors open at noon so that you can mingle and eat lunch if you like (the café at the library has wonderful food).
Sign up here so that we can have a chair and a syllabus waiting when you arrive!
The Listeners Club also has a local radio show on Huntley Community Radio. Click here to listen to the show on podcast.