TICKETS & EVENTS - Past

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 7 October 2018 - 3:00 PM
Sponsor: Explore Elmhurst
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein: A Simple Song
Artist: Michelle Areyzaga (Soprano)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bernstein: Glitter and Be Gay from Candide
Artist: Michelle Areyzaga (Soprano)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Copland: Suite from Our Town
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bernstein: I Hate Music
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bernstein: "I feel pretty" from West Side Story
Artist: Michelle Areyzaga (Soprano)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
York Theatre
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 3:00 PM
The Elmhurst Symphony Assoc. presents this special viewing of the movie West Side Story as a preview to the opening concert of the 2018/2019 season, Bernstein Spectacular.

Join us for this award-winning movie, one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. The original soundtrack will accompany the film.
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Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Association
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 5 May 2018 - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Weber: Overture to Oberon
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Walton: Concerto for Viola
Artist: Aditi Prakash (Viola)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Artist: Baird Dodge (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Saint-Saëns: Romance, Op. 48
Artist: Baird Dodge (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge
Hinsdale, Illinois
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 4:00 PM
Enjoy delightful music, conversation, and delicious food and drink. ESO Music Director & Conductor Stephen Alltop at the piano and soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg will present a program that will take you on a journey through the life and music of George Gershwin. Dinner catered by LaCuisine, a split the pot raffle, and a silent auction will all be a part of theis exciting gathering.
Proceeds from this fundraiser support the programs of the ESO.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Association
Gershwin: Someone to Whatch Over me
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Stephen Alltop (Piano)
Gershwin: The Man I Love
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Stephen Alltop (Piano)
Gershwin: Summertime
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Stephen Alltop (Piano)
Gershwin: I've Got Rythm
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Stephen Alltop (Piano)
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 7:30 PM
The Elmhurst Symphony Musicians in Performance at Mayslake concludes its 2017-18 season with “Bach and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, cellist Jean Hatmaker and harpsichordist Sun Chang will offer an engaging array of audience-pleasing works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Willem Stoppelenburg. The program includes Handel’s dramatic cantata La Lucrezia, and Mozart’s joyful Alleluia. Come and enjoy a spring evening with this stellar group of musicians.

Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Handel: LaLucrezia
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Sun Chang (Harpsichord); Jean Hatmaker (Cello)
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate: "Alleluja"
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Sun Chang (Harpsichord); Jean Hatmaker (Cello)
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: Requiem
Artists: Sarah Gartshore (Soprano); Laurent Decker (Mezzo Soprano); Scott Ramsay (Tenor); Sam Handley (Bass); Apollo Chorus of Chicago
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 11:45 AM
Held at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 West Brush Hill, the Robert Stanger Young Artist Concerto Auditions provide a forum for outstanding area high school instrumentalists to compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto movement with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. These awards are in memory of Dr. Robert Stanger, President of Elmhurst College, who also served as President of the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Symphony from 1968-1972.

We invite you to spend all or part of the day immersed in music performed by stars of the future; come hear as many as you like, entering & leaving during audition transitions. (Free admission to listen.)

Auditions occur in 15-minute intervals from 8:30am - 4:15pm.

Add to your experience – join us for lunch at Park Place of Elmhurst
12 noon – 1:00 p.m., $22.00 per person
Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Association; Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 7
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1 HWV 319
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Artist: Joshua Brown (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Regional violin sensation and Stradivarius Society’s newest recipient, Joshua Brown, performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and dazzling concertos showcase ESO string principals.

Presenters: Joshua Brown; Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Artist: Joshua Brown (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Corelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 7 in D major
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1 HWV 319
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Symphony's own Bolling Team: Alison Gaines on bass, cellist Patti Garvey, pianist Jeremy Kahn and drummer Kevin Kosnik feature selections from Claude Bolling’s Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio along with musical selections from various styles and eras, including bebop jazz, electronic pop, original compositions and jazzed-up classical pieces. Join us for delightful afternoon of toe-tapping Jazz. This is a musical event you will not want to miss!

Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Alison Gaines; Kevin Kosnik; Patty Garvey; Special Guest Jeremy Kahn
Bolling: Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio
Ensemble: The Bolling Team
Wonder: Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
Arranger: Alison Gaines
Garvey: Mixolydian Meditation
Jobim: Meditation
Noble: The Very Thought of You
Arranger: Jeremy Kahn
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 4:30 PM
A CASUAL DINNER CATERED BY HB JONES
ON SITE AFTER THE NOV. 12 CONCERT

Join the ESO for a casual buffet dinner catered by HB Jones.
BUFFET ITEMS INCLUDE
• MINI BURGERS • BBQ PORK SLIDERS •
• ITALIAN SAUSAGE & PEPPERS •
• MAC N CHEESE • CHOPPED SALAD •
Beverages & dessert will be provided
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Corigliano: Concerto for Flute "Pied Piper Fantasy"
Artist: Mary Stolper (Flute)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mendelssohn: Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation"
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Overture to La finta giardiniera, K. 196
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
Artist: Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 5:15 PM
Join concert goers & other members of the ESO family for a pre-concert dinner prepared by Taste of Home Catering.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Association
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 7:00 PM
Finland's northern lights to Norway's fjords, the drama and charm of Northern Europe come alive with these masterworks of the symphonic repertoire. Grieg's Piano Concerto - one of the best loved works of all time; the Sibelius Violin Concerto - brooding and intensely virtuosic; and Brahms Symphony No. 1 - one of the greatest ever written - will be your landmarks on this musical journey.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
Artist: Adam Neiman (Piano)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Pinstripes
Oak Brook, Illinois
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 12:00 PM
Join us for bowling, bocce, flatbreads, and music to benefit the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra!
Live music by Lake Effect - playing an incredibly diverse and catchy blend of Swing, 50's-80's Classic Rock and Pop, Motown, Rockin' Rhythm & Blues!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Association
Program TBA
Ensemble: Lake Effect
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 7:30 PM
Spend an evening in beautiful Mayslake Peabody Mansion listening to jazz performed by selected ESO musicians. Expect the unexpected!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bolling: Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio
Artist: Patti Garvey
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Alison Gaines
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 3:00 PM
“We’ve Got Rhythm” promises an afternoon of high energy music as the ESO presents a program of animated Latin melodies in a family concert that will please audiences of all ages.  Members of the Elmhurst Dance Theater of the DuPage Dance Academy will bring George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture to life, and the ESO, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Stephen Alltop, will play Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2, Milhaud's Le Bouef sur le toit (The Bull on the Roof), and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Basileiras No. 9.  Maestro Alltop’s explanations of the music and his interaction with the audience adds to what will be an engaging and entertaining musical experience that will delight you!

An instrument “petting zoo,” from 1:45 to 2:45 pm, sponsored by Luscome Music, offers a hands-on opportunity to try the different instruments of the orchestra, along with other activities especially for children.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Artist: Elmhurst Dance Theatre
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Márquez: Danzón no 2
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Milhaud: Le bouef sur le toit
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 9 (versão para Orquestra de Cordas)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 7:00 PM
Journey through scintillating rhythms and brilliant melodies in this concert of vibrant Latin gems! The exceptional DuPage Dance Ensemble will bring Gershwin’s Cuban Overture to life and the expressive guitarist Colin Davin will delight you with his performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and the Malagueña with community guitar players. Olé!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Márquez: Danzón no 2
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
Artist: Colin Davin (Guitar)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 9 (versão para Orquestra de Cordas)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Lecuona: Malagueña
Artist: Colin Davin (Guitar)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 11 February 2017 - 8:45 AM
We invite you to spend all or part of the day immersed in music performed by stars of the future; come hear as many as you like, entering & leaving during audition transitions.

Auditions occur in 15-minute intervals from 8:30am-3:15pm.

You are also invited to join us for lunch, prepared by award winning chef Pearsey Tormey, at Park Place.

To make your lunch reservation & payment,
call the ESO Office at 630-941-0202.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Association
Program TBA
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