TICKETS & EVENTS - Past

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
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 22 January 2017 - 3:00 PM
Adventure through the genre of the Baroque concerto in this program featuring concerti for 1, 2, 3 and even four soloists. From the buoyant Bach harpsichord Concerto to the dazzling Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, this will be a most entertaining Baroque experience!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bach: Sinfonia No. 3 in C major
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in A major
Artist: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Artists: Jean Hatmaker (Cello); Ruth Mudge (Cello)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Flute, Violin and Keyboard in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto"
Artists: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord); Rika Seko (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Alison Gaines
Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10
Artists: Kate Carter (Violin); William Greenlea (Violin); David Petersons (Violin); Kristen Wiersum (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Saturday, 14 January 2017 - 2:30 PM
The concerto was perhaps the most widely celebrated genre of the Baroque period. This delightful program will feature concerti for one, two, three and even four soloists, on flute, violins, celli and harpsichord. From the buoyant solo Harpsichord Concerto in A Major by Bach to the dazzling Concerto for Four Violins by Vivaldi, this will be a most entertaining Baroque experience!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bach: Sinfonia No. 3 in C major
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in A major
Artist: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Artists: Jean Hatmaker (Cello); Ruth Mudge (Cello)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Flute, Violin and Keyboard in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto"
Artists: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord); Rika Seko (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Alison Gaines
Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10
Artists: Kate Carter (Violin); William Greenlea (Violin); David Petersons (Violin); Kristen Wiersum (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 7:30 PM
Enjoy the artistry of Elizandro Garcia-Montoya and Stephen Alltop as they collaborate in a program of dazzling works for clarinet and piano. Listeners will enjoy Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, the Three Preludes of George Gershwin, and delightful Spanish and opera-inspired pieces that will show the clarinet's full expressive and virtuosic capabilities.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Artists: Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (Clarinet); Stephen Alltop (Piano)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 5:00 PM
Enjoy a relaxed pizza dinner following Brass Blowout II! This all you can eat FUNdraiser, featuring DiLeo's Pizza, will be held immediately following the concert in the Garden Room of the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (adjacent to the concert hall).

The dinner is ticketed separately from the concert.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 3:00 PM
Resounding with magnificent music featuring the powerhouse of the orchestra—the Brass—this concert stars Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Tuba, Eugene Pokorny” Experience the excitement of the World Premiere of “Brass Fanfare II” performed by Mr. Pokorny and area high school Brass players, commissioned especially for this occasion.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra
Artist: Eugene Pokorny (Tuba)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Kalinnikov: Symphony no 1 in G minor
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Everson: Blues Fanfare: Fanfare for Elmhurst II
Artist: Eugene Pokorny (Tuba)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:00 PM
“All you need is love” to attend this concert of some of your Fab Four favorites! You’ll be able to wind down the “River of Life” with your favorite Billy Joel tunes and enjoy “Hakuna Matata” with Elton John’s Lion King. “And so it goes…”

Join us for opening night and your favorite Beatles selections in lavish arrangements for symphony orchestra. We will also feature superb choral settings of music by the Beatles, Billy Joel and selections from “The Lion King” by Elton John.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
York Theatre
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 18 September 2016 - 4:30 PM
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and the York Theatre present the movie "A Hard Day's Night".

The Beatles -- the world's most famous rock and roll band -- travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.

A great lead in to the 1st concert of the ESO's 2016-17 season:
The Beatles & Friends, Saturday October 1, 2016
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Flight 112
Elmhurst, Illinois
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 6:00 PM
Gallery Show featuring the art of the ESO's own Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano

Opening Night Benefiting the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, June 2; 6-9pm

Complimentary Appetizers from 6-7pm.
Flight 112 will donate 10% of food and wine purchased that evening to the ESO, a cultural gem of the western suburbs.

Celebrate the ephemeral nights of summer at “A Midsummer Flight’s Dream”
Flight 112's Summer Art Gallery Show
Featured Artists:
- Josefien Stoppelenburg - Inspiration-paintings.com
- Sara Bach-Fosco - Acrylic abstract & Impressionist paintings.
- Michael Filler - Photography.
- Donna Castellanos - Music themed assemblage art.

Flight 112 offers a selection of small plates and entrees, craft cocktails, wines, craft beers, and spirits. The menu reflects their philosophy of using fresh, whole ingredients, prepared simply yet elegantly. In keeping with their commitment to fresh, local foods, they also are cultivating their own 800 square foot garden, which will supply many of the vegetables and herbs used in the entrees and cocktails.

Flight 112 is located at 110 West Park Avenue in downtown Elmhurst, just across from the Metra Train Station.
Presenter: Flight 112
Program TBA
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