EDUCATION


The ESO brings music to life for students throughout Chicagoland. In-school, interactive demonstrations, competitions and opportunities for students to perform with the orchestra expand the students’ musical horizons and help to foster a lifelong appreciation for diverse types of music.


ROBERT STANGER YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERTO AUDITIONS

 
The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Symphony present the Robert Stanger Young Artist Concerto Audition each winter to 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, a Kiwanian and President of the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Symphony from 1968-1972.
 
In addition to monetary awards, three-runners-up are invited to perform for local community groups. The auditions are sponsored in part by the Elmhurst Kiwanis Club and the Auxiliary of the Elmhurst Symphony Association. 
 
The 2019/2020 season Stanger Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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 10:00am - 4:00pm with a lunch break at noon.   (FREE admission to listen)


SCHOOL OUTREACH TOUR

The ESO is committed to outreach and educational programs to help audiences of tomorrow come to a better understanding and appreciation of music of all types. The Elmhurst Symphony has scheduled professional musicians to perform in the elementary schools for more than 30 years.  Our program runs in a five year cycle, each year highlighting an orchestra instrument family.
 
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra is a non-for-profit organization. The ensemble visits are made possible in part by the 100+ Women Who Care of Elmhurst.

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ESO SEASON RAFFLE

CASH PRIZE of $2,500! 
Winner will be drawn at the
May 9, 2020 concert
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Tickets are also available at 
Elmhurst venue concerts and by phone at 630-941-0202

FASHIONABLE FUNdraiser

March 19th 6-9pm
at York Furrier, Elmhurst
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Tickets are also available by phone at 630-941-0202

SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 345
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-0202
esoboxoffice@gmail.com