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 Audition

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 2018-19 Season Robert Stanger Auditions will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00am - 4:00pm.
The public is invited to spend 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. (free admission to listen)

Ensemble Visits to Schools

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 Orchestra is a non-for-profit organization. The ensemble visits are made possible in part by the 100+ Women Who Care of Elmhurst.



P.O. Box 345
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-0202