• Concert
    German Favorites

    Sunday, May 31, 2015


    R. Strauss


    with Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano

  • Chamber Music Concert

    Sunday, June 28, 2015

    at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston

    ESO Principal players form a
    woodwind quintet, a brass quintet and piano quintet

    joined by Music Director/pianist Lawrence Eckerling

    and featuring Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet

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Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

Enhance your concert experience with a sneak preview — Composers come alive and their passions take center stage when ESO General Manager David Ellis and ESO Maestro Lawrence Eckerling take you on an insider’s tour of the history and highlights behind the music.

Meet our soloist, Michelle Areyzaga, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the February concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, January 30 at 1:30 pm,
The Merion Crystal Ballroom at
1611 Chicago Avenue at Davis Street, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of newly renovated apartments will be available after the program.

February Concert Rescheduled

German Favorites Concert has been rescheduled for May 31.

We fortunately have been able to reschedule our snowed-out February 1, 2015 concert, German Favorites, to May 31, 2015. The time of 2:30 p.m. and the location of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall are the same, and the program, featuring Michelle Areyzaga singing Strauss' Four Last Songs, also remains the same.

February 1/ May 31 concert ticket procedures

Keep your February 1 tickets for use on May 31. You do not have to do anything else except show up on May 31!

Additional May 31st tickets are also available for purchase online now.

If you cannot attend on the new date of May 31, you have several options:

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Improved Pick-Staiger Access

Breaking news (1/19/2015): Arts Circle Drive, leading up to Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, is now fully open. You can drive all the way up to the entrance now to drop people off. Both levels of the parking garage are open, with exits at the east and west ends.

If you park on the upper level, the eastern pedestrian exit is now on the same level as Pick Staiger. There are no steps at all between the parking and the concert hall, and no hill to climb.

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