"My favorite song by Leonard Bernstein that not too many people know."
2020–2021 SERIES: 75th Anniversary
Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!
Friday, Postponed TBD
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, Sophie Webber, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the February concert program in depth.
Friday, Postponed TBD,
The Merion Crystal Ballroom at
1611 Chicago Avenue at Davis Street, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.
Please RSVP to 847-562-5318.
Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of newly renovated apartments will be available after the program.
Give the gift of music
Treat a friend or relative to the ESO
Give the gift of music by ordering directly from our website and purchasing a custom gift certificate in any denomination of your choice! Certificates may be redeemed for single ticket or season subscriptions for any of our concerts.
You will receive an electronic gift certificate or we can mail the certificate to you or directly to the recipient.
SHOP and Support the ESO!
Are you looking to buy a gift for someone at Amazon? Need to stock up on supplies from Amazon?
Amazon has a special program called Smile, where the company donates a small amount of your purchase to your designated charity. Once you select the ESO as your Smile recipient, just point your browser to smile.amazon.com each time you want to shop at Amazon and the Evanston Symphony will benefit. It won’t cost you a thing!
Thanks, and happy shopping.
More about the ESO
ESO Holiday Concert videos
Are you feeling the absence of the Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert this year? We have something to provide some cheer! Visit our Holiday Concert Videos page and soak in the spirit, the fun and the beauty.
"The whole video is great, but I’m particularly blown away with Vivaldi Summer from the Four Seasons…He is playing and 'leading' (conducting?). He is TEN. The Vivaldi starts at 4:21."
"Virtuosic Piano. This short arrangement and performance are stunning spectacles, both musically and technically. It was often used as an encores by Gyorgy Cziffra, who created the arrangement!"
"This video is extraordinary, because it demonstrates how important the face of a conductor is to an orchestra. Leonard Bernstein is using ONLY his face to portray the musical meaning of the piece. No arms! It also reveals how many emotions are actually contained in a piece of great music!"