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Cinema Blockbusters Including Star Wars Highlight May 7 Concert of Evanston Symphony Orchestra

Cinema Blockbusters Including Star Wars Highlight May 7 Concert of Evanston Symphony Orchestra

May 7, 2017, Evanston, IL — The Evanston Symphony Orchestra continues its 71st season — titled Symphonic Blockbusters — at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM. The program includes the five part suite for orchestra composed by John Williams for the Star Wars movies and Prokofiev’s suite from the 1934 film Lt. Kijé, which has been used for many subsequent films including Love and Death.

Jeffrey Biegel will make his ESO debut in Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, whose fearsome difficulties served as a major plot element in the Oscar winning film Shine.

Advance tickets at $30 ($25 for seniors, $5 for full-time students) are available on-line at or by calling 847.864.8804. FREE children’s tickets (12 and under) are only available by calling 847.864.8804.

Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony has just been named the Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Community Orchestra of the Year” for 2017, an honor previously given in 2010. The ESO’s mission is to provide community members of all ages with convenient, affordable opportunities to perform and hear fine classical music from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Jeff Biegel


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Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

Friday, March 13 has been CANCELLED

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.

Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the March concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, March 13 has been CANCELLED,
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.