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The Merion and Evanston Symphony Orchestra Host Free Program/Recital Headlined by Wendy Warner and Irina Muresanu

The Merion and Evanston Symphony Orchestra Host Free Program/Recital Headlined by Wendy Warner and Irina Muresanu

May 12, 2016, Evanston, IL — The Merion, in conjunction with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, will host Musical Insights, a free lecture program open to the public on Friday, June 3, 2016 starting at 1:30 p.m.in the Crystal Ballroom of The Merion, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, with special guests cellist Wendy Warner and violinist Irina Muresanu.

Ms. Warner and Ms. Muresanu will join Lawrence Eckerling, Music Director of the ESO, in a discussion/demonstration of Brahms’ “Double” Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, which they will perform at the ESO concert on Sunday, June 5 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. The Musical Insights presentation will also cover the other works on this “Brahms and Dvořák Doubled” concert: the Seventh Symphony and Slavonic Dances of Dvořák and a Brahms Hungarian Dance.

The Merion recently received the Evanston Arts Council’s Leadership Award and is the sponsor of this popular lecture/recital series.  These programs discuss the upcoming concert on the Friday afternoon prior to each ESO subscription concert.  Maestro Eckerling and ESO General Manager David Ellis use recordings, DVDs, and the piano to demonstrate musical ideas and themes.

The program lasts about an hour and concludes with a question-and-answer session and free refreshments.

Founded in 1945, the award-winning Evanston Symphony offers five concerts a year with a mission 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.

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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, Alexandra Switala, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the October concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, October 28 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.