• Free Young Persons’ Concert

    Saturday, March 9, 2024
    2:30 pm, Pick Staiger Concert Hall

    Music by John Williams, Paul Dukas, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Daniel Dorff followed by Flying Theme from E.T. by Williams plus The Wild Western Frontier and Double Trouble performed by Evanston District 65 orchestra students playing side-by-side with Evanston Symphony musicians

    FREE!
    Donations Requested

     

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  • Our Next Concert

    Moving Movie Music

    Sun., April 7, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

    Williams

    Morricone

    Clinton
    with Holly Mulcahy, violin
    Allegrezza Singers
    LaRob K. Rafael, Narrator

    Barber

    Gershwin

    Holly Mulcahy, violino
  • ESO’s
    Share The Stage

    Share the Stage lets you sponsor a chair in the Orchestra. It’s our way of recognizing that the ESO Community is made up of Orchestra Members and Supporters.

2023–2024 SERIES: Feel The Passion

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Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

April 5, Friday, at 1:30 pm

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

Meet our soloist, Holly Mulcahy and Composer George S Clinton, at Musical Insights. They and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.

 

The Merion
Friday, April 5 at 1:30 pm,
Merion's Crystal Ballroom at
529 Davis St, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.
Please RSVP to 847-570-7815.

Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of 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.

Traveling Composer

Considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was also an accomplished pianist and conductor. His musical education began at an early age when his mother­–who was a talented pianist herself–taught him piano and took him to opera performances in Moscow. He continued his music education at the St. Petersburg Conservatory completing composition study in 1909, graduating with performance degrees in piano and conducting in 1914. 

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Evanston Roundtable Reviews Holiday Concert

Symphony offers medley of gospel, dance, dreidels, classical tunes and candy

Annual ESO program brings together five arts organizations to kick off the holidays

by Susy Schultz

December 12th, 2022

The Evanston Township High School auditorium was filled Sunday afternoon when conductor Lawrence Eckerling, who is music director of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, lifted his baton to lead his colleagues in the classic piece Sleigh Ride, which Leroy Anderson actually composed on a hot day in July 1950.

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Santa's Coming to ETHS on December 11!

BREAKING NEWS: We caught up with Santa at his North Pole workshop, preparing for Christmas. But he was happy to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk to us about this year’s Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert. 

“Ho, ho, ho. It’s that time of year again, folks. And one of the great pleasures of the holiday season is the Evanston Symphony’s annual Holiday Concert, which will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Evanston Township High School.

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