"He is hilarious. And while he didn’t read music, his conducting instincts were quite stunning."
2021–2022 SERIES: 75th Season
Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!
May 20, Friday, at 1:30 pm
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, Sihao He, at Musical Insights. He and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the concert program in depth.
Friday, May 20 at 1:30 pm,
The Merion Crystal Ballroom at
1611 Chicago Avenue at Davis Street, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.
Please RSVP to 847-570-7815.
Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of newly renovated apartments will be available after the program.
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Thanks, and happy shopping.
"This group is just great! A great performance of a great piece!"
"This is just hilarious…And you have to wait for the the surprise at the end!"
Ed: The first part can be found here: https://youtu.be/WQkRs3Ek7Iw Both links won't fit into our template.
"This is the encore (the following year) of their Debussy 'Afternoon of a Faun' performance. Equally Brilliant!
I had no idea how they memorize all that music. I was SO curious that I looked up one of the players on Facebook (a cellist). She told me that they worked on it all year. They learned the music as an orchestra first in a traditional way. Then while they were choreographing, they had the score on a screen above the stage so that players could look when necessary. And eventually, they took away the screen. This is an amazing feat!"