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April 2021 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2020 (postponed)

Beethoven 9

Our two part celebration of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven concludes with both his revolutionary First Symphony and his iconic Ninth Symphony, whose final movement’s “Ode to Joy” sings of the brotherhood of mankind. The ESO will be joined by the North Shore Choral Society and four stellar vocal soloists in this sublime work.


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Beethoven
  • Symphony No. 1 in C Major
  • Beethoven
  • Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

    North Shore Choral Society
    Penelope Shumate, Soprano
    Ola Rafalo, Mezzo
    Tenor, TBA
    Bass, TBA

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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All tickets are assigned seating.

At this time, masks, vaccinations and testing are no longer required to attend ESO concerts or events. As always, we ask that if you are sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of illness. (read more detail).

Advance Sales

$35 Adult, $30 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

At the Door Sales

$39 Adult, $35 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

Children Free

Children 12 and younger are admitted absolutely FREE, but must have an assigned seat.
Please call 847.864.8804 or email for all orders with children’s tickets.

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North Shore Choral Society




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 Emerald Lounge 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.