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April 2024 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024


An intriguing concert of music in film, hosted by WFMT’s LaRob K. Rafael. The concert centerpiece is George S. Clinton’s stunning The Rose of Sonora, narrated by Rafael with violin soloist Holly Mulcahy and the Allegrezza singers. From the melancholy of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and sweetness of Ennio Morricone’s Cinema Paradiso to the boisterous American in Paris by George Gershwin, this program runs the gamut of emotions.


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Williams
  • The Cowboys Overture
  • Morricone
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Clinton
  • The Rose of Sonora

    Holly Mulcahy, violin
    Allegrezza singers
    LaRob K. Rafael, Host and Narrator

  • Barber
  • Adagio for Strings
  • Gershwin
  • An American In Paris

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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All tickets are assigned seating.

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra strongly recommends the proper wearing of masks at all times for audiences including while in line to enter, when in close proximity to others, and throughout the performance. At this time, masks are optional at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall and at The Merion during Musical Highlights events. (read more detail).

Advance Sales

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

At the Door Sales

$39 Adult, $34 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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Three-concert Subscription

$93.75 Adults, $82.50 Seniors, $15 Students


Holly Mulcahy, violin

Holly Mulcahy, violin





LaRob K. Rafael, Narrator

LaRob K. Rafael, Narrator




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, at Musical Insights. She 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.