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February 2018 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday February 4, 2018


The title of our second concert summarizes but does not encompass the diversity and richness of the “Spanish” and “Latin” works on this exciting and colorful program, which includes French and Russian versions of Spain, as well as music from Argentina by Ginastera and Piazzolla and a Mexican masterpiece by José Pablo Moncayo. The one work by a Spanish composer is the most popular of all guitar concertos and will be interpreted by the gifted Jason Blair Lewis, and the concert closes with Bernstein’s exciting dance of Puerto Ricans in New York.


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  • Chabrier
  • España
  • Rodrigo
  • Concierto de Aranjuez

    Jason Blair Lewis, guitar

  • Ginastera
  • Estancia Suite
  • Moncayo
  • Huapango
  • Piazzolla
  • Oblivion

    Julie Fischer, violin

  • Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Capriccio espagnol
  • Bernstein
  • “Mambo” from West Side Story Suite

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


Buy Tickets

All tickets are assigned seating.

Advance Sales

$30 Adult, $25 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

At the Door Sales

$35 Adult, $30 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.

Musical Insights

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 soloists, Jason Blair Lewis and Julie Fischer, at Musical Insights. They and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the February concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, February 2 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.


The Evanston Symphony Orchestra is proud to provide videos to educate you about the pieces we perform and, at times, the soloists who will be performing. The video(s) below are examples only and do not represent performances by the Evanston Symphony Orchestra unless noted.


with Alondra de la Parra and the Orchestre de Paris.


The Concierto de Aranjuez of Rodrigo with Pepe Romero and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting the Danish Radio Symphony


"Malambo" from the Estancia Suite of Ginastera with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela at the Lucerne Festival.