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February 2021 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2021

OFFENBACH GAÎTÉ PARISIENNE

Music by American and French composers comprise a program highlighting the virtuosity of Sophie Webber, formerly of the Music Institute of Chicago. She will perform both a pillar of the cello repertory by Saint-Saéns and a recent work evoking the river which flows through Cambridge, England by the popular American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. The program opens with a 1955 overture by Illinois-born Ron Nelson and closes with the ballet created in 1938 using the best tunes of Jacques Offenbach, including the “Can-Can” from Orpheus in the Underworld and the “Barcarolle” from The Tales of Hoffman.

Program

Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Nelson
  • Savannah River Holiday
  • Whitacre
  • The River Cam

    Sophie Webber, cello

  • Saint-Saëns
  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor

    Sophie Webber, cello

  • Offenbach
  • Gaîté Parisienne

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.

TICKETS

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All tickets are assigned seating.

Advance Sales

$32 Adult, $27 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

At the Door Sales

$37 Adult, $32 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 tickets@evanstonsymphony.org for all orders with children’s tickets.

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SERIES SUBSCRIPTION

Subscribers get first choice of the best seats in the section they desire.

Three-concert Subscription

$90 Adults, $78 Seniors, $15 Students

Soloist

Sophie Webber, cello

Sophie Webber, cello

 





 

 

Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

Friday, February 12 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, Sophie Webber, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the February concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, February 12 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 847-562-5318.

Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of newly renovated apartments will be available after the program.