You are here

February 2023 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2023


ESO favorite Irina Muresanu returns in one of Prokofiev’s most lyrical inspirations, the Second Violin Concerto, which was composed while he was also working on his great ballet Romeo and Juliet. The program opens with Mozart’s effervescent Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and concludes with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, whose huge orchestra and triumphant finale have led many to believe that it is the greatest of all first symphonies.


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
Learn How to Attend!

  • Mozart
  • Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • Prokofiev
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor

    Irina Muresanu, violin

  • Mahler
  • Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


Buy Tickets

All tickets are assigned seating.

All patrons are required to be fully vaccinated, including a booster, and are required to show proof of vaccination (read more detail) to attend our 2022-23 subscription-series concerts. For the comfort and safety of everyone, masks also continue to be required for our performances. The ESO may make changes to vaccination/masking policies depending for future events.

Advance Sales

$34 Adult, $29 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.



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


Irina Muresanu, violin

Irina Muresanu, violin

Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

February 10th, 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 take you on an insider’s tour of the history and highlights behind the music.

Meet our soloist, Irina Muresanu, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, February 10th 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.