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March 2018 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday March 18, 2018


The final 12 symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn are collectively known as his “London symphonies” and the final one of the 12, to some the greatest of all, is titled the “London” Symphony. William Walton’s Crown Imperial has been wittily referred to as the “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6” as a worthy successor to Elgar’s five Pomp and Circumstance marches. Britten’s orchestral showpiece can also be titled “Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell,” and will be narrated by Henry Fogel, Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University.


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  • Haydn
  • Symphony No. 104 in D Major “London”
  • Vaughan Williams
  • English Folk Song Suite
  • Grainger
  • Shepherd’s Hey
  • Walton
  • Crown Imperial ­(Coronation March)
  • Purcell
  • Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite
  • Britten
  • The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

    Henry Fogel, narrator

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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This concert’s assigned seating sections are full or nearly full. General Admission seating has been added as follows:

Auxiliary Seating
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Unreserved balcony seating on side of the hall above the Orchestra: $25

Pricing and information below is for Reserved Seating sections and may not apply to above auxiliary seating.

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.

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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.

Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the March concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, March 16 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.

Crown Imperial March

with the Auckland Symphony under Peter Thomas.


The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten with Jukka Pekka Sarastre and the WDR Symphony of Cologne.

Shepherd’s Hey

Percy Grainger's Shepherd's Hey with the Heidelberg Symphony.