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May 2023 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023


One of the fastest rising stars in the violin world, Indian-American Maya Anjali Buchanan, makes her belated ESO debut in the dazzling and difficult concerto by Tchaikovsky. The concert opens with a rousing French showpiece, Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture, and concludes with Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition in its resplendent orchestration by the Frenchman Maurice Ravel. The last of Mussorgsky’s pictures provides one of the ultimate climaxes in music—the “Great Gate of Kiev.”


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Berlioz
  • Roman Carnival Overture
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Violin Concerto in D Major

    Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin

  • Mussorgsky
    (Orch. Ravel)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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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.

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

Three-concert Subscription

$90 Adults, $78 Seniors, $15 Students


Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin

Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin

Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

May 12, 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, Maya Anjali Buchanan, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.

The Merion
Friday, May 12 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.