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November 2019 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019


Our 74th season opens with a program combining Nordic masterpieces with the talents of Mindy Kaufman, Solo Piccolo and Flute of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, who will solo in both Vivaldi’s best known piccolo concerto and Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto. Two masterpieces by Finland’s Jan Sibelius will open and close the concert: Finlandia and the passionate First Symphony.


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  • Sibelius
  • Finlandia
  • Nielsen
  • Flute Concerto

    Mindy Kaufman, flute

  • Vivaldi
  • Piccolo Concerto in C Major

    Mindy Kaufman, piccolo

  • Sibelius
  • Symphony No. 1

    Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

    50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
    See map.


    Buy Tickets

    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 for all orders with children’s tickets.


    Mindy Kaufman, flute and piccolo

    Mindy Kaufman


    Musical Insights

    Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

    Friday, November 8 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, Mindy Kaufman, at Musical Insights. She and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the November concert program in depth.

    The Merion
    Friday, November 8 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.


    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.


    Mindy Kaufman plays the Canzone by Samuel Barber.


    Finlandia by Sibelius with the Sinfonia de Galicia conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk.