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October 2020 Concert



Our 75th anniversary season opens with a program that pairs Mozart’s last and greatest symphony with Tchaikovsky’s first and greatest piano concerto, an appropriate combination because Tchaikovsky believed that Mozart was the greatest of all composers. Armenian born Kariné Poghosyan debuts with the ESO in this most popular of concertos. Transcend commemorates the 150th anniversary of the completion in 1869 of the transcontinental railroad and honors the Chinese and Irish immigrants who suffered during its construction.


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Mozart
  • Symphony No. 41 in C Major “Jupiter”
  • Zhoutian
  • Transcend
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor

    Kariné Poghosyan, piano

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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All tickets are assigned seating.

At this time, masks, vaccinations and testing are no longer required to attend ESO concerts or events. As always, we ask that if you are sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of illness. (read more detail).

Advance Sales

$35 Adult, $30 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

At the Door Sales

$39 Adult, $35 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

Children Free

Children 12 and younger are admitted absolutely FREE, but must have an assigned seat.
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Kariné Poghosyan, piano

Kariné Poghosyan




Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

October 20, 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 takes you on an insider’s tour of the history and highlights behind the music.

Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.


The Merion
Friday, October 20 at 1:30 pm,
Merion's Emerald Lounge 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.