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Flutist Mindy Kaufman Highlights Opening of Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Great Composers Season

Flutist Mindy Kaufman Highlights Opening of Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Great Composers Season

Flutist Mindy Kaufman Highlights Opening of Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Great Composers Season

October 4, 2019, Evanston, IL — The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will open its 74th season titled Great Composers at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling on Sunday Nov. 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM. The program features renowned New York Philharmonic Orchestra flute/piccolo player Mindy Kaufman in both the Flute Concerto by Carl Nielsen and the Piccolo Concerto in C Major (RV 443) by Antonio Vivaldi.

Orchestral masterworks by the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, his ever popular Finlandia and his impassioned First Symphony, will open and close the program.

The second concert of the series in February will highlight virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Biegel in George Gershwin’s Concerto in F and include Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite. Audience favorite Irina Muresanu returns in the Violin Concerto No 2 by Prokofiev in March; the orchestral highlight is Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.

The fourth and final concert is the first of two all-Beethoven concerts spread over the next two seasons, in honor of his 250th birthday. This May concert features the “Emperor” Piano Concerto (No 5) with Inna Faliks, plus the Symphony No 6 “Pastoral” and the Consecration of the House Overture.

Season subscriptions for the four concerts are available at $104 for adults, $88 for seniors (62 and over), $20 for full-time students and FREE for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Order forms, additional information, and single tickets are available on-line at or by calling 847.864.8804. Children’s tickets are only available by calling 847.864.8804.

Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony is the 2017 Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Orchestra of the Year”. The ESO mission is to provide community members of all ages with convenient, affordable opportunities to perform and hear fine classical music from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Mindy Kaufman


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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.