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The Merion and Evanston Symphony Orchestra Host Free Program with Violin Virtuoso Irina Muresanu

The Merion and Evanston Symphony Orchestra Host Free Program with Violin Virtuoso Irina Muresanu


Feb. 10, 2020

Evanston, Ill.—The Merion, in conjunction with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, will host Musical Insights, a free lecture program open to the public, on Friday, March 13, 2020 starting at 1:30 the Grand Ballroom of The Merion, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.


Violinist Irina Muresanu, marking her fifth appearance with the ESO, will join Lawrence Eckerling, Music Director of the ESO, to discuss and analyze the Second Violin Concerto of Serge Prokofiev, which they will perform at the ESO concert on Sunday, March 13 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Maestro Eckerling and ESO General Manager David Ellis will preview the remainder of the program: Four Dances from Khachaturian’s Gayane ballet and the Symphony No 4 of Tchaikovsky. This is the third of four subscription concerts in the ESO’s “Great Composers” season.

The Merion has received the Evanston Arts Council’s Leadership Award and is the sponsor of this popular lecture/recital series.  These programs discuss the upcoming concert on the Friday afternoon prior to each ESO subscription concert.  Maestro Eckerling and ESO General Manager David Ellis use recordings, DVDs, and the piano to demonstrate musical ideas and themes.

The program lasts about an hour and concludes with a question-and-answer session and free refreshments.

Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra is the Illinois Council of Orchestras Community Orchestra of the Year for 2017, and offers five concerts a year with a mission 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.


Irina Muresanu, Violin

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