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Violinist Irina Muresanu Highlights Third Concert in Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Great Composers Season

Violinist Irina Muresanu Highlights Third Concert in Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Great Composers Season


Feb. 10, 2020

Evanston, Ill.—The third concert of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 74th season—themed Great Composers—will feature the fifth ESO appearance of internationally acclaimed violinist Irina Muresanu, associate professor at the University of Maryland. She will perform the Second Violin Concerto by Serge Prokofiev in a program performed at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling on Sunday March 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM.

The remainder of this Russian/Armenian concert will feature Four Dances, including the famous “Sabre Dance”, from the Gayane ballet of Aram Khachaturian and the spectacular Fourth Symphony of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Single tickets at $5-32 are available on-line at or by calling 847.864.8804. Free tickets for children aged 12 and under 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.


Irina Muresanu, violin


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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.