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Barbara Holland

Barbara Holland

Orchestra Member

Year Joined
Most memorable performance with the ESO

Our Made in America concert in February of 2009 with Mark O’Connor and premiering Schwantner’s Chasing Light

Favorite ESO soloist

Has to be Wally Kujala!!!

Why I like playing with the ESO

The ESO is one of the best community orchestras in our area. We have a very stable roster with many accomplished musicians. This makes it possible for the group to move forward musically each year so we are able to perform a variety of genres of music and larger works.

Favorite composer or piece

Brahms and his symphonies!

When I’m not playing with the ESO, I’m…

Trying to keep a balance in my life is not easy. My job as an executive assistant in the C-Suite at NorthShore keeps me hopping! Besides work and the ESO, I sing in my church choir, perform with the Skokie Valley Symphony, Wheaton Municipal Band, Glenview Concert Band, Sounds of Silver flute quartet, and freelance in the area. When I don’t have my flute in my hands, I’m on my bike riding throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan with my friends!

Something most people don’t know about me

I really enjoy finding that oh-so-perfect wine and the best tasting bourbon man has to offer.

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