TICKETS & EVENTS - Past

York Theatre
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 18 September 2016 - 4:30 PM
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and the York Theatre present the movie "A Hard Day's Night".

The Beatles -- the world's most famous rock and roll band -- travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.

A great lead in to the 1st concert of the ESO's 2016-17 season:
The Beatles & Friends, Saturday October 1, 2016
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Flight 112
Elmhurst, Illinois
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 6:00 PM
Gallery Show featuring the art of the ESO's own Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano

Opening Night Benefiting the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, June 2; 6-9pm

Complimentary Appetizers from 6-7pm.
Flight 112 will donate 10% of food and wine purchased that evening to the ESO, a cultural gem of the western suburbs.

Celebrate the ephemeral nights of summer at “A Midsummer Flight’s Dream”
Flight 112's Summer Art Gallery Show
Featured Artists:
- Josefien Stoppelenburg - Inspiration-paintings.com
- Sara Bach-Fosco - Acrylic abstract & Impressionist paintings.
- Michael Filler - Photography.
- Donna Castellanos - Music themed assemblage art.

Flight 112 offers a selection of small plates and entrees, craft cocktails, wines, craft beers, and spirits. The menu reflects their philosophy of using fresh, whole ingredients, prepared simply yet elegantly. In keeping with their commitment to fresh, local foods, they also are cultivating their own 800 square foot garden, which will supply many of the vegetables and herbs used in the entrees and cocktails.

Flight 112 is located at 110 West Park Avenue in downtown Elmhurst, just across from the Metra Train Station.
Presenter: Flight 112
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 7:00 PM
Our season concludes with a celebration of friendship and music. Rika Seko, celebrating 20 years as concertmaster of the ESO performs Mozart with her long-time friend, the Venezuelan-born violist Aníbal dos Santos. The program includes bold and compelling works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, two composers who greatly admired Mozart. Tchaikovsky’s "Symphony No. 4" offers beloved melodies and a high-octane orchestral finale.

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before the concert.
Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, Conductor
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, op. 84
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 (1779)
Artists: Rika Seko (Violin); Anibal dos Santos (Viola)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Saturday, 30 April 2016 - 2:30 PM
No strings attached! No reeds allowed (or aloud)! Enjoy a fun concert that showcases the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet in the intimate and acoustically beautiful Mayslake Peabody Estate. From medieval castles to New Orleans speakeasies to recent concert hall works, we'll take you on a little historical tour of brass music and our instruments. Hope to see you there!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Artist: Elmhurst Symphony Brass Quintet
Harry Caray's: The Westin Lombard
Lombard, Illinois
Saturday, 16 April 2016 - 6:00 PM
Celebrate Stephen Alltop's 20th Anniversary as Conductor/Music Director of the Elmhurst Symphony.

Don't miss this gala celebration!

Cocktails and dinner as well as a performance by the Orchestra.

Sponsor: Republic Services
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 3:00 PM
Mendelssohn’s portrayal of the prophet Elijah is one of the most dramatic of all oratorios. With a flow of stirring choruses, heart-felt arias and theatrical interplay, Mendelssohn’s considerable gifts as a composer of vocal music are on full display. A stellar cast of soloists and the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, this will be one of the year’s greatest musical events.

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before the concert.
Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, Conductor
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70
Artists: Gerard Sundberg (Baritone); Kelsey Park (Mezzo-soprano); Michelle Areyzaga (Soprano); Patrick Muehleise (tenor); Apollo Chorus of Chicago
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 24 January 2016 - 3:00 PM
Members of the ESO perform a pan-European offering of Baroque gems including Vivaldi's :Concerto for Two Oboes in C", Telemann's "Concerto for Two Flutes in A minor", Biber's incomparable "Battaglia", and glorious works from the French Baroque. Rameau's heroic ballet music "Les Andes Galants" and Lully's "Overture to Roland" exemplify the regal majesty of Baroque music at its highest, complete with trumpets and drums!

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before the concert.
Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, Conductor
Charpentier: Te Deum, H 146, Prelude
Desmarets: Passacaglia: Venus et Adonis
Telemann: Concerto for Two Flutes in A minor
Artists: Claudia Cryer (Flute); Jodi Taylor (Flute)
Biber: Battalia
Mouret: Rondeau
Lully: Suite from Rolande
Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for Two Oboes
Artists: Andrew Nogal (Oboe); Laura Perkett (Oboe)
Rameau: Les Indes Galntes (Selections)
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Saturday, 16 January 2016 - 2:30 PM
Members of the ESO perform a pan-European offering of Baroque gems. A stirring example of the regal majesty of Baroque music at its highest, complete with trumpets and drums.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for Two Oboes
Telemann: Concerto for Two Flutes in A minor
Biber: Battalia
Rameau: Les Andes Galants
Lully: Overture to Roland
Artist: Elmhurst Symphony String Ensemble
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 7:30 PM
Stephen Alltop, Music Director of the ESO and Trevor Stephenson, Music Director of the Madison Bach Musicians offer a delightful program of music for two harpsichords. A not-to-be-missed musical experience!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bach: Concerto for 2 Keyboards in C major, BWV 1061
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts
Boccherini: Fandango
Artists: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord); Trevor Stephenson (Harpsichord)
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 5:00 PM
We're mad for Mozart & Mamma Maria's Pizza!

Join us for the concert AND all-you-can-eat pizza!

Enjoy a relaxed pizza dinner following Mozart Madness! This FUNdraiser will be held immediately following the concert in the Garden Room of the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (adjacent to the concert hall).

The dinner is ticketed separately from the concert.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 3:00 PM
Some of the finest singers in the Chicago area will offer sparkling renditions of favorite arias and scenes from Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, complete with staging and supertitles. From the dramatic overture and arias of "Don Giovanni" through gorgeous selections from "The Marriage of Figaro" and the hilarious Act I finale of "Cosi fan tutte", you’ll enjoy the acting and singing of this talented cast.
Ashley Nicole Johnson, Soprano (Fiordiligi)
Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano (Despina)
Kelsey Park, Mezzo-soprano (Dorabella)
Ryan Townsend Strand, Tenor (Ferrando)
Tamaron Conseur, Baritone (Guglielmo)
Keven Keys, Baritone (Don Alfonso)

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before the concert.
Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, Conductor
Mozart: Don Giovanni (Selections)
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Selections)
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (Selections)
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 7:00 PM
Well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years, Brian Dennehy will provide the narration for for two remarkable works. Just as the words of Abraham Lincoln live so magnificently in Copland's majestic "A Lincoln Portrait," Schwantner's "New Morning for the World" is a thrilling and moving composition based on the powerful speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rounding out the program will be Copland's pristine suite from "Appalachian Spring"and violin phenom and Stanger Young Artist Audition Winner, Joshua Brown performing Waxman's "Carmen".

Join Mr. Dennehy, friends & the ESO family for a pre-concert dinner!
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS (dinner tickets sold separately)

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins at 5:45 pm.
Presenters: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, Conductor
Waxman: Carmen Fantasie
Schwantner: New Morning for the World
Artist: Brian Dennehy (Narrator)
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
Artist: Joshua Brown
Copland: Lincoln Portrait
Artist: Brian Dennehy (Narrator)
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 7:30 PM
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.
Enjoy a program of strings performing works by Gershwin and Duke Ellington, including Take the "A" Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo and selections from "Porgy and Bess" such as Summertime and It Ain't Necessarily So.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony String Ensemble
Ellington: Take the A Train
Conductor: Alison Gaines
Ellington: Mood Indigo
Ellington: Caravan
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 7:00 PM
Feed your soul with two of the most glorious masterpieces of 19th-century French music. Composed for the Church of La Madeleine in Paris, Faure’s Requiem is one of the most sumptuous and moving pieces of sacred music ever written.

Franck’s Symphony in D minor, so rich in stirring melodies and orchestral fire, will bring the season to a triumphant close.

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins at 5:45 pm.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Evan Bravos (Bass); Tower Chorale; Elmhurst Choral Union
Franck: Symphony in D minor, Op. 48
Flight 112
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 1:00 PM
Join us as we journey through some of the best wines of Paso Robles.
25 Unique Wines - Hors d/ouevres
ESO Musicians Janelle Lake on harp and Nicole Vettraino on violin collaborate on selections from Debussy and Gershwin to 2014 Grammy winner Daft Punk.
Tickets $50/person. Call 630-758-0808 or visit www.flight112wine.com/events. Proceeds benefit the ESO.
Program TBA
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 3:00 PM
"Personages with long ears," "Fossils," and "The Swan" will all be brought to life by the graceful members of the Elmhurst Dance Theater and a narrator from First Folio Theatre Company. you'll also hear Ibert's hilarious "Divertissement", first performed in 1930 in Paris.
From 1:45 to 2:45 Luscombe Music will provide an orchestra "Petting Zoo". It's a great hands-on opportunity to get to know the instruments played by members of the orchestra during the concert.

Saint-Saëns: the Carnival of the Animals
Artist: Elmhurst Dance Theatre
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Ibert: Divertissement
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 7:00 PM
A feast for the eyes and ears! From the soulful introspection of The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams to the hilarious Divertissement of Jacques Ibert, this concert will delight the whole family. Dancers from the DuPage Dance Academy and narrators from First Folio Theater Company will help bring the sparkling score of Carnival of the Animals to life. Rounding out the program will be Maurice Ravel’s elegant tribute to François Couperin.

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins at 5:45 pm.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals)
Artists: First Folio Theater Company; Elmhurst Dance Theatre
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Artist: Kathleen Carter (Violin)
Ibert: Divertissement
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 3:00 PM
Enjoy some of the greatest hits of the Baroque era. Be amazed by the stellar gifts of young phenom Garam Kim playing Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons. As a special bonus, Vivaldi’s highly depictive score will be accompanied by video images specially created for these performances by artist Ben Whitehouse. ESO Concertmaster Rika Seko and Associate Concertmaster Kathleen Carter will be featured in Vivaldi’s rousing Concerto Grosso in D minor and Bach’s beloved Concerto for Two Violins. This will be a hot ticket in a cold month!

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins at 1:45 pm.
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor RV 128
Artists: Kathleen Carter (Violin); Rika Seko (Violin)
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Artists: Kathleen Carter (Violin); Rika Seko (Violin)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Artist: Garam Kim (Violin)
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30 PM
ESO Principal Cellist Sara Sitzer with Music Director Stephen Alltop perform the Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach. See the beautiful artwork painted on the harpsichord's soundboard and learn just how a harpsichord works.
Bach: Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
Artists: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord); Sara Sitzer (Cello)
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 3:00 PM
A concert full of Classical delights and melodic wonders. Brahms’ treatment of the gentle St. Anthony Chorale is a masterpiece of variation technique that shows the remarkable craft of the young composer. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor is a work of great poetic depth that offers not only pianistic brilliance, but also lovely woodwind solos. Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 is a “warhorse” of the Russian symphonic repertoire – a favorite of concertgoers!

Behind the Music Stand with Ted Hatmaker begins at 1:45 pm
Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Artists: Alan Chow (Piano); Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
Artist: Alan Chow (Piano)
Borodin: Symphony no 2 in B minor
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