TICKETS & EVENTS - Past

Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Saturday, 14 January 2017 - 2:30 PM
The concerto was perhaps the most widely celebrated genre of the Baroque period. This delightful program will feature concerti for one, two, three and even four soloists, on flute, violins, celli and harpsichord. From the buoyant solo Harpsichord Concerto in A Major by Bach to the dazzling Concerto for Four Violins by Vivaldi, this will be a most entertaining Baroque experience!
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bach: Sinfonia No. 3 in C major
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in A major
Artist: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Artists: Jean Hatmaker (Cello); Ruth Mudge (Cello)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Flute, Violin and Keyboard in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto"
Artists: Stephen Alltop (Harpsichord); Rika Seko (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Alison Gaines
Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10
Artists: Kate Carter (Violin); William Greenlea (Violin); David Petersons (Violin); Kristen Wiersum (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Oak Brook, Illinois
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 7:30 PM
Enjoy the artistry of Elizandro Garcia-Montoya and Stephen Alltop as they collaborate in a program of dazzling works for clarinet and piano. Listeners will enjoy Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, the Three Preludes of George Gershwin, and delightful Spanish and opera-inspired pieces that will show the clarinet's full expressive and virtuosic capabilities.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Artists: Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (Clarinet); Stephen Alltop (Piano)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Musicians
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 5:00 PM
Enjoy a relaxed pizza dinner following Brass Blowout II! This all you can eat FUNdraiser, featuring DiLeo's Pizza, 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, 13 November 2016 - 3:00 PM
Resounding with magnificent music featuring the powerhouse of the orchestra—the Brass—this concert stars Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Tuba, Eugene Pokorny” Experience the excitement of the World Premiere of “Brass Fanfare II” performed by Mr. Pokorny and area high school Brass players, commissioned especially for this occasion.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra
Artist: Eugene Pokorny (Tuba)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Kalinnikov: Symphony no 1 in G minor
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Everson: Blues Fanfare: Fanfare for Elmhurst II
Artist: Eugene Pokorny (Tuba)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:00 PM
“All you need is love” to attend this concert of some of your Fab Four favorites! You’ll be able to wind down the “River of Life” with your favorite Billy Joel tunes and enjoy “Hakuna Matata” with Elton John’s Lion King. “And so it goes…”

Join us for opening night and your favorite Beatles selections in lavish arrangements for symphony orchestra. We will also feature superb choral settings of music by the Beatles, Billy Joel and selections from “The Lion King” by Elton John.
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
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
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