TICKETS & EVENTS - Past

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
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 10:00 AM
A baton is raised. A hand closes as if pulling taffy. An index finger shoots out. The figure on the podium leans in, leans back. And music pours forth.

How does a conductor shape the sound of an orchestra? Music Director Stephen Alltop will demystify some of the gestural “science” of the conductor’s art, give a brief conducting lesson, and share perspectives from Chicago Symphony players who have performed under many of the most significant conductors of our time.

Dr. Alltop serves on the Conducting Faculty of the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music and as Director of Music at Alice Millar Chapel. He has appeared as a harpsichord and organ soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony and as a guest conductor with ensembles across the US and Europe.
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Alltop
ESO Lecture Series
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 7:00 PM
“Concerto Night” with the ESO features three outstanding young soloists, Lucie Ticho, Serena Harnack and Daniel Kaler, winners of the Stanger Young Artist Auditions. We’ll open the season with jubilant music composed by Ronald LoPresti especially for the ESO thirty years ago. Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, a landmark work full of striking and memorable themes, highlights the virtuosity of the modern symphony
orchestra.
LoPresti: Overture Jubilante
Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
Artist: Serena Harnack (Violin)
Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Artist: Daniel Kaler (Cello)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116/BB 123
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 14 May 2011 - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Haydn: Die Schöpfung, H 21 no 2 (Creation)
Artists: Sarah Lawrence (Soprano); Calland Metts (Tenor); David Govertsen (Bass)
Ensembles: Elmhurst Choral Union; Elmhurst College Choir; Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sunday, 20 February 2011 - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: Nabucco
Ensembles: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; York High School String Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
Artist: Ilya Kaler (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Dvorak: Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 15 January 2011 - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Bach: Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in D minor, Op. 3 no 11/RV 565
Artists: Kate Carter (Violin); Rika Seko (Violin)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Artist: Stephen Alltop (Organ)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Concerto for Organ solo in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi)
Artist: Stephen Alltop (Organ)
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
Elmhurst, Illinois
Saturday, 13 November 2010 - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers 1610)
Ensembles: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Spirito Singers
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Nelhybel: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Ensembles: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Spirito Singers
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Widor: Symphony for Organ no 5 in F minor, Op. 42 no 1
Artist: Stephen Alltop (Organ)
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Britten: Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Ensembles: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Spirito Singers
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor"
Ensembles: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Spirito Singers
Conductor: Stephen Alltop
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