ConcertoFest!

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 2:30PM
Union Church of Hinsdale
137 S Garfield St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 3:00PM
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
149 W Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • If you’re looking to be dazzled at every turn, this is the concert for you! A concerto (pronounced con-CHAIR-toe) is a piece of music written for soloist(s) accompanied by an orchestra or other ensemble. Basically, it’s a chance for a virtuoso musician to show off what they can do while the rest of the orchestra backs them up, and this ConcertoFest! is packed with virtuoso soloists…
  • Violinist Jasmine Lin returns to the Elmhurst Symphony after her most recent, stellar performance with the orchestra in 2019.
  • Brandon Acker makes his solo debut with the Elmhurst Symphony playing the theorbo, a plucked string instrument in the lute family and a distant cousin of the modern guitar.
  • Finally, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra musicians Rika Seko (violin), Naomi Bensdorf Frisch (oboe), and Andrew Nogal (oboe) all step into the soloist spotlight for this exciting program!

What’s Playing

Dall’Abaco: Concerto grosso à più Istrumenti in D major, Op. 5 No. 6
Bach: Concerto for Violin, Strings, and continuo in A minor
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Oboes in D minor
Telemann: Concerto in G major for Two Violins
Telemann: Tafelmusik II: Overture, Air, Conclusion

Who’s Performing

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop Music Director & Conductor
Jasmine Lin violin
Rika Seko violin
Brandon Acker theorbo
Naomi Bensdorf Frisch oboe
Andrew Nogal oboe