EDUCATION

The ESO brings music to life for students throughout Chicagoland. In-school, interactive demonstrations, competitions and opportunities for students to perform with the orchestra expand the students’ musical horizons and help to foster a lifelong appreciation for diverse types of music.

 



ROBERT STANGER YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERTO AUDITIONS
 
The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Symphony present the Robert Stanger Young Artist Concerto Audition each winter to provide a forum for outstanding area high school instrumentalists to compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto movement with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. These awards are in memory of Dr. Robert Stanger, a Kiwanian and President of the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Symphony from 1968-1972.
 
The auditions are sponsored in part by the Elmhurst Kiwanis Club and the Auxiliary of the Elmhurst Symphony Association. 
 

The Elmhurst Symphony Assocaition is pleased to announce the 2020/2021 Robert Stanger Young Artist Concerto Audition Winners: 

 

First Place:   Isabel Chen, violin

Isabel played the 1st movement of Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor.  She is from Northbrook where she attends Grade, Glenbrook North High School.  Her teacher is Almita Vamos.

 

Second Place:   Sidney Lee, viola

Sidney played the 1st movement of Bartok’s Viola Concerto.  She is from Arlington Heights where she attends Buffalo Grove Heights High School.  Her teacher is

Roland Vamos.

 

Third Place:   Esme Arias-Kim, violin

Esme played the 1st movement of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major.  She is from Hoffman Estates where she attends Fremd High School.  Her teacher is Almita Vamos.

 

Fourth Place:   Ruth Kim, Violin

Ruth played the 1st movement of Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82.  She is from Vernon Hills where she attends Adlai E. Stevenson High School.  Her teacher is Desiree Ruhstrat.

 


SCHOOL OUTREACH TOUR

The ESO is committed to outreach and educational programs to help audiences of tomorrow come to a better understanding and appreciation of music of all types. The Elmhurst Symphony has scheduled professional musicians to perform in the elementary schools for more than 30 years.  Our program runs in a five year cycle, each year highlighting an orchestra instrument family.  The 2021 Outreach Tour will occur virtually.
 
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra is a not-for-profit organization. The ensemble visits are made possible in part by the 100+ Women Who Care of Elmhurst.

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