Upcoming Events

Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere. We hope you'll join us for our upcoming concerts in Hinsdale and other western suburbs. Learn more about our welcoming concert environment here.

  • TEMPTATION

    2020mar

    Mar 1, 2020  – 3:30 pm

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    FAUST'S LEGENDARY SALE OF HIS SOUL  
    Our orchestra and chorus take a walk on the dark side with music rooted in the tale of Johann Faust's bargain with Satan. We invite you to come along for Franz Liszt's haunting Mephisto Waltz 1 and Waltz 2 and five opera selections: Salve Regina! from Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele and the Angel Chorus, Kermesse Chorus, Soldiers' Chorus, and Waltz Chorus from Charles Gounod's Faust. Rounding out the concert are ominous musical stories of other temptations: The Witches' Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth and the fourth and fifth movements of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Bonus: Symphony violist Darcy Lewis shares insights into the music at the start of the concert.

    Presented At: Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

  • EMBRACING FATE

    2020may3

    May 3, 2020  – 3:30 pm

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    TCHAIKOVSKY'S PASSIONATE FIFTH SYMPHONY     
    An emotional musical journey awaits you as Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrestles with adversity before accepting fate in his powerful and lyrical Symphony 5. The second movement's stunning horn solo is one of his most popular melodies, echoed by John Denver in the opening to Annie's Song. Rounding out this concert are Bedrich Smetana's lively overture to his Bartered Bride comic opera and a performance by the winner of our 73rd annual solo competition for high school musicians.

    Presented At: Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

  • TUNES TO SAVOR

    2020may31

    May 31, 2020  – 3:30 pm

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    MELODIES BY HAYDN, POULENC, HOLST AND RAMEAU   
    Gorgeous music by these four composers, shaped by the cultures of London and Paris, has delighted audiences for centuries. You'll understand why as our chamber orchestra presents Jospeh Haydn's ingenious "London" Symphony 104, crafted in England, and Gustav Holst's rousing St. Paul's Suite, written for the British school that employed him. Two tuneful pieces by Parisians complete this memorable concert: Francis Poulenc's upbeat Sinfonietta, commissioned by the BBC, and Jean-Philippe Rameau's graceful Ballet Suite.

    Presented At: Union Church, 137 S. Garfield Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521

  • MADE IN AMERICA

    2020jun

    Jun 27, 2020  – 7:30 pm

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    BLOCKBUSTERS BY COPLAND, GERSHWIN, BEACH AND BERNSTEIN  
    Aaron Copland's inspiring Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Elizabeth Norman, and George Gershwin's jazzy Piano Concerto in F, with soloist Melanie Brsan Villasenor, anchor this concert of breathtaking American music. Our chorus and orchestra present the dramatic Kyrie from Amy Beach's Grand Mass and Leonard Bernstein's uplifting Chichester Psalms, which combines Hebrew and Christian traditions in a visionary plea for unity. Bonus: A performer shares insights into the music at the start of the concert.

    Presented At: Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540