Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere. We hope you'll join us for our 71st season, with concerts in Hinsdale and Naperville! Learn more about our concert environment here.
A CONCERT OF CONTRASTS will conclude our Hinsdale-based concert series, with nods to the muses of tragedy and comedy: Antonin Dvorak’s soulful Symphony 7 and Edvard Grieg’s nostalgic Elegiac Melodies, paired with Dvorak’s Humoresque No. 7 and Franz von Suppe’s Jolly Robbers Overture. In addition, Margaret O'Malley of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the winner of our 71st annual solo competition for high school students, will perform the first movement of Camille Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor.
Presented At: Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
JOHANNES BRAHMS’ MAGNIFICENT GERMAN REQUIEM will move your soul with its affirmation of personal faith and victory over death. In his Requiem, Brahms redefined the genre and, instead of creating a Latin mass for the dead, created one to console the mourners left behind. While Brahms selected text from the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, the overall message is more about human spirituality than a particular faith. We will introduce that great work with Brahms’ Tragic Overture. Joining our orchestra and chorus as soloists for the Requiem will be soprano Ann McMann and baritone Jeffrey Ray.
Presented At: Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540
CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF AMERICA! Join us under the stars at beautiful Cantigny Park for an orchestra tour of our country, from Appalachia to the Wild West.This entertaining concert features John Williams' Music from Lincoln in honor of the Illinois Bicentennial, selections from Aaron Copland's Rodeo ballet, and medleys of well-known American songs. Bring a picnic and lawn seating - gates open at 6 pm.
Presented At: Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189