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Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere. We hope you'll join us for our 2018-19 season, our 72nd, with concerts in Hinsdale and Naperville. Learn more about our concert environment here.


    feb 2017 fiddle

    Feb 10, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    GIFTED TEEN VIOLINISTS from the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School join us to play the lively solos in The Four Seasons, Vivaldi's beloved Baroque music for string instruments and harpsichord.  Featured soloists in this enduring composition from the early 1720s are Lauren Culver of Countryside,  Lazaro Esquivel of Riverside, Christoph Gaffud of Lombard,  and Amelia Korbitz of Downers Grove, Read more about these soloists' music schools here.

    This concert also will bring you Beethoven's exuberantSymphony No. 7, played by our full chamber orchestra. This symphony, full of rhythms that suggest dance, premiered in Vienna in late 1813 to great public acclaim and has remained popular ever since. The second movement, an allegretto, is especially well known (listen here).

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



    Mar 2, 2019  – 6:00 pm

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    PLEASE JOIN US for a fabulous evening of fun and fundraising at our 2019 benefit dinner-dance! You'll enjoy a gourmet dinner, dance music by the Shout Section Big Band, and tempting raffle and auction prizes. And you'll have a chance to get to know Maestro Lipari and our performers.  Costumes, evening wear, or business attire welcome.  Advance reservations are required and can be made using the invitation-and-reply form available on the Support / Fundraising Events page of this website.  Discounts available for "early bird" reservations made by January 18.

    Presented At: Ashton Place, 341 75th St , Willlowbrook, IL 60527


    mar 2019

    Mar 10, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    HIT SONGS from Kern and Hammerstein's 1927 musical Show Boat and Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess will steal your heart in this spectacular concert. The love stories of Gaylord and Magnolia on the Cotton Blossom and Porgy and Bess on Catfish Row will be told in enduring classic songs like Ol' Man River, Can't Help Loving' Dat Man, Summertime, and I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'.
    This performance features Chicago vocal soloists Elizabeth Norman, Christopher Joyner, and Robert Sims along with the West Suburban Symphony Singers chorus and guest choristers from two area high schools: Southland College Preparatory Charter High School in Richton Park and Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago.

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


    may 2019

    May 5, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    CAPTIVATING MASTERPIECES anchor this spring concert: Ravel’s sensational Bolero and Bizet’s delightful L’arlesienne (The Girl from Arles) Suites. Arles, a town in Provence, was the setting of an 1872 play about unrequited love, and Bizet’s background music has remained popular to this day. You’ll also enjoy Bernstein’s rollicking Overture to Candide, Shostakovich’s whirlwind Festive Overture, and a performance by the winner of our annual solo competition for young musicians.

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


    jun 2019

    Jun 15, 2019  – 7:30 pm

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    THE POWER AND DRAMA of this electrifying music will move your soul. Intended for performance rather than worship, this music has been called "an opera in disguise." Verdi wrote his Requiem as a personal tribute to two countrymen he revered, composer Gioacchino Rossini and writer Alessandro Manzoni, and created an explosive masterpiece. Joining our orchestra in this performance are the West Suburban Symphony Singers chorus and Chicago vocal soloists Ann McMann, Jennifer Kosharsky, Geoffrey Agpalo, and Jeff Ray.

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