Upcoming Events

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.

  • LOVE STORIES

    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 today - and tickets will be available at the door, starting at 2:45 pm! 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

  • IRRESISTIBLE

    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

  • VERDI'S REQUIEM

    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