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.

  • MERRY

    2019dec

    Dec 15, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    Our annual family holiday concert
    The spirit of the season comes alive as our orchestra and chorus perform Many Moods of Christmas, Suite 1 and Suite 2: popular medleys of carols created in 1963 by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett. Completing this celebration are Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music, painting a picture of village life in old Russia, plus holiday tunes from the movies and other seasonal favorites. Santa has promised to drop in at intermission with treats for children: this concert is perfect for all generations - we hope you'll join us!

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

  • TEMPTATION

    2020mar

    Mar 1, 2020  – 3:30 pm

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    Johann 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 Faust's bargain with Satan. We invite you to come along for Franz Liszt's haunting Mephisto Waltz 1 and Waltz 2, chilling opera selections from Charles Gounod's Faust and Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, and ominous musical stories of other temptations: The Witches' Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth and the third and fourth movements from Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Bonus: A performer 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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    Pyotr Tchaikovsky's passionate fifth symphony
    An emotional musical journey awaits you as 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 Joseph Haydn, Francis Poulenc, Gustav Holst and Jean-Philippe 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 Haydn's ingenious "London" Symphony 104, crafted in England, and Holst's rousing St. Paul's Suite, written for the British school that employed him. Two tuneful pieces by Parisians complete this memorable concert: Poulenc's upbeat Sinfonietta, commissioned by the BBC, and 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 Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Amy Beach and Leonard Bernstein
    Copland's inspiring Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Elizabeth Norman, and 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 Beach's Grand Mass and 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