Years have passed since the golden days of Westerns on TV and in movies. And yet, the rugged spirit of the Old West remains exciting. We love to talk trivia about the actors, plots and theme songs of these time-tested favorites.
So start humming the theme to Bonanza, saddle up, and join
the ESO on a rollicking trip through the Old West as the orchestra performs a wide selection of favorite themes. Match wits with fellow concert goers in a "match the music" game. Harmonica soloist Mike Runyan puts the crowning touch on our Western atmosphere.
Friday, February 17, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 3:30 p.m.
All concerts for How the West Won take place at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin.
Free and ample parking is available just footsteps away from the concert hall.
You are invited to use our valet service for $10. Quantity discounts are available for valet vouchers purchased in advance.
Come for the music, stay for the chili!
Friday, February 17, 4-8 p.m., Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
Howdy! Sample chili from four area restaurants and vote for your favorites. Enjoy premium beer samples, fresh cornbread and a visit from our harmonica soloist. Tickets are $20 each, but only $10 if you attend the concert! Contact Julie Baker at 847-888-0404 for details orpurchase online.