Monday, April 27, 2015

Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - Gustav Mahler Edition!

Season Finale: Full Sound…Full Joy!

Andrew Grams, Music Director
Elgin Master Chorale
Heartland Voices
Katie Van Kooten, soprano
Beth Lytwynec, mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Mahler - Totenfeier
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 (Mahler Orch.)
May 2, 2015 7:30 pm
May 3, 2015 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
The concert stage will be filled to the brim with musicians for this season finale concert as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents a concert full of joy and sound!  ESO Music Director, Andrew Grams will first conduct Mahler’sTotenfeier – a conflicted piece with one dynamic being a heavy death processional and the other, a serene and sweet call to nature.  Grams, the ESO, and the newly named Elgin Master Chorale (formerly the Elgin Choral Union) will finish with an audience favorite, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.  But, with the Gustav Mahler arrangement, you’ll experience an even more powerful and momentous sound!  
Tickets are $25, $40 or $60

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chicago PhilharmonicScents of Beauty: Debussy, De Falla, Ravel | Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago PhilharmonicScents of Beauty: Debussy, De Falla, Ravel | Chicago Philharmonic: "
Conductor Scott Speck

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio

Program illustration for Afternoon of a Faun by Leon Bakst, 1912







Scents of Beauty

April 19, 2015, 7:00p.m.
Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston

Scott Speck, Conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Debussy: La mer

Program Notes with Sound Clips!

Can you smell it? Spring is in the air as we open our April concert with Debussy’s fragrant Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.  Actress Barbara Robertson will perform a dramatic reading of the poem by Mallarme that inspired Debussy’s famous work.  Next, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio takes our senses on a stimulating walk through Nights in the Gardens of Spain; the perfumes of orange, jacaranda, pomegranate and Valencia rose abound in this aromatic work by Manuel de Falla. Osorio also performs Maurice Ravel’s sensuous and spicy Concerto for the Left Hand. And if you can smell salt and fish, it is only because we are setting off to explore Claude Debussy’s wildly impressionistic picture of the sea, La mer. You’ll be transported by scents, colors and evocative orchestrations to take you far beyond our shores.

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Tickets are $25-$75.  Student tickets are $10.  Please call for student tickets.
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