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    Russian Rhapsodies

    Sunday, October 26, 2014




    with Kate Liu, Piano

    Kate Liu, Piano
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    Sunday, December 7, 2014 — 3:00 pm

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Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

Enhance your concert experience with a sneak preview — Composers come alive and their passions take center stage when ESO General Manager David Ellis and ESO Maestro Lawrence Eckerling take you on an insider’s tour of the history and highlights behind the music.

Maestro Lawrence Eckerling and David Ellis will explore the October concert program in depth.

Friday, October 24 at 1:30 pm,
The Merion Crystal Ballroom at
1611 Chicago Avenue at Davis Street, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.

ESO Music Director Named Illinois ‘Conductor of the Year’

The Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) has named Evanston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lawrence Eckerling its 2014 Conductor of the Year.

“The following criteria were used in the competitive evaluation for Conductor of the Year: innovation in programming and soloist selection, personal involvement in community, relationship with musicians and board and quality of performances,” said Gregory Clemons, director, ICO awards program. “Maestro Eckerling was deemed by the committee to have the highest level achievement in each of these areas.”

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ESO Seeking Concertmaster

June 16, 2014

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for concertmaster later this summer.
Audition dates to be announced.

The ESO usually performs 5 concerts annually. Most concerts have 6 Tuesday night rehearsals plus a Saturday afternoon dress rehearsal prior to each Sunday afternoon concert. The concert dates for the 2014/15 season are October 26, December 7, February 1, March 15, and April 26.

The duties of Concertmaster will be the universally accepted role, including but not limited to the following:

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