2023–2024 SERIES: Feel The Passion


Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

May 31, Friday, at 1:30 pm

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

Meet our soloist, Steven Banks, at Musical Insights. He and our Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.


The Merion
Friday, May 31 at 1:30 pm,
Merion's Crystal Ballroom at
529 Davis St, Evanston.
FREE and open to the public.
Please RSVP to 847-570-7815.

Light refreshments will be served and casual tours of apartments will be available after the program.

Give the gift of music

Treat a friend or relative to the ESO

Give the gift of music by ordering directly from our website and purchasing a custom gift certificate in any denomination of your choice! Certificates may be redeemed for single ticket or season subscriptions for any of our concerts.

You will receive an electronic gift certificate or we can mail the certificate to you or directly to the recipient.

University of Maryland: Appalachian Spring, Copland

University of Maryland: Appalachian Spring, Copland

"This is the encore (the following year) of their Debussy 'Afternoon of a Faun' performance. Equally Brilliant!

I had no idea how they memorize all that music. I was SO curious that I looked up one of the players on Facebook (a cellist). She told me that they worked on it all year. They learned the music as an orchestra first in a traditional way. Then while they were choreographing, they had the score on a screen above the stage so that players could look when necessary. And eventually, they took away the screen. This is an amazing feat!"

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