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November 2024 Concert

2:30 pm
Sunday, November 3, 2024


The ESO opens its 78th season with a highly varied program and the return of violin soloist Maya Anjali Buchanan. Buchanan, who wowed the ESO audience two years ago in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, will play Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto, a piece that reworks several themes from Korngold’s well-known film scores into a soaring composition. The program also includes Jessie Montgomery’s penetrating and stirring Soul Force, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Overture to King Stephen and is anchored by Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”


Musical Insights Free Pre-Concert Preview the Friday before this concert.
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  • Beethoven
  • Overture to King Stephen
  • Montgomery
  • Soul Force
  • Korngold
  • Violin Concerto

    Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin

  • Elgar
  • Variations on an Original Theme (“Enigma Variations”)

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.


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All tickets are assigned seating.

At this time, masks, vaccinations and testing are no longer required to attend ESO concerts or events. As always, we ask that if you are sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of illness. (read more detail).

Advance Sales

$35 Adult, $30 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

At the Door Sales

$39 Adult, $35 Seniors, $5.00 Full-Time Student

Children Free

Children 12 and younger are admitted absolutely FREE, but must have an assigned seat.
Please call 847.864.8804 or email for all orders with children’s tickets.


Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin

Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin

Maya Anjali Buchanan appears by special arrangement with Curtis Artist Management at the Curtis Institute of Music.



Musical Insights

Free Pre-Concert Preview Series!

October 20, 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.

Maestro Lawrence Eckerling will explore the concert program in depth.


The Merion
Friday, October 20 at 1:30 pm,
Merion's Emerald Lounge 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.