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Summer 2021 Pops Concert

6:00 pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Lakeside Summer Pops Concert


(rain date: August 30, 6:30 p.m.) 


  • Gioachino Rossini
  • La Gazza Ladra Overture
  • Richard Hayman
  • Pops Hoedown
  • Richard Rodgers
  • Carousel Waltz
  • John Williams
  • Schindler’s List theme
    Julie Fischer, Violin
  • John Williams
  • Superman March
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • 1812 Overture
  • John Philip Sousa
  • Stars and Stripes Forever


Join the Evanston Symphony Orchestra for an hour of outdoor Summer Pops music of light classics, Broadway show tunes and movie soundtracks, highlighted by the beloved theme from Schindler’s List performed by ESO Concertmaster Julie Fischer, and concluding with the ever-popular 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.


Sponsored by Byline Bank
Byline Bank

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Activities for children provided by Baker Demonstration School

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park, Wilmette

225 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

Parking Map


Parking Map (printable PDF)

Free Parking in the gate-controlled beach parking lot has been secured for ESO Concert attendees after 5:30 p.m. on the day of the concert only. Accessibility/Handicapped spaces are also in this lot. Before 5:30 p.m. a season pass or a $23 (weekend rate) fee is required.

In addition there is street parking available. However, Middle Drive has been reserved for ESO performers only.