UPCOMING CONCERTS 

Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere. We hope you'll join us for our 71st season, with concerts in Hinsdale and Naperville!  Learn more about our concert environment here.  

  • SIZZLING

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    Oct 15, 2017  – 3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    THE PASSIONS AND TOILS OF EVERYDAY LIFE are captured in this music from three centuries: Carmen Suites 1 and 2 from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera about the legendary gypsy temptress; Samuel Barber’s lyrical 1936 Symphony 1 in One Movement; and Michael Daugherty’s intense 2003 Fire and Blood violin concerto in three movements - Volcano, River Rouge, and Assembly Line. Victoria Moreira joins us as soloist for Fire and Blood, which was inspired by Diego Rivera's Detroit industry murals (pictured here).  Listen here to selections from Carmen, the symphony, and Fire and Blood.

    Presented at Hinsdale Central High School , 55th & Grant Streets , Hinsdale , Illinois 60521

  • MERRY

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    Dec 10, 2017  – 3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT will delight all generations of your family, with choral and orchestral favorites plus a visit from Santa. Instrumental music will include Nigel Hess’s acclaimed Christmas Overture medley of carols, Vladimir Rebikov’s Christmas Tree Suite, and selections from the animated movies Frozen and Happy Feet.  Our chorus will join in on Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Adolphe Adam's O Holy Night, Gustav Holst's Christmas Day, and selections from George Frederic Handel's Messiah.

    Presented at Hinsdale Central High School , 55th & Grant Streets , Hinsdale , Illinois 60521

  • FUSION

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    Jan 20, 2018  – 7:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    CLUB-STYLE SETS by small instrumental and vocal groups will be featured in this Saturday night show that brings together music from many genres, reprising our highly popular fusion shows in 2014 and 2016, which featured choreographed Broadway selections, rock, tango, blues, bluegrass, and more..

    Presented at The Community House , 415 West 8th Street , Hinsdale , Illinois 60521

  • CLASSIC

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    Feb 11, 2018  – 3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUSIC of enduring popularity will brighten your late winter:  W. A. Mozart’s glorious “Jupiter” Symphony 41, the beloved Adagietto movement from Gustav Mahler’s fifth symphony, Maurice Ravel’s elegant Le Tombeau de Couperin, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s impassioned  Dance of the Furies and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, and Franz Schubert’s colorful Overture in the Italian Style.

    Presented at Union Church , 137 S. Garfield Avenue , Hinsdale , IL 60521

  • JOURNEYS

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    Mar 11, 2018  – 3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    INSPIRED BY THE COMPOSERS’ MOTHERLAND, this breathtaking music will envelope you in Russian passions: Sergei Prokofiev’s compelling Alexander Nevsky cantata for chorus and orchestra, drawn from the 1938 movie that recounted Prince Alexander’s 13th Century winter march to defeat invaders, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Winter Dreams” Symphony 1, which opens with a movement entitled Dreams of a Winter Journey. Mezzo-soprano Stacy Eckert joins us as soloist.

    Presented at Hinsdale Central High School , 55th & Grant Streets , Hinsdale , Illinois 60521

  • MUSINGS

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    Apr 29, 2018  – 3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    A CONCERT OF CONTRASTS will conclude our Hinsdale-based concert series, with nods to the muses of tragedy and comedy: Antonin Dvorak’s soulful Symphony 7 and Edvard Grieg’s nostalgic Elegiac Melodies, paired with Dvorak’s Humoresque No. 7 and Franz von Suppe’s Jolly Robbers Overture.  The winner of our 71st annual solo competition for high school students also will perform at this concert.

    Presented at Hinsdale Central High School , 55th & Grant Streets , Hinsdale , Illinois 60521

  • TRANSCENDENT

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    Jun 16, 2018  – 7:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    JOHANNES BRAHMS’ MAGNIFICENT GERMAN REQUIEM will move your soul with its affirmation of personal faith and victory over death. In his Requiem, Brahms redefined the genre and, instead of creating a Latin mass for the dead, created one to console the mourners left behind. While Brahms selected text from the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, the overall message is more about human spirituality than a particular faith. We will introduce that great work with Brahms’ Tragic Overture.  Joining our orchestra and chorus as soloists for the Requiem will be soprano Ann McMann and baritone Jeffrey Ray. 

    Presented at Wentz Concert Hall , 171 E. Chicago Avenue , Naperville , Illinois 60540