2014-15season2014-15 Concerts

Great music, a friendly atmosphere, and convenient venues – an unbeatable trio!  This coming season, our musicians will perform in Hinsdale, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lombard, Naperville and Westmont.  Learn more about the West Suburban Symphony experience here.


    enduring symphonic splendor and an emerging musical star May 17, 2015  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
    sublime seas

    Savor Tchaikovsky, with three of his resplendent masterworks:  Sleeping Beauty ballet suite, Symphony 6, and selection from Violin Concerto in D Major

    kchiuTchaikovsky’s three ballets – The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker – are an unrivaled trilogy of dance scores.  This spectacular concert features The Sleeping Beauty suite for orchestra, full of soaring, life-affirming melodies that are among Tchaikovsky's finest (listen here).  This program contrasts that suite with his gorgeous Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, which is full of grief as well as stunning loveliness and power (listen here).  Karisa Chiu of Palatine, winner of our 2015 concerto competition for teen musicians, rounds out the program with a selection from Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto.  Hear Karisa perform with her Atara Quartet.

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


    the songs of love lost June 20, 2015  –  7:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
    rendezvous rose

    Star-crossed lovers have inspired passionate music for the stage
    over the centuries – this concert brings you some of the very best!  

    Opera composers, and Bernstein in West Side Story, have set the tale of Romeo and Juliet to music, with magnificent results.  Our symphonic chorus and festival orchestra will draw you into five stirring works based on this ill-fated couple – by Bellini, Berlioz, Svendsen and Tchaikovsky as well as Bernstein.  Rounding out the program is poignant music that tells of other tragic love, from Verdi’s Aida, Wagner’s Lohengrin, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Herbert’s Naughty Marietta.  Bring a hanky (or two).

    Tickets sold exclusively through North Central College -- on sale now at the Wentz Hall box office 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday (630.637.7469), and on the College's ticketing website.

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


    Laugh Out Loud under the stars July 11, 2015  –  8:00 pm buy ticketsget directions

    Join us on the lawns of beautiful Cantigny Park for an evening of fun!

    Kick back and relax as our summer festival orchestra brings you symphonic music celebrating humor.  The program includes Schickele's 1712 Overture (PDQ Bach), Sondheim's Comedy Tonight, Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite, medleys from Mel Brooks' The Producers and Lang's La Cage aux Folles, Smetana's Dance of the Comedians, Prokofiev's Troika/Romance from the Lt. Kije Suite, and Wilson's Scrambled Opera. And no musical comedy concert would be complete without Sousa's Liberty Bell March, the Monty Python theme song!

    Tickets sold exclusively through Cantigny Park - on sale now by phone (630.260.8162), with on-line sales starting May 1 on the Cantigny website.

    Presented at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189