2014-15seasonUPCOMING Concerts

Great music, a friendly atmosphere, and convenient venues – an unbeatable trio!  In the coming weeks, we perform in Naperville and Wheaton - read the details below.  Learn more about the West Suburban Symphony experience here.

And ... mark your calendar and buy tickets now for simply spectacular music in our 2015-16 season: hear us in Hinsdale, Lemont and Naperville, on October 18, November 15, December 13, February 14, March 20, April 24, May 22 and June 26 - see details below and a season summary here.

  • COMEDY

    Laugh Out Loud under the stars July 11, 2015  –  8:00 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    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.  This outdoor concert 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!  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.  Most attendees also bring food and drink, ranging from full suppers to snacks.

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

  • LEGENDARY

    October 18, 2015  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    COLOSSAL, SPINE-TINGLING MUSIC   
    A supernatural wonder, with musical themes from classic movies, TV shows, and fairy tales:  John Williams' Jurassic Park ... Akira Ifukube's Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs Destoroyah, and King Kong vs Godzilla ... Franz Waxman's Bride of Frankenstein ... the premiere of Thomas Maslan’s new Svengoolie Variations, inspired by the theme song of Rick Koz’s Chicago-based TV show ... and Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite 1

    Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439

  • CLASSIC

    November 15, 2015  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    THE MAGIC OF MOZART  
    An absolutely delightful all-Mozart concert for orchestra and chorus:  Mass in Honor of the Most Holy Trinity ... Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ... Symphony 35 .... and Serenade for Winds 1

    Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439

  • MERRY

    December 13, 2015  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT FOR ALL AGES  
    Our festive holiday concert is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season:  selections from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel ... Francisco Madina’s Christmas Triptych ... your favorite carols .... and a visit from a jolly old elf in red

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

  • OLE!

    February 14, 2016  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    THE SPIRIT OF LATIN AMERICA AND SPAIN   
    elbio barilariElbio Barilari, host of WFMT’s Fiesta! program, serves as guest commentator for a concert celebrating the symphonic music of Argentina, Columbia, Mexico, Uruguay and Spain: grand traditions including Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia Ballet Suite, Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy (violin soloist to be announced), and Silvestre Revueltas’ Janitzio and Escenas Infantiles ... plus exciting music of today: Barilari's own Canyengue, Diego Vega’s Cascade and Bow and Léon Rengifo’s Tres Danzas Colombianas.

    Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439

  • BROADWAY

    March 20, 2016  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    ICONIC SONGS BY RICHARD RODGERS AND OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN  
    A rousing concert for chorus and orchestra featuring hit tunes from 8 Broadway musicals, including Carousel, Oklahoma, South Pacific, State Fair, The King and I, and The Sound of Music

    Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439

  • CROSSROADS

    April 24, 2016  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    ROCK MEETS BACH AND BEETHOVEN  
    An entertaining blend of hits from across the centuries, by the rock stars of their time:  J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto 6 ... Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony 1 ... and five rock tunes as written for the Hampton Rock String Quartet: 

    George Andrews' arrangement of I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozie (Four Tops)

    Richard Henrickson's arrangement of Whole Lotta Love by John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

    John Reed's arrangements of Eric Clapton's Crossroads (Cream), Kerry Livgren's Carry on Wayward Son (Kansas), and Gerald and Peter Jackson's Turn the Beat Around (as first performed by Vicki Sue Robinson and later by Gloria Estefan)

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

  • IMPRESSIONS

    May 22, 2016  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    SOUNDS OF WORLDS NEW AND OLD   
    Two timeless masterpieces inspired by a composer's visit to another land:  Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony 9 from the New World and George Gershwin’s American in Paris ... plus a performance by the winner of our annual solo competition for teen musicians

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

  • O FORTUNA

    June 26, 2016  –  4:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    PRIMAL MUSIC TO SHAKE YOUR SOUL   
    Be moved by some of the most powerful, and most beautiful, music written:  Carl Orff’s secular cantata Carmina Burana for orchestra and chorus ... and Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio for strings and organ
    Special note:  this 80-minute concert will start at 4:30 pm and be performed without intermission.

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