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.

  • SEASONS

    welcoming spring with cherished foursquare classics April 12, 2015  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
    four seasons

    Fabulous fours:  Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 4, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4,
    and selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. 

    mlakisova2This cheerful chamber orchestra concert is centered on four, a number rich in significance in philosophy, science and music.  Bach’s rollicking fourth suite was written as music for formal court dinners:  an elaborate overture introduces dance movements, before a grand and joyful closing.  Beethoven’s fourth symphony is a finely crafted work with exquisite, sunny melodies. Vivaldi’s remarkable Four Seasons violin concertos are probably his most famous works; award-winning youth soloist Masha Lakisova of Vernon Hills joins us to perform two of those lively pieces: Spring and Autumn.  Hear Masha play with her Piano TrioRoyale.

    Presented at Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive, Westmont, IL 60559

  • SUBLIME

    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.  This program contrasts that suite with his gorgeous Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, which is full of grief as well as stunning loveliness and power.  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

  • RENDEZVOUS

    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).

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