UPCOMING CONCERTS 

Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere, as we near the end of our 70th season and look ahead to next season!  Learn more about our concert environment here.  

  • ROCK ON

    July 30, 2017  –  4:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    A BLAST FROM THE PAST  This concert is the perfect way to chill on a summer afternoon!  You'll love these epic classics from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Eagles, Doors, Who, and artists including Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, and Gloria Estefan. Join us for toe-tapping orchestral renditions of some of rock's greatest hits and enjoy supper afterwards at one of downtown Naperville's many restaurants.

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

  • SIZZLING

    October 15, 2017  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    THE TOILS AND PASSIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE are captured in this music from three centuries: Michael Daugherty’s intense 2003 Fire and Blood violin concerto, inspired by Diego Rivera's Detroit industry murals (pictured); Samuel Barber’s lyrical 1936 Symphony 1 in One Movement; and Carmen Suites 1 and 2 from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera about the legendary gypsy temptress. Victoria Moreira joins us as soloist for Fire and Blood. 

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

  • MERRY

    December 10, 2017  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT will delight all generations of your family, with a visit from Santa, traditional favorites including 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.

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

  • FUSION

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

    February 11, 2018  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    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 Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

  • JOURNEYS

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

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

    June 16, 2018  –  7:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    JOHANNES BRAHMS’ MAGNIFICENT GERMAN REQUIEM will move your soul with its affirmation of personal faith and victory over death.  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