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


    chamber orchestra concert April 27, 2014  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    BALANCE AND BEAUTY abound in this spring concert filled with gorgeous harmonies. Featured are two short symphonies by young composers that hearken back to the styles of Mozart and Haydn and have remained audience favorites:  Schubert’s beguiling Fifth, written when he was 19, and Prokofiev’s charming First (Classical), written when he was 26.  Soloists from our orchestra are spotlighted in two more works: Poulenc’s rollicking Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone, and Tchaikovsky’s wistful Andante Cantabile for strings and solo cello, which was used as the melody of the 1930s dance-band song On the Isle of May.  Learn more ...

    Presented at York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126


    symphony orchestra concert May 18, 2014  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions

    RACHMANINOFF was in love when he wrote his famous Piano Concerto No. 2, performed in this concert by expressive Chicago soloist Lyudmila Lakisova.  The heartfelt romanticism of this concerto has won it great popularity; it has been used in countless movies and its themes underlie Sinatra’s 1945 Full Moon and Empty Arms and Carmen's 1970s ballads All by Myself and Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.  Completing this program are Glinka’s exuberant Russlan and Ludmilla Overture and Shostakovich’s magnificent Symphony No. 10, with its breathtaking blend of tenderness and brassy grandeur. Learn more...

    Presented at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181


    orchestra and chorus concert June 22, 2014  –  4:00 pm buy ticketsget directions

    AN OPERA BASH with simply splendid selections for orchestra and chorus by Verdi and Wagner, the two most influential opera composers of the 19th century, with wonderfully contrasting styles.  Opera aficionado or not, you’ll recognize and be thrilled by these hits from both Verdi's grand operas and Wagner's artistic extravaganzas.  You'll enjoy music from Aida, I Lombardi, La Traviata, Macbeth, Otello, Rigoletto and Verspri Siciliani (all Verdi) and from The Valkyrie and Flying Dutchman (Wagner).  Reserved-seating tickets will be on sale by September 1, 2013, through North Central College – see Tickets page or call 630-637-7469 for details. Learn more...

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