16-17 season imageUPCOMING CONCERTS 

Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere, as we celebrate our 70th season!  Learn more about our concert environment here.  


    March 12, 2017  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    TREASURES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA   Experience the nuanced elegance of music written for small orchestras over the centuries, in an intimate concert that includes the premiere of a new composition by Chicagoan Elijah Smith:   Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite 3, a set of lively dances typical of the European courts of the 1700s… Ludwig van Beethoven’s cheerful and energetic Symphony No. 2Gioachino Rossini’s rousing Overture to Scala di Seta, a one-act comic opera… and Elijah Smith’s Elysian, a portrayal of life as heaven on earth, written for this concert.

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


    April 30, 2017  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    MELODIES BY TCHAIKOVSKY   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s music is unmatched in lush beauty and brilliance. You’ll love this program of symphonic and operatic works that capture the spirit of dance as only Tchaikovsky can: Symphony No. 3, dominated by dance music and his only symphony written in a major key… and Polonaise and Waltz from his deeply moving lyric opera Eugene Onegin. In addition, the winner of our 70th annual solo competition for teen musicians, Julian Rhee, will perform the third movement of Brahms' Violin Concerto; Julian is a high school junior from Brookfield, Wisconsin, who has won many prestigious competitions for young violinists. 

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


    June 25, 2017  –  4:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES   Join us for legendary film music for chorus and orchestra, evoking memories of movies from the 1920s to today, written by:   John Williams for Amistad, Home Alone, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Empire of the Sun… Howard Shore for Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey…  Richard Rodgers for Victory at Sea…  Elmer Bernstein for The Magnificent Seven… Leonard Bernstein for West Side Story… Stephen Schwartz for Prince of Egypt… and multiple composers who scored MGM movies including The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain.

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