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.  

  • MERRY

    December 11, 2016  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    OUR HOLIDAY CONCERT FOR ALL AGES   This festive performance is the perfect way for your entire family to embrace the spirit of the season.  Despite the weather forecast, we do plan to present the concert as schedule - an update will be posted here before noon on December 11. The concert features favorite selections from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet… Three popular pieces written by Paul O’Neill for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Christmas Eve/Sarejevo 12/24 (based on God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman and Carol of the Bells), Wizards in Winter, and Dreams of Fireflies Leroy Anderson’s joyous Christmas Festival and other medleys of traditional carols… Chip Davis’s ethereal Stille Nacht as performed by Mannheim Steamroller… and a visit from a jolly old elf in red bearing treats for the children. Listen to the Nutcracker overture here!

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

  • RADIANT

    February 19, 2017  –  3:30 pm buy ticketsget directions
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    SONGS FROM THE HEART   Philosophy and faith have long inspired magnificent music, and this concert brings you two of those masterworks – both the final creations of legendary composers:   Ludwig van Beethoven’s tribute to universal brotherhood – his Symphony No. 9, with its Ode to Joy finale with chorus and acclaimed Chicago vocal soloists John Concepcion, Stacy Eckert, Ann McMann and Jeffrey Ray... and Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Stabat Mater with chorus: an operatically styled interpretation of the Latin hymn on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary, ending with a vision of Paradise.

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

  • PRICELESS

    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

  • SUMPTUOUS

    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. The winner of our 70th annual solo competition for teen musicians will also perform at this concert

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

  • MAGICAL

    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