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Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere. We hope you'll join us for our 2018-19 season, our 72nd, with concerts in Hinsdale and Naperville. Learn more about our concert environment here.

  • IMAGINE

    oct 2018 new

    Oct 21, 2018  – 3:30 pm

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    FANTASY, MUSIC AND ART COME TOGETHER as we perform Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain and Hinsdale Central students exhibit artwork inspired by that dazzling piece. More chills and thrills are in store with Williams' original Star Wars Suite, Borodin's Symphony No. 2 - a tribute to Medieval warriors, and Gounod's eerie Funeral March of a Marionette. Rounding out this afternoon of spirited music are Brower's theme from the World of Warcraft video game and Howard's music from the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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

  • MERRY

    dec 2018

    Dec 9, 2018  – 3:30 pm

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    OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT will delight all generations of your family, with selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet and a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas, accompanied by orchestra. Celebrate the season with us as we welcome Santa and perform Korngold's The Snowman, Anderson's popular Christmas Festival, and all your favorite holiday carols.

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

  • FANCY FIDDLING

    feb 2017 fiddle

    Feb 10, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    GIFTED YOUNG VIOLINISTS from the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School join us to play the lively solos in The Four Seasons, Vivaldi's beloved Baroque music for string instruments and harpsichord. This concert also will bring you Beethoven's glorious Symphony No. 7, played by our full chamber orchestra.

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

  • LOVE STORIES

    mar 2019

    Mar 10, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    HIT SONGS from Kern and Hammerstein's 1927 musical Show Boat and Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess will steal your heart in this spectacular concert. The love stories of Gaylord and Magnolia on the Cotton Blossom and Porgy and Bess on Catfish Row will be told in enduring classic songs like Ol' Man River, Can't Help Loving' Dat Man, Summertime, and I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'. This performance features the West Suburban Symphony Singers chorus and Chicago vocal soloists.

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

  • IRRESISTIBLE

    may 2019

    May 5, 2019  – 3:30 pm

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    CAPTIVATING MASTERPIECES anchor this spring concert: Ravel’s sensational Bolero and Bizet’s delightful L’arlesienne (The Girl from Arles) Suites. Arles, a town in Provence, was the setting of an 1872 play about unrequited love, and Bizet’s background music has remained popular to this day. You’ll also enjoy Bernstein’s rollicking Overture to Candide, Shostakovich’s whirlwind Festive Overture, and a performance by the winner of our annual solo competition for young musicians.

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

  • VERDI'S REQUIEM

    jun 2019

    Jun 15, 2019  – 7:30 pm

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    THE POWER AND DRAMA of this electrifying music will move your soul. Intended for performance rather than worship, this music has been called "an opera in disguise." Verdi wrote his Requiem as a personal tribute to two countrymen he revered, composer Gioacchino Rossini and writer Alessandro Manzoni, and created an explosive masterpiece. Joining our orchestra in this performance are the West Suburban Symphony Singers chorus and Chicago vocal soloists.

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