[A tribute to The Beatles' "Abbey Road" and "White Album" will feature a collaboration between the orchestra and the Jeans 'n Classics band.]
The finale concert program May 2 and 3, 2020, includes Holst's "The Planets," inspiration for composer John Williams’ "Star Wars" soundtrack.
“At the ESO, we are transforming the symphony experience, whether it’s by creating a more welcoming and casual vibe at concerts, by offering opportunities for musicians and patrons to mingle after Saturday shows, or by creating new concert formats," ESO CEO Dave Bearden stated in the release. "And we serve it all up in the casual and informal environment today’s audience demands.”
The ESO Classics Series contains works by Bach, Chabrier, Debussy, Dvorak, Edwards, Elgar, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Respighi, Schoenberg, Strauss, Stravinsky, Verdi and Wagner.
Grams will fire up the season Sept. 14 and 15 with works by Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Pianist Dinara Klinton returns to perform Liszt’s haunting "Totentanz" and Rachmaninoff’s "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." The program also features the ESO premiere of the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s’ Symphony No. 3 and Liszt’s "Les Preludes."
The season's other guest artists will include violinist Adele Anthony, pianist William Wolfram and the Elgin Master Chorale.
If you go
WHAT: Inside the Music with Andrew Grams and the ESO exploring Mozart's "Jupiter" symphony
WHEN: 8 p.m. March 22
WHERE: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
COST: $30 for adults, $11 for students
INFO: ElginSymphony.Org, 847-888-4000