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  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra

    Elgin Symphony Orchestra

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    Performing Arts

    About Us

    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is unmatched for quality music and a fun, relaxing, cultural experience. In addition to magnificent music performed by some of the best musicians in the region, patrons can enjoy a drink, time with friends and even shop at the Elgin Symphony League Boutique in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center. From start to finish – the ESO brings world class, big city entertainment without the hassles of the big city.

    ESO History
    Named “Orchestra of the Year” an unprecedented four times by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, (1988,1999, 2005 and 2016) and winner of a 2010 Elgin Image Award, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, now in its 67th season, is respected for exceptional performance, innovative education programs, and community outreach initiatives.

    Founded in 1950 by Douglas Steensland at Elgin Community College, the Orchestra has benefited from the contributions of many talented conductors and musicians during its sixty-three year history. With the appointment of Grammy Award-winning conductor Margaret Hillis as Music Director in 1971, the Orchestra’s artistic growth advanced significantly. The Orchestra became fully professional in 1985 under the direction of conductor/composer Robert Hanson, who was named Music Director earlier that year. Maestro Hanson held the position until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 concert season.

    Continue reading history at: https://www.elginsymphony.org/about/

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    Events

    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Pines of Rome
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Pines of Rome
    • The award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2021-22 season with the Pines of Rome.
    • Saturday Oct 2, 2021
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute
    • Elgin Symphony Orchestra, joined by Jeans 'n Classics, presents the music of the iconic sci fi-comedy-horror satire The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    • Saturday Oct 16, 2021
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
    • The Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m.
    • Saturday Nov 6, 2021
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: The Film Music of John Williams
    Elgin Symphony Orchestra: The Film Music of John Williams

    Rep/Contact Info

    Gwen Gage
    Board Chair
    • Phone: (847) 888-0404
    Ms. Donna Lake
    Marketing
    • Phone: (312) 342-5827
    Mr. Marc Thayer
    CEO
    • Phone: (847) 888-0404
  • Elgin Development Group
    A Division of the Elgin Area Chamber

    31 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120
    847-741-5663
    info@elgindevelopment.com