The fourth and final subscription concert of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 73rd season—themed Virtuosos—will feature the virtuoso voices of the North Shore Choral Society, the Evanston Children’s Choir, soprano Michelle Areyzaga, tenor Peder Reiff and baritone Christopher Magiera in Carl Orff’s blockbuster Carmina Burana.
Orff’s popular work will conclude a program performed at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling on Sunday May 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
The first half of the concert will feature the Evanston Symphony’s tribute to the centennial of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, with two of his most popular works: the Chichester Psalms with the North Shore Choral Society and boy soloist William Lewis, and the virtuoso aria “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide, sung by Michelle Areyzaga. The concert opens with John Williams’ To Lenny, To Lenny (For New York), composed for Bernstein’s 70th birthday.
Single tickets at $5-32 are available on-line at www.evanstonsymphony.org or by calling 847.864.8804. Free tickets for children aged 12 and under are only available by calling 847.864.8804.
Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony is the 2017 Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Orchestra of the Year”. The ESO mission is to provide community members of all ages with convenient, affordable opportunities to perform and hear fine classical music from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.