Update 10:27 a.m. 2/1/15: This event has been cancelled because of today's snowstorm. Symphony officials say they hope to reschedule it in the spring.
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra continues its 69th season – titled Romanticism Endures, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. The program, titled “German Favorites” will feature the first ever performance of Richard Strauss’ rapturous Four Last Songs by the renowned soprano Michelle Areyzaga.
The concert of cornerstones of German Romanticism will also include Johannes Brahms’ popular Third Symphony and Richard Wagner’s stunning Overture to Tannhäuser.
The Romanticism Endures season features works of both the 19th and 20th centuries that exemplify the continuing appeal of Romanticism to both composers and audiences.
Discounted mid-season subscriptions for the three remaining concerts are available at $80 for adults, $70 for seniors (62 and over), $15 for full-time students and FREE for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Single tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $5 for students and FREE for children. Order forms, additional information and single tickets are available on-line at www.evanstonsymphony.org or by calling 847.864.8804. Children’s tickets are only available by calling 847.864.8804.
Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony was the Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Orchestra of the Year” in 2010. 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.