The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, will perform favorite works by Tchaikovsky and Mozart a 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston.
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is the iconic ballet, subject of movies such as the Black Swan and a favorite musical source for Olympic skating programs. Its 1877 premiere was not a great success as the music was criticized for being “too symphonic.”
The ESO program presents 50 minutes of both favorite dances and its grandest symphonic passages. Mozart was Tchaikovsky’s favorite composer, and the passionate 40th Symphony shows why as it opens this all-orchestral concert.
Tickets and more information are available online.