The opening concert of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 68th season Sunday will celebrate the city’s 150th birthday with a premiere performance of “Evanston Fanfare,” composed by Mark Gresham.

The concert, under the direction of Lawrence Eckerling, will be held at the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The Evanston focus continues with Kyle and Ryan Jannak-Huang, students at Evanston-based Music Institute of Chicago, playing duo-piano solos in Saint-Saen’s “Carnival of the Animals,” which includes narration by Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern.

Also on the program are Offenbach’s “Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld,” Ravel’s “Bolero,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Ticket information is available on the symphony’s website.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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