Paris and Rome Final Destinations For Evanston Symphony Orchestra&rsquo s &lsquo Musical Passports&rsquo Season
Evanston, IL &mdash Renowned local keyboard virtuoso David Schrader will highlight the fourth and final destination of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra&rsquo s 67th season, themed &ldquo Musical Passports.&rdquo The concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16 at Pick-Staiger concert hall in Evanston.
The concert features French masterworks premiered in Paris and concludes with Roman Festivals, the third of Respighi&rsquo s &ldquo Roman Trilogy&rdquo .
Conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, the orchestra will feature Schrader as soloist in the Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani by Francis Poulenc and also performing the organ part in Roman Festivals. The program also includes Debussy&rsquo s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Saint- Saë ns&rsquo Danse Macabre and the Fanfare for La Pé ri by Paul Dukas.
The organ soloist, a graduate of Indiana University, has performed and recorded frequently with many musical organizations in the Chicago area, including the Chicago Symphony.
Tickets for the June 16 concert are available in advance for $28 for adults, $23 for seniors, $5 for full-time students with ID and FREE for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.evanstonsymphony.org or by calling 847-864-8804. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office on the day of the concert for $35 for adults and $30 for seniors prices for students and children are the same as in advance.
Due to construction on the south end of the Northwestern University campus, Arts Circle Drive is currently closed to traffic. Free parking is still available on Sundays in the two-level structure located on Campus Drive. For more information please go to www.evanstonsymphony.org or call 847.864.8804.
Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony was the Illinois Council of Orchestras&rsquo &ldquo Orchestra of the Year&rdquo for 2010. The ESO offers five concerts a year with a mission 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. # # #