St Petersburg and Prague Are Destinations in &lsquo Musical Passports&rsquo
For Evanston Symphony Orchestra&rsquo s 67th Season
Evanston, IL &mdash Slavic Favorites &ndash and a Romanian born violinist &ndash highlight the second 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, March 3 at Pick-Staiger concert hall in Evanston.
The concert features great pieces from the Slavic symphonic repertoire: Glinka&rsquo s Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, Dvorak&rsquo s Violin Concerto in A Minor and Tchaikovsky&rsquo s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor.
Conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, the orchestra will feature violinist Irina Muresanu in the Dvorak Concerto.
The Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla, premiered in St. Petersburg in 1842, is the earliest Russian piece in the standard symphonic repertoire. The Dvorak Violin Concerto was first performed in Prague in 1883 and the Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony had its premiere in St. Petersburg in 1888.
The violin soloist, now based in Boston, has performed twice previously with the ESO, as well as on international stages in Europe and Asia.
Other Musical Passports destinations planned for the 2012-13 season by the Evanston Symphony Orchestra are Music from the English Countryside on May 5 and From the City of Light to Eternal Rome on June 16.
Tickets for the March 3 concert are available in advance for $28 for adults, $23 for seniors, $5 for full-timestudents 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. Discounted &ldquo mid-season&rdquo subscription seating for the remaining three concerts is also available please call 847.864.8804 for the best seat selection.
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. # # #