North Shore Retirement Hotel and Evanston Symphony Orchestra
Host Free Program/Recital featuring Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Bartok
Evanston, IL &mdash The North Shore Retirement Hotel, in conjunction with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, will host Musical Insights, a free lecture program open to the public on Friday, March 1, 2013 starting at 1:30 p.m.at the North Shore Retirement Hotel, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
The program features a presentation by Lawrence Eckerling, Music Director of the ESO, Irina Muresanu, renowned violinist, and David Ellis, the ESO&rsquo s General Manager for the upcoming concert on Sunday, March 3 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. The concert, titled Slavic Favorites, will start at 2:30 pm and feature Ms. Muresanu in Dvorak&rsquo s Violin Concerto, plus Glinka&rsquo s Russlan and Ludmilla Overture and Tchaikovsky&rsquo s passionate Fifth Symphony.
Ms. Muresanu will also perform, accompanied by Mr. Eckerling, Bela Bartok&rsquo s arrangement of six folk dance melodies from her native Romania as an exclusive feature of the March 1 Musical Insights program.
The North Shore Retirement Hotel has now assumed the sponsorship of this popular lecture/recital series. These programs discuss the upcoming concert on the Friday afternoon prior to each ESO subscription concert. Maestro Eckerling uses recordings, DVDs, and the piano to demonstrate musical ideas and themes.
The program lasts about an hour and concludes with a question-and-answer session and free refreshments.
Founded in 1945, the award-winning Evanston Symphony 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.