Mozart Requiem & Vivaldi Gloria featured in concerts Feb 10 & 11 led by ESO Music Director Andrew Grams

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra, together with the Elgin Master Chorale, will perform two (2) of the best known and beloved choral works of all time – Vivaldi’s brilliant Gloria and Mozart’s transcendent Requiem – Saturday, February 10, 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 11, 2:30 pm at Hemmens Cultural Center.  ESO Music Director Andrew Grams will lead the ensembles, and the program…
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01.24.2018

Suzuki School of Elgin Students to Perform Before ESO Concert Jan 27, 7:30 pm

Suzuki School of Elgin students will perform in the Hemmens lobby before the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) concert on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 pm. Suzuki School of Elgin, founded by Lamar Blum,has performed extensively throughout the Fox Valley, in Chicago, Williamsburg, VA, and Yellowstone National Park, WY. The group has played benefit and fundraising concerts, and has appeared with…
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01.23.2018

Soul City Church Lead Pastor Jeanne Stevens to Speak in Chapel

Jeanne Stevens, one of the lead pastors of Soul City Church in the West Loop area of Chicago, will be the guest speaker in chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The event is free and open to the public. Stevens is a respected author and…
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01.23.2018

ESO Rehearsal January 25 led by Music Director Andrew Grams Free and Open to the Public

The public is invited to attend a free open rehearsal of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), led by Music Director Andrew Grams, on Thursday, January 25 at 7:15 pm for Elgin residents.  Attendees MUST register online at ElginSymphony.Org.  Registration is online ONLY. No phone calls and no registration onsite.  Limit four (4) reservations.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Grams and the Orchestra will…
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01.18.2018

January 24, ESO Music Director Andrew Grams to meet with and conduct Larkin High School Symphony Orchestra

ESO Music Director Andrew Grams will meet with and conduct the Larkin High School Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, January 24 from 8:30 to 10:20 am in the Larkin Auditorium, 1475 Larkin Avenue, Elgin. The Larkin High School Symphony Orchestra is directed by Tom Weyland. The wind instruments are students of Band Director Brendyn Dobbeck. Three (3) of the Grams clinic participants are members…
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01.17.2018

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Announces Its 2018/19 Season

Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Andrew Hilary Grams announces the ESO’s 68th season, which marks Grams’ sixth as music director. The season features many of the great classical masterworks and lesser-known hidden gems. Also featured are contemporary works by American composers John Corigliano and Mason Bates, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-In-Residence from 2010-15. Seven (7) works…
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01.05.2018

SIDE STREET STUDIO ARTS ANNOUNCES 2018 VISUAL ART EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA), located at 15 Ziegler Ct. in the heart of downtown Elgin, kicks off its 2018 visual art exhibition schedule Friday, January 5 with It’s Strange, a solo exhibition by SSSA Artist-Intern Kira Fox. Supported in part by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, It’s Strange, is Fox’s first solo exhibition, featuring an entirely new body of work…
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01.02.2018

Holiday Tea is Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.

Teddy Bear Toys and Margarete Steiff The lights will be twinkling and cheer will be in the air! Join us for this FREE annual event ​ on Saturday, December 2, 2017​  that will be sure to get you in the holiday mood. Holiday drinks and refreshments will be provided.   Speaker Annette Issacs will reveal the interesting and cuddly history of a…
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11.27.2017

Citizen Way to Stop at Judson for Christmas Tour

Judson University will host the upcoming “A Very Merry Lil Christmas” tour on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). Presented by the Hands and Feet project, the four-state music tour will feature Judson’s own celebrity alum Ben Calhoun ’03 and the members of the Citizen Way band, along with recording…
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11.20.2017

Judson University’s 2017 Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois is Andrew Kennedy

Every fall, an outstanding senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service in curricular and extracurricular activities. The student who will represent…
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11.20.2017