Musical Monuments show brings symphonic masterworks to life

Final performance of Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra season set for May 6

Musical Monuments
Adam Neiman (Photo provided by Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra)

ELMHURST – Talent abounds in Musical Monuments, the final concert of the Elmhurst Symphony’s 56th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, when acclaimed pianist Adam Neiman and Stanger Young Artist Audition winner, violinist Karisa Chiu, join the orchestra for an evening of spectacular music-making.

Karisa Chiu (Photo provided by Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra)

From Finland’s northern lights to Norway’s fjords, the drama and charm of northern Europe come alive with symphonic masterworks. Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 – one of the best-loved works of all time, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (Movement 1) – brooding and intensely virtuosic, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 – one of the greatest ever written – will be landmarks as the ESO, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor, Stephen Alltop, takes you on a thrilling musical journey you will long remember.

The Musical Monuments concert is dedicated to Arnold and the late Dora Schenk, longtime Elmhurst Symphony patrons and ardent supporters of its concerts, community outreach programs, and the Auxiliary of the ESO. Generous concert sponsors include Loretta Kalina (works by Grieg and Sibelius) and Ruth Andersen (Brahms’ Symphony).

Behind the Music Stand

The Elmhurst Symphony performs at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church at 149 W. Brush Hill Road. The church has accessible parking and facilities; parking is free. The concert experience at ECRC is enhanced by the informative and lively discussion, Behind the Music Stand, led by audience favorite Dr. Ted Hatmaker, which takes place at 5:45 p.m. prior to the concert.

Concert tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $9 for students. Group and family rates are also available. Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season can be purchased at the concert.

The 56th season of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra is made possible in part by grants from the city of Elmhurst, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and 90.9FM WDCB, Chicago’s Home for Jazz.