Elmhurst Symphony to perform a 'Baroque Showcase' Jan. 23

  • The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will perform Baroque favorites on Sunday, Jan. 23, at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.

    The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will perform Baroque favorites on Sunday, Jan. 23, at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. Courtesy of Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra

Posted1/19/2022 12:02 AM

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of music director and conductor Stephen Alltop, continues "The Music Lives" season with a concert of Baroque favorites at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.

In this yearlong celebration of the 60 seasons, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra has been bringing exceptional orchestral performances to the western suburbs and beyond, the orchestra will delight you with selections by familiar and well-loved Baroque composers.


The program will feature the German-British composer George Frideric Handel's Sonata from "Il Trionfo del Tempo e della Verita"; German composer Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050; Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D minor; and German composer Georg Philipp Telemann's Overture-Suite in C major, TV 55 no C 3 "Wassermusik."

The performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto is underwritten by a generous gift from Elaine Libovicz.

In-person safety measures are in effect this season. All attendees are required to wear masks, regardless of venue, vaccination status or age. At this time, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church requires all in attendance on concert days to also sign a release, which can be found on the sidebar of the website. For more information, call the ESO office at (630) 941-0202.

The final two concerts of the season will be: Bach's St. John's Passion with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12; and "Orchestral Brilliance" featuring Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Op. 96, Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, and Higdon's Concerto for Percussion at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

Save on ticket costs by purchasing a discounted 2021-22 season subscription for the remaining three concerts at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church; visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org or call the box office at (630) 941-0202. Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 30% over single ticket prices; free ticket exchanges for other series concerts; savings on additional single ticket purchases ($28 a ticket); invitations to special gatherings; and personalized customer service. Single tickets for this concert can be purchased on the website or by phone.

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church is located at 149 W. Brush Hill Road in Elmhurst. The venue has accessible parking and facilities.

The 2021-22 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, and 90.9FM WDCB, Chicago's Home for Jazz.

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