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ESO ensemble to present 'Around the World with Percussion' concert at Geneva library

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  • The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble includes, from left, leader George Blanchet, Brian Oriente and Michael Folker. The ensemble will perform "Around the World with Percussion" on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Geneva library.

    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble includes, from left, leader George Blanchet, Brian Oriente and Michael Folker. The ensemble will perform "Around the World with Percussion" on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Geneva library.
    Courtesy of Elgin Symphony Orchestra

 
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The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble will present "Around the World with Percussion" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St.

This free program will circle the globe and visit countries around the world. The ensemble shows off the incredible variety of instruments that make up the percussion family, and introduces children to music characteristic of the countries they visit.

Seating is limited. Tickets are issued to Geneva Public Library District cardholders first, and to additional guests on the day of the program, if still available. Contact the library at (630) 232-0780 or geneva.library@gpld.org to reserve your tickets or for more information. To learn more about the ESO, visit ElginSymphony.org.

ESO musicians have instruments that travel … and can bring a performance adventure to your school or library!

The ESO Traveling Ensemble programs reinforce the goals for Illinois Learning Standards in the Fine Arts. Many current academic studies reinforce the theory that listening to and studying music develop the ability to think creatively. Schools with strong music programs and commitment to the arts have higher rates of graduation and better standardized test scores.

To engage an ESO Traveling Ensemble to perform at your school or library, contact Wendy Evans, director of community engagement and orchestra personnel, at w.evans@elginsymphony.org or (847) 888-0404, ext. 238.

The Geneva Public Library's mission is to connect the community to discover, inspire and grow. The library strives to be a valued and innovative community resource empowering residents to seek knowledge, create ideas and achieve dreams. This is accomplished by providing a well-maintained facility with flexible space, and by leading and fostering community innovation, delivering excellent service, and promoting community engagement. The library offers a variety of intergenerational programming. For more information, visit www.gpld.org.

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