Tony Award-Winning Actor Brian Dennehy Headlines First Concert of the Elmhurst Symphony's 55th Season
Aug 26, 2015 10:54 AM -
"A Season of Celebration" promises to bring excitement and musical delights to Elmhurst Symphony audiences as both Stephen Alltop, ESO's Music Director, and Rika Seko, ESO Concertmaster, celebrate their 20th anniversaries with the orchestra. Concert programs ranging from Mozart to Copland are sure to please a wide range of musical tastes, and special events throughout the season will infuse the concert experience with a celebratory flavor. The season opener on October 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm, "Copland's Music of the Heartland," features the acclaimed stage, screen and television actor Brian Dennehy, who will narrate two remarkable works: Copland's A Lincoln Portrait and Schwantner's New Morning for the World, based on the powerful speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. Stanger Young Artist Audition winner Joshua Brown plays Waxman's Carmen Fantasie, and the ESO performs the Suite from another Copland favorite, Appalachian Spring. A barbeque dinner with two seatings will precede the concert, and Dennehy will join guests for a brief visit during this time. Reservations are required; please visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org for details.