DuPage Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Reflections of the Rus’ concert with flutist Adam Sadberry

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra promises to deliver an unforgettable performance with “Reflections of the Rus” on Sunday, Feb. 11.

This performance will feature the exceptional artistry of flutist Adam Sadberry, a nominee for the Washington Post’s coveted “23 for ‘23 Artists to Watch” list and rising star of the classical music world.

A rare and sublime program featuring Eastern European composers awaits: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 “The Polish,” a seldom heard jewel of the classical repertoire, plus Khachaturian’s fiery Flute Concerto, a thrilling work originally composed for violin.

These high-energy masterpieces feature adventurous harmonies and brilliant melodies, including traditional Polish and Armenian tunes for a culturally significant synthesis of folk and classical music.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. in Naperville.

The Wentz Lobby will come alive with the enchanting melodies of the West Suburban Flute Orchestra, who will captivate audiences before the concert and during intermission with the unique sounds of an all-flutes ensemble.

For a tactile experience for guests of all ages, Windy City Flutes will present a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, providing a hands-on encounter with a wide array of finely crafted flutes.

Reflecting the DuPage Symphony’s ongoing commitment to education and community engagement, a free open rehearsal is scheduled on Friday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wentz.

Guests will have the opportunity to witness the award-winning DuPage Symphony in action under the guidance of Maestra Barbara Schubert.

The rehearsal will include a Q&A session with flutist Adam Sadberry, plus a “Flutes of All Sizes” demonstration and Instrument Petting Zoo. Complimentary desserts by My Chef Catering will add a sweet note to this open-to-all event.

Tickets for “Reflections of the Rus” may be purchased online at or through the box office at (630) 778-1003, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

Tickets also may be purchased through North Central College’s box office at

Want to learn more about the music? The “Connect with Music” program features custom-created educational videos and listening guides at, designed for a general audience to engage with the orchestra’s 70th anniversary season.

Support for “Connect with Music” is generously furnished through the DuPage Foundation’s JCS Arts, Health, and Education Fund.

Established in 1954, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer community orchestra dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of DuPage County and beyond. In its 70th year, the award-winning orchestra continues to go “Above and Beyond,” embodying the spirit of volunteerism and artistic excellence in delivering captivating musical experiences to diverse audiences.

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