Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra concert explores 'French Connections'
During the month of August, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will broadcast its November 2018 concert, "French Connections," on Comcast Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Enjoy music of beloved composers with French connections: Frederic Chopin, Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, and Georges Bizet.
Chopin's beautiful Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op 21, features the spectacular talents of Adam Neiman, an Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra audience favorite.
Acclaimed organist Michael Surratt shines in Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 in C minor (Organ Symphony), and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra rounds out the program with the well-loved Carmen Suite No. 1 by Bizet.
In addition, the symphony performs the "Armed Forces Salute" in honor of current, retired and former military personnel.
Join the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and music lovers throughout the Chicago area in a concert that will lift your spirits and soothe your soul.
In July, the for the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra broadcast an encore surprise with Kate Carter. The cable TV program featured "Classical Delights," the March 2019 concert featuring Jasmine Lin performing Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A Major, plus Mozart Symphony No. 41 and Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. Lin also performed her own cadenza.
Every Tuesday, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Facebook page hosts "Ted's Tuesday Trivia." On Aug. 4, the topic was Felix Mendelssohn's childhood. Between age 12 and 14, he wrote a dozen string symphonies, and at age 16, he composed his famous chamber work, the Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, for double string quartet.