Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra celebrating 60 years with a 'Brass Blowout' Nov. 13

  • The brass section of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will be highlighted in the Nov. 13 concert "Brass Blowout," part of the symphony's 60th anniversary celebration.

    The brass section of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will be highlighted in the Nov. 13 concert "Brass Blowout," part of the symphony's 60th anniversary celebration. Courtesy of Elmhurst Symphony

Updated 10/15/2021 9:10 PM

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of music director and conductor Stephen Alltop, continues its "Music Alive" season of spectacular music-making with "Brass Blowout."

This is part of a year-long celebration of the 60 seasons the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra has been bringing exceptional orchestral performances to the western suburbs and beyond.


"Brass Blowout" will delight you with selections by familiar and well-loved composers, including early 20th-century composers Manuel de Falla's Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from "The Three-Cornered Hat;" Maurice Ravel's "Boléro;" and Ottorino Respighi's "The Pines of Rome," as well as 19th-century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Mvt. 3, featuring guest artist pianist Shivshankar Prasad, the 2020 Stanger Audition winner.

You are invited to join us for this memorable evening of music at 7 p.m at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.

This concert is dedicated to the late Fred Hodge, a long-time friend and generous supporter of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. The performance of "The Pines of Rome" is underwritten by a generous gift from Ralph Maxson.

In-person safety measures are in effect this season.

All Elmhurst Symphony attendees are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status or age. At this time, our venue requires all in attendance on concert days to sign a release. For more information, please call the Elmhurst Symphony office at (630) 941-0202.

Save on ticket costs by purchasing a discounted three or four concert 2021-22 season subscription at www.elmhurstsymphony.org or by calling the box office at (630) 941-0202.

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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 are $35 or $32 for seniors 65 and older, and can be purchased on the website or by phone through Thursday, Nov. 11.

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

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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