Enjoy a 'Russian Spectacular' Nov. 22 with Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra

  • The Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music from classic Russian composers at the Nov. 22 concert at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

    The Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music from classic Russian composers at the Nov. 22 concert at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Courtesy of Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra

 
 
Posted11/17/2021 6:40 PM

Join the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra for a "Russian Spectacular" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin.

Explore the music of the Russian composers who shaped the history of classical music, such as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, go to www.midphil.org/russian.

Online tickets are $18, $10 for students or seniors; or $7 for children, age 7 or younger. Tickets at the door are an additional $3. With a valid student ID, high school students can get a $5 ticket.

The concert program will feature Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol," Vasily Kalinnikov's Symphony No. 1, Finale; Stravinsky's "Tango," and Tchaikovsky's "Andante Cantabile" and Symphony No. 5.

All seats will be reserved for the 2021-22 season to keep social distancing between groups. Face masks will be required for everyone entering the concert venue.

The season began Oct. 31 with a "Pops Concert on Halloween" with music from John Williams' "Star Wars Suite" and the theme from "E.T."

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In early 2022, the orchestra will perform as part of the All-State Illinois Music Education Conference at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 Friday, Jan. 28, at the Peoria Civic Center.

In the spring, the orchestra will perform at the annual Midwest Concerto Competition Winners' Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in Elmhurst University's Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel.

The final concert of the season will be an "American Road Trip" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Hemmens. It will feature Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and more.

Learn more at www.midphil.org/concerts.

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Located inside Midwest Conservatory of Music in Schaumburg, the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra offers orchestral training to beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

The Midwest Conservatory of Music is a member school of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Learn more at midwestconservatory.com.

It is presented by Midwest Fine Arts Society, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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