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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

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50 Arts Cir Dr, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA, Evanston, Illinois United States
07 May 2017

Phenomenal virtuoso Jeffrey Biegel debuts with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, in the blockbuster of all piano concertos, the Third Concerto of Rachmaninoff. The 1996 film “Shine” was built around the struggles of pianist David Helfgott with the mental and musical challenges posed by this epic concerto. Prokofiev’s concert suite, drawn from his 1934 score for the Soviet film “Lt. Kije,” is a long-time favorite, and the program concludes with another concert suite prepared by…

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11 Jun 2017

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, concludes its blockbuster season as it began, with a monumental work inspired by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony includes vocal soloists and full chorus, but adds organ, bells, and a multitude of extra orchestral players, both on and off stage, to create an overwhelming narrative of death and eventual resurrection. The North Shore Choral Society joins the ESO for the choral finale of the “Resurrection” as well as…

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