• ESO presents The Music of Star Wars



    Tickets now on sale for Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s
    “The Music of Star Wars”  concert on March 31

    Audience encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character

     
     
    (January 26, 2023 – Elgin, Illinois) It will be an otherworldly musical experience when the Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents “The Music of Star Wars” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, Ill.  Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character for this one-night-only performance.

    Guest Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez will lead the Symphony in selections from “A New Hope,” “The Phantom Menace,” “The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One,” and other Star Wars movies. Lopez-Yañez, who recently conducted the ESO’s “Latin Fire” concert, is known for his playful and lively podium presence as he encourages audience participation. This concert promises music you know and a performance that is out of this world.

    Tickets start at $20 and are available on the ESO’s website, www.ElginSymphony.org, and, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling its box office at 847-888-4000. Student tickets are $10, and youth age 17 and under are free with an accompanying adult, limit one free youth ticket per adult ticket purchase.
     
    These performances are sponsored by John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Otto, The Pepper Family Foundation, Willow Springs Charitable Trust, Seigle Foundation, Elgin Symphony League, and Illinois Arts Council Agency.
     
     
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    About the Elgin Symphony Orchestra
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra has a long history of highlighting the works of world-renowned conductors, composers, and musicians, and of promoting the advancement of women in the arts. Founded in 1950 as a community orchestra, the ESO became a professional ensemble in 1985, in good part due to the leadership of the late Margaret Hillis, who was music director at the ESO from 1971-1985. Hillis was one of the first females to break through the male-dominated world of conducting and is credited with being the impetus behind the creation of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra Association, the formation of the ESO League, and the start of the ESO’s outreach to youth through concerts for school students.

    Today, the ESO continues to draw its creativity and artistry from the Elgin area and gives back to the community through its Adopt-a-School Program, performances at local hospitals, hospices and retirement homes, Listeners Clubs, and other free programs at public libraries, The In Harmony Program in places of worship, Ainsworth Concerts for Youth, free tickets for youth under 18, open rehearsals, and free community concerts throughout the region.

    The ESO has been named Orchestra of the Year four times by the Illinois Council of Orchestras (1988, 1999, 2005 and 2016). 

    The ESO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more or to support the ESO, visit www.elginsymphony.org