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The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Awakens Nature This Weekend

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra concerts on April 5 – 7 will feature music inspired by nature, including Beethoven’s Pastoral. José Luis Gomez will lead the ESO as the guest conductor and music director finalist.  The young Venezuelan-born, Spanish conductor was catapulted to international attention when he won First Prize at the International Sir Georg Solti Conductor’s Competition in Frankfurt in September 2010.  Gomez’s electrifying energy, talent and creativity earned him immediate acclaim from the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra where he was appointed to the position of Assistant Conductor.  The Program will also showcase the talents of Amy Porter on the flute as she performs Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute & Orchestra with the talented musicians of the ESO.

Performances will be held on:

  • Friday, April 5 at the Schaumburg Prairie Center of the Arts
  • Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Elgin’s Hemmens Cultural Center
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Elgin’s Hemmens Cultural Center

The Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts is located at 201 Schaumburg Court and offers free parking.

The Hemmens Cultural Center is located at 45 Symphony Way, just south of Kimball Street and adjacent to The Centre of Elgin.  Free parking is plentiful and valet parking is available at both concerts at Hemmens for only $10.

Tickets start at only $28 and can be purchased through the ESO Box Office (847-888-4000) or by visiting  


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