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Russian favorites and a gifted young violinist will be the highlights of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra concert at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, conducted by music director Lawrence Eckerling.

Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D Minor – all great pieces from the Russian symphonic repertoire – are on the program.

Virtuoso violinist Bella Hristova, who will perform the Khachaturian, was the first prize winner in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. She has studied and performed with Jaime Laredo. A native of Bulgaria, she now resides in Philadelphia.

Tickets at $27/adults, $22/seniors, $5/students, with student ID, and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult, are available online at or by calling 847-864-8804.