The Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 67th season, “A Musical Passport,” will feature four subscription concerts conducted by music director Lawrence Eckerling at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.
The season opens on Oct. 21 with a program of Viennese Masterworks, featuring Matthew Hagle performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, plus the overture to Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.
Irina Muresanu will take the solo in the Dvorak Violin Concerto on Mar. 3, part of the “Slavic Favorites” program, which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
“Music from the English Countryside,” on May 5, features the return of local favorite Wendy Warner performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, as well as the “Four Sea Interludes” from “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten and the Symphony No. 5 by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
The season finale on June 16, titled “From the City of Light to Eternal Rome,” will highlight the virtuosity of the orchestra as a whole in French favorites by Saint-Saens, Dukas and Debussy, plus Respighi’s “Roman Festivals.” David Schrader will perform the organ solos in both the Respighi piece and the Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani by Francis Poulenc.
Season subscriptions for the four concerts are now available. Order forms and additional information are available at www.evanstonsymphony.org or call 847-864-8804. Online sales will begin on Aug. 1.