Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental “Requiem” will close the season for the Evanston Symphony Orchestra on June 15 at Pick-Staiger concert hall in Evanston at 2:30 p.m.
Music Director Lawrence Eckerling will conduct the orchestra, joined by the North Shore Choral Society (prepared by Julia Davids) and four vocal soloists: Sarah Hibbard, soprano; Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano; Eric Ashcraft, tenor; and Aaron Stegemöller, bass.
Tickets, priced at $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $5 for full-time students and free for children 12 and under, are available online at www.evanstonsymphony.org or at 847-864-8804. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office on the day of the concert at $35 for adults and $30 for seniors, with student and child ticket prices unchanged.
At 1:30 on June 13, two days before the concert, the North Shore Retirement Hotel, 1611 Chicago Ave., will host with the ESO a free lecture on Verdi’s “Requiem” in the “Musical Insights” series, open to the public at the Hotel. ESO Maestro Eckerling and ESO General Manager David Ellis will use recordings, DVDs and piano to demonstrate musical ideas and themes. The program will last about an hour and will conclude with a period for questions and free refreshments.