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The Evanston Symphony Orchestra concludes its 69th season – titled Romanticism Endures – at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall May 31 at 2:30 p.m.

The program, titled “German Favorites,” will feature the first ever performance of Richard Strauss’ rapturous “Four Last Songs” by the soprano Michelle Areyzaga. This concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 1, but was postponed because of a blizzard. Tickets for the Feb. 1 date will be honored for this May 31 concert.

The concert of cornerstones of German Romanticism will also include Johannes Brahms’ popular Third Symphony and Richard Wagner’s stunning “Overture to Tannhäuser.”

The Romanticism Endures season features works of both the 19th and 20th centuries which exemplify the continuing appeal of Romanticism to both composers and audiences.

More information is available online at or by calling 847-864-8804.