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The Evanston Syymphony Orchestra will open its 72nd season – titled “Music from Many Lands” – at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. 

The program includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Sibelius and features the ESO debut of rising star violinist William Hagen. Music Director Lawrence Eckerling conducts.

Mr. Hagen will solo in the Violin Concerto by the Finnish master Jean Sibelius, and the program opens with Schumann’s impassioned Manfred Overture. The concluding work on the program is Beethoven’s popular and dynamic Seventh Symphony.

  Season subscriptions for the four concerts and single tickets are available at or 847-864-8804.