Evanston, IL &mdash The North Shore Retirement Hotel, in conjunction with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, will host Musical Insights, a free lecture program open to the public on Friday, October 19, 2012 starting at 1:30 p.m.at the North Shore Retirement Hotel, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
The program features a presentation by Lawrence Eckerling, Music Director of the ESO, Matthew Hagle, renowned local pianist, and David Ellis, the ESO&rsquo s General Manager for the upcoming concert on Sunday, October 21 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. The concert, titled Viennese Masterworks, will start at 2:30 pm and feature Mr.Hagle in Beethoven&rsquo s Fourth Piano Concerto, plus orchestral favorites by Mozart and Brahms.
The North Shore Retirement Hotel has now assumed the sponsorship of this popular lecture/recital series. These programs discuss the upcoming concert on the Friday afternoon prior to each ESO subscription concert. Maestro Eckerling uses recordings, DVD&rsquo s, and the piano to demonstrate musical ideas and themes.
The program lasts about an hour and concludes with a question-and-answer session and free refreshments.
Founded in 1945, the award-winning Evanston Symphony offers five concerts a year with a mission to provide community members of all ages with convenient, affordable opportunities to perform and hear fine classical music from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.