The 2016-2017 Season: Building Excitement


time in space/space in time

October 30, 2016 | 3:30 pm

If architecture is frozen music, is music liquid architecture? This unique multi-media program will explore the relationship between music and architecture. A special program with architectural influences by Robert Benson, design principal of Cannon Design.

Dukas: Fanfare from La Péri

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague”, Mvt. 1

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Pärt: Für Alina  

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  

Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn “St. Wenceslas”

Daugherty: Raise the Roof

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 4


Scotland the Brave

February 26, 2017 | 3:30pm

Take a journey with us and hear folk music with bagpipes and music inspired by
the beauty of Scotland. 

Arr. Anderson: Bluebells of Scotland
Guitars Over Guns

Traditional: Scottish Folk Music
Chicalba Bagpipers and Drums

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Qing Hou, Violin

Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”


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1001 Arabian Nights

April 2, 2017 | 3:30pm

Experience a rare classical concert as you hear music inspired by the Middle East united with traditional folk belly dancing. Also enjoy the beautifully woven musical stories that saved Scheherazade’s life.

Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar
Northside College Prep High School Orchestra

Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Sherry Hong, Violin

Tchaikovsky: Arabian Dance from The Nutcracker

Traditional: Authentic Middle Eastern Folk Music
Safire Belly Dancers of Chicago

Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida
Northside College Prep High School Choir

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


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Who says Rome wasn’t Built in a Day?

June 3, 2017 | 7:30pm
Please note special finale concert day and time: Saturday evening at seven-thirty.

This concert comes with a side of marinara and ends with a brassy and exciting finale!   

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Arban: Carnival of Venice
John Hagstrom, Trumpet

Puccini: Chrysanthemums

Respighi: Pines of Rome