The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Percussion Ensemble will present Around the World with Percussion at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street, on Wednesday, August 16 from 10:30-11:30 am. This free program will circle the globe and visit countries around the world. The ensemble shows-off the incredible variety of instruments that make up the percussion family, and introduces children to music characteristic of the countries they visit. Seating is limited. Tickets are issued to Geneva Public Library District cardholders first, and to additional guests on the day of the program, if still available. Contact the Library at 630.232.0780 or email@example.com to reserve your tickets or for more information. To learn more about the ESO, visit ElginSymphony.Org.
ESO musicians have instruments that travel…and can bring a performance adventure to your school or library! ESO Traveling Ensemble programs reinforce the goals for Illinois Learning Standards in the Fine Arts. Many current academic studies reinforce the theory that listening to and studying music develop the ability to think creatively. Schools with strong music programs and commitment to the arts have higher rates of graduation and better standardized test scores. To engage an ESO Traveling Ensemble to perform at your school or library, call or email Wendy Evans, Director of Community Engagement and Orchestra Personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-888-0404 ex. 238.
The Geneva Public Library’s mission is to connect the community to discover, inspire and grow. The Library strives to be a valued and innovative community resource empowering residents to seek knowledge, create ideas and achieve dreams. This is accomplished by providing a well-maintained facility with flexible space, and by leading and fostering community innovation, delivering excellent service, and promoting community engagement. The Library offers a variety of intergenerational programming. For more information, visit www.gpld.org.
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) works to create an enjoyable entertainment experience that goes beyond the spectacular music performed by some of the best musicians in the region. An ESO concert is an affordable entertainment option, with tickets starting at just $30. There is accessible, free parking around the Hemmens Cultural Center and valet service available. Area musicians often perform in the lobby before concerts and patrons can purchase gifts at the Elgin Symphony League Boutique, and enjoy a drink before the show. Pre-concert chats are given by Andrew Grams, guest artists and others one hour before most performances and Saturday night patrons are invited after concerts to Mingle with the Musicians at area restaurants. In addition, free Listeners Club lecture/discussions presented by music historian Jim Kendros are offered before ESO concert weekends on Wednesdays at the Gail Borden Public Library and Greenfields of Geneva. And if a patron can’t make a concert, the ESO offers free exchanges to subscribers and to single ticket buyers for a small fee. The ESO is a world-class, professional orchestra providing quality musical explorations that are entertaining, hassle-free and conveniently located close to home in the western suburbs. Learn more at ElginSymphony.Org.