Elgin Cultural Arts Commission to host Art Harvest event and unveil new public art

Elgin, IL – The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission will host its second annual Art Harvest event on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in DuPage Court, referred to as “Art Central,” and nearby downtown locations. Art Harvest celebrates the Halloween season, bringing community members to downtown for family-friendly events such as the Inside-Out Haunted House,…
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10.23.2017

ESO Cellist & Composer Elizabeth Start to Perform her Assisi Impressions at c3’s Concert October 20

Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) cellist and composer Elizabeth (Betsy) Start performs her Assisi Impressions with flutist Caroline Pittman on the Chicago Composers’ Consortium’s (c3) opening concert Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm, North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood Avenue. c3 is highlighting the work of three guest composers on this program, all distinctly different musical voices who call Chicago home: Randall West, whose aleatoric trio Aqua evokes…
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10.13.2017

Kick-Off for #ILGive Campaign Kickoff

Members of the nonprofit community and interested public are invited to the #ILGive campaign kickoff event on Tuesday, October 17 at Danny’s on Douglas, located at 231 Douglas Avenue. The event is free and will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The campaign is being spearheaded by Elgin Gives, a collaborative effort of community leaders in the greater Elgin…
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10.10.2017

ESO Music Director Andrew Grams to Conduct Blockbuster Program that Holds Beethoven’s 7th and Two ESO Premieres

Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Music Director Andrew Grams returns to the podium November 4 and 5 to conduct a blockbuster program that features Beethoven’s 7th symphony, an instant hit when first performed in 1813. The concerts also feature two (2) ESO premieres: Chicago-area composer James M. Stephenson’s TributesConcerto for Violin and Orchestra, performed by violinist Jennifer Frautschi, and Aaron Copland’s Our…
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10.10.2017

OneHockey Tournament Comes the Elgin!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   In a press conference scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at 11:00am at the Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will announce a highly anticipated Youth Ice Hockey Tournament. The Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is partnering with OneHockey to host the Central State…
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09.13.2017

Naper Settlement October 2017 Events and Programs

Oktoberfest Experience a weekend full of live music and delicious German food and beer under a large heated tent at Naper Settlement’s annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 6from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 from 12 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 12 to 5 p.m. located at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Visitors will enjoy different music each day…
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09.11.2017

4th Annual VolunteerPalooza set for 9/30

The Elgin Volunteer Coordinator Network (EVCN) will host the fourth annual VolunteerPalooza on Saturday, September 30 at the Gail Borden Public Library in the Meadows Community Room, located at 270 N. Grove Ave. The free volunteer fair runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend and learn about ways to volunteer in…
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09.11.2017

Judson’s Stellar Architecture Program to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Judson University’s esteemed Architecture program has reached a milestone.This year, the 20th anniversary celebration of Judson Architecture will occupy the place of the annual James Didier Symposium On Christ and Architecture on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16.   The celebration will begin with a special gallery opening of alumni architectural projects Friday, Sept. 15, in the Harm…
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09.11.2017

Judson to Host a Marathon of Music, Worship, Prayer and Testimonies to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Victims

To aid the many victims of recent Hurricane Harvey throughout the state of Texas, Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will host a “marathon” music, prayer and testimony vigil set to begin at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Thulin Auditorium in Thompson Hall (1151 N. State St., Elgin). It will culminate…
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09.05.2017

Wendy Evans promoted to ESO Director of Community Engagement and Orchestra Personnel Audra Odzana named Patron Services Manager

The ESO has promoted a long-time employee and hired a new patron services manager. Wendy Evans has been promoted to ESO Director of Community Engagement and Orchestra Personnel, and Audra Odzana has been named Patrons Services Manager.   Wendy Evans, an ESO musician in the first violin section since 1996, was hired as personnel manager…
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08.28.2017