14 DAYS OF LOVE IN DUNDEE” RETURNS TO EAST DUNDEE’S DEPOT FEB. 1

The Big Heart is coming back to the Depot on River Street in East Dundee, signaling the beginning of the “14 Days of Love in Dundee” contest slated for February 1-14. During that time visitors are encouraged to win prizes by snapping a photo with their two-legged or four-legged sweetie in front of the Village’s…
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01.27.2017

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Announces Its 2017/18 Season

Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Andrew Grams and Chief Executive Officer David Bearden announce the ESO’s 67th season. The 2017/18 season marks Grams’ fifth as music director, and he has extended his contract through the 2020/21 season. The season features many beloved masterworks and lesser known classical pieces, with six (6) works…
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01.27.2017

Experience a Rainbow of Sound at the ESO’s Fountains of Rome Concerts February 11 & 12

    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) presents concerts so musically colorful it’s like a kaleidoscope of sound on Saturday, February 11, 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 12, 2:30 pm at the Hemmens Cultural Center.  Perfect for the family or your favorite Valentine, the program includes lush, passionate and beautifully melodic works like Dukas’ The…
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01.20.2017

SIDE STREET STUDIO ARTS ANNOUNCES 2017 VISUAL ART EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA), 15 Ziegler Ct. in the heart of downtown Elgin, kicks off 2017 in its visual art gallery Friday, January 13 with LIVE, a solo exhibition by SSSA Director Roberto Martinez. Supported in part by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, LIVE, showcases Martinez’s documentary photographs of his experiences at local concerts…
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01.03.2017

Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu to Lead a Free Masterclass Sat, Jan 7, 10 am at the Gail Borden Public Library

2010 winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, will present a masterclass on Saturday, January 7 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library. The event, presented by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) and the Gail Borden Public Library, is free and open to the public. Musicians…
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01.03.2017

DAR donates to Save the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2016 Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120 Contact:  Elizabeth Marston, Museum Director DAR donates to Save the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House Save the cobblestone, build the neighborhood! The Signal Hill Chapter (Barrington) of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated $500 to…
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12.27.2016

Angelo Xiang Yu, Winner of the Prestigious Menuhin Violin Competition, to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at ESO Concerts January 7 & 8

“His tone is exquisite; his technique is superhuman…he becomes one with the violin,” said a recent review of violinist Angelo Xiang Yu. The 2010 winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Mr. Yu will appear with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on January 7 & 8 performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Even…
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12.21.2016

Judson’s 158 Graduates Were Urged to Find Their Purpose, Follow Their Passion During Fall Commencement 2016

As many as 158 undergraduate and graduate students left Judson University as new graduates today, following the 76th commencement exercises that were held at Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The commencement keynote address at both ceremonies was presented by C. Jeffrey Wright, publisher and CEO of Urban Ministries Inc. (UMI) in Chicago, Ill….
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12.12.2016

Naper Settlement 2017 January Events and Programs

Wedding Showcase Recently engaged and planning your special day? The Wedding Showcase is a great opportunity for busy couples to plan their dream wedding. In the historic setting of the Pre-Emption House and Century Memorial Chapel, enjoy one-on-one consultations with the best in the bridal business including photographers, florists, DJs, musicians, bakers, caterers, ministers and…
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12.06.2016

Internationally-renowned Composer Donald Fraser to Hear His Holiday Work Performed at ESO Concert Dec 11

British-born composer, conductor and recording producer Donald Fraser, who now resides in the Chicago area, will attend the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) holiday concert December 11 to hear his work, A Christmas Scherzo, performed by the ESO, the Elgin Master Chorale and the Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus.  The piece includes This Christmastide, conducted on Sunday…
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12.02.2016