Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday Night Out Was a Great Success!

Thursday Night Out was a great success!  

We had an appreciative audience and gained new subscribers!!

Maurice Boyer, Assistant Conductor, with David Leehey, Board President

Yi-Chen Huang, Violin, Sandra Korelc and Naomi Hildner, Viola

Players donated their time and talent for this event.

Suzanne McBride, Eliot Abarbanel, Donna Byrne, Edward Bingham

Beth Hoover, General Manager, with Tom Steffens

Paula Johanessen, Denise Boneau and Yi-Chen Huang, warming up.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


May 22, 7. p.m.

Marion and Westgate Streets in Downtown Oak Park

Come and hear us play outside under the stars!  Get discount tickets from local restaurants.

A fun evening for all!

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rehearsing With Cynthia Yeh

Our general manager, Beth Hoover, managed to get this shot from last Wednesday's rehearsal with Cynthia Yeh.  Here she is shown rehearsing a new work that was written just for her!  It's the "Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra" by Richard Kvistad.  

The orchestra loved the piece!  It's unusual, yet amazingly beautiful . . . in a modern idiom!

Cynthia Yeh is the Principal Percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which means she is a colleague of Jay Friedman, who is Principal Trombone of the CSO.  Also, it means she beat out many, many players for this position, which means she is a phenomenal musician!

This piece will be performed at our concert on May 18, 2014.  It's a World Premiere!