Sunday, October 11, 2015

Italian Music!!!     Italian Food!!

Following our October 18, 2015 concert, at which we feature music by Vivaldi and Verdi, orchestra members, board members, audience members and families will gather at Trattoria 225 for dinner! 

Bill Quick, the owner of Trattoria 225, has planned a lovely meal at the cost of $25 a person.  The restaurant is located at 225 Harrison in Oak Park in the Harrison Street Arts District.

Click here to see the menu

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Very Special Event!

Riccardo Muti visits us!

For the third time in three years, Riccardo Muti, the world-renowned conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will come to work with the orchestra.

Maestro Muti has a mission:  to reach out to the community at large.  To that end he has taken the CSO to the inner city and to neighborhoods that never hear classical music.  He wants to give to others!

We are very fortunate because the orchestra will be able to learn from and enjoy one of the greats of the musical world.

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 at Dominican University's Performing Arts Center.  It is free to the public, no tickets required.

Come and watch!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wedding Bells Will Ring

Two members of the orchestra have announced their up-coming wedding in September, 2015.  They are Yi-Chen Huang, violin and Petr Husak, cello.

The two met as fellow orchestra players and their romance bloomed.  Both are wonderful musical leaders and fun people!  We wish them every happiness!

Thursday Night Out, June 4, 2015

Barely taking a breath at the end of the season, orchestra members began preparing for yet another concert on June 4:  Thursday Night Out in downtown Oak Park. 

Under the direction of Maurice Boyer, our assistant conductor, the orchestra played the popular Symphony No. 40 by Mozart.  A sizable crowd gathered in the street to hear us.  For many, it was their first time to hear our orchestra.  The orchestra was gratified by the rapt attention of the audience and their generous applause.  We gained a number of new fans and a number of new subscribers!

Thanks to all who participated!

Dvorak, Then Dinner!

Following our final concert of the 2014/2015 season on May 3, audience, board members and players gathered at Klas Restaurant in Cicero.  Having played an all-Dvorak concert, it was fitting and celebratory to meet at Klas' and dine on Czech-style food!  A good time was had by all!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Come to the party!

HOST: The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest
WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 7 PM - 11:30 PM
WHERE: Skrine Chops - upstairs
7230 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130

WHAT: Dinner, cash bar and dancing to all your romantic favorites! DJ Rick plays your special requests. Local artists will present a Valentine's Boutique. Shop for your special someone, enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes, or visit our silent auction.

TICKETS: $40 per person or two for $75
if purchased before February 12th.
Tickets at the door are $50 per person.

For more information or to reserve your tickets contact Carole Benson at 708/261-7181.
Tickets are going fast!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Here's a great video from our March, 2014 concert!

Berlioz Romeo Alone and Festivities at the Capulets - Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest 

Filmed and uploaded by Thomas Steffens.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Our concert on January 18, 2015 was SOLD OUT!  We had an attentive and appreciative crowd listening to our performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, along with soloists and the Symphony Chorus.

None other than Riccardo Muti himself was in the audience!  We are so honored!