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  • Writer's pictureLynne Kornecki

Love Art AND Music? Save these TWO dates from the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra: 4/4/24 and 5/4/24...Details below

Updated: Mar 12

For more details about this upcoming event on Thursday, 4/4/24, go to:(

I'm GUESSING this program will probably be held at the same venue where the orchestra performs which is Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church at 149 W. Brush Hill Road.

Following the lecture in April, is the coordinating concert on May 4, 2024. The information below is on the ESO's website -- check it out here:

What’s Interesting...

  • Like many of his contemporaries, French composer Claude Debussy often found musical revelations in the sights and sounds of far-off and foreign locales. Spain proved to be a veritable fountain of such exotic inspiration: Debussy’s Ibéria is full of flamenco-flavored tunes and brilliant colors, and pairs best with a bottle of Tempranillo — cheers!

  • Cellist Alexander Hersh, cellist, has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and creative talents of his generation. Having made solo appearances with the Boston Pops and Houston Symphony, Hersh makes his Elmhurst Symphony debut with this performance.

  • Debussy’s La mer is not merely the composer’s magnum opus, but also one of the strongest connections between music and visual art. The score to La mer was first published in 1905 and featured Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa on its cover. Since then, the two works, La mer and The Great Wave, have become a nearly inseparable pair.

Hokusai's The Great Wave

What’s Playing

Claude Debussy Ibéria (from Images pour orchestre)

Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Claude Debussy La mer

Who’s Performing

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop Music Director and Conductor

Alexander Hersh Cello



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