In a musical feast for lovers of the Baroque, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents “1-2-3-4 Baroque” at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. You will be taken on an adventure through the genre of the Baroque concerto in this program featuring concertos for one, two, three and even four soloists. The program opens with Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Sinfonia No. 3 in A major, followed by J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Harpsichord in A major and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor. Concluding the program are J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins.
Elmhurst Symphony Music Director, Conductor and harpsichordist Stephen Alltop leads a group of stellar musicians—flutist Jodi Taylor, violinists Rika Seko, Kate Carter, Kristen Wiersum, David Petersons, and William Greenlea, and cellists Jean Hatmaker and Ruth Mudge—in what promises to be a thrilling Baroque experience!
Generous sponsors of concert soloists are John and Mary Mallon, Darlene Van Meir, and an anonymous donor. Music costs are underwritten by a generous gift from Richard and Jane Kiep.
Proceeds from a bake sale at the concert will benefit the Symphony’s Youth Outreach Program, which sponsors annual performances by Elmhurst Symphony musicians at area elementary and middle schools.
The Elmhurst Symphony performs at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, located at 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. in Elmhurst. The church has accessible parking and facilities; parking is free. The concert experience at ECRC is enhanced by the informative and lively discussion, Behind the Music Stand, led by audience favorite Dr. Ted Hatmaker, which takes place at 1:45 p.m. prior to the concert.
Concert tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $9 for students. Group and family rates are also available. Three-concert subscriptions for the remainder of the season can be purchased at the concert, by visiting www.elmhurstsymphony.org, or by calling the Box Office at 630-941-0202. Subscriber benefits include savings on ticket costs, purchase of additional single tickets for $25, free exchange of tickets (conditions apply), and subscriber-only special gatherings.
The 56th season of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra is made possible in part by grants from the City of Elmhurst, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and 90.9FM WDCB, Chicago’s Home for Jazz.