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Enchanting Seascape: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Presents La Mer on May 4th

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35 – $45
<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Enchanting Seascape: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Presents La Mer on May 4th</h1>
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

An Evening of Musical Exploration Featuring Works by Claude Debussy and More
The Elmhurst Symphony Association (ESA)  announces its upcoming concert, La Mer, set to enchant audiences on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 7:00 PM. The performance will take place at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (ECRC) in Elmhurst.
Audiences are invited to attend a pre-concert lecture by Assistant Conductor Eli Chen beginning at 5:45 PM in the Upper Gathering Area of ECRC.
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
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 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.
Buy Tickets and Learn More About This Concert
Tickets may be ordered online, by phone, or at the box office the day of the event. Senior and student ticket prices are available.
To purchase tickets visit ElmhurstSymphony.org or call the ESA office (Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM) at 630-941-0202.
To hear the concert pieces ahead of time visit ElmhurstSymphony.org.
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church is located at 149 W Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126.


May 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35 – $45
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Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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