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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and Apollo Chorus Celebrate Bruckner
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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and Apollo Chorus Celebrate Bruckner

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
149 W Brush Hill Road
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Two Performances: March 9 and 10, 2024
ELMHURST — The Elmhurst Symphony Association (ESA), in partnership with The Apollo Chorus of Chicago, announces Majestic Bruckner, on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM at Glenview Community Church in Glenview, IL, and on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 4:00 PM at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, IL. The concert features soloists Michelle Areyzaga, Tetyana Vakhnovska, Martin Luther Clark, and Bill McMurray.
Audiences are invited to attend a pre-concert lecture by Assistant Conductor Eli Chen beginning at 2:45 PM on Sunday only.
What’s Playing
Anton Bruckner Psalm 150
Anton Bruckner Motets (Saturday Only)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”) (Sunday Only)
Anton Bruckner Te Deum
Who’s Performing
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop Music Director and Conductor
Apollo Chorus of Chicago
Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano
Tetyana Vakhnovska, Mezzo-soprano
Martin Luther Clark, Tenor
Bill McMurray, Bass-baritone
What’s Interesting about This Concert
2024 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. A remarkably humble composer (a leading music critic at the time called him “half genius, half simpleton”), he is best known for his symphonies and sacred music.
Bruckner’s music, however, is anything but humble. His works are often punctuated with expansive, organ-like walls of sound. The scene from Back to the Future when Marty McFly blasts himself backward through a wall comes to mind…
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, also an Austrian composer, arrived in the city of Linz and found himself in something of a pickle: A local count, Count Thun, unexpectedly insisted the young composer give a concert while in town. Mozart, unprepared but unphased, composed a brand-new symphony (nicknamed “Linz”) in just four days for the occasion.
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 for Saturday visit
To Purchase Tickets for Sunday visit or call the ESA office (Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM) at 630-941-0202.
Glenview Community Church is located at 1000 Elm St, Glenview, IL 60025.
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church is located at 149 W Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

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