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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Celebration of the Dance’ JAN 21
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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Celebration of the Dance’

Works by Bach and Lully celebrate Baroque music based on the dance
The Elmhurst Symphony Association (ESA) announces Celebration of the Dance, presented by the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra (ESO) in two performances at different locations: the Union Church of Hinsdale, Saturday, January 20, 3:00 PM, and again at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (ECRC), Sunday, January 21, 4:00 PM.
Audiences are invited to attend a pre-concert lecture by Assistant Conductor Eli Chen on Sunday, January 21 at ECRC beginning one hour and fifteen minutes before the concert.
What’s Playing
Jean-Baptiste Lully Selections from Roland
Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Flute and Viola da Gamba
Jean-Philippe Rameau Pièces de Clavecin en concert
Michael Praetorius Dances from Terpsichore
Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Who’s Performing
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop Music Director and Conductor
Craig Trompeter Viola da Gamba
Mary Stolper Flute
You Can Sample What You’ll Hear
Listen to samples of the music you’ll hear on January 20-21 at
What’s Interesting
Jean-Baptiste Lully was a French composer, conductor, and dancer who worked in the court of Louis the XIV. Despite his venerable status as an artist, Lully is perhaps best known for his death: He struck himself in the foot with a long conducting staff (this was before conductors waived batons, and instead would keep the orchestra in time by banging a large staff on the floor) and subsequently died of the infected wound.
This program features Craig Trompeter playing Viola da Gamba, a string instrument which came on the musical scene in Spain in the 1500s. A distant relative to both the modern guitar and orchestral string instruments, the Viola da Gamba most closely resembles a modern cello but usually sounds a bit softer and brighter than its orchestral cousin.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 includes not one, not two, but seven(!) different dance sections. Like the other works highlighted by this concert, Bach’s Orchestral Suite reminds us that good music moves us, both figuratively and literally.
Buy Tickets and Learn More About This Concert
2023/24 season subscriptions and single concert tickets are on sale now. Subscribers can save up to twenty-five percent off single ticket prices and take advantage of discounted tickets throughout the season. Additional subscriber benefits include priority seating and flexible ticket exchange privileges.
Subscriptions and single tickets may be ordered online, by phone, or at the box office the day of the event. Visit or call the ESA office (Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM) at 630-941-0202.


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