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12 noon – VIRTUAL EVENT – Brown Bag Lunch: History of Elgin Symphony Orchestra presented by Erik Malmquist

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is one of the preeminent regional orchestras in the United States. Since its founding in 1950, the organization has developed a reputation for artistic excellence, innovative programming, and a deep commitment to the social advocacy and economic development of the diverse communities that it serves.

Erik will speak about the development of the ESO from a community to a professional orchestra, with a particular focus on 1979 – present. He will also highlight the tenure of Grammy Award-winning conductor Margaret Hillis and how she may have influenced the rise of women conductors in the generations that followed her tenure.

This event was recorded and will be added to our YouTube channel by March 23, 2021


March 18
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT