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Listen bi-weekly to Music Director Andrew Grams & Marketing Director Ashley Schoen discuss all-things symphony. From what goes into curating a season to symphony folklore, dive deep into the music, the history, and discover what makes Classical Music amazing!
8 Episodes
On this Quarantine Episode of Notable, Ashley Schoen & Andrew Grams look back at the highlights of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's 70th Anniversary season and look forward to our 20/21 season. Special guests include Sloan & Conner Schoen!SPECIAL THANKS to the Gail Borden Public Library & Andre in helping make this episode happen! Recorded via zoom!Support the show (
We sit down with Erik Malmquist the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's NEW Director of Artistic Planning & Operations to discuss the 20/21 season - as well as opera, Steve the dog, and Rachmaninoff's visit to Elgin!Support the show (
In this episode of Notable, we talk with Elgin Symphony Orchestra's Director of Corporate Sponsorships & Major Gifts Emily Brownfield. What does it mean to be an ESO sponsor? What are the perks of becoming a donor? How far does your donation go at the ESO? What is the worse possible joke you can think of? We cover all of that and more! This #GivingTuesday we ask that you please consider the ESO. Ways to give:Through our Facebook fundraiserOnline at elginsymphony.orgAt the ESO office - 20 Dupage Ct. Elgin, IL 60120By calling 847-888-4000Happy Thanksgiving!Support the show (
In this week's episode of Notable, we are joined by Elgin Symphony League Chair Dr. Patty Harkin. Dr. Harkin fills us in on all things League - the boutique, musician dinners, and lasting friendships. Dr. Harkin is a true example of humanitarianism, from her work with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Gail Borden Library, and many other organizations throughout Elgin, we applaud Dr. Harkin and all of our ESO volunteers.Support the show (
In this episode, Marketing Director Ashley Schoen & Music Director Andrew Grams sit down and discuss the opening weekend of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's 70th Anniversary Season. From performing at The Harris Theater for Music & Dance in Chicago to the fireworks display of music that was Liszt + Rachmaninoff. Ashley & Andrew discuss the unique share experience that comes with attending a concert and the athleticism of our musicians.Support the show (
This week's episode of Notable is in anticipation of the kick-off for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's 70th Anniversary Season. From our debut at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance in Chicago to our Symphony at 70 Celebration at the Heritage Ballroom in Elgin, this is a week for the books. We sit down with ESO musician and Director of Education and Orchestra Personnel - Wendy Evans to discuss show week - preparation, logistics, and food!Support the show (
ESO Bass Trombonist Mark Fry joins us in the studio and talks John Williams, Chamber Music on the Fox, Concert Etiquette and Embracing your weird. Support the show (
We officially have a podcast! This is episode overview of what Notable is, a look at what is to come both from Notable as well as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's 70th Season.Support the show (
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