Elgin Symphony Orchestra French horn player, Sharon Jones (photo courtesy of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra).
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Elgin Symphony Orchestra musicians (ESO) Ross Beacraft, principal trumpet, Sharon Jones, horn and Adam Moen, trombone will be performing with the Chicago Brass Quintet at Covel Creek at the Friendship House in Ottawa, Illinois this summer, a concert that will be repeated at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas this September. The Concert is set against the picturesque Covel Creek backdrop and is as unique as it is beautiful. The sandstone cliffs create a natural amphitheater that delight the ear as well as the eye. This outdoor concert features talented musical performers from the region.
The ESO offers one of the area’s most engaging and entertaining orchestra series, having won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year a record-setting four times. The orchestra presents pre-concert chats given by music director Andrew Grams, guest artists and others one hour before performances. Saturday night patrons are invited after concerts to meet Maestro Grams, guest artists and ESO musicians at Mingle with the Musicians, held at area restaurants; and music historian Jim Kendros offers free Listeners Club discussions Wednesdays before ESO Classics Series concert weekends at Greenfields of Geneva and the Gail Borden Public Library.
For more information about the upcoming ESO and Chicago Brass Quintet performance or ESO programming, visit elginsymphony.org.