A 70-year-old cultural gem of the northwest suburbs, the ESO presents the high-quality, live explorations of symphonic music you’d expect in the big city, conveniently nestled in your backyard and at an affordable price. The nationally-renowned orchestra enhances the reputation of the area as a great place to live, work and visit. The ESO impacts the communities it serves through life-long learning, outreach and by partnering with schools, hospitals, businesses and service organizations. Many ESO programs are free, including open rehearsals, master classes, Listeners Clubs, pop-up concerts, high school orchestra clinics and more.
Not only does your donation allow spectacular, live music by the finest musicians in the region; your support improves the lives of others. Children and adults alike are transformed through music. Thousands of students hear the ESO perform each year. Hundreds of patients, their families, doctors and staff enjoy the healing power of music in challenging health situations. This music touches hearts and invokes deep emotions. We are committed to sharing our music with everyone because it enriches our existence and makes us fully human.
Let's celebrate our 70th! Join our ESO Family by donating and make a difference through music!