The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is unmatched for quality music and a fun, relaxing, cultural experience. In addition to magnificent music performed by some of the best musicians in the region, patrons can enjoy a drink, time with friends and even shop at the Elgin Symphony League Boutique in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center. From start to finish – the ESO brings world class, big city entertainment without the hassles of the big city.
A 67-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.