ESO TO DELIVER SURPRISE SYMPHONY
WHERE: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13
COST AND INFO: Tickets start at $30; ElginSymphony.Org, 847-888-4000
ABOUT: The award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra will present Haydn's “Surprise” symphony and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by ESO concertmaster Isabella Lippi, led by resident conductor Stephen Squires. The concert is repeated Jan. 11 in Schaumburg. The program includes Kodaly’s "Peacock Variations." Looking ahead to Feb. 6, music historian Jim Kendros offers free Listeners Club discussions the Wednesdays before ESO Classics Series concert weekends at GreenFields of Geneva and the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.