Connect with Music Program

Learn About the 2023-24 Season Concerts
Above and Beyond

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra’s 2024 “Connect with Music” educational program is supported by a generous grant from the DuPage Foundation’s JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund.

Acclaimed trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden in Grace Williams’ Trumpet Concerto of 1963, plus Bernstein’s lively Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and more.

Listening Guide & Link to Recording:

Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story

Videos about the Composers and Music:

The DSO’s 2024 Young Artists Auditions Winner, Henry Auxenfans, plus Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, and Herbert’s Irish Rhapsody to celebrate the cultural holidays of spring.

Listening Guides & Link to Recording:

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Great Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36: 

Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Flutist Adam Sadberry – one of the Washington Post’s 23 for ’23 Artists to Watch – in Khachaturian’s virtuosic Concerto, originally for violin, along with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Symphony No. 3, known as the Polish.

Listening Guides & Link to Recordings:

Aram Khachaturian’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra: 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, “Polish”: 

Videos about the Composers and Music:

Rich Hungarian flavors prevail, with Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1, Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János Suite, and Carl Maria von Weber’s Andante e Rondo ungarese, performed by acclaimed bassoon soloist Eleni Katz. Liszt’s stirring tone poem Les préludes caps the evening.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra's November 18, 2023 Concert Recordings

Listening Guide & Link to Recordings:

Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János Suite

Videos about the Composers and Music:

Concert Artists Guild and Sphinx Competition Winner Gabriel Martins performs Edward Elgar’s deeply moving Cello Concerto of 1919. Two works by Ralph Vaughan Williams – his tuneful Overture to The Wasps and his powerful Symphony No. 9 in E minor – round out the program.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra's October 14, 2023 Concert Recordings

Listening Guides & Links to Recordings:

Edward Elgar – Cello Concerto:

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Overture to The Wasps

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 9 in E minor

Edward Elgar
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Videos about the Composers and Music:

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