Raue Center for the Arts is excited to welcome the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to its beautiful historic stage on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. to celebrate the holidays in grand musical style! The ESO is unmatched for quality music and a fun, relaxing cultural experience for all ages. From start to finish, the ESO brings world-class, big-city entertainment to Crystal Lake and the surrounding communities without the hassles of traveling to the big city.
The ESO was named “Orchestra of the Year” an unprecedented four times by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, most recently in 2016, and in 2010 won the Elgin Image Award. The ESO is highly respected for its exceptional performances, innovative education programs, and community outreach initiatives.
The ESO’s very special Holiday Spectacular concert will feature conductor Andrew Lewis and the Elgin Master Chorale. Recently profiled by John von Rhein in the Chicago Tribune as an “inspiring conductor, scholar, and educator”, Lewis is the Artistic Director of Bella Voce and the Bella Voce Sinfonia, Music Director of the Elgin Master Chorale, and Choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. He also teaches at the University of Illinois - Chicago, and has appeared as a guest conductor for the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and the ESO.
“We are excited to be back live in concert at Raue Center to celebrate the holidays,” said Marc Thayer, CEO of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. “Our Holiday Spectacular concert, featuring the Elgin Master Chorale, will be a true celebration of holiday spirit. We look forward to sharing all your favorite carols and traditional music that will tempt you to sing along.”
Raue Center requires masks for all patrons ages 2+ and proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours to attend Raue Center shows. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.rauecenter.org or call the Box Office at 815-356-9212.
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014