Seasons & Tickets

2020-2021 Virtual Season Premiere! Bridges to the Future Re-Imagined: Against All Odds

Saturday, November 21, 7:30 pm ET

Introducing the new ESO Chamber Music Series. Our first program features the ESO String Quintet, Unity Brass Quintet, Desperate Measures, ESO Cello Ensemble, Aeolian Winds, Barclay String Quartet and Shadyside Brass Quintet. Music by Bach, Piazzolla, Morley Calvert, Paul Critser, Paquito D’Rivera, The Beatles and Queen.
Monique Mead and ESO Board President, Natalie Kasievich, reflect on adversity and the importance of music in current times. Re-Imagined Video, Against All Odds: Concert Performance from Carnegie Music Hall, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Op. 61, First Movement
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A Time for Reflection: Holiday Virtual Party and Concert Presentation

Saturday, December 19, 2020, 7:00pm ET

PART ONE includes NEW recordings by small ensembles associated with the orchestra, including Shadyside Brass, Aeolian Winds, Unity Brass, Desperate Measures, ESO Cello Ensemble, and Barclay String Quartet. Featured music by Bach and Hickie, as well as holiday favorites like Santa Baby, The Christmas Song, Jingle Bells, a holiday medley, and of course Sleigh Ride!

PART TWO revisits highlights from our 2019 Holiday Concert at First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood, where we gave the World Premiere of the Orchestral Version of Eli Tamar’s Canticum Fratris Solis, with soloists Charlene Canty and Molly May. Ms. Canty is also featured in Adolphe Adam’s O Holy Night arranged by Walter Morales. And the concert ends with a different take on the Nutcracker Suite – three movements from the jazz version by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn.