Seasons & Tickets

Through the Looking Glass: Virtual Pre-Party and Concert Presentation

Saturday, March 13, 7:00pm

Starting at 7 p.m. ET we’ll hear from Music Director Walter Morales and piano soloist Tina Faigen, as well as reconnect with each other, looking forward with hope to seeing each other in person soon! This virtual event is free, but space is limited. Register via “Buy Tickets”

PART ONE: New recordings by small ensembles associated with the orchestra and commentary by Music Director, Walter Morales. Participating groups include: ESO String Ensemble, Aeolian Winds, Unity Brass, Barclay String Quartet, Desperate Measures, and ESO String Quintet. These groups will feature exciting music by Mozart, Molnar-Suhajda, Mandel/Webster, Medaglia, Ewald, and Grigg.

PART TWO: We re-experience the exciting celebration of our 30th anniversary concert in May 2018 at Carnegie Music Hall with Tina Faigen’s magnificent performance of movements 2&3 of Brahms D-Minor Piano Concerto.

The concert is free but donations are gratefully accepted:


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.