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Our 74th Season: 2009-2010

Dr. Julia DavidsThis was the first season for our new Music Director, Dr. Julia Davids. 

view 74th Season brochure (PDF)

Concert 1:   Sunday November 22, 2009 3:00 p.m. • Parish Church of St. Luke • 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL

“A Song of Hope”

Julia Davids, Conductor

George Frideric Handel: Messiah
with full orchestra


Kimberly E. Jones, soprano;
Orna Arania, mezzo-soprano;
Sean Clark, tenor; and
Benjamin LeClair, bass

 Link to Concert Poster Link to Concert Program


Concert 2:   Sunday March 14, 2010 3:00 p.m. • Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation • 4500 Dempster Street,  Skokie, IL

“A Song of Peace”

Julia Davids, Conductor

Michael Isaacson: Sim Shalom 
Srul Irving Glick: Avinu Malkeinu; Sing Unto the Lord a New Song
Traditional Israeli Folksong: Hashivenu
Elizabeth Alexander: Where There Is Light in the Soul
Eric Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Randall Thompson: excerpts from The Peaceable Kingdom 


Sharon Rich Peterson, piano; and
Martin Davids, violin

Link to Concert Poster(full size 1.4mb), Link to Concert Poster(letter size 220k), Link to Concert Program

Concert 3:   Sunday May 2, 2010 7:00 p.m. • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall • 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

“A Song of Joy”

Blockbuster Beethoven with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, Conductor

Ludvig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra

featuring David Perry, violin

Ludvig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "The Choral"

featuring rising stars from the Ryan Center for Young Artists at Lyric Opera

and the North Shore Choral Society

Link to publicity Online Chicago Classical Review (Wynne Delacoma) of our May 2 Beethoven 9th concert with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra posted May 4, 2010

Link to publicity Text of Pioneer Press review of our May 2 Beethoven 9th concert with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra published May 7, 2010