Hear the Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition – Elmhurst BMW Dealer

January 31st, 2019 by

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and the Elmhurst Kiwanis Club invite you to attend the Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition on Saturday, February 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Auditions are held every 15 minutes at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. This is an opportunity for outstanding student musicians to compete for the privilege of performing a concerto movement with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Drop by any time to hear the students play and stay as long as you like. All of us at Elmhurst BMW think the Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition represents a wonderful opportunity for local high school musicians. Please come out to this free event and provide auditioning students with an appreciative audience!

Stanger Young Artists Concerto AuditionThis year, 22 students are in the competition. They come from high schools in Elmhurst as well as other surrounding areas. Each student has a 15-minute audition to impress the three judges, who will each provide written feedback to the students following their performances. Students will play music from a range of composers on their selected instruments, including the cello, piano, viola, violin, flute, French horn and string bass. This annual event honors the late Dr. Robert C. Stanger, who was president of Elmhurst College, the Elmhurst Symphony Association (president from 1968-1972) in addition to being a member of the Elmhurst Kiwanis Club.

Students will audition every 15 minutes from 9-11:45 a.m. and from 1-4:15 p.m. Auditions are free to attend. If you stop by, please enter and leave the venue during audition transitions.

Everyone is invited to attend the Stanger Audition Lunch from 12-1 p.m. at Park Place, which is adjacent to the church. Tickets are available for $23 per person. To get menu options for lunch and to purchase tickets, please call the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra at 630-941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org.

The top four student performers in the Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition receive monetary awards. The first-place student will perform with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra during its upcoming 2019-2020 season. The three runners-up are invited to play for various local community groups.

If you’re a music lover or just want to support talented student musicians, you don’t want to miss the Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition. We hope to see you there!

Date and Time:

  • The Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition is on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9-11:45 a.m. and 1-4:15 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Stanger Audition Lunch is from 12-1 p.m.

Auditions are held at:

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
149 W. Brush Hill Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Lunch is at:

Park Place (adjacent to the church)
1150 Euclid Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The auditions are free to watch. The price for the Stanger Audition Lunch is $23 per person.

For More Information:
Call 630-941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org.

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