'Picture This' Season


Sunday, March 22, 2015 (4:00 PM)
Dominican University Performing Arts Center


Saint-Saens 3rd Violin Concerto, 3rd movement
Concerto Competition WINNER
Ben Ellenbogen, violin soloist

FALLA Three Cornered Hat Ballet
Deborah Williams, soprano

Join us for an after-concert dinner at Emilio's Tapas!
Emilo's Tapas! 4100 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, IL 60102

A free wine tasting at 6:30 with a tapas dinner starting at 6:45 PM.
Cash bar during dinner.  Maximum of 60 people.

To RSVP for this dinner, please write to BETHjune2012@gmail.com or call her at 708/218-2648
You will pay (either cash or by check) Beth for this meal and she will pay the restaurant.

Fund Drive!

We need your help!  Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of your Symphony's perfromances.  To keep our ticket prices low and to allow students through college free admission, we need your help!

Make your end-of-year tax-deductible donation on our website via PalPal or mail your check to S/OP&RF
P.O. Box 3564, Oak Park, IL 60303-3564

We are counting on you to help secure the future of your Symphony!

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Eleventh Annual Concerto Competition
Ben  Ellenbogen

Ben EllenbogenA junior at OPRF, Benjamin Ellenbogen has been playing violin since the age of five. He currently studies privately with Blair Milton of Northwestern University and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Meg Lanfear, Director of the Oak Park String Academy. Ben has been a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) for seven years, serving twice as concertmaster, and plays with CYSO's Encore Chamber Orchestra as well. In February, he had the honor of playing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Youth in Music Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Riccardo Muti. An active chamber musician, Ben has performed with several quartets and quintets through the CYSO, Indiana University Summer String Academy, and Interlochen since 2011. Ben has won several competitions, including the DePaul University Concerto Competition, Triton College Competition, and OPRF High School Concerto Competition, and has appeared as soloist with the Oistrach Symphony and the Triton College Community Orchestra. Since 2006, he has attended numerous summer institutes, including the String Academy at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and the Interlochen Arts Academy, with merit awards, and the American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Ben's other interests include composing, playing the piano and mandolin, traveling, and hanging with friends.

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All performances are held at the Dominican University Performing Arts Center. Lund Auditorium is located at 7900 West Division Street in River Forest. Each concert begins at 4:00 pm, with pre-concert conversations with David Leehey at 3:00 pm and seating at 3:30. Tickets can be purchased from Dominican University online, by calling 708-488-5000, or at the door.