2014 / 2015
40th Anniversary Concert Season

Greetings from Prague

Features Dvorak's Eighth Symphony and works by Zelenka, Myslivecek, and Mozart
October 19, 2014 at 4pm

Joseph Favero Memorial Concert

Do it Yourself Messiah
December 13, 2014 at 7pm

Young People's Concert

February 28, 2015 at 11am

Beethoven Bash!

Featuring the Egmont Overture, Romance in F for violin and orch. and the the Mass in C
April 12, 2015 at 4pm

WSO 40th Anniversary Concert

Mendelssohn on the Move honors the birth of the WSO (back in April, 1974) by featuring rising star Adé Williams in Mendelssohn's beloved Violin Concerto-- plus the WHS Symphonic Strings join the WSO. Jack Benny would surely be proud of one and all!

Sunday, April 13, 2014
4pm at Waukegan High School

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Founded in 1974, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a true “community” orchestra with over fifty devoted musicians of all ages, ethnicities and varying levels of musical experience. Under the direction of Music Director Stephen Blackwelder, the WSO presents four subscription concerts each season, as well as additional offerings of chamber music, community outreach and educational programs. Our main concerts are presented at Waukegan High School’s Trapp Auditorium — ticket prices are reasonable and there’s plenty of free parking. We invite the residents of Waukegan and surrounding Lake County to re-discover one of the area’s flagship cultural institutions.

JOIN US! Why play in an orchestra? Our members play with us for a variety of reasons—some of them remember how much they enjoyed music in high school or college. Some have always been in musical groups and others are just discovering what happens when a group of completely diverse individuals join their unique talents together. Some enjoy “losing themselves” in something larger than their everyday worries or responsibilities…and they often find themselves enlarged and enlivened in the process.

Illinois Arts Council Waukegan Park District