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

Beethoven Bash!

Featuring the Egmont Overture, Romance in F for violin and orchestra, and the the Mass in C (with vocal soloists and 130-voice DePaul Community Chorus)

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4pm
Trapp Auditorium - Waukegan High School


Treat yourself to an entire season of wonderful concerts or get involved with your neighborhood symphony!
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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