VIP CMOTF Experience$100
Four tickets to the Chamber Music on the Fox's Brass Concert on May 23, 2016 with VIP reserved seating and a special invite to an exclusive party w/brass players afterward. http://www.chambermusiconthefox.org/
Private Flute Concert$200
Enjoy an evening of flute duets for up to 12 people at the home of ESO flutist Scott Metlicka on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:00pm - complete with a wine and cheese spread! ESO musicians Scott Metlicka and Jean Bishop will play a variety of selections for flute and piano, including Muczynski, Perilhou, Kuhlau, Faure, Telemann, Debussy, and Bozza. Program will last one hour, with conversation about the musical selections. Guests are welcome to stay after to socialize.
Have you always wanted to learn the violin or viola, or did you play as a kid and are thinking about wiping the dust off your old instrument? Enjoy two 1-hour lessons with ESO principal violist Matt Mantell on either violin or viola, and impress all of your friends!
Music and Mimosas$215
Enjoy a home-cooked brunch and mimosas by cellist Sara Sitzer at her house on a Sunday morning. In lieu of dessert, Sara and her husband Richard will perform a selection of cello duos! For up to four people.
ESO JAZZ Package$75
ESO Presents: JAZZ with Marvin Stamm premium tickets (4) on May 19, 2016. Special invitation to the exclusive afterparty at Holiday Inn, as well as an invitation to the Tuesday rehearsal!
LOVE the Beatles Print$145
LOVE The Beatles metal print with hanging wire, by David Bearden. 40" x 14.25". Signed by ESO's CEO Dave Bearden. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/david-bearden/shop
Evita at Marriott$205
4 tickets ($40 each) to Evita on May 25, 2016 (matinee) at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. May be exchanged for another date. http://www.marriotttheatre.com/show/evita
Two premium tickets to any 16-17 Broadway season show at the Paramount Theater in Aurora. Choose from Momma Mia, Sweeney Tood, Little Mermaid and More! http://paramountaurora.com/series/broadway/
Guest Artist CDs$70
Signed Rachel Barton Pine and Alexander Schimpf CDs. Rachel's newest CD, Testament, is a 2-disc set featuring Bach sonatas and partitas for violin, and Alexander's CD features piano compositions from Brahms, Debussy, and Beethoven. Comes with a bottle of Barefoot wine and a wine carrier.
Onstage Experience 1$100
Four seats onstage, behind the orchestra, at the Saturday, November 5, 2016 Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty & Swan Lake concert. Concert begins at 7:30pm. A patron has said of her onstage experience, "Experiencing a concert from behind the orchestra onstage is amazing! You get to see the musicians in action. The sound is different but no less wonderful than from the auditorium. The bonus is that you get to see Andrew's expressions and his passion for the music!"
Onstage Experience 2$100
Four seats onstage, behind the orchestra, at the Sunday, November 6, 2016 Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty & Swan Lake concert. Concert begins at 2:30pm. A patron has said of her onstage experience, "Experiencing a concert from behind the orchestra onstage is amazing! You get to see the musicians in action. The sound is different but no less wonderful than from the auditorium. The bonus is that you get to see Andrew's expressions and his passion for the music!"
Brass Quintet Concert$940
Enjoy a thrilling brass quintet performance with a thirty-minute concert by the ESO Brass Quintet. Let these world class musicians take you on an unforgettable musical journey! Blackout dates may apply.
Symphony Spa "Cake"$60
Get ready to hang up the day with fluffy, soft towels, fragrant soap, and a bottle of wine! With a cookbook from Tribeca Grill, you can immerse yourself in your favorite recipes while you unwind. Life can't get any better!
Private Sitar Concert$950
Enjoy a sitar and tabla concert at your home or private party! Dr. Savitha Susarla will delight you and your guests with beautiful Indian sitar music, with tabla accompaniment. This traditional Indian music is the perfect addition to any party!
ESO musicians Wendy Evans, violin and Betsy Start, cello will play one hour of classy background music at your party! Indoor only, within 20-mile radius of Elgin. Must be used within one year.
Opening Weekend CymbalLive Item
Play the cymbals on-stage during the Star Spangled Banner on Opening Night! Get a personal percussion lesson and be part of Opening Weekend on September 17-18, 2016.
Conduct the ESO!Live Item
Take the baton from Stephen Squires during one of the ESO's Magical Holiday Concerts on December 10, 2016 and conduct Sleigh Ride! Only TWO available this year for the Saturday concerts at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.
Cello CompositionLive Item
Original Composition & Concert by Elizabeth Start, ESO cellist. ESO cellist, Elizabeth Start, will write an original five minute composition for solo cello or electric cello (with wah, flayer, digital delay & distortion) created after consultation with the winner, to get the "feel" of the person or event it will be dedicated to. Elizabeth will personally perform it at a mutually agreeable time and location and the winner will also receive a copy of the sheet music and recording. Elizabeth will hold creative rights and right to perform elsewhere, but will always list the dedication with the composition wherever it appears or is otherwise performed.