Lifelong Skills with McHenry Youth Orchestra

When schools began cutting music programs, one local educator created a haven for talented youngsters. Now, her creation is a dynamic place where youth are thriving.

How Creative Pivoting Saved Raue & ESO

When arts organizations in Elgin and Crystal Lake faced a do-or-die crisis, it took some creative business strategies and a public plea to turn things around. This is how they charged back from the brink with a renewed focus on the future.

Elgin Symphony: Presenting the Symphonic Sounds of the Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to experience Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Get a glimpse of what’s on the lineup for the holiday season.

A New Season Dawns for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Illinois’ four-time ‘Orchestra of the Year’ has a rich lineup in store for its upcoming season. Savor Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s symphonic sounds at one of its upcoming performances.

Class(ical) Acts Abound in the ’Burbs

Our region has no shortage of fine classical music orchestras. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up at some of our favorite regional orchestras.

Season Preview: Venerable Venues, Exceptional Entertainment

You don’t have to travel far to find world-class musical and theatrical performances. Here’s a breakdown of just some of our region’s upcoming events and amazing venues.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Makes ‘The Soundtrack for Our Lives’

This symphony’s newest season is off to a starry beginning and a schedule that boasts some big names in the music world. Discover which impressive conductors make an appearance in Elgin.