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The ESO trombone section to perform in Chamber Music on the Fox’s Crime Classics Oct 4

Sep 29, 2016 09:01AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Chamber Music on the Fox opens their third season with an evening of old-time radio dramas scored by the great film composer, Bernard Herrmann, on Oct 4 at 7:30 pm at the Kimball Street Theater. Featuring the talents of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra trombone section and Radio Players West, Crime Classics includes true crime stories along with live music and theater.  The program holds “Death of a Picture Hanger” and “Coyle and Richardson-Why They Hung in a Spanking Breeze,” composed by Herrmann and written by Morton Fine and David Friedkin. Steven Ingle will conduct, with ESO musicians Reed Capshaw, Mark Fry and Adam Moen on trombone and Faye Seeman on harp.  For tickets, $20; $10 for students, see 

The performance is part of a project of The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), Chamber Music on the Fox (CMOTF) and the Gail Borden Public Library (GBPL) called A Celebration of Music from the Golden Age of Cinema & Radio, an exploration of the work of composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann, and filmmaker, actor and composer Charlie Chaplin, brilliant contemporaries who left their marks in radio and film. Bernard Herrmann biographer Steven C. Smith will lead a guest lecture about Herrmann on Oct 2, and on Oct 5 he will discuss the musical score to Charlie Chaplin's silent film, City Lights, which Chaplin himself composed. The film, which has received many accolades and awards, will be shown with the ESO performing the score live on Oct 7-9. For more information about A Celebration of Music, visit and for City Lights tickets, visit ElginSymphony.Org or call 847-888-4000.