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TriCities Music

Nov 06, 2017 10:50AM

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) features spectacular music performed by some of the best musicians in the region. ESO tickets start at just $30, and there’s accessible, free parking around the Hemmens Cultural Center and valet service available. Area musicians often perform in the lobby before concerts and patrons can purchase gifts at the Elgin Symphony League Boutique, and enjoy a drink before the show. The ESO is a world-class, professional orchestra providing quality musical explorations that are entertaining, hassle-free and conveniently located close to home in the western suburbs.      

Upcoming performances:

Bach and Roll: Fri., Nov. 10, 7pm, Imago (216 Prairie St., Elgin)

Magical Holiday Concerts: Sat., Dec. 9, 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center; Sun., Dec. 10, 2:30pm, Hemmens Cultural Center

Elgin Symphony Orchestra performances take place at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin and Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. 847-888-4000,

Arcada Theatre, St. Charles

Photo: Arcada Theatre

Built in 1926, the Arcada Theatre has been brought back to its original state of elegance in recent years, complete with the original pipe organ that rises from beneath the stage floor. Some of today’s most iconic stars – including Mickey Rooney, Jerry Lewis and Martin Short – perform before the venue’s nine hundred enthusiastic audience members. With each impactful show, the historic Arcada Theater lives on, enabling thousands to experience the joy of world class entertainment.

Upcoming musical acts performing at the Arcada include Neil Sedaka, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Air Supply, Wayne Newton, America and many more.

The Arcada Theatre is located at 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. For tickets and a complete list of Arcada performances, visit

Photo: Kiss the Sky

 Kiss The Sky, Batavia

Kiss The Sky has always promoted local music and stages live shows on a regular basis on a performance stage at the back of the store. Located at 180 1st St. in Batavia, Kiss The Sky’s current location is in an old limestone factory building that the store shares with Water Street Studios. Over the years, Kiss The Sky has been one of the few local spots where aspiring young bands can get exposure. Upcoming Kiss The Sky performances include:

Sat., Nov. 11: Doug Feltz, 10:30am; Anthony Padilla, 1pm

Sat., Nov. 18: Brent Brown, 10:30am; John Klatt, 1pm

Kiss The Sky is located at 180 1st St., Batavia. 630-406-0086,