Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus

Waukegan Symphony Orchestra

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) was born on April 24, 1974 when favorite comedic son Jack Benny returned to his hometown of Waukegan to star in the WSO’s initial performance. It was a magical night, held at the Orlin D. Trapp Auditorium at Waukegan High School’s Brookside Campus. Like the Music Center of Lake County, the WSO has made itself synonymous with the broad range of culture that is the hallmark of Waukegan. Through its history, the WSO has engaged its audiences in both traditional and challenging works. Musical direction now rests in the capable hands of Maestro Stephen Blackwelder who has brought new energy and focus to the organization.

Adults Seniors and Military Personnel/Veterans Students Students (18-)/Children (18-)
$15 $10 (with ID) $7 (with ID) Free

All Waukegan Symphony Orchestra performances are held at the Orlin D. Trapp Auditorium at Waukegan High School’s Brookside Campus, located at 2325 Brookside Avenue in Waukegan. Season tickets are available online, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or via telephone at (847) 360-4740. To browse and purchase all available tickets through the Waukegan Park District’s website, please click here. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.

Italia Mia Sunday, October 23, 2017 4pm Brown Paper Tickets
Young People’s Concert Saturday, February 24, 2018 11am Brown Paper Tickets
The Germanic Tradition Sunday, May 20, 2018 4pm Brown Paper Tickets
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Waukegan Concert Chorus

The Waukegan Concert Chorus (WCC) was established as a community chorus in 1976 to sing with the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. The members of the community recognized the great benefit of retaining such a cultural asset in the community and the WCC continued as an independent sister organization to the WSO. Today, Music Director Randy Casey’s baton leads this community chorus.

$10 $8 (with ID) $5 (with ID) Free
Adults Seniors and Military Personnel/Veterans Students Students (18-)/Children (18-)

All Waukegan Concert Chorus performances are held at First Presbyterian Church, located at 122 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Waukegan. Season tickets are available online, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or via telephone at (847) 360-4740. To browse and purchase all available tickets through the Waukegan Park District’s website, please click here. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.

Handel for the Holidays Sunday, November 19, 2017 4pm Brown Paper Tickets
Women in Song Saturday, March 18, 2018 4pm Brown Paper Tickets
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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus

 

$15 Free
Adults Students (18-)/Children (18-)

The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus performances are held at First United Methodist Church of Waukegan, located at 128 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Waukegan. Season tickets are available online, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or via telephone at (847) 360-4740. To browse and purchase all available tickets through the Waukegan Park District’s website, please click here. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.

“Do It Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along Saturday, December 16, 2017 7pm Brown Paper Tickets
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