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.
Most 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. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.
|Fall Concert||Sunday, November 6, 2022||4pm||Register Here|
|Joseph A. Favero “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along||Saturday, December 10, 2022||7pm||Register Here|
|Spring Concert||Sunday, March 5, 2023||4pm||Register Here|
|Young People’s Family Concert||Sunday, April 30, 2023||4pm||Register Here|
|Summer Concert||Saturday, June 10, 2023||7pm||Register Here|
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.
Waukegan Concert Chorus performances will be held in the Schornick Theatre at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive. Season tickets are available online, at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, or via telephone at (847) 360-4740. All tickets bought online will be held at the box office.
|Songs of the Season||Saturday, November 12, 2022||4pm||Register Here|
|Handel Celebration||Saturday, February 25, 2023||4pm||Register Here|
|Poems to Songs||Saturday, May 20, 2023||4pm||Register Here|
Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along
The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra & Concert Chorus present the 2022 Joseph A. Favero Memorial “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah & Carol Sing-Along on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm at First United Methodist Church in Waukegan.