2016-2017 Concert Season

"Music for The Bard" celebrating 400 years of William Shakespeare

The WSO lifts a tankard to honor the most revered playwright in the English language with evocative music from Shakespeare’s time to our own.

Mendelssohn - Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mozart - Violin Concerto in A, “Turkish” featuring Joshua Brown
Nicolai - Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Walton - Two pieces from Henry V
Berlioz - King Lear Overture, Op. 4
Bernstein - Selections from West Side Story

Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:00 PM
Trapp Auditorium - Waukegan High School


Joseph Favero Memorial Concert
"Do It Yourself Messiah"

Saturday, December 17, 2016
7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
128 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Waukegan, Illinois

Young People's Concert

Wolf-Ferrari - Overture to Suzanne's Secret
Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Trumpets
L. Mozart - Toy symphony
Bach - Concerto for Two Violins
Copland - Dance from Billy the Kid
Humperdinck - Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
Gould - American Salute
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Bernstein - Candide Overture

Saturday, February 25, 2017
11:00 AM
Trapp Auditorium - Waukegan High School
Students free, adults $5 when accompanied by child


"A Spirit Reborn"

We feature Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “The Reformation” as our centerpiece for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Additional works by J. S. Bach and Martin Luther himself!

Bach - Orchestral Suite #3 in D
Bach - Wachet Auf Chorale Prelude
Bach - Fugue in G Minor (the Little)
Reinecke - Variations on Ein Feste Burg
Dunn - A Mighty Fortress
Mendelssohn - Symphony #5, Reformation

Saturday, May 20, 2017
7:00 PM
Trapp Auditorium - Waukegan High School