Presence Health

We are Thankful for You!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hemmens Cultural Center

45 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois

1:30 p.m.          Reception in Maestro Circle

2:30 p.m.          Concert

This has been an exciting year for Saint Joseph Hospital and Mercy Medical Center as we are now part of Ascension and AMITA Health. We greatly appreciate your role and support. Thank you again for all you have done – and continue to do – to support our patients and community. As a special thank you, we hope you can come and enjoy an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres and a musical performance by conductor Andrew Grams and the award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 27, 2018

Please RSVP to Cate Osterholz at 847.931.5587 or

Please click here to view the full flier for this event.

Experience the Season Finale: Bernstein Candide Suite, Mahler Symphony No. 5

These season finale concerts hold the ESO premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Suite, part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Candide is an operetta based on a novella by Voltaire. The work was not well received by audience and critics at its 1959 premiere, but it is now a beloved standard of the theatrical repertoire. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 was written after he suffered a life-threatening hemorrhage. It conveys a dazzling array of emotions. The fourth movement of this symphony, Adagietto, may be the most famous of all his works. It was written as a love song to his wife, Alma, whom he met and married during the composition of the piece. Leonard Bernstein conducted the Adagietto at the funeral mass of Robert F. Kennedy on June 8, 1968, and it was featured in the 1971 movie Death in Venice. The exuberant finale is a fitting conclusion to the exciting 2017-2018 season.