The Rotary Clubs of Elgin Noon, Elgin Breakfast, Dundee Township and District 6440 are teaming with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to raise funds to End Polio Now through a program called Gershwin in Blue.


Program: The ESO is an award winning, 69-piece professional orchestra. Gershwin in Blue will include the iconic works of pianist and American composer George Gershwin, including Strike Up the Band, Promenade, Girl Crazy Overture, Rhapsody in Blue and selections from Porgy & Bess. Soprano Ollie Watts Davis, pianist Jodie De Salvo and the Elgin Choral Union join conductor Stephen Squires during the two-hour performance.

When:    April 15, 1:30pm
              April 16, 8:00pm
              April 17, 3:30pm

How much: Tickets prices are $26, $45 and $68 each. A limited number of tickets are available at each price range for each date.

How to order: Order directly from ESO. Select the performance and seats that best suit your schedule and budget. 


Call the box office: (847) 888 – 0400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (847) 888 – 0400      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Where:  Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois

Parking: Free self parking at the nearby parking garage or city lots. Valet parking is $10.

How much will be donated? 25% of all tickets sold after March 8.

Can my club get EPN credit? Yes. Details will be sent to each club president. As an example, if your club’s members collectively buy $500 in tickets, your club will get a $125 EPN credit.      
Questions? Mark Billings,, 847-888-0404 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            847-888-0404      end_of_the_skype_highlighting OR David Waring,, 847-867-2201 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            847-867-2201      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

A great venue for a great cause. See you there!