In the past, the approach of Memorial Day weekend meant the season was officially over for all of us at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. But no longer! For the first time, the ESO has expanded its regular season past Memorial Day, with our final Classic Series concerts on June 2, 3 & 4. Our 2005-2006 Season will come to a close with a program full of some of the greatest stories told through music.The centerpiece will be Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic masterpiece Scheherazade, featuring ESO’s concertmaster Isabella Lippi on violin. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Hanson, the concert will also include Mother Goose Suite by Ravel and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas (better known as Mickey Mouse’s big number in Disney’s Fantasia).The addition of the June concert takes the ESO’s Classic Series from a seven concert series to an eight concert series, making it our biggest season to date. It has been a long but thrilling year; we hope you can be there to celebrate its finale!