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DuPage Symphony Orchestra: Flavors of France

First Division Museum Military Park
Saturday, June 29, 7:30 pm
Free admission with paid parking: $15 per car

Guest conductor Stephen Squires leads the DuPage Symphony in a colorful program celebrating the rich musical legacy of nineteenth-century France, with works by Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Jacques Offenbach, Charles Gounod, Claude Debussy, and Camille Saint-Saëns. The concert includes perennial favorites such as Claire de lune, the Danse Bacchanale from Samson e Dalila, the Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld – with its famous Can-Can! – and excerpts from the beloved opera Carmen. To celebrate the upcoming American holiday, the DSO will also play a selection of exhilarating works by Leroy Anderson, Aaron Copland, John Williams, and George Gershwin. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening under the stars, showcasing a wide array of beautiful melodies, gorgeous orchestrations, and toe-tapping rhythms!

Seating is on the lawn. Folding chairs and/or blankets are recommended. Concessions available for sale; picnics welcome. No tickets or registration needed.

Purchase Parking & Add-ons

Symphony Soiree, $130
6 – 8:30 pm, price includes parking

Ready for something delicious and extraordinary? Enjoy the DuPage Symphony Orchestra on a higher level with a French-themed culinary experience featuring an all-you-can eat premium buffet in a private outdoor setting. Your “soirée” before and during the DSO’s “Flavors of France” performance includes open bar service with beer and wine (until 8:30), plus first access to the seating area near the stage. (We recommend placing your chairs in your preferred spot before dinner.)


  • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Salad Maison
  • Chicken Francese with Tagliatelle Pasta
  • Salmon Persillade with Sauteed Haricot Verts
  • Tomatoes Provençale
  • Symphony Cake
  • Fresh Baked Cookies
Concert Snack Tote, $60
Enhance your Cantigny experience with our Concert Snack Tote. This thoughtfully curated insulated tote is a hearty meal for two people – perfect for sharing!

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Artisanal Cheeses
  • Crispy Crackers and Nuts
  • Seasonal Fresh-cut Fruit
  • Fresh Vegetables and Hummus
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Fresh-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Two 20 oz. Bottles of LIFEWTR

Contains nuts, dairy, and gluten; no substitutions.

Totes must be pre-ordered and can be picked up in the Café located inside the Visitors Center.