WHERE: The Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, plus Schaumburg venue Oct. 5
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7
COST AND INFO: Starting at $30, $11 for students; elginsymphony.org, 847-888-4000
ABOUT: The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will present "American Spectacular," a musical salute honoring the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, conducted by Stephen Squires. It includes music by John Williams, Steven Foster, Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland and patriotic selections. Singing will be award-winning tenor Joe Shadday and the Elgin Master Chorale, directed by Andrew Lewis.