The award-winning Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest will perform Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 (“Espansiva”) and will feature Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Baird Dodge in the Sibelius Violin Concerto at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. The concert takes place at Concordia University’s Chapel of Our Lord, 1124 Bonnie Brae in River Forest. A free preconcert lecture will be offered at 3 p.m., and a reception will be held following the concert. The 2018 Community Orchestra of the Year is led by Music Director Jay Friedman. Tickets for the concert are $28, and students through college are admitted free of charge. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.SymphonyOPRF.org or call 708-218-2648. Members of PING! (Providing Instruments for the Next Generation) will be on hand to collect donations of cash, instruments, and accessories such as unused strings or reeds at the concert. This program is partially supported by grants from the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Oak Park Area Arts Council.