Patrick Godon, Pianist

Tuesday, June 23rd @ 7:00 pm

in Western Springs

 

You are invited to an exclusive piano recital by Patrick Godon, second keyboardist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Tower Chorale, and Director of Music at St. Gregory the Great Church in Chicago.  The recital will be hosted at a private residence in Western Springs on Tuesday, June 23, from 7-10 pm.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Tower Chorale.  Please share this flyer widely with family, friends, and fellow music lovers.  This is a rare opportunity to enjoy beautiful music in an intimate setting, followed by a reception with the pianist.  Patrick will also unveil the exciting repertoire for Tower Chorale's upcoming 30th anniversary season - you won't want to miss it!  Admission to this event is very limited. For details, please see the attached flyer: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMEDY

Saturday, JULY 11 @ 8:00 PM

Join the West Suburban Symphony on the lawns of beautiful Cantigny Park for an evening of fun!

 

Kick back and relax as their summer festival orchestra brings you symphonic music celebrating humor.  This outdoor concert includes Schickele's 1712 Overture (PDQ Bach), Sondheim's Comedy Tonight, Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite, medleys from Mel Brooks' The Producers and Lang's La Cage aux Folles, Smetana's Dance of the Comedians, Prokofiev's Troika/Romance from the Lt. Kije Suite, and Wilson's Scrambled Opera. And no musical comedy concert would be complete without Sousa's Liberty Bell March, the Monty Python theme song!  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.  Most attendees also bring food and drink, ranging from full suppers to snacks.

 

Presented at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189

For tickets, call 630-887-7464 or click on the website link below:

 

SINFONIETTA BEL CANTO

Under the direction of Dan Pasquale D'Andrea

presents

“Alison Dalton, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist”

 

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church 

5211 Carpenter Street

  Downers Grove, IL 60515

 

Orchestra Selections:

Mozart Symphony 41 in C Major, K551 “Jupiter” (1788)

Featured Artists/Repertoire:

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61 (c. 1806)

 special guest soloist - Alison Dalton

 

 

Open Seating Tickets at door *

$20 adults; $17 seniors (age 65+); $7 students 7-21;  free under 7

 

* Save 25% or more off the the single-ticket price with a five concert “flex season” ticket.

* Season ticket packages are available through November 15, 2015.

* Tickets purchased in advance receive a $2.00 discount/ticket

  Call 630-384-5007 or buy your tickets online at: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Choral Artists presents:

 

FROSTIANA

Randall Thompson’s beloved Frostiana for chorus and piano, and a trip down memory lane to begin our anniversary season, including the late artistic director

James Rogner’s Echoes of Edna.

 

Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL
 

Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church
7300 Division St
River Forest, IL

 

For tickets, call 773-658-9799 or click on the attached link:  

 

 

LEGENDARY --

COLOSSAL, SPINE-TINGLING MUSIC    
A supernatural wonder, with musical themes from classic movies, TV shows, and fairy tales:  John Williams' and Calvin Custer's Jurassic Park

 

Highlights ... Akira Ifukube's and John DeSentis' Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs Destoroyah, and King Kong vs Godzilla ...

Franz Waxman's Bride of Frankenstein ... the premiere of Thomas Maslan’s new Svengoolie Variations, inspired by the theme song of Rich Koz’s Chicago-based TV show ... and Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite 1

 

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

 

Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center

425 Julia Street

Lemont, Illinois 60439

 

For tickets, call 630-887-7464 or go to their website:

WestSubSymphony.org

 

 

VIOLINIST SKOGEN SÄLLSTRÖM RETURNS FROM NORWAY FOR CONCERT OCTOBER 26, 2015

 

Exciting news! After his captivating introductory concert of Norwegian traditional folk music in Elmhurst on August 16, 2015, violinist Skogen Sällström is returning to perform a concert of greater scope. This will be an all Norwegian music concert, spanning traditional, classical and contemporary works performed on a standard violin and on Norway’s traditional Hardanger fiddle. Some pieces will have piano or violin accompaniment.

 

The showcase piece of the October 26 concert will be the seldom-performed Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No. 2: Tri Fjordar (Three Fjords) by twentieth century composer Geirr Tveitt, with the orchestra score arranged for piano by Knut Erik Jensen. The concert will also include works of composer Ole Bull, and traditional folk fiddle music, both of which Mr. Sällström is known for interpreting.

 

For a little taste of his fiddle music, search “Skogen Sallstrom youtube”, especially “Mountain Rose”. You’ll love it!

 

“There and Back Again II: A Fiddler’s Journey”

Skogen Sällström, violin and Hardanger Fiddle

Accompanied by Victor Moreno, piano

 

Monday, October 26, 2015 Pre-concert presentation: 7:00 Concert: 7:30 pm
Wentz Concert Hall
North Central College, Naperville, IL

 

Tickets: $35, $45, $55; higher for premium seats.

Make checks payable to Gull Torden Events,
c/o 649 S. Hillside Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
Early bird special: Order tickets for these sections by Friday, Sept. 25 for $10 off price of tickets.
Special Pioneer Ticket offer to those 80 and up: premium front row seats for only $5. (Contact organizers directly.)

For more information about concert and ticket sales,
email gul.tor.events@outlook.com or phone 907-378-7856 (no texts). 

Classic

 

THE MAGIC OF MOZART, Sunday, November 15th @ 3:30 pm   

An absolutely delightful all-Mozart concert for orchestra and chorus: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ... Mass in C Major in Honor of the Most Holy Trinity ... Symphony 35 .... and Serenade 12 for Winds.  This concert brings you both familiar and hidden gems by one of history's most enduringly popular composers, for ensembles large and small.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote many serenades, often on commission as music for social events, including the two masterpieces on this program:  his festive 1787 Eine Kleine Nachtmusic for string orchestra and his adventurous 1783 Serenade for wind octet.  His Symphony 35(Haffner), from 1783, was a hit at its Vienna premiere, with great variety and energy.  And his gorgeous choral Mass in C Major, first performed in June 1773, is a rarely performed, uplifting treasure.

 

Presented by the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra at:

 

Lemont Performing Arts Center

425 Julia Street

Lemont, Illinois 60439

 

For tickets, call 630-887-7464, or go to their website link:

WestSubSymphony.org

THE TOWER CHORALE

 

Patrick Godon, Music Director & Conductor 

presents,  "Tis Love That's Born"

 

Friday, December 4th @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 6th @ 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 13th @ 7:30 pm

 

Emannuel Episcopal Church

203 S. Kensington Avenue, La Grange

 

For tickets, call 630-241-7277

or email singers@towerchorale.org

Chicago Choral Artists presents:

 

A Candlelight Christmas

 

The Chicago Choral Artists' candlelight concert of sacred music for Christmas includes both unaccompanied works and works for choir, strings and oboe. Chicago Choral Artists will be joined by the Kontras Quartet for this concert.

 

Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10

Hugo Distler (1908-1942) for a cappella choir and soloists. Seven variations on Praetorius‘ hymn “Est ist ein Ros entsprungen,” heard throughout, function as the framework for the Christmas story.

 

In Nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Canticum

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)

for solo voices, mixed chorus, and strings

 

Coventry Carol

arr. Antony Baldwin (1957-)

 

O magnum mysterium

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

 

Cradle Hymn

Carl Schalk (1929-)

 

Mariä Wiegenlied

Max Reger (1873 – 1916), arr. Michael Wolniakowski (1974-)

 

Peace Came to Earth

Michael Costello

 

Candlelight Carol

John Rutter (1945-)

 

Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree 

Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987), arr. Carl Schalk (1929- )

 

Thou Shalt Know Him

Mark Sirett (1952-)

 

Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm at St. Sylvester Catholic Church

2157 Humboldt Blvd., Chicago OR

 

Sunday, December 6th, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church

7300 Division Street, River Forest

Acappellago with music director dennis smith presents:

"Escape to...A New Beginning"

 

Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm

Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st Street in Oak Brook

 

OR Sunday December 6th at 4:00 pm

Congregational Church of Batavia

21 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia

 

Acappellago will be performing a World Premier of a work written for them exclusively, as well as doing a North American Premier by a composer who has won the award for Choir and Organ Magazine Composition twice. 

 

Until the end of November, tickets are $10.00 a piece. After November, ticket prices will be $17.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and seniors.

 

For ticket information, call (708)-484-3797 or click on the attached link:

 

Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra presents:

 

A HOLIDAY CONCERT

 

Timothy Semanik, Music Director & Conductor

 

Sunday, December 6th @ 4:00pm

 

First United Methodist Church

100 W. Cossitt Avenue

La Grange

 

Admission: $12.00

 

For tickets, call 630-415-2899 or click on the attached website link:

 

 

MERRY

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT FOR ALL AGES   
The West Suburban Symphony's festive holiday concert is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season! Featured soloists are Chicago broadcaster Bill Moller, narrating 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Joliet Township High School students Grace Crumbaugh, Alyssa Rice, and Alexis Smith, singing Sandman Song and Evening Prayer from Englebert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.  Rounding out this delightful program are selections from Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutracker ballet, seasonal favorites by Mannheim Steamroller and Leroy Anderson, Francisco Madina's Basque-inspired Christmas Triptych, your favorite carols, and a visit from a jolly old elf in red. 

 

For tickets, call 630-887-7464, or click on the attached website link:

CELESTE  IN NEW YEAR'S DAY GALA & OPERA / ORCHESTRA BENEFIT! 
If you'd like to hear Celeste Martino sing a famous French waltz with Sinfonietta Bel Canto's 30 piece orchestra AND have dinner on New Year's Day, then this gala benefit is for you!  

 

Concert and catered dinner on 

Friday, January 1st @ 3:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Downers Grove

5211 Carpenter Street, DG

 

 

Music Director & Conductor:

Dan D'Andrea

 

Guest soloists:

Celeste Martino, soprano

Carolyn Stopka, mezzo

 

Flamenco dancer & guitar:

Diane Cornado Campbell, flamenco dancer (Ritmo Flamenco)

Humberto Carrizales, guitar

 

Guest solo oboe:

Wayne Ryerson

 

Dinner is included and immediately follows the concert along with a raffle drawing. Also featured will be Star Wars music and light Viennese "Pops" music.

 

Tickets can be purchased:

a.  via PayPal on website: www.sinfoniettabelcanto.org

b. by mailing their order form using the website below

c. or by calling 630-384-5007  (for more information)

 

Tickets are $40/adult, $35/senior (65+), $25/students 14-22, $10 children 7-13, under 7 free

 

ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 21

Fusion2

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  

Presented by West Suburban Symphony


Ignite your winter with an amazing mix of popular music in a casual, club-style show:  jazz, blues, rock, country, bluegrass, tango, Broadway and more, brought to you by five exceptional small groups featuring West Suburban Symphony singers and instrumentalists.  Our first fusion show in January 2014 in Downers Grove sold out, so plan to buy your tickets early!  Featured performers and their music:

Cove Creek Brass, a 5-piece brass group: jazz, blues, and a tune inspired by Lady Gaga's Bad Romance
High Society Five, a 5-piece string and percussion group:  jazz and blues in the style of Frank Sinatra
High Strung, a 4-piece group of bluegrass strings:  country and rock classic hits performed on dobro, mandolin, guitar and cello


La Banda Caliente, a 4-piece keyboard and string group:  Argentine and Spanish music, featuring tango


Noteworthy Singers, a 9-piece vocal and keyboard group:  a medley of highlights from Les Miserables

 

The fusion2 show is a two-hour performance, including intermission, with beer, wine, soft drink and snack sales before the show and at intermission.

 

Presented at The Community House, 415 West 8th Street, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

 

Order tickets through their website:

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