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:
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
“Alison Dalton, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist”
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
5211 Carpenter Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Mozart Symphony 41 in C Major, K551 “Jupiter” (1788)
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:
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
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:
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:
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 or phone 907-378-7856 (no texts).
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:
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
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
arr. Antony Baldwin (1957-)
O magnum mysterium
Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)
Carl Schalk (1929-)
Max Reger (1873 – 1916), arr. Michael Wolniakowski (1974-)
Peace Came to Earth
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
For tickets, call 630-415-2899 or click on the attached website link:
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:
Celeste Martino, soprano
Carolyn Stopka, mezzo
Flamenco dancer & guitar:
Diane Cornado Campbell, flamenco dancer (Ritmo Flamenco)
Humberto Carrizales, guitar
Guest solo oboe:
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:
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
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: