Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm
First Congregational Church
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs

James Winfield, organ

Steven Sigurdson, cello

Margaret Hilgendorf, piano

Karen Ursin, Flute with 

Beatriz Helguara-Snow (guest, piano)

Victor Sotelo, cello with Yuriy Geyer (guest, piano)

Jason Deroche, guitar

Jennifer Petkus, clarinet with

Matthew Hogan (guest, piano & bassoon)

Michael Surratt, organ

The WSMC Chorale: Melissa Raub, director

Selmin Cicek, Erin Cleary, Jane Meadowcroft, Barbara Miner, Bonnie Shaner, Karen Smith, Kathi Best, piano

"The Gift of Music"

95th Anniversary Concert

Hinsdale Music Club


On Wednesday, January 27th at 9:30 am at Union Church, 137 S. Garfield in Hinsdale, a program on the life and music of Max Bruch, (1838-1920) will be presented by the Hinsdale Music Club. Performing will be Mark Lekas, Chris Garofolo, Barb Sterba, Sid Samberg, Thomas Zoells, Dennis R. Smith and Acappellago. There will also be a brief biography on the composer and his music.


Sunday, February 14th @ 3:30 pm


Elbio Barilari, host of WFMT’s Fiesta! program, serves as guest commentator for a concert celebrating the symphonic music of Argentina, Columbia, Mexico, Uruguay and Spain.  
This marvelous program features grand traditions including Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia Ballet Suite, Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with violin soloist Victoria Moreira, and Silvestre Revueltas’ Janitzio and Escenas Infantiles.  It also brings you exciting new music of today: Barilari's own Canyengue, Diego Vega’s Cascade and Bow and Léon Rengifo’s Tres Danzas Colombianas.


Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439


For tickets, call 630-887-7464 or use the website link below.

A clarinet recital to benefit Acappellago
Acappellago’s music director, Dennis Smith, is also an accomplished clarinetist. He has enlisted several colleagues including Bryan Shilander on piano, Joyce Stenzel on clarinet, and Ellen Waterman on flute to present a challenging and varied solo and ensemble program. You’ll hear a clarinet duet arrangement of the beloved "Polovetsian Dances” by Alexander Borodin, Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano by Darius Milhaud, and a fantasia on “La Traviata,” by Giuseppe Verdi, among others.
Please join us for a wonderful evening of inspiring music!

A suggested donation of $15 is much appreciated, and will provide invaluable support for our concerts and community service activities. A reception will follow the program.
Saturday, February 20, 2016, @ 7:00 pm
Community Congregational Church
410 S. Cornell Avenue, Villa Park


For ticket information, call 708-484-3797 or visit the attached website link:

On February 28th at 3:00 pm, the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra under the music direction of Timothy Semanik, will present a concert at First United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cossitt Avenue in La Grange.
For tickets, please call 630-415-2899 or click on the attached website link:

Chicago Choral Artists presents


Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
St. Sylvester Catholic Church
2157 N. Humboldt Blvd., Chicago
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
7300 Division Street
River Forest
For tickets and information, call 773-658-9799 or click on the attached website link:

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players presents:

Spring 2016 Series at Union Church of Hinsdale
137 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale
Sunday, March 6 @ 3:00 pm
Close Connections: The Sextets of Brahms and Dvorak
Experience the lyric melodies and lush harmonies of two of the Romantic era's most celebrated composers

Mendelssohn’s St. Paul Oratorio 

This masterpiece oratorio secured Felix Mendelssohn’s place at the head of the line of German composers.  


Music Director and Conductor, Patrick Godon.


Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 4:00 PM at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 West Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Use the same access road (North Frontage of Roosevelt Road) which serves the new Elmhurst Hospital and Park Place residence.

Sunday March 13, 2016 – 7:30 PM at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640

Escape to…You Name It?!


Saturday, March 12, 2016, @ 7:30 pm
Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook 



Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4:00 pm
Congregational Church of Batavia
21 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510

Music Director & Conductor, Dennis R. Smith
For tickets and information, call 708-484-3797 or click on the attached website link:

Sinfonietta Bel Canto Chamber Orchestra and Opera presents


Sibelius – Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, op. 46 (1905)

Mozart – Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe, K 196 (1780) – One act abridged version of Mozart’s opera in German with projected English surtitles. Set in 1915. Mistaken identities and lovers serenading each other. Live opera with chamber orchestra.


Sandrina--Celeste Martino

Podestà-- Dave Hartley

Belfiore--Bill Ortega

Arminda-- Roxann Ferguson

Ramiro-- Carolyn Stopka

Serpetta--Julie Grives

Nardo-- Kyle Minett


Saturday, March 12, at 8:00 pm

Sunday matinee, March 13, at 3:00 pm at


Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 



Saturday, April 2, at 7 PM, performance of Mozart’s Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe (Opera only) at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln Ave, Barrington


Purchase tickets $5-$20:


West Suburban Symphony Orchestra  with peter lipari, Music Director & conductor presents:




A rousing concert for chorus and orchestra featuring hit tunes from 8 Broadway musicals, including Carousel, Oklahoma, South Pacific, State Fair, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. The songs from these musicals are legendary, and you'll be singing them in the car all the way home!


Presented at Lemont Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439







Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 - 7:30 pm and

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 - 7:30 pm



Venue: PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue




A native of Chicago, Sid Samberg began performing his own music at an early age.  Since then, he has performed his piano works in both Europe and North America.  They have been described as dreamlike sagas of great complexity, challenging to both performer and listener.   He has also given the world premieres of pieces by a number of his contemporaries, including selections from the African Album by Frank Abbinanti and Transcendental Study no. 38 by Kaikhosru Sorabji.  


Samberg has participated in the soundSCAPE festival in Italy, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, The New England Conservatory Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice in Boston (performing the Concert for Piano and Orchestra for the John Cage centennial), and Music with a View in New York. He has also lectured on the history of music, the music of the holocaust, politically activist composers, relationships between music and the environment, and has published an article on the composer Frederic Rzewski in Contemporary Music Review.  For many years, Samberg has supported the Keep on Keeping on Foundation (fighting cerebral palsy) by playing for their annual award ceremonies, as well as the HeartWords program in Evanston, IL.  He has also given masterclasses in composition at Oakton Community College.


Samberg has produced works which intersect with and address environmental issues. He has performed these as well as given talks at various conferences such as the Great Lakes Bioneers at University of Illinois Chicago as well as the Village Building Convergence Festival in Portland, OR.


He has been a part of many experimental and new music ensembles in Chicago, such as the artist collective Articular Facet, NonOp, the Chicago Scratch Orchestra, and the Candy Store Henchmen. He has also taken part in scores of spontaneous musical eruptions, such as John Cage's MusiCircus(es) at the MCA and Cultural Center in Chicago, a performance of Riley's "In C" in Greenwich Village, spanning two city blocks, and a full 24 hour performance of Satie's Vexations, played alongside Randall Wolff's Spineless Dog (NYC, 2015).


His teachers have included Frank Abbinanti, Mikhail Yanovitsky, Param Vir and Rami Solomonow.


These two recitals at PianoForte will focus on the solo piano music Samberg has written over the last several years.