West Suburban Symphony Orchestra presents
February 11, 2018 – 3:30 pm
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUSIC of enduring popularity will brighten your late winter: W. A. Mozart’s glorious “Jupiter” Symphony 41, the beloved Adagietto movement from Gustav Mahler’s fifth symphony, Maurice Ravel’s elegant Le Tombeau de Couperin, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s impassioned Dance of the Furies and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, and Franz Schubert’s colorful Overture in the Italian Style.
Presented At: Union Church, 137 S. Garfield Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521. For tickets and information, please refer to the attached website link:
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
203 S. Kensington Road, La Grange, IL
Like Rutter's Magnificat, this music cycle features ancient text set to music by a 20th century composer, Carl Orff. The original 11th and 12th century collection of Carmina Burana poems is subtitled “Secular Songs for Singers and Choruses to be Sung Together with Instruments and Magic Images”. While we may be lacking some of the “magic images”, we will not be lacking the virtuoso musicianship that is a hallmark of Tower Chorale performances. This is a treat not to be missed. For tickets and information, please visit the following website link:
Patrick Godon, Music Director and Conductor
West Suburban Symphony presents
SUNDAY, MAR 11 @ 3:30 PM
INSPIRED BY THE COMPOSERS’ MOTHERLAND, this breathtaking music will envelope you in Russian passions: Sergei Prokofiev’s compelling Alexander Nevsky cantata for chorus and orchestra, drawn from the 1938 movie that recounted Prince Alexander’s 13th Century winter march to defeat invaders, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Winter Dreams” Symphony 1, which opens with a movement entitled Dreams of a Winter Journey. Chicago mezzo-soprano Stacy Eckert joins us as soloist.
Presented At: Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale
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Escape to...The Wonderful World of Color
Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Congregational Church of Batavia
21 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia
Dennis R. Smith, Music Director & Conductor
For tickets and information, please call 708-484-3797 or purchase tickets on-line using the following website link:
STEVEN "THOR" Sigurdson
Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Join Steven "Thor" Sigurdson, Juilliard graduate, at Peace Lutheran Church in Lombard, 21W500 Butterfield Rd., as he performs the Boccherini Cello Concerto in Bb Major with the Sinfonietta DuPage Orchestra, conducted by Dan D’Andrea.
Sunday, May 13 @ 3:00 pm
Steven Sigurdson will perform at Northeastern Illinois Universities' Steinberg Fine Arts Center, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago (& St. Louis Ave.). Sigurdson will play Dvorak's Silent Woods and Faure's Elegie with conductor Joseph Glymph of Protege Philharmonic, a highly talented youth orchestra in Chicago with 106 members.
Sat., May 19 @ 7:30 P.M. - Nazareth Academy or
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:00 pm (same venue)
1209 Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL
"A Slash of Music from Bernstein to Billy Joel"
We’ll be “Singin’ in the Rain” for these concerts and begin by nodding our hat to Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with his hit from Candide, “Make Our Garden Grow.” The first half will also feature fun music of Irving Fine, Aaron Copland and a set of spirituals with a water theme. For the second half, we will turn to pop songs, Broadway and Disney favorites followed by an encore where we will become a rainstorm!
Patrick Godon, Music Director & Conductor
For tickets and information, please call 708-580-0997 or use the website link below:
WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY presents
Sat., June 16 @ 7:30 pm
JOHANNES BRAHMS’ MAGNIFICENT GERMAN REQUIEM will move your soul with its affirmation of personal faith and victory over death. In his Requiem, Brahms redefined the genre and, instead of creating a Latin mass for the dead, created one to console the mourners left behind. While Brahms selected text from the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, the overall message is more about human spirituality than a particular faith. We will introduce that great work with Brahms’ Tragic Overture. Joining our orchestra and chorus as soloists for the Requiem will be soprano Ann McMann and baritone Jeffrey Ray.
Presented At: Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540