Enjoy the excitement of great, live music in convenient venues with a friendly atmosphere. We hope you'll join us for our upcoming concerts in Chicago's western suburbs. All of our players and singers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and we safeguard our audience through our pandemic protocols. Learn more about our welcoming concert environment here.
SOARING MUSIC BY AMERICAN COMPOSERS concludes our indoor 2021-2022 concert season. This performance by our orchestra and chorus celebrates the musical voices of Amy Beach, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Jennifer Higdon, and Charles Ives. The Kyrie movement from Beach’s Grand Mass in E-flat set a new standard for large-scale American choral works. Bernstein's Chichester Psalms combines ecumenical themes with a theatrical flair; Chicago counter-tenor Carl Alexander joins us as soloist. Chicago performing artist Elizabeth Norman will narrate inspiring passages from Abraham Lincoln's writings in Copland’s stirring Lincoln Portrait. Completing this concert are contemporary composer Higdon's ethereal blue cathedral and maverick Charles Ives' rousing They Are There.
Note: This concert will be presented without intermission and run for about 75 minutes. All performers will be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. See pandemic safety protocols for our audience here.
Presented At: Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540
BRING FRIENDS AND A PICNIC and join us on the lawns of Cantigny Park in Wheaton for our annual outdoor concert. Our goal is to bring you an even more memorable performance than our summer 2021 concert that brought a cheering audience of 1,700 to their feet!
This year we'll bring you to some of the best movie music ever written! The program includes a medley of John Williams' greatest melodies along with music by Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, Stephen Sondheim, and Hans Zimmer. As a special treat, we'll play Svengoolie Variations - a piece written for us by Downers Grove composer Thomas Maslan that's often played on Chicago's own Svengoolie television show, hosted by Rich Koz.
Presented At: Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189