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2018-2019 Performing Arts Series

Fall 2018 Performing Arts Series

Aionios Trio

September 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Join the Aionios Trio for an evening of chamber music by Debussy, Dvorak, and others. Established in 1998 at Northwestern University, this piano trio has delighted and amazed audiences throughout the Chicagoland area. "Aionios" is the Greek word for everlasting.

Clarion

October 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Founded in 1983, this brilliant and versatile trumpet and organ duo presents an extraordinary range of styles, with performances featuring music spanning 400 years. The name Clarion suggests the musical connections to both the trumpet and organ, and from its meaning for the duo as a "Clarion Call" for new ideas, in keeping with their interest in the unique flavor of new music for trumpet and organ.

PH Productions: Bad Advice

October 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

Bad Advice is a long form improv show with audience participation, larger than life characters and, well, just really bad advice. In this three act, entirely improvised performance, the actors create memorable characters that spin your suggestions into unique perspectives, madcap situations, and, once again, just the worst advice.

Fourth Coast Ensemble

November 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Music has the power to transport us through time and space. In Night & Day, Chicago-based vocal quartet Fourth Coast Ensemble will present art songs and vocal chamber music that explore time of day: beginning with early morning and progressing throughout the program to midnight. Minnesota-based pianist Mark Bilyeu performs with the group on a well-rounded program of German lieder, French mélodie, and American art song.

Spring 2019 Performing Arts Series

Patrick Long: Medicine Man

February 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Acclaimed composer and percussionist, Patrick Long, presents a uniquely 21st century concert hall experience in which instrumental virtuosity, interactive computer music, old-fashioned story-telling, and performance-driven multi-media combine to create an unforgettable evening.

Skip Griparis

February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

Laugh, Learn & Rock with 100 Voices of the powerhouse Singer, Guitarist, Comedian & Impressionist, Skip Griparis! Take an unbelievably fun trip through Rock's evolution of the 40's/50's/60's! Groove on the high-energy hits of Little Richard, to Elvis, to the Beatles, to Jimi Hendrix & beyond!

Victor Garcia

April 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Grammy-nominated Victor Garcia is a musical force to be reckoned with. Examiner.com's Neil Tesser calls him "one of the most exciting young musicians." Chicago Tribune's Howard Reich says that he "stands out as an ebullient soloist offering a formidable technique and a radiantly polished tone." JazzChicago.net's Brad Walseth regards him as a "young lion trumpeter." Join Victor Garcia and his quintet at Lewis University in a concert featuring music from his latest release, "The Grind/The Groove"

Warp Trio

April 25, 2019 - 7:30pm

Described as "A talented group that exemplifies the genre-obliterating direction of contemporary classical music (Columbia Free times)", Warp Trio is an Internationally touring cross-genre chamber music experience. Reflecting the combination of Juilliard trained members juxtaposed with members steeped in rock and jazz styles, Warp Trio is a one of a kind group. Join us for an electrifying performance!