Postcards from Scandinavia begin with Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Overture to Maskarade, Denmark’s comedic national opera. Pianist Charlie Albright will astound you with his virtuosity and improvisational prowess in the evergreen Grieg Piano Concerto. Our tour concludes in the vastness and majesty of the Finnish landscape in Sibelius’s enthralling Symphony No. 2.
Nielsen Maskarade Overture
Grieg Piano Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Charlie Albright, piano
December 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA
December 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Centennial Hall, Rock Island, IL
"And on Earth, Peace", a Christmas Cantata by Randy Vader and Jay Rouse
Lutheran Church of the Ascension
460 Sunset Ridge Rd
Northfield, IL 60693
Elgin Master Chorale opens its season with Bach’s Magnificat as well as his beloved Ein fest burg, in recognition of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. These works stem from man’s desire to connect more closely with the divine, and have proved transformational since their creation. Opening the concert will be the Elgin Master Chorale Children’s Chorus, performing pieces by Bach as well as other composers.
Swing by Andersonville String Academy with your little one for a chance to try out child-sized violins and cellos!
This is event is FREE
Andersonville String Academy is located at 4636 N Ravenswood (West Side of the Metra Tracks), Suite 205.
The NSO presents a taste of “Distant Lands” with their performance of Alexander Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia” which evokes the high steppes of Central Asia and the meeting between Russian and Asiatic caravans. Tchaikovsky’s well-loved Symphony No. 5 incorporates themes and moods of the composer’s homeland. Cellist Kyra Saltman join as soloist in Richard Strauss’ lesser-known gem Romanze for cello and Orchestra. Join us for the sounds and passions of distant lands!
South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presents Nkeiru Okoye's Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive
VIP Reception and auction 4:30PM, Opera 5PM, Dining/Entertainment 7PM
Join Glenwood Music for their first family concert in Andersonville, Duets through Time! You may have heard Beethoven’s music before, but have you ever thought about what his life was like? In this hour long concert, you’ll hear music and imagine what it was like to live in 1796 (hint: they had eyeglasses back then, because Beethoven wrote a piece about them). You’ll also discover music by Boccherini, Hindemith, Piazzolla and many others! Join us for a casual afternoon of time-traveling through chamber music. Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for children.
Performers: Amanda Grimm, viola and Kyra Saltman, cello
1650 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
John Steinbeck's East of Eden adapted for the stage by Frank Galati. Directed by Terry Kinney. Sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen. Musicians: Ben Melsky, harp and Kyra Saltman, cello
8 performances a week. Please check steppenwolf.org for exact times, offers, and ticket information.
Performing on shows between November 15 and November 23rd, and December 10th - 14th
Adapted from T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King, Camelot is a valiant Broadway musical that will transport audiences to the magical and mythical days of medieval England. The legendary characters King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot and Merlyn come alive in this exciting tale of love and chivalry. The classic production features a lush, romantic score including "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Camelot," "How to Handle a Woman," and "Follow Me."