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The Sunday Concert series feature a variety of local performers for your listening pleasure. The concerts are at 2:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Community Room. Seating is limited for this free concert series. Doors will open 20 minutes prior to each performance. DROP IN
Questions? Contact Denise Blaszynski at 630-584-0076, ext. 240.
November 10 ■ Petra van Nuis and Dennis Luxion
The Library is thrilled for the return of Chicago jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis. She will be singing with her favorite pianist, Dennis Luxion, jazz legend Chet Baker's pianist in Europe in the 1980s. Petra and Dennis will be performing their favorite jazz tunes, including some songs from their new album which was awarded four stars by DownBeat Magazine and rel-released in Japan.
December 15 ■ Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra *
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's acclaimed Chamber Music Institute presents the Sterling Brass Quintet and the Maud Powell String Quartet as they perform classical chamber works.
January 12 ■ Lakeshore Rush *
Lakeshore Rush is comprised of extraordinary musicians from Chicago who delight audiences of all ages with riveting contemporary and classical standards and forgotten masterpieces. They will perform compositions written in the late 19th through the 21st century including works by Claude Debussy, Gian Carlo Menotti, Phillip Glass, Pierre Jalbert, Astor Piazzolla, and Chicago-based composer Marc Mellits.
January 26 ■ Matt & Cynthia Gruel: Songs of the Roaring 20s
The Roaring Twenties are back! The "Flapper Age" comes alive musically with Matt and Cynthia Gruel. This delightful duo will perform tunes like "It Had to Be You", "Aint’ Misbehavin’", "Chicago, That Toddlin’ Town", "Blue Skies", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Ain’t She Sweet", "Charleston", and many more! Hear fascinating stories about Prohibition, Al Capone, Fats Waller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Betty Boop, Zelda Fitzgerald and Chicago in the 20s. “Grab a mug and cut a rug, I mean the joint is jumpin’!”
February 2 ■ Kourosh Dini *
Kourosh Dini is a classically trained pianist exploring a calm, organic path of writing, mimicking nature. A blend of romantic, classical, and modern music, his works create a relaxing ecology of sound nurtured over decades.
February 16 ■ Damsels and Divas: A Musical Revue
From Leonard Bernstein to Sara Bareilles, from classic to modern, from damsels to divas, AnDréa James, soprano, and Valerie Heinkel-Bollero, pianist, collaborate on this exciting recital. They explore some of the great classics of the musical theater genre as well as many of the new pieces to currently grace the stage. Romantic or heart-rendering, glitzy or witty, triumphant or tragic, these songs have one thing in common: they move us. These are the showstoppers that inspire us, stick with us, and that keep us coming back.
*Designates a classical concert funded through donations to the St. Charles Public Library Foundation.