1997 – 1998
Saturday, October 25th
Closer Than Ever
Closer Than Ever, by Richard Maltby, Jr. (lyrics) and David Shire (music), is a musical revue focusing on modern life, relationships and experiences.
Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday concert featuring Perfect 5th and the Irving Park Chancel Choir in a program of both secular and sacred music, traditional and contemporary Christmas music, directed by Roger L. Bingaman, Music Director for Bowen Park Opera and Irving Park Lutheran Church. Perfect 5th includes soprano Jennifer Layman, mezzo-soprano Sara Stern, tenor Erich Buchholz, baritone John Hacker, and pianist Roger L. Bingaman. Other soloists in the program are Bart Lind Smith and soprano Carolyn Irvin.
Richard Strauss; Cäcilie, Nacht, Drei Lieder der Ophelia (Shakespeare), Samuel Barber; Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Otto Respighi Deltà Silvane, Erik Satie; Trois Mélodies de 1916, Je te veux, La Diva de “l’Empire”
Sunday, February 22nd
Sonata in A Major, op 69 Ludwig van Beethoven, Three Pieces Gabriel Fauré, Sonata in d minor, op. 40 Dmitry Shostakovich
Sunday, April 26
Muzio Clementi Tre Pezzi Three Pieces, Franz Schubert Fantasie in f minor, op. 103, Georges Bizet Jeux d’enfants, op. 22 Children’s Games Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag (Arr. Denes Agay), Gladiolus Rag, “The Easy Winners”, The Entertainer