This Season

July 17, 2015

An American Eagle Production of “Tales of Olympus”

Irving Park Fine Arts Committee and Magic Mushroom children’s summer program will present “The Tales of Olympus” on Friday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. “The Tales of Olympus” is an exciting musical journey that tells the story of Greek gods and goddesses who enlist the help of an 11-year-old boy to tell their tales to the modern world. Fun and fast-paced, its catchy music and family-friendly themes will appeal to adults and kids alike!

The performance will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. (at Belle Plaine). The show is free of charge, but donations will be accepted gladly. American Eagle Productions, a Chicago-based theater company specializing in children’s classics, created the show.

Magic Mushroom children’s summer program serves the Irving Park neighborhood with a superior summer enrichment program for children ages 3 years through 6th grade. The program is sponsored by Irving Park Lutheran Church.

The Irving Park Fine Arts Series is celebrating its 21st season of bringing high quality, professional musical and theatrical events to the Irving Park neighborhood. Carlson Community Services, a 501c3 neighborhood not-for-profit, sponsors the program.

September 27, 2015

Solo Recital
Christopher Richard, Baritone
Accompanied by Roger Bingaman

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee kicks off its 21st season with a voice recital by baritone Christopher Richard on Sunday, September 27, 2015. The recital will feature classic repertoire from composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Maurice Ravel as well as music theater and popular songs. Richard will be accompanied by Roger Bingaman on piano. The concert will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave., Chicago. Admission to the concert is free, though free will donations will be accepted. A reception with the artist follows the concert.

Christopher Richard holds degrees from Butler University and the University of Southern California. He has performed with DuPage Opera Theatre, Bowen Park Opera, Light Opera Works and Drury Lane Oakbrook. He has appeared with Sarasota Opera, Indianapolis Opera, the Aspen Music Festival Opera, Brevard Music Center, the Mexico National Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Richard teaches private voice lessons at Oak Park & River Forest High School and is Music Director for Chicago Opera Theater for Teens and Light Opera Works Youth Programs.

Other concerts in the Fine Arts series are a Christmas concert on December 6th at 2:00 p.m., a winter piano concert to be scheduled and a concert by jazz vocalist Frieda Lee on Saturday, April 16th. The concert featuring Lee, a celebrated Chicago jazz artist, will be a fundraiser for Carlson Community Services, which sponsors the Irving Park Fine Arts concert series.

December 6, 2015

An American Eagle Production

Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents
Jingle Bell Express
Sunday, December 6th, 2:00 p.m.
Irving Park Lutheran Church
4100 N. Harding Ave.
Free Admission & Reception

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is pleased to present American Eagle Productions’ “Jingle Bell Express,” a fast-paced holiday musical review.  The concert will take place on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave.

“Jingle Bell Express” features a mixed quartet singing 20 of your favorite holiday songs — including a parody of The Twelve Days of Christmas and an audience sing-along.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy this light, fun holiday entertainment! American Eagle Productions is a Chicago-based musical theater company whose members have delighted Fine Arts audiences with their energetic performances.

A special holiday reception prepared by the Fine Arts Committee follows the concert.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations are welcome.

April 16, 2016

Jazz Night Fundraiser

Featuring Jazz Vocalist Frieda Lee