This Season

October 1, 2017

Jim Konsbruck & Tom Clippert, Guitar Duo

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is thrilled to feature Irving Park musician Jim Konsbruck in the first concert of its 2017/2018 season. Performing along with guitarist Konsbruck will be Tom Clippert. The concert will be held on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave.

Konsbruck and Clippert will perform a mix of guitar solos and duos, including contemporary compositions, music from South America and the stunning “Concerto in D Minor” by Baroque composer Alessandro Marcello.

Jim Konsbruck is Adjunct Professor of Music at Valparaiso University. He is a frequent performer in the Chicago area as a soloist as well as in ensemble. He earned a Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) of Roosevelt University. Jim, his wife Lynn and two sons live in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Tom Clippert teaches classical and jazz guitar and directs the guitar ensemble at Oakton Community College. He received a Master of Music degree from Yale University. He frequently performs as both soloist and chamber musician throughout the Chicago area.

The concert is free, although donations are welcome. A reception with the artists hosted by the Fine Arts Committee follows the concert. The 2017/2018 season is dedicated to the memory of Nancy and Gordon Johnson, the Irving Park Lutheran Church members who founded the series in 1994, along with artistic director Roger Bingaman.

The Irving Park Fine Arts Series, now in its 24th season, is sponsored by Carlson Community Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Carlson’s mission is to connect the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through education, culture and service. For more information, contact Liz Mills at 773.398.6766.


December 10, 2017

An Octave Above Holiday Concert

A cappella holiday favorites sung by a mixed group. Holiday magic!