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, 2:00 p.m.

An Octave Above Holiday Concert

Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave.

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present a free holiday concert featuring An Octave Above on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m. An Octave Above, one of the hottest a cappella vocal groups in Chicago, features eight professional singers who combine their vocal talent with a love of a cappella harmonies. The group of four men and four women will perform holiday favorites along with doo wop, jazz and pop standards. Fine Arts patrons may remember An Octave Above from their crowd-pleasing performance in 2010.

The concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. Admission to the concert is free of charge, although donations are gladly welcomed. A special holiday reception with the artists follows the concert, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee. Bring the family!

The 2017/2018 Fine Arts season is dedicated to the memory of Nancy and Gordon Johnson, the Irving Park Lutheran Church members who with Artistic Director Roger Bingaman founded the series in 1994. Future concerts in the series include a saxophone quartet on January 28th and a string quartet on March 18th. All performances are at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church.

For more information about Carlson Community Services and its programs, visit www.carlsoncommunityservices.org or contact Liz Mills at 773.398.6766.