Dedicated to the Memory of Nancy Johnson

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2 pm

Scott Metlicka & Jean Bishop, flute, Roger Bingaman, piano

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee (IPFAC) is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series.  Flutists Jean Bishop and Scott Metlicka will be joined by pianist Roger Bingaman Sunday, September 30th at 2:00 p.m.  The concert will take place at the Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave., Chicago.  Free will donations are welcome; a reception with the artists will follow the concert.

The 2012-2013 concert series will be dedicated to the memory of Nancy Johnson, a long-time Fine Arts Committee member who organized the post-concert receptions.  Ms. Johnson passed away suddenly in 2011.


Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2 pm

American Eagle Productions Presents
Jingle Bell Express

A fast-paced review featuring 20 of your favorite holiday songs.  Sure to brighten your spirits and get your toes tapping.  Perfect for audiences of all ages!


Saturday, March 9th, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

American Eagle Productions Presents

The Fabulous Fable Factory

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present “The Fabulous Fable Factory,” a children’s musical based on Aesop’s fables, on Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m.  “The Fabulous Fable Factory” tells the story of 12-year-old Monroe who wanders into an abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever activating a living factory of fable creators. This musical adventure follows Monroe as he helps the fable makers re-create some of Aesop’s most famous fables, such as “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Lion and the Mouse.” An enjoyable show for the young and the young at heart, the bright and charming songs will intrigue the audience and the morals will invite thought and discussion.

The performance will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N Harding Ave.  The show is free of charge, but donations will be accepted gladly.  The performance will be followed by a juice and cookie reception with the actors, hosted by the Irving Park Fine Arts Committee.

The “Fabulous Fable Factory” was created by American Eagle Productions, a Chicago children’s troupe specializing in children’s classics.  The Fine Arts Committee has hosted past performances by American Eagle Productions, including “Charlotte’s Web,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”


Sunday, May 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

The Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert


Dorothy Deen, cello

Gretchen Sherrell, violin

Loretta Gillespie, viola

Alison Gaines, bass

Roger Bingaman, piano

On Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 p.m., the Fine Arts Committee will present the last concert of the season. The “Trout Quintet” by Franz Schubert will be performed by Dorothy Deen, cello; Gretchen Sherrell, violin; Loretta Gillespie, viola; Alison Gaines, bass and Roger Bingaman, piano.  Admission is free.  Donations are welcome.  A reception with the musicians follows the performance.