Friday, July 19, 2013, 10 a.m.
Magic Mushroom and Irving Park Fine Arts Committee Present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Magic Mushroom children’s summer program and the Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Friday, July 19th at 10:00 a.m. A musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, “Joseph” is based on the Bible story about Joseph and his multi-colored coat. Fun and fast-paced, its catchy music and family-friendly themes will appeal to adults and kids alike!
American Eagle Productions, a Chicago-based theater company specializing in children’s classics, will bring the story of Joseph to life with song, dance, costumes and sets.
The performance will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 3938 W. Belle Plaine (at Harding Ave.) The show is free of charge, but donations will be accepted gladly.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is in its 19th season of bringing high quality, professional musical and theatrical events to the Irving Park neighborhood. It receives funding from Carlson Community Services, a 501c3 not-for-profit.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gary Powell, Organ
In the first concert of the 2013-2014 season, the Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is pleased to present organist Gary Powell on Sunday October 27that 2:00 p.m. The concert will take place at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Avenue. Works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and American composer Paul Manz will be performed. The concert is free of charge, but a free-will offering may be made. A reception with the artist follows the concert.
Gary is the Director of Music and Organist at United Church of Hyde Park. Gary graduated from Houston Baptist University with a BS in Music, Theatre, Speech and English. He then went to North Texas State for his Masters in Music.
Gary studied Organ at Houston Baptist University. Upon moving to Chicago, Gary became a regular recitalist on the Dundee Lenten Recital Series and The Roosevelt Organ Recital Series in Michigan City. In addition to these series Gary plays recitals throughout Chicagoland.
Gary will be performing on the church organ, which was installed in 1953. The organ was built by Casavant Brothers in Quebec, Canada. It features four keyboards and more than 2,500 pipes.
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 2:00 p.m.
VOX 3 Collective, “Half Spent was the Night”
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present VOX 3 Collective in a program titled “Half Spent Was the Night” on December 15th at 2:00 p.m. The choral concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave., Chicago. The concert is free of charge, but a free-will offering may be made. A special holiday reception with the artists follows the concert.
VOX 3 Collective was formed in 2007 and quickly instituted one of Chicago’s only regular art song recital series. Its members are graduates of some of the country’s finest conservatory programs. VOX 3 Collective educates both performers and audiences through varied performances of vocal music. Their program will include festive and meditative music for winter and Christmas and will feature the works of Scarlatti, Sibelius, Cornelius, Elgar, Gounod and Monteverdi.
Other concerts in the Fine Arts series are French Horn quartet Über on February 9th, and two Dvorak chamber music quintets April 27th. All concerts are at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church. Programs and dates are subject to change.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series is in its 19th season of bringing high quality, professional musical and theatrical events to the Irving Park neighborhood.
Sunday, February 9th, 2014 2:00 p.m
Uber Horn Quartet
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present Über Horn Quartet on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. Über will perform selections from works by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Henri Tomas and a rarely heard piece by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The concert is free of charge, but a free-will offering may be made. A reception with the artists follows the concert.
Chicago’s Über Horn Quartet is an exhilarating ensemble of four of Chicago’s top horn players, Jeremiah Frederick, Anna Mayne, Kelly Langenberg, and Mary Jo Neher. The horn, commonly known as the French horn, is one of the most versatile instruments in the orchestra. Über’s passion is making the horn and its wide variety of sounds, tonal colors and styles of playing more well-known and accessible. As founding members of the Chicago Horn Consort, they have covered a wide variety of repertoire for multiple horns. From traditional classical quartets and modern American composers to jazz and holiday favorites, Über covers it all. The four hornists of the Über Horn Quartet often delve in to the orchestral scene and to this end are members of some of the region’s top orchestras, including the Ars Viva, South Bend, Peoria, Illinois, Dubuque and Lake Forest symphony orchestras.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series is sponsored by Carlson Community Services and is in its 19th season of bringing high quality, professional musical and theatrical events to the Irving Park community.
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Dorothy Deen, cello
Loretta Gillespie, viola
Allison Gaines, bass
Gretchen Sherrell, violin
Kristen Wiersum, violin
Roger Bingaman, piano
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present the final concert of the season titled “Double Dvořák” on Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. Musicians Dorothy Deen, cello, Loretta Gillespie, viola, Allison Gaines, bass, Gretchen Sherrell and Kristen Wiersum, violin and Roger Bingaman, piano, will perform two quintets by Antonín Dvořák, the String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77 for two violins, viola, cello and bass and the Piano Quintet in A major Op. 81. Describing the concert, cellist Dorothy Deen said, “It promises to be a fully romantic, passionate and musically emotional program.”
Dorothy Deen and other members of the quintets are known to Irving Park Fine Arts audiences having performed in several concerts, including the Trout Quintet last spring. Roger Bingaman is the Fine Arts series’ artistic director and music director at Irving Park Lutheran Church.
Admission to the concert is free of charge, though a free will donation may be made. An informal reception with the performers follows the concert.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series is sponsored by Carlson Community Services and is in its 19th season of bringing high quality, professional musical and theatrical events to the Irving Park community. Carlson Community Services is a 501c3 non-profit connecting the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through education, culture and service.