Mary Jo Neher, Horn & Joseph Burgio, Organ
Sunday, February 17th, 2:00 p.m.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert featuring Mary Jo Neher, horn and Joseph Burgio, organ on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. In a unique pairing of horn and organ, Neher and Burgio’s program will include the Corelli Sonata in G Minor, Saint Saens’ Adagio and Andante as well as music for solo organ and unaccompanied horn.
Mary Jo Neher is a second generation Alaskan born and raised. Since moving to Chicago in 1999 she has been an active freelance and chamber musician. She is a regular member of the Millar Brass Ensemble and has toured with The Phantom of the Opera and the North American Tour of Star Wars in Concert. Mary Jo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University, a Master’s of Music from Northwestern University and a Certificate of Performance from DePaul University. She has performed for Fine Arts audiences as part of Uber Horn Quartet and the Polykrome Brass Ensemble.
Joseph Burgio is a native of Rochester, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Music (organ) and Music Education, awarded by Nazareth College of Rochester. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Music, awarded jointly by Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Joseph has served Roman Catholic and Lutheran congregations in New York, Virginia, and Illinois, most recently at St. Bernardine in Forest Park. He is a free-lance organist and music tutor and instructor at Harold Washington College.
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 reception with the artists follows the concert, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee. The concerts are relaxed and casual, lasting about one hour. Perfect for families.
The final concert of the 2018/2019 season will be held on Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m. and will feature John Ling and his mariachi orchestra. The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is a committee of Carlson Community Services, a 501c3 non-profit. Its mission is to connect the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through culture, education and service. To learn more, visit carlsoncommunityservices.org or contact Liz Mills at 773.398.6766.