Next Saturday and next Monday evenings, Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Sinfonietta colleagues in a celebration of LGBTQ artists and classical music called More Than a Letter. The program will explore themes of self-identity and self-expression as shown to us by LGBTQ composers and musicians -- celebrating difference, finding common ground and embracing the beauty of authenticity.
Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra
More Than A Letter
Guest Conductor: Michael Morgan
Guest Artists: Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Allegrezza Singers, choir / Musicality, choir
Saturday, March 25, 2017 ~ 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, March 27th, 2017 ~ 7:30pm
Symphony Center ~ 220 S Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
Dear Readers: This week is the anniversary of the hardcover publication of The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, so it’s a great time for me to announce the upcoming publication of The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues and to show off the beautiful new cover. Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean, along with new characters, return to tell us of recent events in Plainview, Indiana and beyond. Coming June 20, 2017 from Henry Holt & Co., The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues will be available in Hardcover, E-Book, Large Print, and Audiobook. You’ll find a Preorder Button for the novel below and on the EdwardKelseyMoore.com website, or you can also preorder directly from your favorite bookseller. French, German, and Brazilian Portuguese translations are forthcoming, with more international editions to follow.
I’ll announce dates and locations of my book tour appearances soon. Can’t wait to catch up with old friends and make new ones this summer!
Edward Kelsey Moore will play the cello -- performing with students and faculty of the Music Academy in Rockford at
10 a.m. on Saturday March 18, 2017. At 11 a.m. he will read from his work and have a conversation with the audience about his writing process, relating it to music making. The events are FREE and open to the public. Copies of Edward Kelsey Moore’s New York Times bestseller The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat will be for sale (cash or check only) and a book signing will follow the presentation.
A Cellobration and Conversation
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
10am to 12noon
Nordlof Center, Sullivan Theater
118 N. Main St., Rockford, Illinois
Inspired by Valentine’s Day, the Chicago Philharmonic explores the astonishing lengths that lovers will go to for each other. Beethoven’s Leonore Overture is named for the ultimate faithful spouse who risks everything to free her wrongly imprisoned husband. In Gluck’s “Dance of the Blessed Spirits,” Orpheus literally goes to Hell and back for his beloved. Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony lives in the sweet embrace between an endlessly reverent pilgrims’ processional and the wild abandon of the final tarantella. Trumpeters Bill Denton and Robert Sullivan put great faith in their technique – and each other – in a pairing of two virtuosic horn concertos. From Vivaldi to Plog, these pieces are full of exhilarating exchanges that push the trumpet to its limits! Edward Kelsey Moore and his cello will be among the musicians of the
Chicago Philharmonic in this concert.
~ Program ~
Beethoven ~ Leonore Overture No. 3
Gluck ~ “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orfeo and Euridice
Vivaldi ~ Two Trumpet Concerto
Plog ~ Two Trumpet Concerto
Mendelssohn ~ Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Daring Duos
Conductor ~ Scott Speck
Sunday, February 12, 2017 ~ 3:00pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL
For more info & tickets...