Coming up next Friday, and the following Monday, are the final concerts for Chicago Sinfonietta’s season, with the title: Rightness in the Rhythm. Syncopate, bounce, and swing your way through a century of music that reveals the connections between jazz and classical…from ragtime to Rhapsody in Blue and beyond! Just as Sinfonietta’s season began with virtuosic piano performances, it comes full circle with a final flurry of incandescent playing courtesy of the Marcus Roberts Trio including the Trio’s own spin on Rhapsody in Blue that is injected with improvisation -- making it unique each time it is performed!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta orchestra colleagues for these concerts.
Joplin Overture from Treemonisha
Abels Variations on Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
(featuring The Marcus Roberts Trio)
Friday, May 12, 2017 ~ 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, May 15, 2017 ~ 7:30pm
220 S Michigan Ave ~ Chicago, IL
This coming Sunday, April 9th, 2017, Edward Kelsey Moore (and cello) will be among his Chicago Philharmonic colleagues for their final concert of this season called Paths of Passion, which explores the diversity of love in all its forms. Antonin Dvorak’s Romance evokes sweet moments of bliss in its glorious harmonies. Franz Waxman’s violin showpiece, the Carmen Fantasy, is bursting with technical fireworks which veer from passion to celebration to brutal revenge. Guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann will present his masterful interpretation of Dvorak’s vibrant New World Symphony, as well as his own orchestral transcription of Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7, with its poignant depictions of love and loss.
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Paths of Passion
Sunday, April 9, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm
Northwestern University ~ Pick-Staiger Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive ~ Evanston, IL
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
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
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Edward Kelsey Moore and his cello will be among the musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta for three concerts next weekend celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King dared us to dream of a brighter future for all people. He understood that his work would be arduous, sometimes dangerous, and take generations to effect real change.
He envisioned us walking toward that future... hand in hand, side by side. The concert will pay homage to Dr. King’s vision by performing the works of Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, and Beethoven in true “side by side” fashion featuring young musicians from many places in the Chicago area performing with the orchestra. Sinfonietta will stage an intergenerational dedication to those that came before us and rally behind those who continue to do Dr. King’s work -- to make equality and freedom a reality for all. The performances will culminate with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
More than just a concert – this will be a transformational and uplifting event!
Chicago Sinfonietta with Guest Artists:
E'mon Lauren, Chicago Youth Poet Laureate. Vocal soloists, plus the Roosevelt University Conservatory Choirs and the Alumni Chorus. Violin Soloists from the Civic Orchestra, and young musicians from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, the People’s Music School and Merit School of Music.
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 ~ 8:00pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts ~ Skokie, IL
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 ~ 3:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 ~ 7:30pm
Symphony Center ~ Chicago, IL
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The Joffrey Ballet’s 2016-17 season will open with a remount of the company’s thrilling, multimedia production of Romeo & Juliet. Internationally renowned choreographer and Director of the Polish National Ballet Krzysztof Pastor creates a unique telling of the romantic tragedy. This contemporary rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale of star–crossed lovers is set in Italy against a striking multimedia backdrop depicting three different political eras of the twentieth century. Traversing each time period, the eternal tale of love and loss unfolds to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score -- played live by the Chicago Philharmonic. Bravura dancing, touching lyricism, and epic storytelling unite in this rendering of ill–fated true love. Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet premiered here in 2014, it is being produced again in conjunction with the citywide Shakespeare 400 Chicago project, celebrating the timeless brilliance of the Bard at the 400th anniversary of his death.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among the musicians of the Chicago Philharmonic
for these performances.
The Joffrey Ballet
Romeo & Juliet
10 performances only!
Oct 13-16 and Oct 20-23, 2016
Auditorium Theatre / Chicago, IL
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