Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mark Fry's Performance Schedule Winter 2013

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah

Venue: Auditorium Theatre
Dates: Saturday, January 19 - Sunday, January 20, 2013
Times: Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm
Price: $74-$30
Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Handel’s classicalMessiah, the Auditorium welcomes backToo Hot for its 8th year. Too Hot packs the stage with more than 200 musicians, including some famous Chicago jazz favorites. They are joined by soloists Alfreda Burke, Rodrick Dixon and Karen Marie Richardson, as well as the city-wideToo Hot choir to create the jazziest Messiahyet.
Box Office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy. | Groups of 10+ 312.341.2357


3:00 PM
Created and Conducted by George Daugherty
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Celebrating 20 years of Bugs Bunny on the concert stage, this brand new edition of Looney Tunes and live orchestra adds classics like Home Tweet Home and A Scent of the Matterhorn, plus special guests Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl and The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo. Don't miss these, plus old favorites likeWhat's Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville in this world premiere season and anniversary concert of Warner Bros. cartoons on the big screen with their exhilarating original scores played by a special guest symphony orchestra!
Due to the length and content of the program, this concert is recommended for ages 5 and up; infants will not be admitted.

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone 312-294-3000
Fax 312-294-3329

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

February 9, 2013 7:30 p.m. / February 10, 2013 2:30 p.m.

Sublime Delight
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Alexander Schimpf, piano
Elgin Choral Union
Heartland Voices
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin, IL
Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Schubert: Symphony in C major, D. 944 "The Great"
Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, "Choral Fantasy"
Winner of the prestigious 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Alexander Schimpf joins the ESO and Elgin Choral Union for Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, an homage to the sublime beauty of music inspired by the divine.  Donato Cabrera, music director of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, leads the ESO in this performance of Brahms’ Schicksalslied, Schubert’s Symphony in C major – “The Great,” and the Choral Fantasy.

Wozzeck in Concert

Friday, March 1, 2013, 8pm
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8pm

Jones Hall
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002

“Alban Berg’s music is so deep, so new and so perfect. It strikes an inescapable chord of compassion and empathy for our ill-fated hero, Wozzeck.” –Hans Graf 

Rooted in real life, Wozzeck’s tale is one of social criticism, lust, murder and morality. You’ll feel compassion for poor Wozzeck as he falls victim to cruelty and descends into insanity.
Berg: Wozzeck 

Don't miss sneak peeks & activities surrounding opera in concert Wozzeck
Hans Graf, conductor
Roman Trekel, WozzeckAnne Schwanewilms, Marie
Gordon Gietz, Drum Major
Marc Molomot, Captain
Nathan Berg, Doctor
TBC, Andres
Katherine Ciesinski, Margaret
Calvin Griffin, Apprentice 1
Samuel Schultz, Apprentice 2
Brenton Ryan, Fool
Shepherd School of Music: 
Students & Alumni of Rice University,  Chorus
   Karen Reeves, Director

March 8, 2013 7:30 p.m. Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
March 9, 2013 7:30 p.m. / March 10, 2013 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin, IL
Time for Spring
Alastair Willis, conductor
Time for Three, guest artists
Estacio: Spring’s Promise
Higdon: Concerto 4-3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
It’s a gathering of ESO favorites when, back for a second engagement with the ESO, acclaimed trio Time for Three performs Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3.  Conductor Alastair Willis returns to Elgin to lead this performance that also includes John Estacio’s Spring’s Promise and the much loved Symphony No. 5 in E minor by Tchaikovsky.
*March 8, 2013 - Prairie Center Series

March 15 & 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

Stormy Tchaikovsky


The Tempest, Op. 18

Piano Concerto (TBA)

Winner of the Emilio Del Rosario Piano Competition in collaboration with the Music Institute of Chicago


Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36

Whenever music-lovers are asked to name their favorite composers, Tchaikovsky inevitable appears near the top of the list. His orchestral tone poem, inspired by Shakespeare’s brilliant play of the same name, will conjure up some truly tempestuous excitement. But the 4th Symphony concludes with its own magnificent orchestral storm that will have you cheering for this extraordinary stage-full of gifted musicians. Add to that an appearance by the winner of a major piano competition and you will experience an indelibly memorable evening at the symphony.

March 23, 2013 7:30 p.m. / March 24, 2013 2:30 p.m.
Club Swing
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Five by Design, guest artists
The exciting ensemble Five by Design returns to solve the question, “What is going to happen to Club Swing” in this musical tour through our local musical and architectural history.  We’re looking for the architectural gems of local history and we need your help!

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