Annual Memorial Service at Concordia Cemetery, May 25, 11:00 a.m.
The annual memorial servcie at Concordia Cemetery, 7900 W. Madison St in Forest Park, takes place on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 a.m. Arrive early for coffee and donuts. Cemetery manager Gary Neubieser will be on hand to answer questions about the cemetery, which was founded in 1872.
New Comma Baroque plays all-Telemann concert at Grace on June 2
New Comma Baroque, joined by a variety of guest artists, celebrates and explores the music of Telemann in diverse and virtuosic program, on Sunday, June 2, 3:00 p.m. at Grace. Tickets are $20, $10 for students.
The program includes the including the delightful “Gulliver’s Travels” Suite for Two Violins, the Concerto in a-minor for Viola da Gamba, Recorder, Strings & Continuo, TWV52:a1, the Concerto No.2 in D-Major, TWV 43:D1 from Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Paris, 1736), the Quartet No.2 in a-minor from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), the Concerto in e-minor for Recorder, Baroque Flute, Strings & Continuo TWV52:e1, and much more!
Dedicated to re-engaging modern audiences in historically informed performance, the Chicago-based ensemble New Comma Baroque features violinist Matthew C. Cataldi, flutist Leighann R. Daihl, gambist Phillip W. Serna, harpsichordist Emily J. Katayama and a variety of other collaborators celebrating cultural diversity through our rich musical heritage in the concert hall and beyond. Advocating a strong sense of cultural context as well as community and educational outreach, New Comma Baroque works in close conjunction with Illinois’ first period-instrument public school Baroque orchestra at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL as well as other programs.
Family-friendly Oistrach Symphony Orchestra in concert at Grace on June 8
The Oistrach Symphony Orchestra plays Mozart, Bach, Brahms, and Holst in a concert at Grace on Saturday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Go to oistrachsymphony.org for tickets. ($20, $10 for students and seniors, $40 for families).