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Concerts & Music Programs

  • Join us for a wide variety of concerts and musical events, including our popular Parisian Salon Concerts on the first Friday of every month at 7:30 pm.

    Enjoy our time-lapse video of the Library's piano being disassembled, moved to the 3rd floor, and then reassembled:

  • Concerts on 3 - Svetlana Belsky
    Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Fairy Godmothers, Mysterious Rites and Irresistible Fruit:
    Russian 20th Century Ballet Music.

    …In Exile

    From The Rite of Spring
    (transcribed for Piano Solo by Vladimir Leyetchkiss)

    Part One: The Adoration of the Earth
    Spring Round Dance
    Games of the Rival Clans—Procession of the Wise Elder
    Part Two: The Sacrifice
    Ritual Dance of the Ancients
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

    From Love for the Three Oranges, Op.33
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

    …The Revolution and its Aftermath

    From Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75
    Dance of the Girls with Lilies
    Montagues and Capulets
    Sergei Prokofiev

    From The Limpid Stream, Op. 39
    Dmitri Shostakovich(1906-1975)

    …The Great Patriotic War

    From Gayane Sabre Dance
    Aram Khachaturian(1903-1978)

    From Cinderella, Op. 97
    Spring Fairy
    Winter Fairy
    Sergei Prokofiev
    …Into the Future

    From Anna Karenina
    The Steeplechase
    Rodion Shchedrin(b. 1932)

  • Parisian Salon Concert - Marianna Kosaya
    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
    MultiMedia Department

    CAMPANELLA and Choir Director-Founder MARIANNA KOYSAYA present an evening of Poetry & Music
    with works by Mikhail Sytchev, Sergei Rachmaninov, J. S. Bach, Folk Songs.

    With CAMPANELLA CHILDREN's CHOIR and THE CHICAGO TRIO(Natalya Chermisch, violin ~ Irene Schweizer, cello ~ Diana Kofman, piano and Mikhail Sytchev, guitar).

    Come One, Come All...

  • Concerts on 3 - Dawn Gingrich
    Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    J.S. Bach Partita No. 3 in E Major (22 min)
    Gavotte en Rondeau
    Menuet I
    Menuet II

    J.S. Bach Partita No. 2 in d minor (18 min)

    Eugène Ÿsaye Sonata No. 2 in a minor (15 min)
    Danse des Ombres
    Les furies

  • Concerts on 3 - Soniche
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Soniche - Flamenco Group
    Alejandro Sie - percussion/dance, Amaia Gabantxo - vocals, Dawn Gingrich - Violin, George Lepauw - piano. Works by Debussy, de Falla, Rodrigo, Lorca, Soler.

  • Concert and Commentary with Jim Kendros
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Pre-concert lecturer Jim Kendros will discuss the Northbrook Symphony's upcoming February 22 concert "Classical Delights," featuring Hayden's brilliant Symphony No. 99 and two gems by Mozart. Jim will highlight what to listen for and delve into the lives of the composers and their times. He will conclude with a mini concert on one of his unusual string instruments.

  • Concerts on 3 - Christopher Laughlin
    Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Christopher Laughlin - guitar works by Rodrigo, Torroba, Barrios.