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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:

  • George Lepauw - Parisian Salon Concert
    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Pianist George Lepauw, 2012 Chicago Tribune Chicagoan Of The Year and Founder of The International Beethoven Project, to complete a rarely heard transversal of all 48 Preludes & Fugues of JS Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier on Friday, September 4 at 7:30pm.

    JS Bach's contemporaries may well have have had to wait twenty years to hear the sequel to Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier, but not so the patrons of the Northbrook Public Library! Just one month after his memorable performance of Book I pianist George Lepauw will complete the transversal of all 48 preludes & fugues with the rendition of Book II - a feat and a musical feast not to be missed as all Parisian Salon Concerts since the opening of the new auditorium have been given to full capacity audiences. Doors open at 7 PM.

  • Dave Specter - Jazz/Blues Salon Concert
    Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Our fantastic new performance stage deserves a fantastic new concert series. The Friday Jazz Salon will feature Chicago artists who regularly perform in Chicago’s jazz, blues and folk clubs here to Northbrook. Our first performance will feature first- tier blues and jazz guitarist, Dave Specter, who has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. He has always brought intelligence and sharp, crisp playing to the music table, a sort of contemporary version of T-Bone Walker. He has recently been featured in Vintage Guitar and Downbeat magazines and has been a 5 time Critic’s Choice in the Chicago Reader.

    “Dave Specter is a global ambassador of Chicago blues” – Chicago Sun Times

    “One of the few top-tier guitarists” - Downbeat

  • George Lepauw - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Works by Beethoven, Rameau, and Debussy.

  • Ian Maksin & Goran Ivanovic - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Cello and guitar. Works by Piazzolla, Maksin, and Ivanovic.

  • Parisian Salon Concert
    Friday, October 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Join hosts Jane and Didier Lepauw for an evening of music.

  • Jeff Yang & Emi Kelsey - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Violin and Piano. Works by Vaughan Williams, Bach, and Gershwin.

  • Marta & Svetlana Belskey - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Violin and Piano. Works by Paderewski and Szymanowski.

  • Charlie Pickler & Susan Merdinger - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Viola and piano. Works by Janowski, Bloch, and Schubert.

  • Matt Bengtson - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Piano. Works by Scriabin.