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2017 - 2018 Concert Series

The 2017 - 2018 Concert Series is sponsored by the Downers Grove Music Club and the Downers Grove Public Library. All Concert Series programs are held at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Reservations are highly recommended for each concert, to ensure there will be seats for all who wish to attend. You may register on the library website by clicking RSVP   next to the concert date or by calling the library at 630-960-1200. Our music programs are all open to the public.  With the exception of our two fundraising House Concerts on November 17th and March 23rd, all of our music programs are additionally free of charge.  


Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Mozart's Sister

Jeff Award-winning actress Megan Wells portrays Mozart's sister, Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, in a program that has delighted audiences of school-aged children as well as adults. Watch Mozart's stories and music come to life, as 'Nannerl' tells them, with the help of pianist, Chris Garofalo. This special program, complete with period costumes, was chosen as a celebration of the Downers Grove Music Club's 90th anniversary. RSVP


Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Haunting Melodies

It's a spooky time of year - especially when Downers Grove Music Club musicians perform classical compositions featuring haunting melodies. RSVP


Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Stars & Stripes

America's most-loved patriotic and official state songs. Sing along and tap your toes to Rick Pickren's traditional folk performance of America the Beautiful, God Bless America, Yankee Doodle, You're a Grand Old Flag, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and more. RSVP


Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm
West Towns Chorus
One of the Chicago area's premier men's choruses performs a cappella barbershop favorites. RSVP


Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Holiday Treasures
Adults and children - "kids from one to 92" - will enjoy a delightful hour as DGMC musicians and some costumed friends perform lively seasonal music, concluding with a sing-along of holiday favorites. RSVP


Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Suenos Latin-Jazz Quartet
Stylistic music encompassing Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco, Fusion and more. RSVP


Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Love is in the Air
DGMC musicians perform beautifully composed classical love songs and instrumentals. RSVP


Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Boogie Woogie Kid
Matthew Ball performs high-energy and family-friendly favorites from the 20's, 30's and 40's. RSVP


Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
StringFusion
Experience an exciting Jazz-fusion ensemble from Chicago. With former Cirque du Soleil electric violinist Edgar Gabriel at the helm, this group fuses elements of rock, classical and world music into its intelligent entertaining character. RSVP


Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Founders Day 2018: Songs of the Civil War
Patriotic, sentimental and comic songs of the American Civil War period, along with minstrel favorites and the melodies of Stephen Foster. RSVP


Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Classical Jam
An enjoyable variety of classical music - solo piano, instrumentals and voice - performed by DGMC musicians before we break for summer. Downers Grove Music Club elections will be held after the program. RSVP


Special DGMC events


Fall House Concert
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
First of two fundraising events featuring a Benefit Concert and Dessert Reception at a private home. All proceeds are used to fund the Rising Star and College Music Awards given to talented local high school music students. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Tickets are $35.


2018 Piano Festival & Competition
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Various locations and times TBA
Well-established, adjudicated event open to piano students in Downers Grove and its surrounding communities.


2018 Piano Festival Honors Recitals
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Recitals featuring the piano students who excelled at the 2018 Piano Festival & Competition.


Spring House Concert
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Our second fundraising event for the season features a Benefit Concert and Dessert Reception at a private home. All proceeds are used to fund the Rising Star and College Music Awards given to talented local high school music students. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Tickets are $35.


Rising Stars Concert
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Exciting concert featuring the 2017 Rising Star recipients and other talented young musicians in the Downers Grove community.