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2018 - 2019 Concert Series

The 2018 - 2019 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 16th and March 22nd, all of our music programs are free of charge.  


Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Bounding Main

Bounding Main is a vocal group that sings traditional maritime songs in full Elizabethan garb. Be prepared for rich musical arrangements of traditional nautical music to bring you into a world of fellowship, adventure, romance, with a bit of humor! They've performed all over the United States and Europe and their music is sold internationally. RSVP


Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Autumn Tales

Downers Grove Music Club musicians present a program featuring music and folk tales for autumn. Beware – some may be a little scary! RSVP


Sunday, November 18, 2018 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 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Holiday Treasures
Adults and children will enjoy a delightful hour as Downers Grove Music Club musicians and costumed characters, from Santa and Mrs. Claus, to elves and the Gingerbread Man, perform lively seasonal music, concluding with a sing-along of holiday favorites. RSVP


Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Suenos Latin-Jazz Quintet
Stylistic music encompassing Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco, Fusion and more, led by Steve Hashimoto. RSVP


Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Oscar Season
Downers Grove Music Club musicians perform music featured in previous Oscar-winning movies. How many of the classical pieces will you recognize?RSVP


Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Yvonne Faddis Stroud
Enjoy piano favorites, with genres including jazz standards, Broadway musicals, and patriotic favorites, including an audience favorite of "Name that Tune." Requests are welcome. RSVP


Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Spring Celebration
Downers Grove Music Club musicians perform a variety of classical music – solo piano, instrumentals and voice – that celebrates spring. RSVP


Special DGMC events


Fall House Concert
Friday, November 16, 2018 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.

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2019 Piano Festival & Competition
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Various locations and times TBA
Well-established, adjudicated event open to piano students in Downers Grove and its surrounding communities. More >>


2019 Piano Festival Honors Recitals
Sunday, March 10, 2019 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 2019 Piano Festival & Competition.


Spring House Concert
Friday, March 22, 2019 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 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Exciting concert featuring the 2018 Rising Star recipients and other talented young musicians in the Downers Grove community.