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2019 — 2020 Concert Series

The 2019 — 2020 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 15th and March 20th, all of our music programs are free of charge.  


Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Music of the Stage and Screen

The nationally acclaimed Alliance Brass Quintet, an exciting ensemble based in the Chicago area, opens the 2019-2020 Concert Series with an hour-long program of movie and stage classics sure to please everyone. PROGRAM RSVP


Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Canterville Ghost

Join us for a Halloween treat, filled with humor, music and a bit of vaudeville. Jeff Award-winning actress Megan Wells tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost, enhanced by music performed by pianist Chris Garofalo and soprano Mary Elliott. PROGRAM RSVP


Sunday, November 17, 2019 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 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Holiday Treasures

Adults and children will enjoy a delightful hour of traditional holiday music and brand new "surprise songs," presented by Downers Grove Music Club musicians and friends. Costumed characters will add to the fun. Special guests from the Downers Grove Choral Society will then join us to conclude the program with an audience sing-along. RSVP


Sunday, January 12, 2020 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 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm
A Winter Interlude

Take a break from winter as Downers Grove Music Club musicians perform classical music celebrating the beautiful things of February – Valentine’s Day, Oscar Night and only 5 more weeks of winter. RSVP


Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm
March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Suffrage as folk musician Phil Passen, on hammered dulcimer, entertains and informs us with songs from the mid-19th century through 1920. RSVP


Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Blues According to John Primer

Two-time Grammy Award nominee John Primer learned to play the blues from the best of the best: Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jr. Wells, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and many more—and has great stories and rich music to share. Join John and his harmonica player, Steve Bell, for an acoustic set of great music and stories. If you're looking for a fantastic blues concert, look no further than John Primer. RSVP


Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Classical Jam

Downers Grove Music Club musicians perform an enjoyable variety of classical music before we break for summer. RSVP



Special DGMC events


Fall House Concert
Friday, November 15, 2019 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.

PROGRAM


2020 Piano Festival & Competition
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center Street, Naperville

Well-established, adjudicated event open to piano students in Downers Grove and its surrounding communities.


2020 Piano Festival Honors Recitals
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:30 & 3:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Recitals featuring the piano students who excelled at the 2020 Piano Festival & Competition.


Spring House Concert
Friday, March 20, 2020 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
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

An exciting concert featuring the 2019 Rising Star recipients, 2020 Piano Competition winners and other talented young musicians in the Downers Grove community.