DGMC Schedule

All of our programs are open to the public.  With the exception of our fundraiser on November 5th, they are free of charge.  

Thank you to the Downers Grove Music Club and the Downers Grove Public Library for sponsoring the 2016 - 2017 Concert Series.

2016 - 2017
Concert Series

All programs in the Concert Series will be 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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm
American Wind Band

Patriotic music performed on 9/11 by the American Wind Band

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Music Fest

It's not Oktoberfest, it's Music Fest!  First DGMC meeting of the season.  A time to introduce ourselves to the Concert Series audience.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Legacy Girls

The library is celebrating its 125th birthday!  A patriotic tribute to the music of WWII, Legacy Girls performs the toe tapping hits of the famous Andrews Sisters with tight three-part harmonies, costumes and synchronized choreography.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm
West Towns Chorus

Our favorite barbershop a cappella group returns to the library's Concert Series.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Winter Wonderland - Concert & Sing-Along

DGMC musicians perform seasonal music, concluding with a sing-along all ages will enjoy.  Joyce Tumea is the program chair for this festive event.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Suenos Latin-Jazz Quartet

The Suenos Latin-Jazz Quartet returns for their annual concert with music encompassing the sounds of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Flamenco.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Love is in the Air

Celebrate this Valentine's month with beautifully composed classical love songs and instrumentals performed by DGMC musicians

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm
The Guys Who Gave Us Rock!

World-renowned singer, guitarist, comedian and impressionist Skip Griparis has you laugh, learn and rock with the likes of Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Richie Valens, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Tropical Sound Steel Drums!

Dave Seagren and Jake Curless bring the spirit of the Caribbean Islands to life with a variety of tropical music styles including reggae, calypso, socca, Latin, and pop.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm
A Pairing of the Arts

Each DGMC performer will choose a particular book and then pair it with music which might have been referenced in the book or which might have been performed or enjoyed by characters in the book.  Downers Grove Music  Club elections will be held after the program.

Special DGMC Events


A Notable Celebration of the Arts
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church
1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Benefit Concert, Auction and Reception supporting DGMC student music awards. Donation:  $25  -   Purchase Tickets

2017 Piano Festival & Competition
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Various locations and times TBA
Well-established, adjudicated event open to piano students in Downers Grove and its surrounding communities.

2017 Piano Festival Honors Recitals
Sunday, March 19, 2017 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 2017 Piano Festival & Competition.

Rising Stars Concert
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Exciting concert featuring the 2016 Rising Star recipients and other talented young musicians in the Downers Grove community.


Educational Opportunities