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Welcome to Downers Grove Music Club

Downers Grove Music Club (DGMC) is a nonprofit musical arts organization founded in 1927 in Downers Grove, Illinois. We believe the arts support vibrant communities, and we aspire to connect people to the musical arts and local artists through public concerts and education programs. DGMC also makes investments that strengthen musical arts development in our schools and community.

Each year DGMC offers free public concerts; sponsors a piano festival for local students; and recognizes talented high school students with music awards to help them further their studies.

DGMC also publishes a Directory of Music Teachers and a List of Accompanists, which is updated every two years and distributed to all area schools, libraries and music stores.

Our members include performing musicians (professional and amateur), music teachers, music students and non-performing music lovers. Members receive newsletters, special announcements, and a members directory. Membership is also open to ensembles and organizations, which benefit from increased visibility in the community through our members, events and website.

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Upcoming Events

Reservations are recommended through the DG Public Library. Register on the library website by clicking RSVP below or by calling the library at 630-960-1200. Our concerts are open to the public and free of charge, with the exception of our Fall and Spring Benefit House Concerts used to fund DGMC student education programs.

Holiday Treasures
Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 2:00 pm, DG Library

Enjoy a musical welcome to the holiday season with a delightful hour of holiday music, led by Joyce Tumea. Features DGMC musicians and other guest performers. This is a popular event; reservations are strongly recommended. RSVP

Suenos Latin Jazz
Sunday, January 14, 2024 - 2:00 pm, DG Library

Stylistic music encompassing Afro-Cuban, Brasilian, Flamenco, Fusion, and more, led by Steve Hashimoto. RSVP

Winter Interlude
Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 2:00 pm, DG Library

Downers Grove Music Club musicians and friends will give you a break from winter with an hour of music chosen to celebrate some of the beautiful things of February – Valentine’s Day, listening to classical music while watching it snow outside and only 5 more weeks of winter. RSVP

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House Benefit Concert

Performed Friday, November 10, 2023 - 7:30 pm

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Fall Classic Concert

Performed October 22, 2023 - 2pm, DG Library

2023-2024 Concert Series Season Opener

Reginald R. Robinson

Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2 pm, Downers Grove Public Library

American jazz and ragtime pianist and composer Reginald Robinson has been called a “Chicago Ragtime wizard.” He was awarded the rare and distinguished John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius” Grant for his innovative ragtime piano works and music research. In addition to his dazzling performances, Robinson is well known internationally at colleges and universities for his lectures, which have contributed to preserving the legacy of African American music history. We are truly delighted and honored to have him perform and provide some of the stories behind his music for our season opener.

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