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2023–2024 Concert Series

The 2023–2024 Concert Series is sponsored by the Downers Grove Music Club and the Downers Grove Public Library. Concert Series programs are held at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove.

Reservations are strongly recommended through the DG Public Library. 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 open to the public.  With the exception of our two fundraising House Concerts in November and March, all of our music programs are free of charge.

  

Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

2023-24 Season Opener: Reginald Robinson
Our 2023-2024 Concert Series opens with Reginald Robinson, American jazz and ragtime pianist and composer who has been called a “Chicago Ragtime wizard.”

PROGRAM  VIEW VIDEO

Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

Kerry Grombacher
Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin and writes and performs contemporary folk and western songs. In the spirit of the troubadours of old, he paints vivid portraits and tells fascinating stories that are set in the landscape where he’s worked and toured. RSVP


Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

Fall Classic Concert
Enjoy a variety of music selections — some classical and some not so classical — performed by members and friends of the Downers Grove Music Club.

PROGRAM  VIEW VIDEO

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

West Towns Chorus
One of the Chicago area's premier men's choruses performs a cappella barbershop favorites. RSVP


Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

Holiday Treasures
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. PROGRAM  VIEW VIDEO


Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library
Rescheduled from January 14th due to extreme weather

Suenos Latin Jazz
Some of Chicago's finest jazz and Latin musicians perform. RSVP


Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

Winter Interlude Concert
Plan to join Downers Grove Music Club musicians and friends for a break from winter with an hour of delightful music. We’ll 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!

PROGRAM  VIEW VIDEO

Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 2:00 pm – DG Public Library

The Rust Riders
Inspired by the rambunctious twang of hand-me-down Americana, the Rust Riders crank out a hearty helping of raggy roots music, distilled from honky tonk, folk, and swing. RSVP


Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the DG Public Library

Bounding Main
Maritime-themed vocal group sings richly harmonic versions of traditional songs. RSVP


Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 2:00 pm – DG Public Library

DG Music Club Concert
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect day to celebrate May with DGMC musicians and friends. RSVP



Special DGMC events


Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:30 pm – private home

Fall Benefit House Concert
The first of two fundraising events featuring a Benefit Concert with all proceeds used to fund the Rising Star and College Music Awards given to talented local high school music students.  PROGRAM  VIEW VIDEO


Sunday, March 3, 2024
Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center Street, Naperville

2024 Piano Festival & Competition
Well-established, adjudicated event open to piano students in Downers Grove and surrounding communities.


Sunday, March 10, 2024 – DG Public Library

2024 Piano Festival Honors Recitals
Recitals featuring the piano students who excelled at the 2024 Piano Festival & Competition.


Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7 pm – private home

Spring Benefit House Concert
The final of two annual fundraising events featuring a Benefit Concert with all proceeds used to fund the Rising Star and College Music Awards given to talented local high school music students.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – DG Public Library

Rising Stars Concert
Exciting concert featuring the 2023 Rising Star recipients and other talented young musicians in the Downers Grove community.


Enjoy video concerts from our past season

Celebrate Rachmaninoff

Performed by Tatiana Shustova, Sunday, June 11th at 2 pm

We're Bach! Concert

Performed Sunday, May 14th at 2 pm

Rising Stars Concert

Performed Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7 pm, First United Methodist Church

2023 Piano Festival and Competition
Honors Recital Video Performances


Featuring the piano students who excelled at the 2023 Piano Festival & Competition. Prepared to be wowed!

Fall Benefit House Concert

Performed Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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Colors of Autumn concert

Performed Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00 pm, DG Library

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