WORLD-CLASS MUSIC AT THIS WINTER'S CHAMBER CONCERTS
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WORLD-CLASS MUSIC THIS WINTER AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM
Chamber Concerts Offer a Warm Winter Escape
LISLE, IL (July 28, 2011) – Musical selections to soothe the winter soul. “Chamber Concerts” at The Morton Arboretum show off their musical styling with a variety of engaging performances. Tickets go on sale September 15 to the public. Get ‘em while their hot!
Enjoy the influences of Spanish and Balkan music with the “Cavatina Duo,” hailed as the best flute and guitar twosome in the world today, by The New Yorker. The “Cavatina Duo” captivates audiences with their electrifying performances across North America, Europe, Asia, and now The Morton Arboretum. With selections reflecting the performers’ native countries, this November 6 program spans the Baroque to the present day. Join us at this first concert of our season as the “Cavatina Duo” explores works by Bach, Piazzolla, Tadic and Takemitsu.
Celebrate the holiday season with music at the Arboretum. “The Christmas Rose” is an enchanting musical blending of traditional melodies and carols with winter tales, legends and stories. On December 4, legendary Celtic harpist Patrick Ball brings to life tales such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales, chapters from The Wind and the Willows and passages from Shakespeare. He is sure to enchant and delight all audiences. All of the stories touch on the central message of the Christmas and Winter season: hope.
The January 8 concert explores the music of the golden age for British composers - the Baroque era. Works by Handel, Purcell, Eccles and Mell will be featured in this remarkable performance by the “Callipygian Players.” Featuring some of the Chicago’s finest period instrument musicians, Craig Trompeter, cello, and Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord, under the leadership of director and Baroque violinist Martin Davids, the afternoon is sure to be a golden performance.
Whether the “Metropolis Quartet” performs baroque masterpieces or contemporary works, these versatile musicians (oboe/English horn, violin, viola, and cello) continue to redefine chamber music for a new age. The February 5 show promises to be a sparkling mix of wonderful compositions, memorable melodies and fun conversation between the musicians and audience members.
On March 4, “Trevor Stephenson” rounds out the musical season. Artistic director of the Madison Bach Musicians, Trevor performs music by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti. He also plays on a prelica of an eighteenth century double-manual German style harpsichord; modeled after the original 1719 instrument created by Mietke for J.S. Bach.
All concerts begin at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday and are presented in the Arbor Room of the Thornhill Education Center on the Arboretum's west side. Each performance is followed by a reception and opportunity to mingle with musicians in the beautiful, wood-paneled Founder's Room.
Season tickets: $130 per person (discount for Arboretum members). Individual tickets $28 per person (discount for Arboretum member). Purchase tickets online at www.mortonarb.com or call 630-725-2066.
The Morton Arboretum gratefully acknowledges our sponsors: Illinois Arts Council and Wente Family Estates, official wine sponsor of The Morton Arboretum.
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of 4,128 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretum's beautiful natural landscapes, gardens, research and education programs, and year-round family activities support its mission – the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Conveniently located at I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 7 a.m. Central Time until sunset. The Children's Garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., March through October, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November through February. Visit Press Room at www.mortonarb.org, or call to learn more.
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