Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s next season offers classics and new works

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2018-19 season lineup that will feature violinist Simone Porter, award-winning pianist William Wolfram and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen.
The seven concerts are given at the Ozinga Chapel on the campus of Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr. in  Palos Heights.

H-F freshman’s music passion is as a blues band drummer

Stacy Norris needs your vote.
No, she’s not running for office, but the 15-year-old freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor High School is the outstanding drummer with the blues band The Instinct that has been nominated for a Chicago Music Award in the ‘most talented teens’ category and they will win through online voting. 

Kuumba Singers performing at All Nations Church on March 11

The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College will present a free concert in Homewood on March 11 as part of its spring tour.

Feb. 23 is deadline to sing at ‘Hamiltunes’ show

Come out and sing!

The Homewood Public Library is inviting singers to join the roster of those who will take part in the second presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a festive Homewood-style presentation of the hit musical.

H-F Inspirational Voices concert is Feb. 17

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Inspirational Voices Ensemble will present a PEACE concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Woodland Community Church, 18301 Governors Highway in Homewood. 
The ensemble’s director, Ivan Davenport, will lead students in their effort to show H-F High’s Vikings Values of PEACE — perseverance, emphathy, awareness, compassion and effort. 

Musician’s ideas brought jazz fest to PSC 30 years ago

On Feb. 15, 16 and 17, Valerie Nicholson and friends will mark 30 years of the Prairie State College Jazz Fest. The highlight of the three-day event will be the 7:30 p.m. concert with leading jazz musicians in the PSC Barnes & Noble Auditorium on the campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

H-F musicians present at Illinois music conference

Homewood-Flossmoor High School was represented by members of the Viking Orchestra and by the Viking Jazz Ensemble at the Illinois Music Education Conference and All-State Festival Jan. 24 through 27 in Peoria.

30th Annual Jazz Fest Feb. 16 at Prairie State College

  Some of the area's finest jazz musicians will be on 
  hand to teach at Prairie State College's annual jazz 
 (Provided photos)

IPO’s all-Beethoven program is Feb. 10

Guest conductor Stefan Veselka will lead the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) in an all-Beethoven program on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Ozinga Chapel on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
Pianist Winston Choi,  considered one of today's most dynamic young concert artists, will join the orchestra. His recent performances have taken him throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as both a soloist and ensemble member.

Opera singers presenting program celebrating King’s legacy

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University is presenting “Lift Every Voice,” a musical celebration, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.
This program will feature soprano Kimberly Jones, tenor Cornelius Johnson and baritone Adrian Dunn with Paul Hamilton on piano.


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