music

IPO director wins Solti Foundation’s Career Assistance Award

  Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra maestro Stilian Kirov
  has received the Career Assistance Award from the
  Solti Foundation U.S.
(Provided photo)

Starry Nights series opens Thursday

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District opens the 2018 Starry Nights series with a 7:30 p.m. presentation by the band “1976.”
 
The band’s free concert at the Irwin Park Bandshell, Ridge Road at Highland Avenue, will feature the hits from the 1970s, including songs made famous by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Steve Miller Band, The Eagles and more.
 

Musical improv team performs benefit Friday

The 23 Miles South Theatre in Homewood will present The Tony Stanzas musical improv team in a benefit performance at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, on the lower level stage at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 
The Tony Stanzas will take suggestions at the opening of the show and create a fully-improvised musical right in front of your eyes, according to Dawn Peloso, director of 23 Miles South. 

H-F board’s finance committee holds off on first step for performing arts additions

With the price tag for major renovations and building additions at Homewood-Flossmoor High School coming in higher than expected, the school board’s finance committee held off on taking the first step on the project.
 
At its meeting Tuesday, committee members Jody Scariano, Tim Wenckus and Steve Anderson put off directing DLA Architects to begin the architectural and engineering work and agreed to meet again May 14 to review costs.
 

Band festival gives young musicians chance to perform, get feedback

Young musicians from Homewood and Flossmoor performed and got valuable feedback and input from experts during the 2018 South Suburban Junior High School Association Band Festival April 12 hosted by James Hart School in Homewood.
 

‘Hairspray’ staged April 20, 21, 22 at Marian Catholic High

When Marian Catholic High School stages the musical “Hairspray” this weekend it will be senior Steven Babick’s final performance. Steven, of Homewood, will be joined on stage by sophomore Fiona Keating and freshman Taylor Trojan, both of Flossmoor, for the 7 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

GSU’s Center for Performing Arts celebrates the region's musical legacy with The Blues Hip Hop Experience

Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts will present "The Blues Hip Hop Experience," bringing together musicians and others at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 21, to explore the rich blues legacy of the Chicago area and its parallels to hip-hop music.
  

James Hart band students win outstanding ratings

  The 60-member James Hart School Symphonic Band
  will be performing at two festivals in April.
(Provided
  photo)

Works of new composer and two greats performed at IPO final concert

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will conclude its 40th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 with a work by 21st century composer Gity Razaz and pieces by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.
 
The program will be at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 

Chicago Music Awards honors H-F freshman and her bandmates

Stacy Norris, drummer with blues band The Instinct, received a Chicago Music Award when the band was named Most Talented Teens at the annual awards gala March 18.

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