Concordia-Chicago Community Piano Program hosts first Silver Jubilee concert Nov. 19
Nov. 14, 2011—Concordia University Chicago’s Preparatory and Community Piano Program celebrates 25 years of music with a series of “Silver Jubilee” concerts.
The first concert in the series will take place Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord, on Concordia’s campus 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Admission is free. Free, handicapped accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
As part of the Silver Jubilee, Concordia-Chicago faculty member Billie Howard will present a program of contemporary music for piano trio, along with Rebecca Wilcox on the violin and Nora Barton on the cello. They will perform works by Ravel, Piazzolla, Shostakovich and a world premiere by Nomi Epstein.
It has been a joy to provide musical education and performance to the surrounding communities over these many years,” said Craig Sale, director of the program since its inception. “As we celebrate this landmark we wanted to focus on music and on our students with some very special events that are open to the public.”
The faculty of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program are not only specially trained in teaching children and adults, they also continue their own professional performances. As part of the Silver Jubilee, Concordia-Chicago faculty member Emily Jane Morlan will be joined by Phillip Serna for a concert of music for harpsichord and viola da gamba on Jan. 29, 2012.
The program’s philosophy is that through music all children can become more confident, more creative and happier human beings. Students of all levels receive weekly private lessons with a monthly group lesson. The curriculum used is one that focuses on comprehensive musicianship.
For more information on the offerings of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program or about the Silver Jubilee events, contact Craig Sale at 708-209-3141 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
Concordia University Chicago was named as the second fastest growing campus among private nonprofit master’s institutions nationally by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Almanac Edition. For the third consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.CUChicago.edu.