Glen Ellyn, IL Â – New Philharmonic and Music Director and Conductor Kirk Muspratt celebrate two of the 20th Centuryâ€™s greatest orchestral composers with â€œBarber and Bernstein,â€ Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Virtuoso Corey CerovsekÂ brings his 1728 Stradivarius for his debut with Muspratt and the New Philharmonic. Cerovsek, cited by the Los Angeles Times for his â€œprecision and eloquence,â€ will be showcased in Barberâ€™s â€œViolin Concerto, op. 14.â€ The program will also feature Bernsteinâ€™s Symphonic Dances from â€œWest Side Storyâ€ as well as Wagnerâ€™s â€œSiegfried Idyll.â€
These performances will also feature a side-by-side performance of â€œDie Meistersinger: Preludeâ€ whereby student musicians from Glenbard West High School will have the opportunity to join New Philharmonic for a thoroughly exciting and gratifying classical music experience.
Tickets for â€œBarber and Bernsteinâ€ are $38 adult/$36 senior/$28 youth. To order tickets or for more information, call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
About New Philharmonic
New Philharmonic is a fully-professional, 80-member orchestra that has inspired classical music enthusiasts in Chicago and the suburbs for three decades.Â Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, named a 2006 Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, the group gives innovative treatment to both classic compositions and modern works and strives to make the music accessible to new audiences and youth through a variety of educational efforts.Â New Philharmonic is the resident orchestra of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and performs a complete season annually.
|About McAninch Arts CenterThe McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, houses three performance spaces, an art gallery and classrooms for the collegeâ€™s academic programming.Â This unique facility has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and last year welcomed more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances. The mission of the McAninch Arts Center is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information visit www.AtTheMAC.org