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Season Opening Concert with Special Reception
Skokie, IL: The Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Alan Heatherington are pleased to announce their program on September 23rd at 3:00pm at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.
The concert, which opens the 2012-2013 season, will begin with Khachaturian’s famous Masquerade Suite from the swirling Mazurka to the concluding Gallop. Then concertmaster David Taylor will share the stage with his CSO colleague Richard Hirschl in Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello in a minor. After intermission the Ars Viva musicians take the stage for Vaughan Williams’ Symphony no. 8, one of the most unusual and engaging works in the repertoire.
Maestro Heatherington will be presented the coveted “Conductor of the Year” award for 2012 by the Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) at this opening concert. When asked about the award, Heatherington said, “I am honored to have been given this award by an organization of my peers. I have chosen to make my career in the Chicago area and I am blessed to be able to conduct the Ars Viva Orchestra which is filled with such great musicians and friends.”
Children attend FREE: This will be our fifth season to offer the popular Music for Life program at each of our five concerts. The program concept is simple: parents (or grandparents) bring their children to Ars Viva’s Sunday afternoon concerts. They sit together in the audience to hear the orchestra. After the first piece on the program, the children ages 4 to 7 leave the auditorium with the professional educators from the Music Institute of Chicago to go to their classroom right in the building. At intermission, the older children (8 to 11) go to their classroom. The children learn more about the music they have heard, the composer or the historical and cultural setting. Instructors use visual arts, drama, storytelling, and movement to stimulate the children’s own imagination and creativity. Adult companions enjoy the entire concert and pick the children up when it is over. With an adult ticket, the children are admitted to the concert and Music for Life free of charge.
|Where||North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077|
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|Time||3:00 pm–6:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
|Price||$30-75, children 4-11 free|
More About North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
The North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie is the premier performance venue on Chicago's North Shore.
The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is a dynamic two-theater complex designed by Boston-based architect Graham Gund.
The North Shore Center opened in November 1996 to operate as part of the Village of Skokie’s plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit the citizens of Skokie and Chicago’s North Shore. The facility features an 867-seat main theater, and a convertible 342-seat theater.
In addition, there is a 6,000 square foot grand lobby, rehearsal hall and conference rooms. The North Shore Center presents a Feature Series and the curriculum-based Youtheatre program, which has provided supplemental arts education to over a million Chicago area students.
The North Shore Center is home to the Northlight Theatre, Skokie Valley Symphony, Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and hosts numerous other cultural and special events. The North Shore Center is managed by Professional Facilities Management, Inc.
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