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Chicago Sinfonietta album recorded in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

A new album by the Chicago Sinfonietta was recorded in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, a venue known for its exceptional acoustics.

A new album by the Chicago Sinfonietta was recorded in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, a venue known for its exceptional acoustics.

The new album, “Delights & Dances,” is the full-length recording debut by Mei-Ann Chen, music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Cedille Records album features the Harlem Quartet in world-premiere recordings of works by contemporary American composers Michael Abels and Randall Craig Fleischer.

Troy D. Hammond to be inaugurated May 17 as 10th president of North Central College

The May 17 inauguration of Troy D. Hammond as 10th president of North Central College is part of a week that includes concerts and a fireworks display.

The May 17 inauguration of Troy D. Hammond as the 10th president of North Central College is part of a week that includes honors ceremonies, concerts and a fireworks display.

The inauguration occurs during Cornerstone Week, May 13-19, an annual celebration that commemorates the College’s 1870 move to Naperville from Plainfield and the laying of the cornerstone for Old Main. Some events will be webcast live. The week includes the following events:

North Central College to host Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Feb. 2

North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Community Center co-present the eighth annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Feb. 2.

North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Community Center in Naperville co-present the eighth annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration on Feb. 2.

North Central College presents student-directed drama “Sin” Sept. 27-29

North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Three performances of “Sin” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Jazz vibraphonist Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in Madden Theatre

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College features work of artist Michelle Lindblom Aug. 17-Sept. 29

Expressive artwork by Michelle Lindblom is featured in the solo exhibit “The Journey Continues” Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 at North Central College.

Expressive artwork by Michelle Lindblom is featured in the solo exhibit “The Journey Continues” Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An artist reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Lindblom is a North Dakota-based artist and educator who says “The Journey Continues” exhibit features works through which she visually responds to the environment where she lives.

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents “Princess Ida” July 10-15

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan farcical operetta “Princess Ida.”

June 21, 2012—North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan farcical operetta “Princess Ida” July 10-15.

Five performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 10-14 and at 2 p.m. July 15 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College presents “South Pacific” July 27-29, Aug. 3-5

From left, Dennis Ortman, Abe Vences, Liam Burnes, Brian Lynch, Richard Laidman.
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific” July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific” July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 and at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College celebrates Summer Musical Theatre with three shows

Children rehearse "Wizard of Oz"
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with three shows.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with three shows.

The annual productions have been drawing large crowds to Pfeiffer Hall and other venues since 1998, when Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch staged “Brigadoon” in partnership with a local young actors’ group.

“What started out as a fun way to spend the summer has turned into a tradition for numerous families and friends in the area,” Lynch says. “The Summer Musical Theatre program has grown beyond our wildest expectations.

Proceeds from artwork sale to benefit North Central College Riverwalk Gateway project

Hunt Harris image of Machu Picchu in Peru
Proceeds from the sale of artwork currently exhibited at North Central College will directly benefit the College’s Riverwalk Gateway project.

June 7, 2012—Proceeds from the sale of artwork currently exhibited at North Central College will directly benefit the College’s Riverwalk Gateway project.

Visitors may purchase more than 40 different pieces from the exhibit “Images from a Well-Traveled Lens,” on display through June 24 in Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The exhibit showcases the photography of Hunt Harris, a Moline native who has visually documented his travels around the world.

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