North Central College - Naperville, IL

MLK Week celebrates College’s history of building bridges among cultures

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
North Central College’s Martin Luther King Week, Jan. 15-21, features musical tributes, prayer breakfast, keynote presentation by Tavis Smiley and more.

North Central College invites members of the community to join its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong lineup of events Jan. 15-21, 2012.

This year’s theme “Where do we go from here?” will honor and remember King with musical tributes, a prayer breakfast, activities and keynote presentation by talk show host, political commentator and entrepreneur Tavis Smiley Jan. 19.

North Central theatre students present original drama “Under the Circumstances”

Cassie Nelson as Phoebe and Kyle Ryan as Dave
North Central College presents the student-written and directed drama “Under the Circumstances,” a rhetorical look at relationships and their demise Jan. 12-14.

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “Under the Circumstances,” a rhetoric look at relationships and their demise.

Three performances of “Under the Circumstances” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 13 and 14 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. 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.

Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 at North Central College

Jeri Lynne Johnson
Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15 at North Central College.

Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 at North Central College.

Guest conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and music director of Philadelphia’s Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, joins Chen in leading the Sinfonietta in the performance, “The Journey, The Dream”—a selection of works that celebrate King’s pioneering fight for civil rights and his enduring legacy.

North Central faculty, jazz vibraphonist Brad Stirtz performs Jan. 20

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Jan. 20 in the Madden Theatre.

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Jan. 20 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Vocal group Tenors Un Limited perform classical crossovers Jan. 18 at North Central College

Vocal trio Tenors Un Limited present “The Rat Pack of Opera,” a performance of timeless favorites Jan. 18.

London-based vocal trio Tenors Un Limited performs an exciting evening of popular classical music Jan. 18 at North Central College.

In a concert titled “The Rat Pack of Opera,” Tenors Un Limited present original compositions along with timeless favorites, including “O Sole Mio,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Time to Say Goodbye,” “Volare,” “Summertime” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

Guest choirs perform Jan. 21 at North Central College’s 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 21 when North Central College presents its 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza.

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 21 when North Central College presents its 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble performs Dec. 9 at North Central College

Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble performs classic holiday compositions Dec. 9, featuring North Central College President Harold R. Wilde as narrator.

North Central College President Harold R. Wilde will narrate when the Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble performs some of the greatest holiday compositions Dec. 9 at the College.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. As a special holiday offer, all tickets for this performance are now $5; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College exhibits black and white photography by alumnus

"Waterfall" by photographer Jon Balke ’69
North Central College presents “In the Absence of Color,” an exhibit of silver-based black and white photography by alumnus Jon Balke Nov. 20-Jan. 5.

Silver-based black and white photographs by artist and North Central College alumnus Jon W. Balke will be on display Nov. 20 through Jan. 5 in an exhibit titled “In the Absence of Color.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, where guests can meet Balke and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Celtic Woman performs holiday favorites Dec. 17 at North Central College

Irish musical sensation Celtic Woman will perform its famed holiday collection Dec. 17 at North Central College.

Celtic Woman performs its critically acclaimed holiday show “A Christmas Celebration—The Symphony Tour” Dec. 17 at North Central College.

The Celtic Woman performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $80, $70 and $65; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Organic Theater Company stages “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville for five performances at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings its fan-favorite holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville in December for five performances at North Central College.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a funny and moving work that brings the ghost of Jacob Marley out of the shadows and into the spotlight to tell his version of the Dickens classic. Written by award-winning playwright, actor and director Tom Mula, this fanciful tour of Marley’s afterlife and his assignment to redeem Scrooge and himself is a delightful holiday show.

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