North Central College - Naperville, IL

Theatrical “Skippyjon Jones” to charm young audiences Oct. 1 at Pfeiffer Hall

Families are sure to be captivated by North Central College’s presentation of “Skippyjon Jones”

Families are sure to enjoy North Central College’s presentation of “Skippyjon Jones,” a musical theatre production based on the award-winning children’s book by Judy Schachner.

Yo-Yo Ma performs Oct. 1 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform a solo program of Bach music Oct. 1 in Wentz Concert Hall.

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma graces the stage of North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 1 for a rare solo performance.

The acclaimed classical music envoy will perform selected works by Bach. Ma earned the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 1985 for “Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites.” His interpretations of Bach were the subject of a six-part film series, “The Cello Suites Inspired by Bach,” and in 1998 Ma released a second audio recording of Bach works based on the soundtrack of the film series.

Jazz vocalist Janice Borla performs Sept. 23

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Janice Borla performs Sept. 23 in the Madden Theatre.

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Janice Borla performs an evening of classic and contemporary jazz Sept. 23 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Chicago Sinfonietta begins 2011-2012 season Sept. 24 at Wentz Concert Hall

The Chicago Sinfonietta opens its 2011-2012 season Sept. 24 at North Central College with a concert blending Eastern and Western musical traditions.

The Chicago Sinfonietta opens its 2011-2012 season Sept. 24 at North Central College with “As Fate Would Have It,” a concert blending Eastern and Western musical traditions. The program features Mei-Ann Chen, the organization’s new music director, along with acclaimed guest harpist Ann Hobson Pilot.

North Central College art exhibit showcases black and white photography

A collection of black and white photography by Larry Blackwood will be exhibited in “Opus Corvus” through Oct. 6 at North Central College.

A collection of black and white photography by Larry Blackwood featuring transcendent imagery of crows and ravens will be exhibited in “Opus Corvus” through Oct. 6 at North Central College.

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 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, where guests can meet Blackwood and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

NCTV reports on exhibit of works by Monarch Landing residents

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) reported on the exhibit of art works created by residents of the Monarch Landing continuing care retirement community.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) reported on the exhibit of art works created by residents of the Monarch Landing continuing care retirement community in Naperville.

A video of the two-minute report may be viewed on NCTV's YouTube channel.

The exhibit was displayed Aug. 1 through Aug. 7 in the College's Schoenherr Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. More than 20 Monarch Landing residents exhibited their original artwork, including paintings, metal sculpture, fiber arts, photography and Japanese book-binding.

Community actors star in “Hello, Dolly!”

Molly Durava as Ermengarde, Alyssa Digges as Dolly, Ian Emerson as Ambrose
The College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as the final Summer Music Theatre production, July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7.

North Central College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as its final Summer Music Theatre production of the season. Actors from the community will sing, dance and bring to life the classic music and irresistible story of the meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi.

Summer Light Opera features “The Gondoliers” July 28-31

North Central’s Summer Light Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera “The Gondoliers,” featuring community actors.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the comic opera “The Gondoliers,” an entertaining story with some of the most musically sophisticated and beautiful scores written by Gilbert and Sullivan.

College hosts exhibit of art works by Monarch Landing residents Aug. 1-7

North Central College is hosting an exhibit of art works created by residents of the Monarch Landing continuing care retirement community in Naperville.

North Central College is hosting an exhibit of art works created by residents of the Monarch Landing continuing care retirement community in Naperville.

More than 20 Monarch Landing residents will exhibit their original artwork, including paintings, metal sculpture, fiber arts, photography and Japanese book-binding. The juried exhibit is free, open to the public and will run Aug. 1-7 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Tyra Banks to kick off Sesquicentennial Author Series Sept. 15 at North Central

Tyra Banks
Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel Sept. 15 at North Central College.

Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel, answer questions from the audience and greet fans Sept. 15 at North Central College. For tickets, visits Anderson’s Bookshops at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, online at andersonsbookshop.com or call 630-355-2665.

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