North Central College - Naperville, IL

Two students showcase their art April 6-May 9

Artwork by Patrick Tyler Buchenot (left), Melissa Massey (right)
Seniors Melissa Massey and Patrick Tyler Buchenot present their art in “Phantasm,” an exhibit featuring two-dimensional work, drawings and mixed media.

April 5, 2011—North Central College seniors Melissa J. Massey and Patrick Tyler Buchenot will showcase their artwork in a two-person exhibit titled “Phantasm,” featuring two-dimensional work, drawings and mixed media.

The free exhibit runs April 6 through May 9 at the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Ides of March to perform May 21 in Pfeiffer Hall

The Ides of March will rock the house and energize their Chicago-area fans with a May 21 show in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall.

The Ides of March will rock the house and energize their Chicago-area fans with a May 21 show in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall.

The Ides of March burst onto the national scene in 1970 with the million-selling single “Vehicle,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts. The Ides toured with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead. The Ides are that rare commodity that still has all their original members some 30 years later and a special chemistry that makes every show a memorable experience.

Theatrical models by artist Peter Wexler exhibited April 15 through May 15

Les Troyens (Trojan Helmet), Metropolitan Opera, ©1973
North Central College hosts an exhibit of theater models and sketches by nationally renowned artist Peter Wexler April 15 through May 15.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

March 1, 2011—North Central College hosts an exhibit of theater models and sketches by nationally renowned artist Peter Wexler April 15 through May 15.

The exhibit “Theatrical Models” is free and open to the public in North Central’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The artist will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

A cappella group Anonymous 4 performs May 6

New York-based all-female a cappella group Anonymous 4 will perform its unique blend of classical and contemporary music May 6.

Feb. 22, 2011—New York-based all-female a cappella group Anonymous 4 will perform its unique blend of classical and contemporary music May 6 at North Central College.

Anonymous 4 will present its “Sisters in Spirit” program, traveling from the old world to new and creatively weaving 13th century polyphony and sacred Latin song with modern Anglo-American tunes.

Young audiences will enjoy “Click, Clack, Moo” May 7 in Pfeiffer Hall

Young audiences are sure to enjoy Theatreworks USA's production of “Click, Clack, Moo.”

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

March 10, 2011—Young audiences are sure to enjoy North Central College’s May 7 presentation of “Click, Clack, Moo,” a musical theatre production based on the award-winning children’s book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Students star in theatrical production of Greek tragedy “Phedre”

Ali Ledbetter portrays the Greek queen Phedre.
North Central College presents a classic tale of Greek tragedy when students perform “Phedre” April 28 through May 1.

April 14, 2011—North Central College presents a classic tale of Greek tragedy when students perform “Phedre” April 28 through May 1.

French playwright Jean Baptiste Racine (1639-1699) published his best-known play in 1677 and based his work on the ancient Greek play “Hippolytus” by Euripides (484-406 BC). “Phedre” (pronounced FAY-druh) explores classic themes of forbidden love, deception, intrigue and power.

Classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine to perform April 30

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs classical pieces April 30 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 16, 2011—North Central College welcomes Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine for a rousing performance of classical pieces April 30 in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

April 29 show by metal band Earthen Grave features Rachel Barton Pine

North Central College invites fans of heavy metal music to enjoy the band Earthen Grave featuring classically trained violinist Rachel Barton Pine April 29.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 17, 2011—North Central College invites fans of heavy metal music to enjoy the band Earthen Grave featuring classically trained violinist Rachel Barton Pine April 29.

Influenced by metal legends such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Slayer, Earthen Grave is a six-piece, Chicago-based force of nature that thunders with dark intensity, playing with tremendous skill and versatility.

Trombonist Joel Adams showcased at April 20 jazz faculty performance

North Central College hosts “An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams” April 20 in Wentz Concert Hall.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

March 14, 2011—North Central College presents an evening of jazz April 20 featuring the talents of trombonist Joel Adams, a member of the College’s acclaimed jazz faculty.

Del McCoury, Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform together April 16 in Pfeiffer Hall

“American Legacies: The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band” is presented April 16.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 10, 2011—The bluegrass sounds of the Appalachians meet the hot, lively jazz of New Orleans when “American Legacies: The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band” is presented April 16 at North Central College.

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