North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

New Music Festival features contemporary classical compositions

Brooklyn Rider
North Central celebrates contemporary classical music during its inaugural New Music Festival April 11-12 and features Dal Niente and Brooklyn Rider.

March 9, 2011—North Central College will celebrate contemporary classical music during its inaugural New Music Festival April 11-12.

The two-day festival will feature performances by contemporary music group Dal Niente and string quartet Brooklyn Rider. As part of the festival, acclaimed Russian composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a member of the Silk Road Project and composer-in-residence at North Central College, will coach members of various area high school ensembles.

Classic guitars from private collections exhibited through April 10

Fans of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and other great rock guitarists are sure to enjoy an exhibit of classic guitars at North Central College.

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

Dec. 15, 2010—Fans of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and other great rock guitarists are sure to enjoy an exhibit of classic guitars at North Central College.

North Central jazz guitarist John McLean performs April 4 in Wentz Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening of stellar jazz by a member of North Central College’s acclaimed music faculty when guitarist John McLean performs April 4.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

March 11, 2011—Audience members will enjoy an evening of stellar jazz by a member of North Central College’s acclaimed music faculty when guitarist John McLean performs April 4. This is the rescheduled date of a performance originally planned for Feb. 2.

Artist Nancy Legner exhibits whimsical creations through March 31

Mixed media creations by artist Nancy Legner will be exhibited Feb. 9 through March 31 in North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Jan. 5, 2011—Mixed media creations by artist Nancy Legner will be exhibited Feb. 9 through March 31 in North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville.

The exhibit “Whimsical Chapters of a Secret World” is free and open to the public. The artist will greet visitors during an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Organic Theater Company presents 'The Naked King'

Classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen come to life March 24-27 in “The Naked King” by playwright Yevgeny Shvarts, performed by Organic Theater Company.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Smooth jazz saxophonist Richard Elliot performs April 2

Smooth jazz saxophonist Richard Elliot performs April 2 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

Jan. 29, 2011—Saxophonist Richard Elliot, named Best Wind Player at the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards, performs April 2 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

With a best-selling discography of more than 15 recordings and thousands of live performances since his 1986 debut, Elliot claims one of the most loyal fan bases in contemporary urban jazz. He has had six albums reach No. 1 on Billboard’s new adult contemporary chart.

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