North Central College - Naperville, IL

Popular Christian band MercyMe performs Oct. 9

Contemporary Christian band MercyMe celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its breakthrough hit, "I Can Only Imagine," with a concert Oct. 9 at North Central.

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

Aug. 10, 2010--Contemporary Christian band MercyMe celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its breakthrough hit, "I Can Only Imagine," with a concert Oct. 9 at North Central College.

Blues Traveler performs its classic jam band, rock sounds Oct. 16

Blues Traveler will give jam-band and mainstream rock fans an early fall treat when it performs Oct. 16 at North Central College.

Aug. 18, 2010--Blues Traveler will give jam-band and mainstream rock fans an early fall treat when it performs Oct. 16 at North Central College.

Not every band stakes out new musical territory and embraces fresh challenges more than 23 years into its career, but that's the case with Blues Traveler. Known for its improvisational live performances, the band is influenced by a variety of genres, including blues rock, folk rock, soul and Southern rock.

Exhibit features renowned family collection of American self-taught art

One of the nation’s foremost collections of 20th century American self-taught art will be displayed this fall North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Aug. 25, 2010—One of the nation’s foremost collections of 20th century American self-taught art will be displayed this fall North Central College.

“Say Rah! Chicago Self-Taught Art from the Arient Family Collection” is free and open to the public from Oct. 1 through Nov. 7 in Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Oct. 21 in Wentz Concert Hall

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 21.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to perform at North Central

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will delight audiences with two shows Oct. 23 and 24 at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Aug. 26, 2010—Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will delight audiences with two shows Oct. 23 and 24 at North Central College.

"The Sleepy Hollow Plays," an original play by Chicago artists

Matthew Miller will guest direct an original collection of one acts titled "The Sleepy Hollow Plays," for North Central for four performances, Oct. 21-24.

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

Sept. 9, 2010--North Central College welcomes Matthew Miller, guest director and producer of an original collection of one acts titled "The Sleepy Hollow Plays," for four premiere performances Oct. 21-24.

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs Nov. 6 at North Central

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of classic Russian composers, will perform Nov. 6 at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 9, 2010—The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of classic Russian composers, will perform Nov. 6 at North Central College.

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden and Quartet West perform Oct. 2

Widely considered to be among the greatest-ever jazz bassists, Charlie Haden expands jazz into a wide scope of genres when he performs at North Central.

Widely considered to be among the greatest-ever jazz bassists, Charlie Haden expands jazz into a wide scope of genres when he performs Oct. 2 at North Central College.

Haden has been an inspiration among some of the greatest artists of his time. His influence and talents allowed collaborations with a remarkable range of musicians, including Hank Jones, Dewey Redman and Kenny Barron. His collaboration with Pat Metheny on "Beyond the Missouri Sky" led to a shared Grammy win in 1997 for Best Jazz Instrumental Individual/Small Group.

Behind the scenes: Students key to staging events

Jared Grebner '11Jared Grebner ’11 (left) had been working with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for weeks as the College’s advance contact for a performance in February. He had arranged for hotel rooms, a rehearsal schedule and catered meal. Everything was going smoothly until disaster struck: the orchestra ran out of spaghetti during the pre-show dinner. “I had to run over to Kaufman and find more pasta,” says Grebner.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Receives Rave Reviews

Audiences weren’t the only ones thoroughly thrilled with North Central College’s musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie. ”It thrilled judges who selected the production as a regional finalist in the nation’s prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. It thrilled the student cast, orchestra and crew, too.

“This was definitely the best dance, theatrical or musical experience I’ve ever had in my life!” Tommy Rivera–Vega ’11 told Brian Lynch, director/choreographer and fine arts director.

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