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North Central unveils star-studded 2010-2011 fine arts season

A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

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

June, 2010—A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Blues Traveler, Ramsey Lewis, Rachel Barton Pine, the Vienna Boys Choir, David Sanborn and Del McCourey with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are just a few highlights of North Central College’s most sensational season to date.

Music ensembles showcase student talent, professionalism

Music ensembles showcase student talent, professionalism

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A primary strength of the College’s music program is its many student ensembles, directed by faculty. Several will give their final season performances this week. The NCC Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. The Small Ensemble Recital will take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, featuring the Flute Choir, directed by Marie Bennett; String Ensemble, directed by Mara Gallagher; Saxophone Quartet, directed by Larry Van Oyen; and Percussion Ensemble, directed by George Blanchet.


North Central College exhibit showcases works by artist Charles A. Gick

An exhibit at North Central College May 28 through June 18 showcases pieces by Charles A. Gick, an artist and professor who works in multiple art media.

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

May 26, 2010—An exhibit at North Central College May 28 through June 18 showcases pieces by Charles A. Gick, an artist and professor who works in multiple art media.

The exhibit “The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling: A Natural History of the Painted Cloud” is free and open to the public and will be displayed in Schoenherr Art Gallery at the College’s Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Seniors direct original comic sketches May 27-29

North Central College seniors Jake Dewar and Bruce Reif will present their original plays as part of the College's Student Director Series.

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

May 25, 2010--North Central College seniors Jake Dewar and Bruce Reif will present their original plays as part of the College's Student Director Series. Dewar's "On the Line: A Series of Random Transmissions" is a compilation of original comedic sketches. Reif's "An Evening in Revue" is a short comedic sketch written entirely by the cast using improvisation.

Legendary jazz saxophonist David Sanborn performs July 31

Jazz fans will enjoy a summer treat when legendary jazz saxophonist David Sanborn performs in the acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall.

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

May 20, 2010—Jazz fans will enjoy a summer treat when legendary jazz saxophonist David Sanborn performs July 31 in North Central College’s acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall.

Jazz and Women’s Chorale give final concerts May 19, 20

Jazz and Women’s Chorale give final concerts May 19, 20

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The Jazz Studies program presents its spring Great Evening of Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, and the Women’s Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Both concerts will take place in Wentz Concert Hall. A Great Evening of Jazz will feature Jazz Combos and Chamber Jazz Ensembles led by John McLean, Mitch Paliga, Jack Mouse, Doug Scharf and Frank Caruso; the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Janice Borla; the NCC Big Band and the Jazz Trombone Group under the direction of T.S.



Vocal Jazz Camp returns for 22nd season

The 22nd annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and "Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites" concert series will be presented at North Central College.

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

May 11, 2010--The 22nd annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and "Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites" concert series will be presented at North Central College July 17-23. Both events take place during the same week and are jointly sponsored by the College's Jazz Studies Program.

Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp

Great Evening of Jazz is May 19

North Central College's Jazz Studies Program will present its spring "Great Evening of Jazz."

May 10, 2010--North Central College's Jazz Studies Program will present its spring "Great Evening of Jazz" on Wednesday, May 19. The concert features all 12 of the College's jazz performing ensembles and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago, Naperville.

Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; contact the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit http://northcentralcollege.edu/show.

North Central dance students to perform Spring Concert May 14-15

Students in the dance program at North Central College will perform a free Spring Concert May 14-15.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu May 5, 2010—Students in the dance program at North Central College will perform a free Spring Concert May 14-15. Performances are free and open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Seven seniors who will graduate in June with minors in dance will be featured in the performances. Students have choreographed some of their own performances.

College premieres original family musical "Lunacy" May 20-23

"Lunacy" is an original, never-before-seen musical, premiering at North Central College May 20-23.

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

May 3, 2010--"Lunacy" is an original, never-before-seen musical, premiering at North Central College May 20-23. The show features actors, ages 8 and up, from the community and an up-and-coming playwright and composer. Based on the classic works of science fiction author Jules Verne, "Lunacy" is the funny, family-friendly tale of a space race that never was.

Created by writer Matt Boresi and composer Jonathon Lynch, "Lunacy" is directed by Naperville resident Susan Craig-Olsen.

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