North Central College - Naperville, IL

Concert Choir performs two shows with DuPage Symphony Orchestra Feb. 12-13

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North Central College Concert Choir
North Central College Concert Choir

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

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 14, 2011)—Students in North Central College’s Concert Choir will perform two concerts with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra Feb. 12 and 13.

“The Genius of Prokofiev” will include excerpts from the composer’s 1940 ballet masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet” and will conclude with the powerful “Alexander Nevsky” cantata featuring the orchestra accompanied by the College’s Concert Choir and the Naperville Chorus.

The performances begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $28 and $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Any member of a service club may purchase discounted tickets to either performance. As a thank you to those who volunteer, whether through the Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, Woman’s Club, Exchange Club, Compassion Foundation or one of the many other service clubs and organizations in DuPage County, the orchestra is offering tickets at a 25 percent discount to service club members who call the DuPage Symphony Orchestra office at 630-778-1003 to place their ticket order. There is no limit to the number of tickets per person while seats are available. Only one service club can be recognized per ticket sold.

The Naperville Chorus and the North Central College Concert Choir, both under the direction of Jeordano Martinez, then join the DuPage Symphony for Prokofiev's powerful “Alexander Nevsky” cantata, drawn from his score to Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 film masterpiece: an epic drama depicting the 13th century invasion of Novgorod by Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by the Russian people led by Prince Alexander.

North Central College offers majors in music, choral and instrumental music education, and jazz studies. Students receive a strong liberal arts grounding and opportunities to perform in more than 20 instrumental and vocal groups, including large and small ensembles, opera, musical theatre and jazz combos. They also perform on varied stages, from a grand concert hall to intimate theatre settings.

The all-volunteer DuPage Symphony Orchestra is proud to be a long-standing part of a vibrant community where each member's contribution is valued. Organizations interested in pursuing future collaborations with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra may e-mail tricia@dupagesymphony.org. More information about the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, its 57th Symphony Season and all the upcoming performances can be found at dupagesymphony.org or by calling 630-778-1003.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call 630-637-SHOW (7469).

11-17-2010