Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
10
10:00am10:00am

Klassics for Kids (Free)

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

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Happy Hour Mozart, wine and hors d’oeuvres ($25)
Jun
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Happy Hour Mozart, wine and hors d’oeuvres ($25)

Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Mozart: “Dissonance” Quartet

What's better than a little wine and some hors d’oeuvres? A little bit of Mozart of course! 

Space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Call 453-2000 for tickets.

Cost of attendance is $25 and all proceeds go to benefit the Southern Illinois Music Festival. Contact benyas@siu.edu for more information or to reserve a spot.

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Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
9
12:00pm12:00pm

Klassics for Kids (Free)

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

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Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
9
11:30am11:30am

Jive with Jazz (Free)

  • Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center (map)
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Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

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Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
9
10:00am10:00am

Klassics for Kids (Free)

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

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New Arts Jazztet (Free)
Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

New Arts Jazztet (Free)

Come listen to the sweet and sultry tones from Southern Illinois's only professional Jazz Combo, The New Arts Jazztet. You can read more about New Arts on our ensembles page.

Admission is Free!

NEW ARTS JAZZTET

•Dick Kelley, reeds •Bob Allison, trumpet/flugelhorn

•Isaac Lausell, guitars OR •Mel Goot, keyboards

•Phil Brown, bass •Jimmy Beers, drums/percussion

In Concert

The program will be chosen from among the following selections:

Annika’s Waltz BOB ALLISON
Autumn Serenade SAMMY GALOP and PETER DeROSE       
Bee Tee’s Minor Plea BOOKER LITTLE
Blue Ride ISAAC LAUSELL
Bluesy Thing DICK KELLEY
Bright Side PHIL BROWN
Cat Battles JOSHUA REDMAN
La Coda de Moda PHIL BROWN
The Day the Airport Stood Still ISAAC LAUSELL
Eclipse MIKE DeMICCO
Esmeralda RALPH MOORE
Gross, Man DICK KELLEY
Helen’s Song GEORGE CABLES
Kind of Blue MEL GOOT
Little B's Poem BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Lisa VICTOR FELDMAN
Lotus Blossom DON GROLNICK
Moontide RANDY BRECKER
Rule of Three PHIL BROWN
Whirlwind DICK KELLEY
Woodshed PHIL BROWN

Visit the New Arts Jazztet here or here.

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Jive with Jazz
Jun
8
11:00am11:00am

Jive with Jazz

Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

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American Guild of Organists Guest Artist Recital (Free)
Jun
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

American Guild of Organists Guest Artist Recital (Free)

Organ rectial featuring guest artist, Adam J. Brakel. 

The spell-binding performances of concert organist Adam J. Brakel have led to his being compared to Liszt, Gould, Bernstein, and Paganini. Mr. Brakel has also made a concentrated study of jazz music for the pipe organ.  He studied at Duquesne University (graduating magna cum laude in 2006) and then enrolled at The Juilliard School in New York City. He went on to study at Peabody, under Donald Sutherland and visiting guest professor, Dame Gillian Weir. As a fierce and exacting contender, Adam Brakel has taken top prizes in numerous competitions. In addition to his concert career, Adam Brakel currently serves as Director of Music at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Adam J. Brakel is represented exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

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Young Artist Showcase ($5/2)
Jun
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Young Artist Showcase ($5/2)

Featuring the winners of the 2017 SIFest Young Artist Competition. 

2017 Young Artist Showcase Winners:

Dvorak: “American” Quartet and other pieces TB

Tickets at 5:00 pm.
Doors at 5:30 pm. 

Tickets will be sold at the door only! 
(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$5 General Admission
$2 Students

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Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
5
10:00am10:00am

Klassics for Kids (Free)

  • Varsity Center for the Arts Balcony Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

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Klassics for Kids (Free)
Jun
5
10:00am10:00am

Klassics for Kids (Free)

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

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Orchestra Concert "Tchaikovsky 6th and Dvorak Cello Concerto" ($20/8)
Jun
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Orchestra Concert "Tchaikovsky 6th and Dvorak Cello Concerto" ($20/8)

Dvorak: Carnival Overture and Cello Concerto (David Peshlakai, Cello)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

A Pre-Concert Lecture will be held in the cafeteria at 6:45pm by Personnel Manger and Principal Clarinetist David Tuttle

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

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Jive with Jazz (Free)
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Jive with Jazz (Free)

Mel Goot is joined by area musicians from local high schools and colleges to give young listeners the opportunity to discover the joys of Jazz music. Kids will learn about Improvisation, Music Collaboration and the instruments played in a fun and kid-friendly environment! Admission is free!

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

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Orchestra Concert "Dvorak 6th and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto" ($20/8)
Jun
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Orchestra Concert "Dvorak 6th and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto" ($20/8)


Dvorak: Symphony No. 6
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Michelle Skinner, Violin)

A Pre-Concert Lecture will be held in the cafeteria at 6:45pm by Personnel Manger and Principal Clarinetist David Tuttle.

Tickets at 6:30 pm.
Doors at 7:00 pm. 

(Cash, Check or Major Credit Cards Accepted)
$20 General Admission
$8 Students

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Chamber Music Soiree ($50)
Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chamber Music Soiree ($50)

An evening of wine, food, and chamber music on the beautiful campus of Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale. 

Ticket includes two drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and chamber music featuring:

Tchaikovsky Quartet
Dvorak “Slavonic Dances” Quartet
Mozart Oboe Quartet

Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling the Brehm School Foundation at (618) 457-0371 or emailing foundationinfo@brehm.org. All proceeds from tickets and silent auction go to the Brehm School Foundation to support students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.

Deadline for reservations is May 18th.

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Klassics for Kids
May
31
10:00am10:00am

Klassics for Kids

Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.

Admission is Free!

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Orchestra and Singers Memorial Day Concert (Free)
May
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Orchestra and Singers Memorial Day Concert (Free)

The 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and 30-voice chorus present a special Memorial Day concert, featuring patriotic music and a salute to America’s armed forces, at the brand new Marion High School Auditorium. The program includes the 1812 Overture, a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address (read by Marion Mayor, Robert Butler), the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and much more.

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