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Morning Music Schedule

Tue 28 Feb

Glencoe Academy of Music;
Spanish guitar duo

Glencoe Academy of Music

Tuesday, February 28
10 – 11 a.m.

The Glencoe Academy of Music is happy to continue its outreach program and share its world-class faculty with the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Glencoe Academy of Music believes that the understanding and practice of music enriches life. It is our mission to conserve the tradition and culture of the past and present through music and expose the community to music through instruction and community concerts. The Glencoe Academy of Music is committed to providing the highest level of instruction to students of all ages and abilities. Our nurturing and encouraging environment promotes growth in each student by meeting students’ individual learning needs. Students are also encouraged to participate in non-competitive performance opportunities.

Thu 2 Mar

Jim Kendros

Jim Kendros

Thursday, March 2
10 - 11 a.m.

Jim Kendros is a composer, lecturer, music historian, researcher, and author. He specializes in performing on rare historic string instruments and giving concerts of his original piano music. As Kendros says, “Hearing timeless favorites on these wonderful rare string instruments is like rediscovering an old friend in a new way!” His performances include insightful background information about instruments and about the classical, folk, and original compositions he performs. Kendros is the composer fellow and preconcert lecturer of the Northbrook Symphony and is the resident music historian and preconcert lecturer of the Lake Forest Symphony.

Tue 7 Mar

Lapis Trio

Lapis Trio

Tuesday, March 7
10 – 11 a.m.

Lapis Trio’s unique instrumentation of classical guitar (Casey Nielsen), upright bass (Dan Thatcher), and percussion (Tim Mulvenna), provides a richly dynamic acoustic setting. While growing up in Illinois, Casey Nielsen began studying classical guitar with Roosevelt University professor Paul Henry and then jazz with Chicago jazz guitarist Neal Alger. Nielsen attended Northern Illinois University where he received his bachelor's degree in jazz studies. At NIU, he studied jazz and classical guitar extensively with internationally renowned guitarist Fareed Haque. After college, he enjoyed studying with internationally renowned guitarist Denis Azabagic. In addition to work as a sideman and bandleader on Chicago’s jazz scene, Nielsen has given solo and chamber music concerts as a classical guitarist throughout the Midwest. His diverse musical interests converge in Lapis Trio, whose performances features his original music.

Thu 9 Mar

HPHS Jazz Band

Morning Music with the Orchids

Thursday, March 9
10 – 11 a.m.

The Highland Park High School Jazz Combo is one of three jazz ensembles at HPHS. This group is open to students in grades 9 to 12, and emphasizes the art of improvisation in a collaborative setting. The Jazz Combo performs at many different school and community concerts, functions, and events. They are proud to represent their school and community.

Tue 14 Mar

Healing Earth Native American Flute Circle

Healing Earth Flute Circle

Tuesday, March 14
10 – 11 a.m.

The Healing Earth Native American flute circle has been in existence since the mid-1990s, and currently has a roster of more than fifty instrumentalists. It is a teaching flute circle, which means that all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to learn and grow with the instrument.

Thu 16 Mar

Glencoe Academy of Music;
Nate Lepine Jazz trio

Glencoe Academy of Music; Nate Lepine Jazz trio

Thursday, March 16
10 – 11 a.m.

The Glencoe Academy of Music is happy to continue its outreach program and share its world-class faculty with the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Glencoe Academy of Music believes that the understanding and practice of music enriches life. It is our mission to conserve the tradition and culture of the past and present through music and expose the community to music through instruction and community concerts. The Glencoe Academy of Music is committed to providing the highest level of instruction to students of all ages and abilities. Our nurturing and encouraging environment promotes growth in each student by meeting students’ individual learning needs. Students are also encouraged to participate in non-competitive performance opportunities.

Tue 21 Mar

The Silverwood Duo

The Silverwood Duo

Tuesday, March 21
10 – 11 a.m.

Award-winning concert flutist Kim Fluechaus and internationally performing guitarist Julie Goldberg blend the fiery music of Latin and South American composers with the sophisticated counterpoint and lyrical compositions of the baroque era in a program entitled Baroque, Brazil, and Beyond. Fluechaus and Goldberg began their duo while pursuing graduate degrees at Northwestern University. Each has gone on to earn critical acclaim as soloist and chamber musician, and both are pleased to reunite for this performance at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

An active freelance musician, Kim Fluechaus performs throughout the United States and Canada on the flute and the Egyptian nay. Named guitarist of the year by Classical Guitar Alive, Julie Goldberg is the first guitarist to receive a doctorate in music performance from Northwestern University, and holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Thu 23 Mar

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Thursday, March 23
10 – 11 a.m.

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory is the Midwest’s largest full-curriculum, nonprofit, youth-music ensemble program. MYAC’s chamber music and choral programs include three chamber orchestras, more than 60 chamber music ensembles and five choral ensembles, along with early childhood music and movement classes, and music history, theory, and composition classes. Jazz at MYAC includes three big bands and seven combos, conducted by highly regarded professional jazz musicians. MYAC’s rehearsal facility is a former Army stockade at Fort Sheridan, built in 1890 and renovated in 1994 for MYAC.

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