Oct
14
Sun
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Jazz at Starr Center: The Antitones @ Starr Center
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Antitones is a recently formed jazz-fusion band from Rockford, Illinois.  Drawing from an eclectic variety of musical styles ranging from hip-hop, blues, funk, swing, afro-cuban to jazz, this ten-piece group provides something to listen to for everyone in the audience.

Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$6 students

Oct
19
Fri
Charlotte’s Web: John Lindhorst on Ukulele @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

John Lindhorst is the owner of Ukulele Station, America in Oregon, Illinois.  He will present “The Ukulele-100 Years of Smiles” a history of the ukulele through song.

Tickets:  $15 in advance/$20 at the door/$6 students

Oct
27
Sat
Spooky Suzuki Open House and Buck A Used Book Sale @ The Music Academy in Rockford
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

Visit Music Academy classes in session and visit our Buck A Book Sale.  Spooky treats for all!!! Costumes welcome.

Nov
3
Sat
Fall Solo Recital Day @ The Music Academy in Rockford
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

200 students from ages 4 and up will perform in 10 recitals in four locations.

Performances at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Nov
4
Sun
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Main Stage Series: Avalon String Quartet @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Avalon String Quartet returns for their eighth season on the MPAC stage, featuring works by MPAC’s namesake, Felix Mendelssohn.  The performance will feature a pre-concert lecture, which will offer insights into the pieces to be performed.  Lecture begins at 2 p.m.

Tickets:  $25 in advance/$30 at the door/$6 students

Nov
30
Fri
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Main Stage Series: Zachary Owen @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Zachary Owen is an up-and-coming bass-baritone originally from Stillman Valley, Illinois.  Zachary has performed with such companies at Glimmerglass Festival, Arizona Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Opera Santa Barbara.

Tickets:  $25 in advance/$30 at the door/$6 students

Dec
2
Sun
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Jazz at Starr Center: Jazz for the Holidays @ Starr Center
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tim Austin (drums) and Emily Austin (vocals) will present a selection of holiday classics with a jazz twist.  They will be joined by Carl Cole on piano, Andrew Cole on bass, and vocalist, Diana Cole.

Tickets:  $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$6 students

Dec
8
Sat
Holiday Concert and Carol Sing
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am

Music Academy Ensembles play and sing holiday music. Join us for homemade cookies following the event!

Dec
10
Mon
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center: Northern Illinois Bellchoir @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The combined bell choirs of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Roscoe and Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris will present a concert of sacred and secular holiday favorites.

Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$6 students

Jan
18
Fri
Charlotte’s Web Series: Tito Cevallos Trio @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Following his acclaimed performance in last season’s Caminata: A Journey Through Latin America, Tito Cevallos, Jr. is returning in MPAC’s 2018-2019 season with his trio.  Originally from Costa Rica, Tito will bring his authentic Latin American sound to the Charlotte’s Web series.

Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door/$6 students