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

Jan
19
Sat
Music Academy Piano Workshop Concert @ First Lutheran Church
Jan 19 @ 11:15 am

Music Academy hosts guest clinicians from around the country.  Students perform at 11:15 a.m.

Feb
1
Fri
Mendelssohn Performing Art Center Mainstage Series: Schubertiad @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This MPAC collaborative production brings together some of the area’s finest musicians in celebration of Franz Schubert.  Tenor Michael Day will perform a selection of Schubert Lieder, and the concert will culminate with a performance of the famous “Trout” piano quintet.

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

Feb
2
Sat
Music Academy Showcase Concert and Piano Extravaganza @ First Lutheran Church
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

Music Academy students perform.
9:00 a.m. – Suzuki Strings, Flute and Guitar
10:30 a.m. – Piano and Academy Youth Chorale

Music Academy String, Guitar and Flute Workshop Concert @ First Lutheran Church
Feb 2 @ 11:15 am

Music Academy hosts guest clinicians from around the country.  Students perform at 11:15 a.m.

Feb
10
Sun
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Jazz at Starr Center: Jodi Beach @ Starr Center
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jodi Beach is not simply a singer/pianist, she is a story teller, a theme weaver, a scrapbook of our lives in song.  Her performances walk the listener through a gallery of fine works by the masters and let them linger in their grace.  They take the listener through a lifetime of memories in a matter of minutes.

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

Feb
17
Sun
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Mainstage Series: Avalon String Quartet @ Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Avalon String Quartet returns for their eighth season on the MPAC stage.  Each Avalon String Quartet performance will feature a pre-concert lecture, which will offer insights into the pieces to be performed.  Lecture begins at 2 PM.

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

Mar
1
Fri
Isthmus Brass Quintet @ Mendelssohn Hall
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Under the direction of brass-icon John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premier brass ensemble.  The Isthmus Brass was established in 2009 as some of the most high profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together.

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

Mar
11
Mon
Music on Main: Leah Zahn @ Emerson House
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Leah Zahn is a lifelong Rockford resident who teaches and performs in the Northern Illinois area.  Leah earned her B.A. in Music from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing her M.M. in Violin Performance, also at NIU, where she studies with Marie Wang of the Avalon String Quartet.

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

Apr
12
Fri
Mainstage Series: David Kalous @ Mendelssohn Hall
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

David Kalhous has gained recognition in Europe and the United States for his elegant musicianship, brilliant pianism, probing intelligence, and engaging programming.  With wide-ranging repertorie spanning three centuries, he is equally at home with music of Scarlatti and Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, and Ligeti and Feldman.

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