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

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