Upcoming Music Events
Wilmette Community Photography Exhibit, 'Collective Photographic Memories', featuring 15 Wilmette photographers
North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Opening Artists’ Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Violinist Rachel Hsu of Wilmette will perform classical music during the reception. Rachel will be playing a few Bach sonatas, Meditation by Jules Massenet, Tambourine Chinois by Kreisler, the fourth movement of the Shostakovich violin concerto, Polish Dance by Ed Severn, Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler, a few Chinese pieces, one Korean piece, and Millionaire's Hoedown by Herman Clebanoff.
Rachel Shekinah Hsu is an eighth grade student at Wilmette Junior High School. She has studied violin for ten years, and currently studies with Desiree Ruhstrat. Rachel has won many violin competitions, including first place in the 2008 Confucius Music Festival, first place in the 2009 Society of American Musicians (SAM) violin competition, Honorable Mention in the Walgreens National 2009-2010 Concerto Competition, second place in the 2010 Sejong Music Competition, second place in the 2012 Confucius Music Festival, first place in the 2013 SAM violin competition, and second place in the 2013 Sejong Music Competition.
Rachel performed at Music in the Loft as a violin soloist in March, 2013. She was the winner of the 2009 and 2013 DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers, earning an opportunity to perform a violin solo with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra. She has been a violin and piano performer and interviewee for the "Superior Performance Moments" program of the International Clinical Excellence Conference in Kansas City in 2010. She also was a guest violinist on WGN's Chicago Live radio program in 2009 and 2011, and has performed both violin and piano at Ravinia Pavilion for the Kraft Kids Concert Series in 2011.
Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Vocalist Joan Hammel in Concert
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2:00-3:30 pm
Don’t miss vocalist Joan Hammel and her four-piece band as they play big-band standards as well as songs of today. A Chicago local, Joan was nominated five times for Pop Entertainer of the Year by the Chicago Music Awards and was a member of The Illinois Arts Council’s Illinois Arts Tour Roster of artists. Don’t miss this exciting concert filled with great hits and original compositions.
What is the Musical Magic?
Monday, Oct. 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, WPL Auditorium
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is probably the best-known piece of western music in the world. The famous four-note “Fate knocking at the door” motif of the opening has had the power to excite and uplift the human spirit for more than 200 years. But how do these same four notes survive hundreds of repetitions without becoming tedious? Listen and learn why Beethoven is known as the “Master Architect” and why the universal appeal of the music itself is as relevant today as it was in 1808. Presented by musician and educator Stephanie Ettelson.
Canzonetta Youth String Chamber Orchestra
Hilel Kagan, Conductor and Artistic Director
Helia Schramm, Artistic Director
Fall Concert: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 pm (free)
Wilmette Community Recreation Center Auditorium
3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette (corner of Skokie Blvd. and Glenview Rd.)
Wilmette Community Band
Fall Concert: "How Suite It Is!"
Thursday, October 23, 7:30 pm
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust Road, Wilmette
The Fall Concert will feature music from some of the best music suites ever composed, including the English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Courtly Airs and Dances, by Ron Nelson, American River Songs, by Pierre La Plante, The Lord of the Rings, and the premiere performance of our woodwind ensemble.