‘A Voyage Through Sonatas’

featuring Wilmette native, lifelong cellist Johannes Gray

and pianist Anastasiya Magamedova

Saturday, Jan. 4, 7:30 pm

Music Institute of Chicago

Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Concert is free and open to the public

The program will feature the powerful “Cello Sonata in d minor,” by Dimitri Shostakovich; J. S. Bach’s “Sonata No. 3 in g minor for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1029,” and Louis Vierne’s “Sonata in b minor for cello and piano, Op. 27.” Concluding the concert will be the thrilling “Le Grand Tango,” by Astor Piazzolla.

Johannes won the 2018 International Casals Award and was a quarterfinalist in the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition.  He is pursuing a Masters Degree at the Paris Conservatory and an Artists Certificate at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.

Anastasiya is a 2016 National Young Arts Winner and 3rd place winner of the IIYM International Piano Competition.  Anastasiya studies in Paris and at the Juilliard School.

Together, they have performed in Paris, Nice, Munich, and New York City.  Both praised for their effortless technique, sincerity in their expression, and spontaneity while performing, they form an exciting duo offering a captivating musical experience.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wendy & DB – For the Whole Family

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

10:30 – 11:00 am, Auditorium

Little ones and their grownups are invited to sing and dance with award-winning children’s artists Wendy & DB, live at the library.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wiggleworms Party at the Library

Wednesday, Jan. 8 &Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30-11:00 am, Auditorium; For the Whole Family

During the storytime breaks, bring your little ones to the Library for music and dancing with special guests from the Old Town School of Folk Music.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Friday Night Concert: Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello Blues Duo

Friday, Jan. 10, 7:00-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello are a Chicago-area traditional acoustic blues duo with a passion for performing Delta, country, and early Chicago blues. This husband and wife duo has performed at Blues Festivals in the Southern and Midwestern U.S., including the Chicago Blues Festival.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Chinese Music:  Armchair Travels

Thursday, Jan. 23, 1:00-2:30 pm, Auditorium

Learn about Chinese New Year’s traditions, discover the origin of Chinese music, and explore the inspiration for the music of Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Sunday Classical Concert: Pianist Olga Sklyanskaya

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium

Enjoy a classical piano concert with Olga Sklyanskaya featuring works of Schubert, Chopin and Ravel. Recent performances include solo recitals at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, and the Boulder Piano Gallery in Boulder, Colorado.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Lyric Opera of Chicago Season Lecture Series

‘Madama Butterfly’ by Puccini

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:00-8:00  pm, Auditorium

Learn about the operas in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2019-2020 season with the Opera Lovers Lecture Corps. All lectures are held on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, in the WPL Auditorium.

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