Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

 

Event Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016

 

The Protege Philharmonic Annual Christmas Concert, Chicago, December 18th

 

 

Chicago, Illinois, December 8, 2016 - The Protégé Philharmonic will perform its wildly popular annual Christmas Concert featuring music of Brahms, Dvorak, and Gershwin, with favorite holiday seasonal works by Leroy Anderson and an audience participation Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. The event will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm at the auditorium at the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. Admission is $15.00.
 
PROGRAM:
 
Brahms - Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Dvorak - The Water Goblin, Op. 107
Anderson - Christmas Festival
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long!
 
As always, the audience is expected to be standing room only for the concert, and an overflow of concertgoers listening in from the lobby, so early arrival is advised.
 
Brahms's favorite Tragic Overture begins the concert and demonstrates The Protégé Philharmonic's ability to bring the wonderful turbulent, and tormented character of the piece to life. 
 
Protégé then performs the devilish and exciting Water Goblin by Dvorak which tells a story in four parts of a mischievous water goblin who traps drowning souls in upturned teacups. Next on the concert are seasonal favorites, including Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride followed by the jazzy and upbeat, An American in Paris by George Gershwin.
 
The program concludes with a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long with audience participation. "It is unbelievable how popular this particular concert is," said Music Director Joseph Glymph; "at The Fall Showcase Joint Concert in November, mere mention of the holiday concert brought cheers of excitement from the audience."
 
Web:
www.classicalsymphonyorchestra.org

 

About the orchestra:

The Protégé Philharmonic builds the future of classical music through the cultivation of young artists, which includes orchestral training opportunities, chamber music ensembles, soloists and composers. The audition-only orchestras count members from the Chicago metropolitan area and northwest Indiana, ranging from junior high through high school students. The Protégé Philharmonic provides professional orchestra training and members receive coaching from professional accomplished musicians from throughout the Chicagoland area. The orchestra gives four programs every regular season in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University, and two concerts each during the summers. Rehearsals are held at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Avenue; rehearsals are open to the public. Last year's graduating seniors won $250,00 in scholarships to colleges and universities all over the United States.

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Lynn M. Klingler

Email: theorchestras@classicalsymphonyorchestra.org

Phone: (312) 341-1521

 

The Classical Symphony Orchestra

Chicago, Illinois

Web: www.classicalsymphonyorchestra.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: The Protégé Philharmonic Christmas Concert!

Event Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Event Time: 3:00 p.m.

Event Location: Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Admission: $15.00.

Web: www.classicalsymphonyorchestra.org

Contact: Lynn M. Klingler, theorchestras@classicalsymphonyorchestra.org, (312) 341-1521

Description: The Protégé Philharmonic will perform its wildly popular annual Christmas Concert featuring music of Brahms, Dvorak, and Gershwin, with favorite holiday seasonal works by Leroy Anderson and an audience participation Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. The event will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm at the auditorium at the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. Admission is $15.00. As always, the audience is expected to be standing room only for the concert, and an overflow of concertgoers listening in from the lobby, so early arrival is advised.

 


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