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Note for Note Music Series: KAIA String Quartet

Saturday, September 21, 2019

NOTE FOR NOTE  Music Series

KAIA String Quartet will perform a classical music concert as a part of the Note for Note music series on Saturday September 21st at 2:00 PM.  Kaia String Quartet is a Chicago-based ensemble devoted to capturing the essence of Latin American culture through the medium of the string quartet. This series is supported by a grant from YEA! Highland Park.

Sponsored by YEA! Highland Park

Location: Auditorium.

Registration is not required.

Note for Note Music Series: Goran Ivanovic Trio

Saturday, June 01, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library is proud to present Croatian born Guitarist Goran Ivanovic as part of our Note for Note music series. Goran and his group incorporate Balkan sounds and European classical music with jazz and flamenco. He will be joined by Mike Harmon on bass and Pete Tashjian on drums.

One of the most versatile, skilled, and curious musicians in Chicago, guitarist Goran Ivanovic has built a career built upon exploration. Born and raised in Croatia, he was in the midst of studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago. Since his arrival he’s displayed a deep interest in collaboration, steadily expanding his stylistic range well beyond the European classical music and Balkan sounds he was fluently versed in when he arrived. These days his repertoire not only incorporates those disciplines, but jazz and flamenco as well.

The concert will take place in the Auditorium on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m.

For More information please call Film & Music Services at 847/681-7033.

The Note for Note music series is partially funded by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and a grant from YEA! Highland Park.

 

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Note for Note Music Series: Opera and Musical Theater Gems

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music students will present a program of arias and ensembles from opera and musical theater, which will include selections by Gilbert & Sullivan, Puccini, Rossini, Mozart, Sorozábal, Rogers & Hammerstein, Donizetti, and Verdi.

Kira Neary, soprano; Lucy Evans, mezzo-soprano; Pablo Laucerica, tenor; Elio Bucky, baritone; Jason Carlson, piano, will be performing.

The program will take place in the Adult Services Room on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. For More information please call Film & Music Services at 847/681-7033.

Note for Note Music Series - Northwestern University students headshots

This program is partially funded by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and a grant from YEA! Highland Park.

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Black Oak Ensemble: Silenced Voices

Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Note for Note music series is proud to present Black Oak Ensemble (Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, Aurélien Pederzoli, viola, David Cunliffe, cello) in a program of music written by composers brutally silenced during the pogroms and the Holocaust.  The concert will take place in the Auditorium on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m.

This program is partially funded by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and a grant from YEA! Highland Park

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Night of Italian Songs: Gianni Coletta and Linda Iovino

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Linda Iovino photoCelebrate our Italian Community and Highland Park's 150th Anniversary with an evening of Italian songs, perfomed by tenor Gianni Coletta and Linda Iovino, accordion. This event will take place in the Adult Services Room on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Presented with the Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation and the City of Highland Park.

Sponsored by the Highland Park/Highwood Modenese Society and the Highwood Bocce Club.

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Note for Note music series -- Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan

Sunday, March 03, 2019

The Note for Note music series is proud to present Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan performing their vibrant, upbeat and passionate blend of American Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Flamenco and world folk music.  Voted "Best Jazz Band 2013" in the Chicago Reader poll, band leader Ponticelli invites some of Chicago’s top talent for musical conversation and an always lively dose of some of the best spontaneous co-arranging,  Inspired by the 1930's style of musician Django Reinhardt, Ponticelli has collaborated with many Chicago institutions for 14 years to present the great culture of the Roma/Gypsy people through music with his annual Chicago Gypsy Jazz festival.

This event will take place Sunday March 3rd in the adult services room

This program is partially funded by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and a grant from YEA! Highland Park.

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Note for Note music series : Lapis Trio

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The Note for Note music series is proud to present the Lapis Trio. This acoustic group features the compositions of Chicago based jazz guitarist Casey Nielsen, the Lapis Trio draws on his study of the classical guitar and modern jazz. Their forthcoming album, The Travelers, showcases a richly dynamic acoustic setting and the unique instrumentation of classical guitar (Casey Nielsen) upright bass (Dan Thatcher) and percussion (Tim Mulvenna).

This event will take place on December 9th, at 2 p.m., in the Auditorium. 

Sponsored by a grant from YEA! Highland Park.

Chicago Brass Band

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Note for Note music series is proud to present the Chicago Brass Band. This 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble formed in 2002 to promote the British brass band tradition but with Chicago flair. The band, led by six-time NABBA championship conductor Colin Holman, has celebrated many achievements since its inception. In addition to the Chicago Brass Band, Dr. Holman is Director of Orchestral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, Music Director of the Fox Valley Concert Band (Geneva, IL), and a member of the graduate teaching faculty at North Park University.

This event will take place on Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m. in the Adult Services Room.

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John Coltrane Lost Album

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

“Finding unreleased John Coltrane? It’s like discovering buried treasure.”

That’s how Ravi Coltrane, the late jazz icon’s saxophone-playing son, feels about the release of Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!). 

This extraordinary release is comprised of 14 studio performances, all recorded on the same day—March 6, 1963—by famed recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at his Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, studio, with the classic lineup of Coltrane on tenor and soprano, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums.

Both directions at once : the lost album

(Photo: © Jim Marshall Photography LLC)

Transferring tapes just got easier

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

With the newly acquired Tape to PC Recorder USB Walkman Cassette Player, you can convert all those cassettes into digital MP3 files. Want to experience the music as it actually sounded in the 80s? This nifty gadget can also play cassettes to give you that déjà-vu experience. 

Visit our Digital Media Lab and allow a staff member to get you started!

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