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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs Nov. 6 at North Central

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of classic Russian composers, will perform Nov. 6 at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 9, 2010—The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of classic Russian composers, will perform Nov. 6 at North Central College.

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden and Quartet West perform Oct. 2

Widely considered to be among the greatest-ever jazz bassists, Charlie Haden expands jazz into a wide scope of genres when he performs at North Central.

Widely considered to be among the greatest-ever jazz bassists, Charlie Haden expands jazz into a wide scope of genres when he performs Oct. 2 at North Central College.

Haden has been an inspiration among some of the greatest artists of his time. His influence and talents allowed collaborations with a remarkable range of musicians, including Hank Jones, Dewey Redman and Kenny Barron. His collaboration with Pat Metheny on "Beyond the Missouri Sky" led to a shared Grammy win in 1997 for Best Jazz Instrumental Individual/Small Group.

Behind the scenes: Students key to staging events

Jared Grebner '11Jared Grebner ’11 (left) had been working with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for weeks as the College’s advance contact for a performance in February. He had arranged for hotel rooms, a rehearsal schedule and catered meal. Everything was going smoothly until disaster struck: the orchestra ran out of spaghetti during the pre-show dinner. “I had to run over to Kaufman and find more pasta,” says Grebner.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Receives Rave Reviews

Audiences weren’t the only ones thoroughly thrilled with North Central College’s musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie. ”It thrilled judges who selected the production as a regional finalist in the nation’s prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. It thrilled the student cast, orchestra and crew, too.

“This was definitely the best dance, theatrical or musical experience I’ve ever had in my life!” Tommy Rivera–Vega ’11 told Brian Lynch, director/choreographer and fine arts director.

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

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Tune in to WERV-FM 95.9 "The River" before 9 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 30, to hear Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch talk about the upcoming Sesquicentennial Fine Arts Season. Brian will be on the Scott Mackay in the Morning program as it broadcasts live from Tassos restaurant in downtown Naperville. Brian will talk about some of the artists performing this season, which features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leann Rimes, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli and much more.


Authors in Smart Chicks Kick It Tour to appear in Wentz Concert Hall

Six prolific writers have organized their own first-time-ever tour, independent of their various publishers and will speak at North Central.

North Central College welcomes six of the most talked-about authors of paranormal romance in the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour on the College's Naperville campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. The event is co-hosted with Anderson's Bookshop.

The tour will feature Alyson Noël of the "Immortals" series, Kelley Armstrong of "Tales of the Otherworld" series, Melissa Marr of "Wicked Lovely" series, Jackson Pearce of "Sisters Red," Jennifer Lynn Barnes of "Raised by Wolves" and Carrie Ryan of "Dead Tossed Waves."

A Day to Remember

 

October 18, 2008, was a day of historical significance for North Central College, as faculty, trustees, donors, alumni, student performers and community guests witnessed the official dedication of the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center. The formal procession was accompanied by “Joyful Noise,” original music for the occasion composed by Stephen Sturk ’72.

New exhibit opens Aug. 27 in Schoenherr Art Gallery

New exhibit opens Aug. 27 in Schoenherr Art Gallery

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An e-media artist, Heather Freeman will showcase her multimedia exhibit “Personal Demons,” Aug. 27-Sept. 26, in North Central’s Schoenherr Art Gallery. Her images combine human and animal forms using print, drawing, painting, photography and other media. They explore the language and symbolic forms of science and their intersection with mythic, religious and popular iconography. Freeman is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing.


"Charlotte's Web" comes to life with two matinees Oct. 24

North Central College will feature "Charlotte's Web," a treasured children's play based on the book by E.B. White, with two matinee performances.

North Central College will feature "Charlotte's Web," a treasured children's play based on the book by E.B. White, with two matinee performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

"The Producers" opens Aug. 6, starring students, local actors

"The Producers" opens Aug. 6, starring students, local actors

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Mel Brooks’ comedic masterpiece “The Producers" takes the Pfeiffer Hall stage this weekend, featuring some 80 community and student actors with direction by Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch. The story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be a success. The 1968 film of the same name earned Brooks an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


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