During the short time since the beginning of the school year, we have had student performances at the DuPage Children's Museum, the Naperville Fine Arts Fair and the Western Springs Library.
Many thanks to the students and parents who participated in these important events. As we continue to provide performance opportunities for our students, we also create public awareness about our school.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Orchestra Hall Concert last May. This year our focus shifts to our local community. It is our plan to bring smaller groups of students into our communities in as many ways as possible. Do you know of a community group that would enjoy a performance by one of our many musical groups? or perhaps an informative talk about the Suzuki Method of Music instruction? Please contact Mr. Kreitman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I apologize for the delay in distributing the DVD from the Orchestra Hall Concert. The video was edited and duplicated during the summer, but upon my return to Chicago I discovered that there were some issues with the sound track on the DVD and we are resolving those issues now. The DVD should be ready for release in another week or two.
We have many exciting programs happening at the school this year. Our Cellissimo group is working on producing their first CD! Watch for details later this year. In late March the Allegro!!! group will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to perform a benefit concert at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música and the Chicago Consort will make a concert tour to Cuba in June. We will be one of the very first musical groups from the U.S. to tour and perform there. We have a few spots available on our group visa. Would you like to be a "Consort Groupie" and join us on the trip? See Mr. Kreitman for details.
To help defray the cost of their tour, the Consort will present "A Consort Christmas" on December 17th at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Congregational Church. Tickets will be available soon on our website or directly from Chicago Consort members. We look forward to returning to Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College to present our entire school in our annual Winter Group Class Concert on Sunday, November 20th, at 2:00 p.m. Watch this newsletter for more details as we get closer to this event.