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Our 2020-2021 Season

 

We are still here! As we are fully committed to the health and safety of our artists, our concert attendees and our Music at Bethel staff, we are a little bit sad to announce there will be no live concerts until 2021. But, do not let your hearts be troubled, because musical performances will continue as we explore other concert options such as live streaming and pre-recorded YouTube clips. Due to a very generous

donation from a loyal concertgoer, we will be able to bring you two exciting concerts in 2020. On Sunday, October 25th at 4:00 p.m. we will livestream a concert from the PianoForte Chicago Showroom in downtown Chicago, featuring the music of George Gershwin. Pieces to be performed by our own Jeffrey Panko will be the all-time favorite Rhapsody in Blue; a Jascha Heifetz arrangement of selections from Porgy and Bess, Yuriy Geyer, violin,  and Felicia Filip Burkovskiy will sing the haunting lullaby “Summertime,” also from Porgy and Bess. In December we will present the virtual musical extravaganza “We Need a Little Christmas” performed by past and present Music at Bethel stars, singing and playing our beloved Christmas songs. 

We Need a Little Christmas

December 2020

In December we will present the virtual musical extravaganza “We Need a Little Christmas” performed by past and present Music at Bethel stars, singing and playing our most beloved Christmas songs. The format and line up of performers are still being determined, but look forward to something very special. So far we have signed on Jenny Riddle, Lara Filip, Felicia Filip Burkovskiy, Guitarra Azul founder and lead guitarist Steve Edwards, jazz pianist, vocalist Elizabeth Doyle, and more.

Scott Stevenson Quartet

May 2021

A Tribute to

George Gershwin

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 4 pm

On Sunday, October 25th at 4:00 p.m. we will live stream our first concert of the season from the PianoForte Chicago Showroom in downtown Chicago, featuring the music of George Gershwin. Pieces to be performed by our own Jeffrey Panko will be the all-time favorite Rhapsody in Blue; a Jascha Heifetz arrangement of selections from Porgy and Bess, Yuriy Geyer, violin,  and Felicia Filip Burkovskiy singing the haunting lullaby “Summertime,” also from Porgy and Bess. The concert will be live streamed to Bethel's YouTube channel.

Go to YouTube: Bethel UCC Elmhurst

Jeffrey Panko and Friends

March 2021

Piano Quintet in A Major

"The Trout"

In March, join Jeffrey Panko and friends for a virtual concert featuring Franz Schubert's Piano Quintet (The Trout) in

A Major, D. 667. Written for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass, the fourth movement theme is taken from one of Schubert’s own Lieder, Die Forelle (The Trout). It has endured as a favorite in the chamber music repertoire of audiences, critics and musicians alike.

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Jazz returns to our Music at Bethel concert series with a late spring concert of cool jazz composed by the legendary Dave Brubek. Mr. Stevenson is the Director of Music at United Methodist Church of Geneva, and can be seen all over Chicagoland as a solo artist or with several ensemble groups. It is our vision to host this special event outside, weather permitting.