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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, there will be no live concerts until the Fall of 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 some of our most beloved Christmas songs. 

We Need a Little Christmas

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Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, 7 pm

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Or go to YouTube: Bethel UCC Elmhurst

In December we will present the virtual musical extravaganza “We Need a Little Christmas” performed by  Music at Bethel stars singing and playing some of our most beloved Christmas songs. The concert will be live streamed to Bethel's YouTube channel from PianoForte Showroom in downtown Chicago. Performers will include Jenny Riddle, jazz pianist and vocalist Elizabeth Doyle, Felicia Filip Burkovskiy, vocalist Evan Tyrone Martin, pianist Jeffrey Panko and Guitarra Azul founder and lead guitarist Steve Edwards. This is a family-friendly event sure to warm your hearts and lift your spirits--as only music can.

Julian Chin Trio

Saturday, May 1st, 7 pm

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In May, jazz will return to our Music@Bethel concert series with a virtual performance by the Julian Chin Trio. Under the leadership of jazz pianist Julian Chin, the trio will present an eclectic program showcasing a mix of pieces drawing from the entire spectrum of American Popular Song.

Julian Chin is a performer and educator from the Chicago area, where he has established himself as an eclectic musician competent in a wide variety of styles. A frequent contributor to the Music at First series at First United Church in Oak Park, he can also be seen performing jazz at venues like Andy’s Jazz Club and the Green Mill; hip hop at venues like the Beat Kitchen and Bottom Lounge; and modern rock at Martyrs’ and Schubas Tavern. In addition to his work in contemporary music, Julian also serves as the Music Director for Temple Jeremiah in Northfield, Illinois.

Julian Chin Trio - Snowfall

A Tribute to

George Gershwin

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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.

Link to Concert

or

Go to YouTube: Bethel UCC Elmhurst

Chamber Music at Bethel

Sunday, March 14, 4 pm

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Piano Quintet in A Major

"The Trout"

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or

Go to YouTube: Bethel UCC Elmhurst

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.

"'The happiest work in the world," "The ultimate feel-good piece," or "The only work that nobody doesn't like." Named after the Schubert Lieder which provides the theme for the fourth movement, this is Schubert at his most delightful.

Performers include Jennifer Leckie, violin; Terri Van Valkinburgh, viola; Timothy Archbold, cello; Andy Anderson, double bass; and Jeffrey Panko, piano.

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