Put On Your Sunday Clothes II
A Salute to Musical Theater
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3 pm
Broadway returns to Bethel in an afternoon of song and dance featuring stars of the Chicagoland musical theater scene, including Felicia Filip Burkovskiy, Vasily Deris, Lara Filip, Sophie Grimm, Evan Tyrone Martin and Emily Rohm, all to be accompanied by Music at Bethel Artistic Director Jeffrey Panko. Bring family and friends of all ages to this musical extravaganza which will be sure to delight audience members with everyone's favorite tunes from Broadway shows old and new.
A Spring Evening with the Julian Chin Trio
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7 pm
Celebrate the joy of jazz as the acclaimed Julian Chin Trio returns to Music at Bethel with another eclectic program to close our 21st season, showcasing Chin’s whimsical and innovative arrangements of unforgettable jazz standards and popular tunes as well as his original compositions for his classic acoustic jazz piano trio.
Celebrating 21 years of excellence
Our 2019-2020 Season
Music at Bethel is thrilled to announce our 21st season of outstanding performances produced by Minister of Music Jeffrey Panko. The 2019-2020 Season features returning Music at Bethel favorites, as well as a new quartet formed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Panko. Our season opener will be Grammy-nominated Guitarra Azul, featuring its original and exciting mix of rumba, flamenco and Latin jazz. In November Music at Bethel will present another favorite concert, Put On Your Sunday Clothes II, featuring all of your favorite Broadway tunes both old and new, performed by stars of the Chicagoland musical theater scene. Artistic Director of the concert series Jeffrey Panko brings his Indigo Ensemble to our Sanctuary to perform lesser known piano quartets composed by 16 year-old Erno Dohnanyi and 21 year-old Richard Strauss. The season concludes with a return performance of the acclaimed Julian Chin Jazz Trio.
September 28, 2019, 7 pm
A Music at Bethel favorite, Grammy-nominated Guitarra Azul, opens our 21st season with a program that is sure to sizzle with its exciting mix of rumba, flamenco and Latin jazz. With their breathtaking technique, unforgettable melodies and spirited dance, Guitarra Azul promises to transport you to a beautiful summer evening with its intoxicating percussion and fiery Spanish guitars, and an exciting performance by a flamenco dancer.
Genius at Work: Early Gems of Von Dohnanyi and Strauss
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3 pm
Discover the passion and insight into the minds of two brilliant composers in their youth as members of the Indigo Ensemble with Jeffrey Panko, Jennifer Leckie, Uli Widmaier and Anna Walker, as they showcase piano quartets written by the 16 year-old Erno Dohnanyi and 21 year-old Richard Strauss. Fully formed musicians at these early ages, both composers created masterpieces which offer a unique glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of youth.
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