The Fox Valley Orchestra will present the first of its Principal Recital Series, a free public concert, on Sunday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora. Spend the afternoon in an elegant setting and enjoy listening to a wide variety of beautiful chamber music presented by the principal players of the Fox Valley Orchestra.
Featured on the program are principal players Suzi Crookshank, Linda Evans, Casey McGrath, Mark Ponzo and Gail Sonkin, accompanied by NIU faculty pianist Jeong Soo Kim. These outstanding musicians will perform works from a wide variety of composers from the Baroque to contemporary, including: Marcello, Albinoni, Poulenc, Bloch and Rimmer.
Additionally, the concert will feature two ensembles. The Navitas String Quartet will perform American Quartet by Dvorak. The Accidentals is an outstanding woodwind quintet with the interesting variation of having a string bass instead of a bassoon. The Accidentals will present Morton Gould's Benny's Gig, Pavanne from the American Symphonette No. 2, and Polka from the Golden Age by Shostakovich.
Join us for this unique program on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora. There is no fee to attend this recital.