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Aurora University announces February Celebrating Arts and Ideas lineup

Posted by on February 3, 2014

The eighth season of the Celebrating Arts and Ideas series continues with February events that are free and open to the public. To register for these events, visit auartsandideas.com, email artsandideas@aurora.edu or call 630-844-4924.

Organ Concert featuring David Schrader
Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration at 1347 Prairie St.
Internationally renowned organist and AU artist in residence Dr. David Schrader will perform organ works from a variety of historical eras on the Opus 119 Le’tourneau organ.

Film Session: America’s Music: Swing Jazz”
Monday, February 10, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration at 1347 Prairie St.
This film session pans nearly a century of jazz styles, while also highlighting America’s first integrated all-women swing band. Post-show discussion led by Mark Plummer, Associate Professor of Music. Entertainment provided by saxophonist Joel Moore.

America’s Music” is a six-part series of public programs created by the Tribeca Film Institute® in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.

Third Thursday Concert: Guest Recital featuring Slawomir P. Dobrzański, piano
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration at 1347 Prairie St.
This concert will feature performances of the works of Mozart, Chopin, Schumann and others.

Film Session: “America’s Music: Country and Bluegrass”
Monday, February 24, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Perry Theatre in the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Center for Cultural Enrichment at 349 S. Gladstone Ave.
This study traces the emergence of bluegrass from Appalachian descendants of Scotch-Irish settlers into a popular subgenre of country music. Post-show discussion led by Joshua Baum, Assistant Professor of Music. Entertainment provided by Michael Dvorak, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago.

Aurora University Chorale and Chamber Choir Tour Concert
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Noon
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration at 1347 Prairie St.
The AU choirs prepare for their annual tour by performing the traveling concert on campus.

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