John is the winner of Fifth House’s 2011 Young Composer Competition! Look for his arrangement of Mars Volta’s The Widow in their upcoming season. Read more about the Fifth House competition.
Hear my new piece, Synechdoche, for orchestra at this free event organized by the Chicago Composers Orchestra. The Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Chicago, IL 60624 Wednesday, December 7 6:30pm http://garfieldconservatory.org/ Read the program notes. Watch this youtube clip for a preview!
HUP to play at the Gallery Cabaret ! Join us for 3 hours of original music. No cover charge (FREE!). Gallery Cabaret 2020 N Oakley Chicago, IL Monday, April 23, 2012 6-9pm http://gallerycabaret.com http://HUPlayers.com
HUP @ Fitz’s Spare Keys 119 N York St, Elmhurst, IL New Elmhurst College Alumni Series! Fitz’s Spare Keys 119 N York St Elmhurst, IL 60126 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7-9pm http://fitzssparekeys.com/ $10 cover charge | $5 Students | FREE for current Elmhurst College students
Enjoy HUP’s original compositions and SSBB’s take on traditional big band music. Riverside Brookfield High School 160 Ridgewood Rd Riverside, IL Friday, February 17, 2012 7-9pm $10 general admission / $5 for students under 18
The premiere of My heroes are not your heroes for solo piano will be performed by Eric Hiller. Elmhurst College Irion Hall 190 S Prospect Ave Elmhurst, IL Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:30pm free admission http://public.elmhurst.edu/music
John’s new piece for percussion, A TV on a Honeymoon, will be performed by the Elmhurst College Percussion Ensemble. Elmhurst College Hammerschmidt Chapel 190 S Prospect Ave Elmhurst, IL Thursday, April 19, 2012 8pm free admission Conversation like a television set on a honeymoon … unnecessary. -Peter Sellers
Thanks to the Chicago Big Band Jazz Society, Shout Section will play again at Fitzgerald’s Night Club. A few of John’s originals will be performed, some of which have been commissioned by Shout Section. John will also be playing 2nd trumpet with the band. Fitzgerald’s Night Club 6615 Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 6 – 9:30pm
Fifth House Ensemble premieres The Widow As previously announced, John arranged Mars Volta’s The Widow for Fifth House Ensemble’s Young Composers Competition in 2011. See below for concert dates of this highly anticipated performance! Visit 5HE’s website and find them on facebook to read about their innovative approach to chamber music. ____________ Arts Club of Chicago 201 East Ontario Street Chicago, IL Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:15pm members only ____________ Austin Town Hall, Chicago Park District 5610 W Lake Street Chicago, IL Wednesday, May 2, 2012 6:30pm ____________ Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:00pm ____________ Grace United Methodist Church 300 E Gartner Rd Naperville, IL Friday, May 18, 2012 7:30pm Adults $18 | Seniors $13 | Students $7.50 buy tickets
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