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December 2023

Fox Valley Concert Band, Home for the Holidays

The Fox Valley Concert Band performs its annual Home for the Holidays concert in the Norris Theater. Free admission, but…

Pete Ellman Big Band

The Pete Ellman Big Band features 18 of the Chicago area’s finest jazz musicians. Join us for a lively evening of standards and new pieces – plus some holiday tunes, “Big Band” style.

February 2024

University of Wisconsin Varsity Band

The University of Wisconsin Varsity Band performs in concert February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, Ill.

Jim Perona: All Things Guitar

Jim Perona, one of Chicagoland’s most popular classically trained guitarists, performs February 18 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center.

March 2024

Robbie Ellis, from the Piano

Creative and comedic powerhouse Robbie Ellis performs his comedy songs from the piano March 2 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

Fox Valley Concert Band: Halcyon Hearts

Fox Valley Concert Band performs “Halcyon Hearts” at 3 p.m., March 3 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles.

Rediscovering the 1849 Richards Riot in St. Charles

Steve Gibson, past president of the St. Charles History Museum, relates the infamous and macabre story of the 1849 “Richards’ Riot” in St. Charles

Ides of March with Jim Peterik – 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert with Orchestra

The Ides of March with Jim Peterik – Chicago’s legendary rock band – celebrates its 60th anniversary on the actual “Ides of March” (March 15) in a unique concert backed by a full orchestra.

Tricia Park, Violin Solos: From Bach to BTS

Violinist Tricia Park performs solos spanning multiple centuries and genres – from Bach to BTS – March 24 in the art gallery of the Norris Cultural Arts Center.

April 2024

Chad Goodman, from the Podium

In “Chad Goodman, from the Podium,” the new conductor of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra will relate the story of his unexpected career in orchestral conducting, and share insights into current and future trends in classical music.

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen: Contemporary Folk

Music & More in the Gallery welcomes renowned contemporary folk music artists Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, in concert April 14. Each is well-known and loved for their decades of music making – together, they have spent well over a decade and a half in a joyful musical collaboration.

Rhapsody in Blue at 100 and the Great American Songbook: Shout Section Big Band with Pianist Jeffrey LaDeur

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue performed by the Shout Section Big Band and featuring pianist Jeffrey LaDeur.

May 2024

Chicago and the Home Front in WWII, with Jerome M. O’Connor

Author, journalist and educator Jerome M. O’Connor sheds light on how the home front helped win the war, May 1 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

Fox Valley Concert Band – Celebration Illinois!

The Fox Valley Concert Band performs “Celebration Illinois” at 3 p.m., May 5 in the Norris Theatre, St. Charles.

Come What May: Songs of Hope and Love, with Alyssa Allgood

“Saturday Night Lights” at the Baker Community Center in St. Charles welcomes back the phenomenal Chicago-based jazz vocalist and composer Alyssa Allgood for a concert May 18.

September 2024

Death-Defying Acts: The History of the Circus, with William Pack

Wednesdays @ One returns to the Baker Community Center Sept. 25 with a free program by William Pack, “Death-Defying Acts: The History of the Circus.”

November 2024

Fox Valley Concert Band

Join us as the Fox Valley Concert Band launches its 2024-25 season in the Norris Theatre. Free admission, donations accepted.…

TNTeague: Steel Pan and Piano Duo Play Calypso, Jazz, Classical and Ragtime

TNTeague, featuring steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague and his son, pianist Jaden Teague-Nunez, perform calypso, jazz, classical and ragtime Nov. 10 in St. Charles.

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