The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center

Performances

February 2022

The Creation of West Side Story

Wednesdays @ One returns for the 2022 winter/spring season with a program on the iconic 1957 Broadway musical, West Side Story, presented by Charles Troy.

NIU Steelpan Studio – Mid-Winter Warmup

Warm up a mid-winter night with the sunny music of the NIU Steelpan Studio, an elite ensemble of the world-famous NIU Steelband, when they perform in concert February 19 at the Baker Community Center.

March 2022

Jeorge Holmes & Diva Montell: Centuries of Song from Opera to Broadway & Beyond

Take an excursion with Jeorge Holmes and Diva Montell through one of the most important genres in our musical history in this Wednesdays @ One program, “Before Broadway, There Was Operetta,” March 2 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra: “The Wiz vs. Diz”

When you think of memorable film scores, two things may come to mind immediately – Disney films and The Wizard of Oz. The Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra plays Big Band versions of tunes from both in a concert they call, “The Wiz vs. Diz,” March 19 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

April 2022

Michael Offutt’s “Science Songs and Stories”

In this unique and entertaining musical program, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and Presidential Award winning chemistry teacher, Michael Offutt, takes you on a journey through the fascinating realms of science. 

The Dennis O’Brien Band – CANCELLED (effective April 11)

Vocalist and guitarist Dennis O’Brien, a long-time local favorite, presents an evening of hits from the ’70s to the present day, April 16 at the Baker Community Center in St. Charles.

May 2022

Liam Teague Presents “All Things Steelpan”

Liam Teague explores “all things steelpan,” including its history, construction (they’re all hand-made), development of variously “voiced” steelpan instruments, its place in modern music, education trends and music repertoire, among other topics. Free program will be presented May 4 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

Fox Valley Concert Band – Classical Jazz

Join us for the annual Spring Concert performed by the Fox Valley Concert Band. A great way to spend part…

Joan Ellison Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial

Judy Garland comes alive in a loving “centennial” tribute performed by her greatest portrayer, Joan Ellison, May 21 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

July 2022

Fox Valley Concert Band – Summer Delights

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon Summer band concert with the Fox Valley Concert Band. Free admission, donations welcomed. Visit the band’s…

September 2022

A Swingin’ Affair with Jeremy Kahn and the Chicago All-Stars

Kick off St. Charles Jazz Weekend with a performance by four of Chicago’s brightest jazz stars – pianist Jeremy Kahn, saxophonist/clarinetist Eric Schneider, bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer George Fludas. Friday, September 9, at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles.

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