Community Concert
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Community Concert

Our community concert features our high school young artists, festival faculty, and our volunteer Community Choir. Come hear the large ensemble sing the Illinois State Anthem, a medley of tunes from Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," and "A Tribute to the Armed Forces." The Poco a Poco tenors and basses will present "In the Good Old Summertime" as a special treat: a piece written by Streator's native son, George 'Honeyboy' Evans, in honor of Streator's 150th birthday.  [Community Choir members will meet at 2 PM for a musical run-through and small reception before the concert.]

Free and open to the public. (A free-will offering will be taken) 

 

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Student Showcase Recital
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Student Showcase Recital

6:15-6:45 PM Free and open-to-the-public Panel Discussion featuring faculty members mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh, soprano Karina Brazas, and baritone and entrepreneur Robert Mangialardi, ready to answer your various questions about the field of music and performance. 

The hour-long recital begins at 7 PM and features our high school Young Artists in a mixture of solo performances and group numbers across the choral, folk, and musical theatre genres. Featuring the Festival Choir's renditions of "You are the New Day" (John David/arr. Peter Knight), "Dance on my Heart" (Allen Koepke), "Requiem" (Eliza Gilkyson/arr. Craig Hella Johnson), "Wanting Memories" (Ysaye M. Barnwell), and "The Road Home" (Stephen Paulus). 

Free and open to the public. (A free-will offering will be taken)

 

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Faculty Showcase Recital
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Faculty Showcase Recital

6:15-6:45 PM Free and open-to-the-public Panel Discussion featuring faculty members soprano Dr. Abigail Santos, composer Dr. Drew Dolan, and conductor Dr. Carlton Monroe, ready to answer your various questions about the field of music and performance. 

The hour-long recital begins at 7 PM and features our Summer Music Fest faculty. Come hear beautiful music performed by the stellar Poco a Poco faculty featuring voice, organ, and piano,  with guest musicians on oboe, flute, percussion, and toy piano in a variety of works by Bach and Puccini to Thelonius Monk and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Several works to be presented have been composed or arranged by Poco a Poco faculty. 

Free and open to the public. (A free-will offering will be taken) 

 

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Community Choir Rehearsal
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Community Choir Rehearsal

Would you like to sing in our 2018 Festival Community Choir? Come join our open to the public rehearsal and prepare several pieces, to be performed at our afternoon Community Concert on Saturday, June 16th. A $10 donation is requested per singer to cover the purchasing cost of music. Selections will include: The Illinois State Anthem, a medley from Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," a Jay Althouse arrangement of "How Can I Keep from Singing?" and "A Tribute to the Armed Forces" arranged by Lloyd Larsen. 

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Poco a Poco hosts the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble (IVFE)
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Poco a Poco hosts the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble (IVFE)

The Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble (IVFE) will be presenting a mini recital for our students and faculty. The IVFE was founded by Sue Gillio, IVSO principal flutist and founder of Music Suite 408. Prior to the performance, Executive Director Kate Tombaugh will be giving a short presentation about attending and performing in concerts for our Poco a Poco attendees. One of the pieces will feature soprano Dr. Abigail Santos, guest lecturer, soloing in Bach's "Hark Now! The Gentle Flutes in Chorus" from his Cantata #206 with the Flute Choir. 

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It Just Takes One
Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

It Just Takes One

An entertaining, one-woman musical that explores the charming, roller-coaster ride of a young woman busy embarking on a career in opera while struggling to balance her social life. Written and performed by mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh, she is joined by Nancy Pounds on piano. The show features ranging music, from works by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin to Stephen Schwartz and John Bucchino to the operatic greats Rossini, Handel, Mozart, and more! A delightful and gently-humorous show for ages 10 and up.

Free and open to the public. (A free-will offering will be taken)

Location: Park Place Conference Center: 406 E Hickory Street, Streator, IL 61364

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Community Concert
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

Community Concert

An outdoor concert in the Streator City Park at Plumb Pavilion, featuring our high school young artists and festival faculty. We welcome local vocalists to join us for an open rehearsal from 1:00-2:30 PM at Park Church to rehearse three group 'Community Choir' numbers that will be performed at the concert's end.

Free and open to the public; bring a lawnchair. (A free-will offering will be taken) 

Location: Streator City Park. Corner of Hickory and Vermillion Streets.

*Rain Location: Streator High School Auditorium. 202 W Lincoln Ave, Streator, IL 61364

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Student Recital
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Student Recital

An hour-long recital featuring our high school young artists in a mixture of solo performances and group numbers, including a world premiere choral work by Streator native Dr. Ellen Harrison. 

Free and open to the public. (A free-will offering will be taken)

Location: Park Presbyterian Church, 201 N Vermillion St, Streator, IL 61364.

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Faculty Recital
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Faculty Recital

An hour-long recital featuring our Summer Music Fest faculty, performing works that span the opera, oratorio, art song, and musical theater genres, including a world premiere choral work by Streator native Dr. Ellen Harrison.

Free and open to the public. (A free-will offering will be taken) 

Location: Park Presbyterian Church, 201 N Vermillion St, Streator, IL 61364.

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