Concerts at Unity Temple showcase diverse musical styles

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(Oak Park, Ill.) - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will present two concerts in December at Unity Temple in Oak Park.

The hour-long performances will take place 7 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park, Ill. 

Admission is free to the Dec. 4 concert featuring the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players in a program titled Music and Modernism: Early 20th Century Vienna. The Philharmonic musicians who will be performing are members of the Pro Arte Quartet, which has been in existence more than 100 years. They will explore the cultural climate of early 20th century Vienna through the music of Austrian composers Alexander Zemlinsky and Arnold Schöenberg. Register at flwright.org under Adult Programs. 

Founded in 1988 by principals of the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago, the Chicago Philharmonic Society consists of more than 200 of the highest level musicians in the Chicago area.

On Dec. 18, Grammy-nominated vocalist Margaret Carlson and her trio will present a jazz performance of holiday favorites. Carlson has been compared to Julie Andrews and Maureen McGovern, and This Christmas…my favorite things will showcase her elegant musical style and on-stage presence. Admission is $10 and free for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members and volunteers. Register at flwright.org under Adult Programs.

This series is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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