COURTESY NANCY GRECO
On Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. pianist Justin Kolb will collaborate with Michael Teolis and the "Michael Teolis Singers'' as soloist in Peter Schickele's "Concerto for Piano and Chorus: The Twelve Months." The performance takes place at: First United Methodist Church 324 N. Oak Park Ave. 60302. FMI: call 708-366-2889 or visit www.mtsingers.org
Tickets: Gen Admission $18 Seniors/students $12. The pianist will visit Chicago schools the preceding week. To schedule: call 845-586-3588.
"A winning combination of brilliance and affection from pianist Justin Kolb."
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
Featuring unlikely works by established composers, the program is fittingly titled: "Look What Else They Wrote." This unique spring concert will include a popular song written by the esteemed British choral director and composer Sir David Willcocks, "You Bring Me Happiness;" an arrangement of "Younger Generation," a song written by Aaron Copland, to the words of Ira Gershwin; "Two Churches," from "Four New England Pieces" for chorus, by American jazz pianist Dave Brubeck; a Te Deum written by the "March King," John Philip Sousa; and other unique selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, and jazz great George Shearing. The chorus' grand finale will be Peter Schickele's "Concerto for Piano and Chorus: The Twelve Months" featuring guest artist, pianist, Justin Kolb. www.justinkolb.com
The Albany Records artist and DePaul School of Music graduate performs 50 recitals annually from Budapest to Santa Barbara.