Iconic vocal trio The Holmes Brothers will perform one of the final concerts on the MAC's Starlight Concert Series this summer (photo courtesy of The Homes Brothers).
McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn continues its inaugural Summer 2014 Starlight Free Concert Series at the new Lakeside Pavilion the Grammy-nominated The Holmes Brothers (Aug. 8) and the New Philharmonic, the 60-piece professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center completes the series on August 15.
The Holmes Brothers are famous for their extraordinary three-part vocal harmonies that mix gruff and gravelly vocals with soaring falsetto and rich baritone pitches. The group will bring audience favorites plus works from their critically acclaimed new CD Brotherhood released this past April. Brotherhood, hailed by USA Today as “glorious…full of soul and surprises,” has been described as The Holmes Brothers’ most bluesy album to date, filled with roadhouse wisdom, late-night doo wop, a proto rock ‘n’ roll punch, soulful R&B and closing with an amazing dose of Sunday morning spirit. The concert is presented in partnership with 90.9 FM WDCB Jazz & Blues Radio.
Finishing out the inaugural Starlight Free Concert Season, The New Philharmonic will perform music from Broadway and the movies. The concert will feature works by Gershwin, Rossini, Strauss and Von Stuppe as well as themes from movies, including Cocoon, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Forest Gump. Also featured: a vocal performance by NP Young People’s Competition Winner and Glen Ellyn’s Bryanna Sebring. NP’s Young People’s Competition took place this past May.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. A compliment to the Friday Starlight Concert Series, The 2014 Starlight Movie Series has showcased a selection of films Thursdays this summer. The final film in the series, Ghostbusters, will be shown tonight.
All Concert and Movie Series events are free of charge. For more information, call 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org.
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