New Philharmonic announced this week that due to the excessive heat warning forecasted for this evening and in concern for the safety of the patrons, the orchestra will move the 7:30 p.m. concert originally scheduled for the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) outdoor Lakeside Pavilion stage indoors to the MAC’s Belushi Performance Hall. Seven-hundred eighty free tickets will be distributed in the MAC lobby on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning today, July 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. and then again on Friday noon until the beginning of the concert. A limit of 2 tickets per person will be given away until all tickets have been handed out.
On July 19, the doors to the theater will open at 6:30 p.m. Limited selection of food items and drinks will be available for sale in the MAC lobby beginning at 6 p.m. Unlike the Lakeside Pavilion, no chairs, coolers, blankets, outside food or drink are permitted into the Belushi Performance Hall. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry & COD Student Fuel Pantry.
As previously scheduled, the concert will also be broadcast live broadcast live on facebook.com/AtTheMAC, youtube.com/user/CollegeofDuPage and WDCB-TV/CAN TV42. It may also be viewed on Comcast (Glen Ellyn, Ill. Channel 18; West Chicago, Ill. Channel 18; Wheaton, Ill. Channel 99) and WOW (Glen Ellyn, Ill. Channel 24; Naperville, Ill. Channel 24).
The concert will feature a highly engaging mix of classical music, marches, movie scores and more. Guest soprano Katherine Weber will be showcased in “Vilja Aria” from the opera The Merry Widow, “The White Cliffs of Dover,” “Kiss Me Again” from the operetta “Mlle. Modiste” and “The Power of Love.” A performance by “2019 COD’s Got Talent” student talent competition winner Natasza Sikora will precede the concert at 7:15 p.m. The evening will also feature a performance by pianist John Ogan, a winner of New Philharmonic’s 2019 Young People’s Completion.
The McAninch Arts Center is located at 425 Fawell Blvd., on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. For more information visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630-942-4000.
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Kirk Muspratt leads the New Philharmonic Orchestra (photo courtesy of McAninch Ats Center).
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