Events - Past

Second Presbyterian Church: Sanctuary
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 3:30 PM
The tradition continues!
Presenter: Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Sounds of the South Loop Players
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 3:30 PM
The NSO “Country Scenes” concert offers some of our favorite composers! Schubert’s “Unfinished” pulses with Viennese energy, drama, and beauty. The NSO’s own principal horn player Charles Sernatinger takes center stage with the playful “Villanelle” of Dukas. Edvard Grieg is known for his pastoral tone-painted. His “In Autumn” is a rarely-perform gem that evokes the characters of autumn; sun, storms, wind and the farmers’ harvest. Smetana, too, paints a vivid country scene in his tone poem “The Moldau” as we follow the river along its course through the Bohemia country side.
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Dukas: Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra
Artist: Charles Sernatinger (French Horn)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Grieg: In Autumn, Op. 11
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Smetana: The Moldau
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 3:30 PM
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Korngold: The Sea Hawk
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Artist: Leevy Williams (Cello)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Horner: Apollo 13
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
Oakland, California
Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 4:00 PM
The Community Women’s Orchestra presents the West Coast premiere of Kim Diehnelt's Caprio for oboe and strings.
Presenter: Community Women's Orchestra
Diehnelt: Caprio for oboe and strings
Artist: Susan Crum (Oboe)
Ensemble: Community Women's Orchestra
Conductor: Dana Sadava
Bonacich: Life in the Produce Aisle
Ensemble: Community Women's Orchestra
Conductor: Dana Sadava
Márquez: Danzón no 2
Ensemble: Community Women's Orchestra
Conductor: Dana Sadava
PianoForte Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 8 May 2016 - 5:00 PM
Senior Recital performed by cellist Lucie Ticho. Featured are compositions by Kim Diehnelt - world premiere of "Wintram". Also David Froom's Chicago premiere of "Shade of Red". Plus other unaccompanied repertoire! Ms. Diehnelt and Mr. Froom will be in attendance.
Cassadó: Suite for Cello solo
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Froom: Shades of Red
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Prokofiev: March from Music for Children, Op. 65
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Arranger: Gregor Piatigorsky
Bach: Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Diehnelt: Wintram for unaccompanied cello
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Sollima: Alone for Cello solo
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 6:00 PM
Senior Recital performed by cellist Lucie Ticho. Featured are compositions by Kim Diehnelt - world premiere of "Wintram". Also David Froom's Chicago premiere of "Shade of Red". Plus other unaccompanied repertoire! Ms. Diehnelt and Mr. Froom will be in attendance.
Cassadó: Suite for Cello solo
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Froom: Shades of Red
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Prokofiev: March from Music for Children, Op. 65
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Arranger: Gregor Piatigorsky
Bach: Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Diehnelt: Wintram for unaccompanied cello
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Sollima: Alone for Cello solo
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Rob Roy Country Club
Prospect Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 17 April 2016 - 4:30 PM
Northwest Symphony Orchestra's Maestra Kim Diehnelt will present her innovative Classical Connoisseur© program, a wine-tasting approach to music. A quintet of NSO musicians will be performing while 4 wines will be served along with a light buffet.
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Program TBA
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 6:30 PM
Presenter: Sounds of the South Loop
Program to be announced from stage
Artist: Elizabeth Hale Knox (Mezzo Soprano)
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 3:30 PM
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Gade: Holbergiana Suite
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Dvorak: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39
Artist: John Schindler (Violin)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Ives: Symphony no 2
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 6:30 PM
Russian flautist Alena Lugovkina and American harpist Katherine Ventura met in Switzerland at the renowned Verbier Festival in 2012 and have been playing together ever since, in Europe and throughout the United Kingdom. They are founding members of the Fábrius Ensemble, an international chamber group that includes trumpet, cello, and percussion, the additional members being from Brazil, France, and Israel, respectively. This concert by Alena and Katherine is part of Fábrius Ensemble’s first American Tour, and will feature harp and flute music that will make you want to dance, from Argentinian tango to romantic waltz, from Celtic melodies to ragtime tunes.
Presenter: Sounds of the South Loop
Program to be announced from stage
Artists: Alena Lugovkina (Flute); Katherine Ventura (Harp)
Ensemble: Fábrius Ensemble
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 4 March 2016 - 2:30 PM
The Elgar Society Conference for the North America Branch hosts a chamber music concert at 2nd Pres. Church. The event features the premiere performance of new arrangements of Elgar’s music by Kim Diehnelt: the “Adagio’ from Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 arranged for string quartet, and Sea Pictures, (mvts 1,2,4) arranged for voice and string quartet.
FREE CONCERT
Presenters: Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago; Sounds of the South Loop
Elgar: Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
Artists: Jennifer Leckie (Violin); Caroline Slack (Violin); Becca Wilcox (Viola); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Grieg: Solveig's Song
Artists: Karen Archbold (Mezzo Soprano); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Elgar: Sea Slumber-Song (Arr. Diehnelt. For Voice and String Quartet)
Artists: Karen Archbold (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Leckie (Violin); Caroline Slack (Violin); Becca Wilcox (Viola); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Arranger: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: In Haven (Capri) (Arr. Diehnelt. For Voice and String Quartet)
Artists: Karen Archbold (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Leckie (Violin); Caroline Slack (Violin); Becca Wilcox (Viola); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Arranger: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: Where Corals Lie (Arr. Diehnelt. For Voice and String Quartet)
Artists: Karen Archbold (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Leckie (Violin); Caroline Slack (Violin); Becca Wilcox (Viola); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Arranger: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Artists: Karen Archbold (Mezzo Soprano); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 "Adagio" (Arr. Diehnelt, for String Quartet)
Artists: Jennifer Leckie (Violin); Caroline Slack (Violin); Becca Wilcox (Viola); Timothy Archbold (Cello)
Ensemble: Grant Street String Quartet
Arranger: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 31 January 2016 - 3:30 PM
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Bruckner: March in D minor
Conductors: Paul Vermel Conductor Apprentice; S. Shade Zajac
Beck: Serenade
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 62
Artist: Martha Cavander (Bassoon)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 3:30 PM
A Second Presbyterian Musical Tradition

FREE PERFORMANCE
Presenters: Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago; Sounds of the South Loop
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Sounds of the South Loop Players
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 3:30 PM
The NSO proudly performs the Chicagoland premiere of Delius' Florida Suite.

Two favorite world-class artists, Maria Storm and Michael Hall, join us for a dynamic performance of Mozart's "Concerto" for violin and viola.
Sponsor: Delius Trust
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d)
Artists: Maria Storm (Violin); Michael Hall (Viola)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Delius: Florida Suite
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 6:30 PM
Swing for the Spirit & Soul - an uplifting and meaningful collection of tunes from Great American Songbook.

Since their first meeting at a Chicago gig, jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and jazz pianist Dennis Luxion knew they had a unique musical connection. Their shared aesthetic was immediately evident and they have been making beautiful music together ever since. Their love of fantastic tunes, both well-worn and obscure, and the desire to communicate them in a honest and straightforward way where the lyric reigns supreme is what makes the listening experience special for audiences.

Petra and Dennis play at prominent Chicago jazz venues including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, the Chicago Cultural Center, Fitzgerald's, and Andy's Jazz Club.
Petra van Nuis is a jazz vocalist who has been described in Downbeat Magazine as having "a light, gorgeous and fairly delicate voice...a gift for melody and plenty of rhythmic confidence." A former dancer and Cincinnati native, Petra came to Chicago in 2004. Festival appearances include the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chautauqua Jazz Party, the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, and headliner of the Michelob Women In Jazz Festival. Internationally, Petra has toured in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada and her 2009 recording “Far Away Places” was recently re-issued in Japan.


Dennis Luxion is a jazz pianist, composer and educator. Between 1979 and 1983 while living in Belgium, Luxion made a number of recordings, television and radio appearances, and tours throughout Europe with trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker. Since coming back to Chicago in 1985, Luxion has worked with jazz legends Steve Allen, Conte Candoli, Lee Konitz, Claudio Roditi, Archie Shepp, Gunther Schuller, Toots Thielemans, among others. In 2012, Luxion toured Southern Africa as part of the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program administered by Jazz at Lincoln Center for the US State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.
Presenter: Sounds of the South Loop
Program to be announced from stage
Artists: Petra van Nuis (Voice); Dennis Luxion (Piano)
Ensemble: Petra van Nuis Duo
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 6:30 PM
One of Chicago’s most innovative and versatile artists, cellist and composer Ian Maksin is known for his ability to connect the unconnectable. Maksin will offer an eclectic program ranging from the unaccompanied cello suites by J. S. Bach to Maksin’s own renditions in tribute to B. B. King, America’s greatest blues icon who passed earlier this year. Maksin will also perform several solo works from his recently released solo album “Soul Companion.”
Presenter: Sounds of the South Loop
Program to be announced from stage
Artist: Ian Maksin (Cello)
Niles Public Library
Niles, Illinois
Friday, 26 June 2015 - 7:00 PM
A stunning ensemble of oboe, violin, viola, and cello offers expressive and dynamic music from Bach, Mozart and living composers. Mozart: Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b); Diehnelt: Caprio for oboe and strings; Bach: Aria “Bekennen will ich seinen Namen” Other baroque to modern works.
Presenters: Niles Public Library; Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Bach: Aria: "Bekennen will ich seinen Namen" for oboe quartet
Artists: Richard von Holst (Oboe); John Schindler (Violin); Kelsey Hanson (Viola); Diana Flores (Cello)
Ensembles: Northwest Symphony Orchestra; NSO Oboe Quartet
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Mozart: Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b)
Artists: Richard von Holst (Oboe); John Schindler (Violin); Kelsey Hanson (Viola); Diana Flores (Cello)
Ensembles: Northwest Symphony Orchestra; NSO Oboe Quartet
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Diehnelt: Caprio for oboe and strings
Artists: Richard von Holst (Oboe); John Schindler (Violin); Kelsey Hanson (Viola); Diana Flores (Cello)
Ensembles: Northwest Symphony Orchestra; NSO Oboe Quartet
Additional works to be announced from the stage
Artists: Richard von Holst (Oboe); John Schindler (Violin); Kelsey Hanson (Viola); Diana Flores (Cello)
Ensemble: NSO Oboe Quartet
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 6:00 PM
Perhaps Orlando Gibbons was dreaming of clarinets when he composed his miraculous Fantasias for viols in the early 1600s. The clarinet, invented years later, suites this mysterious consort music perfectly!

Orlando's Dream brings together three inspiring clarinetist, covering the gamut of the clarinet family: Kurt Bjorling, basset-horn and E-flat (alto) clarinet; Don Jacobs, soprano clarinet; and Jeff Kimmel, bass clarinet.

The trio presents a feast of early music of the 16th and 17th centuries, with special appetizers and desserts by J. S. Bach and Scott Joplin.
Presenter: Sounds of the South Loop
Program to be announced from the stage
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 17 May 2015 - 3:30 PM
As is tradition, the NSO showcases the winner of the Paul Vermel Young Artist Award. We are delighted to present violist Ursula Steele as she joins us for her performance of the Andante and Rondo Ungarese by C.M.von Weber.

Copland’s Outdoor Overture sets the high-energy tone and Edward Doemland’s Scherzo for Percussion and Orchestra adds a dash of sparkle and humor. The delight continues with Dances with Wolves and Sibelius’ tuneful Karelia Suite.
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Tony Krempa
Doemland: Scherzo for Percussion and Orchestra
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Weber: Andante and Rondo Ungarese
Artist: Ursula Steele (Viola)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Barry: Dances with Wolves
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Tony Krempa
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 2:00 PM
Wicker Park Choral Singers is 40-member all-volunteer group dedicated to building community through choral music. Directed by Mark Tomasino.

This concert entitled "In Time of" features the world premiere of "how little time we have: tweets from the ICU" by Florida-based composer Rob Redei. Redei's piece sets eleven tweets made by Scott Simon, Host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday during his mother's final days in the hospital. The tweets reverberated across social media being called "Twitter at its most compassionate, loving, and human."

The program also features another world premiere by Chicago composer, Eric Malmquist, entitled "Cast Out of Iron" and Steven Sametz's setting of an E.E. Cummings poem "in time of."

FREE CONCERT
Presenter: Sounds of the South Loop
Programming to be announced from the stage.
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