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  • Sinfonia da Camers – Ko Iwasaki Performs Dvořák

    Ko Iwasaki Performs Dvořák
    January 28, 2023 | 7:30 pm
    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | Foellinger Great Hall

    Join Sinfonia da Camera for our 2023 Premiere!

    Continuing our multi-year Beethoven cycle, the program begins with his “Pastoral” Symphony No. 6. Although the problem of representing nature’s beauty in music held challenges and difficulties for Beethoven, this symphony has become a touchstone. On a violin part used at the first performance, a handwritten note, presumably quoting the composer, reads, “Recollection of life in the country—more an expression of feeling than a depiction.”

    Following intermission, Sinfonia da Camera is joined by renowned cellist Ko Iwasaki in a performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, widely considered the greatest cello concerto ever written. Composed in the United States, but without the American folk melodies that Dvořák included in his other American works, it presumably betrays the composer’s longing for his homeland and foretells his decision to return home.

    Don’t miss this stunning performance; get your tickets at now!

  • Music Mentorship Opportunity!

    Teach in our Virtual Music Program!

    Bravo Waukegan is a music education non-profit organization in Chicagoland that supports music programs at the elementary to high school levels. Bravo provides access to instruments, free lessons during the summer, and other music programs that build self esteem and collaboration, provide a healthy environment outside of the home, and promote music appreciation.

    Music Mentor Role: Teach in the virtual "Raise the Bar" spring program

    • weekly 45 minute session of mentorship, conversation, & musical growth with a student via Zoom
    • 10 lessons from February - April
    • have a meaningful impact on a younger student who may not receive much individual attention

    Mentor Benefits:

    • flexibility on what you will teach and how; develop your own teaching style
    • networking with NPR's From the Top Alumni through virtual workshops
    • opportunity to be involved further in monthly webinar presentations & open practice workshops
    • free coaching from Bravo Waukegan to help problem-solve teaching & foster growth for you as a teacher

    Join us

    Help us expand our reach in Spring 2023, to double the amount of students mentored! Please consider giving an hour of your time each week to inspire & support these students through a shared avenue of music!

    Contact Program Director Heather Beckman at