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Concerts

Downers Grove Music Club to present Alliance Brass Quintet

Alliance Brass Quintet will appear at the Downers Grove Public Library.
Alliance Brass Quintet will appear at the Downers Grove Public Library.

DOWNERS GROVE – Bright and bold describe the Downers Grove Music Club’s season-opening concert in the free series it sponsors with the library. The concert features performers from the Alliance Brass Quintet at 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

Members of the nationally renowned group will appear at the Downers Grove Public Library, where they will perform an hourlong program, titled “Music of the Stage and Screen,” a news release stated.

The brass ensemble from Chicago features Amy Nelson and Chris O’Hara, both on trumpet; James and Kelly Langenberg on tuba and French horn, respectively; and Steven Duncan on trombone.

The quintet will play selections from “West Side Story,” “Star Wars” and “The Music Man,” along with songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Moon River” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

The Downers Grove Music Club is thrilled to have the exciting and outstanding group as its first offering of the season, program chairman Char Ewing of Woodridge said in the release, adding, “It is representative of the quality of musicians the library and the Music Club can attract.”

The Music Club is a nonprofit musical arts organization that was founded in 1927 in Downers Grove. Its aim is to connect people to the musical arts and local artists through public concerts and education programs.

It sponsors a Piano Festival and Competition, presents “Rising Stars” and College Music Awards to outstanding local high school music students, and offers the free concert series from September through May, in conjunction with the library, among other programs and events.

For the concerts at the library at 1050 Curtiss St., Music Club president Gloria Salazar of Downers Grove recommends reservations be made via the events page of the library’s website at dglibrary.org/events or by calling the library at 630-960-1200. Walk-ins are welcome.

Information on the Music Club, including membership, is available at www.downersgrovemusicclub.org.

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