Home | A&E | Free Family Concert with ESO String Quartet Sept 10 at the Gail Borden Public Library

Free Family Concert with ESO String Quartet Sept 10 at the Gail Borden Public Library

By
Share with a friend on:    
Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Free Family Concert with ESO String Quartet Sept 10 at the Gail Borden Public Library

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) String Quartet will present Musical Tales, a free concert for all ages on Sunday, September 10 at 2 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library.

The program is based on the book Mole Music and takes listeners on a journey through musical times and styles with works by Mozart, Bach and more.  A special piece called Dinosaur Dance will be performed in honor of the Library’s Dinosaur Giants exhibit. The ESO String Quartet is Cristina Buciu and Carol Yampolsky, violin, Bonnie Yeager, viola and Kerena Moeller cello. Before the concert at 1 pm, families are invited to the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after the show. This family concert is presented in partnership with the Gail Borden Public Library. Free tickets are available at the Main Library and the Rakow and South Elgin branches.  For more information, contact the Library at (847) 742-2411.

Violinist Cristina Buciu is a native of Bucharest, Romania and comes from a family of well-known musicians.  Her teachers include Sherban Lupu, Peter Zakofsky, and the Muir String Quartet. Cristina is an alumnus of the Academy of Music in Bucharest, the University of Illinois from which she holds a Master’s degree, and a recipient of the prestigious Artist Diploma from Boston University. She has concertized extensively with several orchestras in Romania and the U.S., including the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, the Concerto Chamber Orchestra on its European tour, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Cristina is a member of the Elgin Symphony and the Chicago Philharmonic, is the former assistant concertmaster with the Syracuse Symphony, a frequent substitute with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and is a founding member of the Mellits Consort.

A native of Canada, violinist Carol Yampolsky has been a member of the Elgin Symphony since 1986. She is also a member of the Illinois Philharmonic and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. For a number of years, Carol was principal second violin of the Elmhurst Symphony under the direction of Stephen Alltop. Carol plays regularly at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest as part of the orchestra for their Bach Cantata series. She is also a member of the Peninsula Music Festival which takes place every August in Door County, Wisconsin.

Bonnie Yeager, viola, plays with the Elgin Symphony and Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and frequently appears with other ensembles in the greater Chicago area. With a strong interest in living composers and works from the twentieth-century, her recital and chamber music performances take her around the Midwest and beyond. She is currently working on a project to record and contextualize modern solo viola works.  As an educator, Bonnie works with several public school orchestra programs teaching in-school lessons and classes, runs a private studio of violin and viola students, and is involved with the STEAM curriculum movement to integrate the arts into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (STEM). She is involved with El Sistema USA in Chicago and Indiana. Bonnie holds a BM and MM in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

British cellist Kerena Moeller has a versatile musical life combining performance and teaching. Kerena is a member of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rockford Symphony. She also performs with her husband as part of the Moeller Cello and Guitar Duo.  Together, they have concertized throughout the United States, England and Italy.  Their recording, “My Better Half” features cello and guitar duets ranging from Baroque to Blues. Kerena is on the teaching faculty of Elgin Community College and the Music Academy of Rockford as well as maintaining an active home studio.

The Gail Borden Public Library has received 20 awards, including Recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Services and  Recipient of the 2010 Elgin Hispanic Network Organization of the Year.  The Main Library opened in October 2003 and is the third largest public library building in Illinois, after Chicago and Schaumburg. The library serves 144,597 residents in Elgin, South Elgin and portions of Hoffman Estates, Streamwood and Bartlett, has over 1 million visitors, and is the largest library district in the State of Illinois for population served.  For more information, visit https://www.gailborden.info/

 

Now in its 67th season, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) offers programming unmatched for an entertaining, informative and relaxing cultural experience. The ESO has won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year an unprecedented four times – in 1988, 1999, 2005 and 2016. The ESO strives to create an enjoyable entertainment experience that goes beyond the magnificent music performed by some of the best musicians in the region. There is accessible, free parking around the Hemmens Cultural Center and valet service available. Before concerts, area musicians often perform in the lobby, and patrons can buy drinks at the bar and purchase gifts at the Elgin Symphony League Boutique. Pre-concert chats are given by Andrew Grams, guest artists and others one hour before most performances, and Saturday night patrons are invited after concerts to Mingle with the Musicians at area restaurants.  In addition, free Listeners Club discussions presented by music historian Jim Kendros are offered in Geneva and Elgin on Wednesdays before ESO Classics Series concert weekends. Flex passes are available for purchase so that you can choose your concerts at a later date based on your own schedule. And if a patron can’t make a concert, the ESO offers free exchanges to subscribers and to single ticket buyers for a small fee. The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is a world-class orchestra providing quality musical explorations that are entertaining, hassle-free and conveniently located close to home in the western suburbs. The ESO-Transforming the Symphony Experience. ElginSymphony.Org

Share with a friend on:    
image

Traveling Murphy

Traveling Murphy started as a way for me to share all the unique restaurants and fun things to do in…Read more
image

Mallory Sills

Fashion Institute of Technology certified Image Consultant and Stylist, Mallory is driven to enhance confidence and celebrate women looking and…Read more
image

Sara Snelling, Fox Valley Nutritionist

Sara Snelling is an innovative, forward-thinking nutritionist with a food science, food service and food safety background. While earning her…Read more
image

11th Hour Bartending Services

We are a mobile bartending service located in the Fox Valley and have been bringing fun craft cocktails to private…Read more
Sign up for news, deals and doings
What's going on in the Fox
Fox Valley Magazine's Current Issue