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Ferdinando Carulli's Duo for Violin and Guitar No. 2, and Alan Hovhaness' "Hercules" for Soprano and Violin

Ferdinando Carulli's Duo for Violin and Guitar No. 2, and Alan Hovhaness' "Hercules" for Soprano and Violin

What a treat to hear violinist Amelia Korbitz, who won both a Rising Star and College Music Award, as she plays two selections – the first with her father, Ron and the second with her mother Angela.

Ron notes: "This concert is a benefit performance to help bring financial aid to musicians who have lost a substantial amount of their work due to Covid-19. We feel fortunate to have been together as a family during the stay at home order and have decided to make use of the time to create this program. We hope that this performance brings peace to those who are under stress during this tumultuous time and financial aid to those in need."

You can donate directly to the Covid-19 grant program through Sweet Relief.

More video concerts

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from the 2020-2021 concert series
Debussy’s "Clair de lune," performed by Chris Garofalo

Five years ago, thanks to a bequest from the Estate of Donald and Mildred Drew, the DGMC donated a new Feurich Concert I grand piano to the Downers Grove Public Library. DGMC dedicated the new piano with a concert intended to show off the new instrument, and the first piece on that program was Debussy’s "Clair de lune," performed by Chris Garofalo. What a fitting way to kick off our our webconcert series!

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"Brighter" by Gabrielle Henderson

Back in high school, Gabby won 1st place in the Junior Competition of the DGMC Piano Festival & Competition, and subsequently she received a Rising Stars Award from DGMC. Last spring, she graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Film and Television, and she has been doing a great deal of composing, performing and creating music. She has shared this video from a concert in December of 2019.

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"What a Night, No Stars" by Louise Kelly

In August of this year, Louise released Two Gardens, a CD of original compositions celebrating the two paths of growth for parents and their children. Louise has shared a video recording from her album release show. We will also be sharing another song from Two Gardens later in the DGMC concert series.

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"Anomalous Liquidity" by Dan Moroz

Chicago saxophonist, composer, and music educator Dan Moroz has a new composition that is a bit on the eerie side – perfect for Halloween. Dan notes he premiered this piece five days before we all went under lockdown due to COVID-19, and it evokes the unsettled feelings we all experienced during the early days of the pandemic.

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Spirito! Singers featuring the Ragazze and Bravura Ensembles

This performance showcases the talented Spirito! Ragazze (5th-8th grade girls) and Bravura (9th-12th grade young women) ensembles from the western Chicagoland area. It’s hard to assemble such a large group for one of our in-person concerts, but now we can share this clip from a Comcast recording of a concert that was shown on an Elmhurst local access station.

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Sarah Flanagan, performing Chopin’s Polonaise in C Sharp Minor and Nocturne in B Major

It’s so good to hear from our former DGMC member who moved to Kentucky 4 years ago. Sarah is playing for Ballardsville Baptist Church and also taking on a few students after a 5 year break from teaching. She’s kept her studio small to homeschool her oldest, Wesley, who she also teaches piano. Here, Sarah performs two popular Chopin pieces, Polonaise in C sharp minor and Nocturne in B major.

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