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2017 Schedule of Events

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12/10/2017 - 12/11/2017: 7 PM @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

Over 75 talented Cook County singers and musicians continue the treasured community tradition, under the skilled directorship of composer/conductor Bill Beckstrand. Featuring seasonal works by celebrated composers, this year’s program spans the centuries and the globe, including selections from England, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, and the American South.

Stirring hymns and rousing carols that awaken and uplift winter-weary souls, these works by Praetorius, Rachmaninov, Handel, Rutter, and many more combine in a wonderfully rich holiday mix. Joining the BCO this year are six Cook County students whose solos add a delightful multigenerational component to the musical talent of the group. 

Event free of charge, but donations to BCO are greatly appreciated to keep this wonderful seasonal tradition going! 

01/13/2018: 7 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Grand Marais Ole Opry

Grand Marais Ole Opry

Get ready for NSMA’s Grand Marais Ole Opry, the classic country, old-time, and bluegrass showcase that’s been a community favorite for a half decade!
 
Emceed by WTIP's "Classic Country" host Carl Solander, this year's lineup features early country and honkytonk hotshots The Midwesternaires of Minneapolis; Grand Marais Ole Opry Hall of Famer Gary Croft; and The Grievance Committee, a new group chock full of great local talent.
 
$20 adults, $10 youth (18 & under). General seating. Advance tickets at www.aca.tix.com  (no fees!) and at door night of show (box office opens at 6:00 pm).
 
 

05/19/2018: 7:30 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster

Three-time "Best Blues Album" Grammy nominee singer/guitarist Ruthie Foster of Austin Texas has dueted with Bonnie Raitt, performed  with the Allman Brothers, and shared the stage with Susan Tedeschi. She's the recipient of Seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics' Award for "Female Blues Artist of the Year."  

The Philadelphia City Paper writes of Foster, “The energy she brings with just voice and guitar is stunning. Ruthie's drawn comparisons to Ella and Aretha, but musically neither is really close. What she does have in common with Fitzgerald and Franklin is the irresistible blaze – it's impossible to look away, even close the eyes, for one second.” 

Tickets $15 general admission. Advance sales at http://aca.tix.com/ (no fees) and at door night of show (box office opens at 6:30 pm). 

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NSMA Events

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional - a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared experience, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.

NSMA strives to provide a wide array of musical genres from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds each season, to broaden our community’s awareness and sense of belonging within the global community.
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