Arts Center Hot Tix Archives


CDAA: Breakfast 11 OCT - New location

September 20th 2017

Mark your calendars:  the next breakfast will be Wednesday, October 11 at 9 am AT A NEW PLACE! We will be breakfasting at _Maxfield's _Restaurant at 352 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard. We are in a private party room that holds 60, so I think there will be enough room for all! Maxfield's will do separate checks. No need to make a reservation, just come on down! Questions? E-mail me at Thanks. Kim Pack ...Continue Reading

Arts Center - Music Fridays

April 25th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon:  COD Student Spotlight on the Lakeside Pavilion ('the back patio').... an annual favorite showcasing our students in this relaxed outdoor venue.  Come hear the fruits of a student-produced performance including students from our jazz and vocal music areas.  8          Guest Artist – Don Skoog: Bata drumming, performance and workshop† - See more at: A ...Continue Reading

Arts Center - Music Fridays

April 18th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon:  COD voice students will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a recital of songs using Shakespeare texts or songs written during the time of The Bard himself. Masterfully accompanied by Cindy Trowbridge of our music faculty, the students represent the voice studios of Ann Williams, Jennifer Barnickel-Fitch, Elizabeth Murphy and Marlene Meyer.  Some of the titles: Who is Sylvia?  O Mistress Mine Crabbed Age and ...Continue Reading

Arts Center - Music Friday

April 12th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon:  COD alumna, mezzo-soprano Kirsten O'Donnell will present a voice recital this Friday at noon in MAC 140, accompanied by pianist William Buhr. Her program will include art-songs, opera arias, and songs from musical theatre.  Kirsten O’Donnell, an alumna of College of DuPage, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Lawrence University, and will be pursuing a Graduate degree in Opera Performance in the fall of 2016. While at Lawrence she performed a wide variety of shows spanni ...Continue Reading

Arts Center Hot Tix Message

April 5th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon:  Directed by Don Skoog, the Contemporary Music Project Batá Ensemble will present a  one-hour demonstration on batá drumming and orisha song. The batá drums are the most sacred instruments of the Lucumí -- the Yorubas in Cuba -- and are fundamental to their religion, Santería, a combination of African beliefs and Catholicism. The rhythms, called toques, of these three hourglass-shaped drums form a large and beautiful repertoire which is bo ...Continue Reading

Spring Breakfast Report and AIDOS

March 30th 2016

Good Afternoon Retiree, The CDAA Retirees Spring Breakfast was held this morning (18 MAR 2016) at Seven Dwarfs Restaurant.  The retirees attending were updated on the more recent activities of the CDAA Board, including the College's 50th Anniversary celebrations; the AIDOS Fundraiser; the upcoming Annual Meeting on May 6th; and upcoming officer elections and more. While a number of attendees contributed this morning, a large number of attendees this morning asked that an email be sent out telling who the AIDOS con ...Continue Reading

Arts Center - Music Friday

March 29th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon:  Hot Club of San Francisco! Come join us for this amazing group and engaging presentation! Then come hear Hot Club of San Francisco on Friday or Saturday nights at 8 pm in the MAC Playhouse. Contact the MAC ticket office at 630.942.400 for tickets.  Gypsy Swing 101  - A lecture/demonstration on Paris’ most original musical legacy Join Hot Club of San Francisco founder, Paul Mehling, in a visit to the smoky cabarets of Paris for an introduction to the gypsy swing genre. ...Continue Reading

Arts Center Music Fridays

March 7th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon: Music of Violeta Parra, with COD English professor Deborah Adelman, and the COD Chamber Singers, directed by Lee Kesselman  This program explores the life and work of the great Chilean singer, songwriter, folklorist and visual artist Violeta Parra. Parra, of rural working class upbringing, found her inspiration in the lives and rhythms of Chile's poor and indigenous populations. Her work sought to bring their voices, their celebrations, their joy and sorrow to ...Continue Reading

Arts Center - Music Fridays

March 2nd 2016

COD Music alumnus Kevin O'Donnell will present "Life after the Music Business" this week on Music Fridays @ Noon.  Kevin says: "I graduated with a Music Business degree from Elmhurst College the very same year that the business crashed. Only four major record labels remained and most others had downsized by up to 75%. Everything we had learned was suddenly irrelevant. So, I did what all musicians have to do: improvise."  Bio:  Kevin O'Donnell  is the consummate musical ent ...Continue Reading

Arts Center - Music Fridays

February 23rd 2016

This week on Music Fridays, Turtle Island Quartet Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and most recently, the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the ...Continue Reading
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