Performance Series

Performance Series

Fall 2020 Virtual Series

Whether we are in times of challenge or joy, we have always been inspired by the arts’ power to bring communities together. While we had to hit pause this spring, we have been getting ready behind the scenes. We are now set to press play on our full season of online programming. As we say in the business, the show must go on(line)!

HOW OUR VIRTUAL CONCERTS WILL WORK:
One day prior to the concert, you will receive an email with the link to access the concert online. On the date and time of each respective concert, click on the link received in the email and enjoy the show!

View our Fall 2020 Virtual Season Brochure HERE:

Dennis Watkins: The Magic Parlour at Home

Fridays & Saturdays, Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 8p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • September 25, 2020
    7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 26, 2020
    8:00 pm

Award-winning magician, Dennis Watkins has created an all-new virtual magic show that delivers world-class, interactive magic and mind-reading directly to your living room screen.

Sinatra Forever starring Rick Michel

Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • September 25, 2020
    7:30 pm

One of Las Vegas’ premier singers and impersonators channels “Old Blue Eyes” in this livestream event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Sinatra’s concert in Rio de Janeiro.

Daily Herald Book Club with Celia Stahr

Sunday, Oct. 4, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 4, 2020
    3:00 pm

MAC Director Diana Martinez moderates a live virtual chat with Celia Stahr, author of Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist.

U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America

Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 9, 2020
    7:30 pm

Each year, the Band of Mid-America performs for millions of people throughout a ten-state region from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Arkansas.

Naturally 7 – Berlin LIVE

Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 16, 2020
    7:30 pm

This internationally-acclaimed a capella ensemble called “the future of vocal music” (Quincy Jones) transforms their voices into instruments, in a concert mix of Pop, Rock and R&B music.

The Music of John Williams

Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 & Sunday, Oct. 25, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 24, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • October 25, 2020
    3:00 pm

PRESENTED VIRTUALLY: American composer, John Williams has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history.

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats – The Low Road

Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 13, 2020
    7:30 pm

Rocker, the rocking giant upright bass of Grammy-nominated music group and MTV pioneers, The Stray Cats, performs a selection of hits, covers and more.

I Saw Mommy Kissing The Second City

Saturday, Dec. 5, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 5, 2020
    7:00 pm

The Second City roasts the holidays with a very merry mix of sketch comedy, music, and improv that will leave you and your loved ones full of comfort and joy…with just a kiss of seasonal snark!

Holiday Sing-Along with the Symphony

Saturday, Dec. 12, 7p & Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 & 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 12, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • December 13, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • December 13, 2020
    7:00 pm

PRESENTED VIRTUALLY: Welcome in the holiday season with the perfect event for the whole family! A concert full of the most festive carols, a Hanukkah medley, and orchestral seasonal favorites, Maestro Muspratt and the New Philharmonic will spark your sing-along spirit.

The Fashions of Frida with Kathy Baum

Thursday, Dec. 17, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 17, 2020
    7:00 pm

Join College of DuPage Professor Kathy Baum as she explores Frida Kahlo’s self-expression beyond paint and canvas, and how the artist not only used costume as an art form but influenced fashion through her artistic vision.

Million Dollar Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 19, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 19, 2020
    7:30 pm

Enjoy the catalog of classic rock ‘n’ roll hits, plus a special selection of heartwarming holiday tunes, all done up in that unmistakable rockabilly style.

New Year’s Eve Concert

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2p, 5:30, 8:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 31, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2020
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2020
    8:30 pm

PRESENTED VIRTUALLY: Ring in the New year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt!

An Intimate Night of Opera and Broadway

Saturday, Jan. 23, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 24, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January 23, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • January 24, 2021
    3:00 pm

Maestro Muspratt conducts New Philharmonic and four soloists performing his favorite music!

Corpus Christi

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1:30 & 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 3, 2021
    1:30 pm
  • February 3, 2021
    7:30 pm

20-year-old Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation while incarcerated in a youth detention center. On work-release to a remote village and with one quick lie, he is mistaken for the town’s new priest.

Honeyland

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1:30 & 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 10, 2021
    1:30 pm
  • February 10, 2021
    7:30 pm

Filmed over three years, Honeyland features the story of a daughter and her mother who are the last female wild beekeepers living in Macedonia with a new nomadic family next door who threaten their livelihood.

Otelo Burning

Wednesday, Feb.17, 1:30 & 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 17, 2021
    1:30 pm
  • February 17, 2021
    7:30 pm

Set in South Africa in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time.

Woman at War

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:30 & 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 24, 2021
    1:30 pm
  • February 24, 2021
    7:30 pm

A comedy-drama tells the story of Halla – a 50 year-old woman who leads a secret double life: a choir director living a quiet life who is also waging war against a local aluminum plant.

IceBox

Wednesday, Mar. 3, 1:30 & 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 3, 2021
    1:30 pm
  • March 3, 2021
    7:30 pm

Oscar is a 12-year-old Honduran boy forced to flee his home from gang violence seeks asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.

Daughters of the Dust

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1:30 & 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 10, 2021
    1:30 pm
  • March 10, 2021
    7:30 pm

Set in 1902, the story of three generations of woman who are members of the Gullah islanders, whose ancestors were brought here as enslaved people centuries ago.

Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos

Saturday, Mar. 13, 7:30p & Sunday, Mar. 14, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 13, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • March 14, 2021
    3:00 pm

Expressive melodies intertwined with rich orchestral colors are the hallmark of Rachmaninoff’s first three piano concertos.

West Side Story in Concert

Saturday, Apr. 17, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 18, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 17, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • April 18, 2021
    3:00 pm

Leonard Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics capture this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

A Salute to Frida

Saturday, May 15, 7:30p & Sunday, May 16, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • May 15, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • May 16, 2021
    3:00 pm

Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2021.