Entertainment Briefs for April 13, 2012
April 13, 2012 3:18PM
Updated: April 20, 2012 10:50AM
Here is a look at some entertainment news including Trace Adkins playing at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra announcing its 63rd season, and North Central College hosting a jazz camp and series in Naperville.
Trace Adkins to play Rialto
Country music star Trace Adkins brings his Songs and Stories Tour to the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet at 8 p.m. July 20.
This evening will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins’ working-man roots and musical heritage. Adkins’ 10th studio album, “Proud to be Here,” features the Top Ten hit, “Just Fishin’” and latest single, “Million Dollar View.”
Tickets are on sale now for $30 to $85.
Call the Rialto Box Office at 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.
Fans can share their own stories, questions and the songs that have inspired or shaped their lives on the Songs and Stories page at traceadkins.com.
ESO announces 63rd season
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra treats music lovers to a slate of conductors, music and themes for its 63rd season, opening Sept. 8 at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, south of Kimball Street and adjacent to The Centre of Elgin.
The orchestra’s overarching theme, “World of Change,” reflects the music director search as a catalyst for change at the ESO, the global nature of the music director candidates and guest artists, and several works in the season’s programming that were inspired by nature and appreciation for world culture.
The ESO enters the second year of a multi-year search for a new music director, resulting in a series of guest conductors—selected from among the finest conducting talent in the world—who are vying to be the next music director.
A full listing of all concert dates and music to be performed are in the season preview brochure on the ESO website at elginsymphony.org/.
Subscription packages are available to existing subscribers until April 27 and the general public after that. Ticket sales for individual events begin with an Internet-only presale from July 14 to 22. General ticket sales begin July 23.
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NCC to host jazz camp, series
The 24th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and “Hot Jazz — 6 Cool Nites” concert series will be presented July 21 to 27 at North Central College in Naperville. The overlapping events are jointly sponsored by the College’s Jazz Studies Program.
The curriculum is designed specifically for the solo jazz vocalist. A final concert features each participant performing with the staff rhythm section.
This year’s camp, July 22 to 27, is open to all participants from age 14 to adult. Tuition is $625; housing and meals are available for an additional $300. The deadline for enrollment is June 1.
This year’s featured vocal staff artists are Borla, Jay Clayton and Suzanne Pittson — three internationally acclaimed jazz vocalists who each possess extensive resumes as both performing artists and jazz educators.
Contact Borla at (630) 416-3911 or email@example.com, visit janiceborlavocaljazzcamp.org or write to the camp c/o Department of Music, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540.
— Katie Foutz, For Sun-Times Media