Arts Alive Concert Series


Come to the library and enjoy a different musical experience each month! You'll have a chance to meet the musicians and visiting gallery artists following the concert. Refreshments will be served.

Held in the library's Community Room, these popular concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Rolling Meadows Library.

Get your FREE tickets by calling the library at 847-259-6050, stop by the Welcome Desk or click the link next to the program listing and sign-up online! Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.


 

November:
Celebrating 25 Years of BG Singers Encore!
with Jimin Yun and Yoahn Kwon
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Sunday, November 5th | 2:00 p.m.

Join us as the BG Singers Encore! celebrates the 25th anniversary of their group, the Buffalo Grove Park District Performing Arts traveling ensemble.
This talented group is a fine arts adult choir who perform a variety of music from jazz to pop and from oldies to the best of Broadway. Encore! continues to delight audiences with shows that feature their high-energy and enthusiastic vocal performances.
The group is happy to return to Rolling Meadows once again and share their celebration with us.


 


 

December:
Random Ringers Handbell Choir:
Holiday Concert
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Sunday, December 3rd | 2:00 p.m.

For the last 21 years, the Random Ringers have been performing handbell music throughout the North and Northwest suburbs.
The group is a community based choir consisting of eleven ringers, who perform a variety of pieces including secular, popular and religious.
Experience varies, but some have been ringing for as long as 28 years. They take great pride in bringing quality performances to venues such as senior centers and libraries.
The director, Beth McFarland, has been a member for nine years and is also a director of the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights and a member of the Heritage Bells at the UMC of Liberty.
All ages are invited to ring in the season with holiday classics, both traditional and contemporary.


 


 

January:
Three Decades of Big Band Music Sign-up here

Sunday, January 28th | 2:00 p.m.

The "In Full Swing" Jazz orchestra presents a concert of great American Big Band music from 1920-1950.
Director and pianist, Ron Surace, will also provide commentary on the style, social implications, and influences of the period.
Ron is a studio teacher of jazz and classical piano at the Music Institute of Chicago in Lake Forest.
He has released four CDs and won numerous musical awards including the Silver Award at the Musicfest USA National Finals and the Southeastern States Composers Competition Award.
The "In Full Swing" orchestra performs regularly for libraries, TV programs, community centers, fundraisers, dances and universities.


 


 

February:
The Highs and Lows of Musical Duos Sign-up here

Sunday, February 18th | 2:00 p.m.

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael perform the songs of some of the best known singing duos of our times, including Steve and Eydie, and Simon and Garfunkel.
Hailed by Cabaret Scenes Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Cabaret Acts," Beckie and Tom have appeared on such prestigious stages as New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Menzie's rich voice and expert piano stylings sizzle on everything from sassy swing to smoky torch songs.
Michael's warm, expressive style and charismatic tenor breathe new life into cabaret standards.
They have both released solo CDs as well as musical collaborations such as their latest, "Better Two-Gether." In what they call a "musical marriage" they delight audiences with their rare chemistry, inventive arrangements, and genuine love for music and one another.