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.

Daniel Souvigny
Ragtime: The American Music of the Early 20th Century
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Sunday, June 12th | 2:00 p.m.

Young pianist, Daniel Souvigny, is a three time Junior Champ of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, and in 2014, he was awarded first place in the Illinois State Talent Competition, Junior Division. Come hear him play old-time piano from the ragtime era (1890-1929) and talk about the history of this early American music. Daniel enjoys sharing his ragtime passion and brings plenty of energy and pizazz to his performances. You'll hear familiar oldies from Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller.




Linda Marie Smith
The Triumph of Artemisia
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Sunday, July 24th | 2:00 p.m.

Linda Marie Smith is a singersongwriter, skilled in piano and guitar. She has performed in local venues and won statewide classical competitions before crafting her own music. Linda is proud to present her multimedia presentation, The Triumph of Artemisia, celebrating one of the most famous and skilled painters of the baroque era. Linda is joined by three other musicians and vocalists to perform this one of a kind concert experience that weaves songs, narration and stunning artwork visuals to bring the story of Artemisia Gentileschi to life.




Robbie Malkowski
The Greatest Hits of Judy Garland
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Sunday, August 14th | 2:00 p.m.

Vocalist Robbie Malkowski is a classically trained graduate of Northwestern University. She performs a variety of concerts featuring Broadway musicals and The American Songbook. Accompanied by jazz pianist, Dave Turner, she will be performing the highlights of Judy Garland's career, including Swanee, The Trolley Song, Over the Rainbow, Embraceable You, and many more. We'll also learn the history of each song and when Judy performed it, and we may even be asked to sing along.




Andrew Carpenter:
Classical Saxophone
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Sunday, September 18th | 2:00 p.m.

Andrew Carpenter's performances have been described as "...magical, daring... he possesses a lovely, refined tone and classical technique. Quite simply, he captivates audiences". He has presented saxophone recitals across the United States, and performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Illinois Philharmonic, the Rockford Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony. Andrew Carpenter is an instructor of saxophone at Carthage College, and holds a bachelor of music from Ithaca College and master of music from Northwestern University. In this concert of musical selections for the saxophone, he will be accompanied by a classical pianist.