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.

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.



Claude Bourbon: Medieval & Spanish
Blues Guitar & Songs
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Sunday, October 9th | 2:00 p.m.

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Claude was born in France, raised in Switzerland and is now based in the UK, playing more than 100 shows around the world each year. He was classically trained on the guitar but soon began to explore folk, blues, jazz and rock. His diverse musical influences include Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Paco De Lucia, Johann Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo, Stevie Nicks, and Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore. Experience an "afternoon delight" with this accomplished artist.




Mike Basin:
International Music
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Sunday, November 6th | 2:00 p.m.

Mike Basin, accomplished accordionist and pianist, was born in Latvia and studied music in Russia. After immigrating to the US and starting a family, Mike embarked on his musical career here in the states by performing in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. He continues in his career performing, teaching and recording CDs. Enjoy Mike's concert of classical compositions and international favorites incorporating elements of salsa, rumba, samba, Gypsy, Russian, Hungarian and even Dixieland Jazz.