Church of Beethoven, Oak Park
at Open Door Theater
902 S. RIDGELAND, Oak Park
(Free parking across the street)
Sunday Mornings: Come-as-you-are for classical music, poetry, coffee and good company.
$10 for adults/$5 for children
All programs begin 10:30 a.m. come early at 10 a.m. for coffee and cookies.
Fredwig Von Rocktoven (aka Fred Brandstrader)
Oak Park 4th of July Parade, 2011
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019
Tickets: $10 for Adults, $5 for children:
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019
OPEN DOOR THEATER
902 S. RIDGELAND AVE., OAK PARK IL
Church of Beethoven, Oak Park welcomes back world renowned guitarist Michael Kent Smith.
The program this year is called "La Conección Celta" and will explore the relationship between music from Spain and Celtic music. The folk music of the Spanish region of Galicia is incredibly similar to the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, so much so that the bagpipes are their principal instrument. There are many theories as to how this happened and none are 100% certain -- but one way or another, it worked out that way.
The concert will feature music from Galicia as well as some more traditionally "Spanish" sounding Flamenco pieces from Andalusia. Next, the musical vibe will drift in a northerly direction and Michael will play some Irish and Scottish pieces as well as some of his own music that contains both Spanish and Celtic influences and brings his electronic pedal setup into the game. We are really excited and look forward to the concert and hopefully seeing you there!
Tickets are only $10 - $5 for Students / Kids
Open Door Theater
902 S. Ridgeland Avenue
Premiere performance: July 17, 2011
The poet for our April 28th concert is Cameron Gearen. Cameron is a poet and memoirist, competent baker of scones, single mom of two daughters, and aspiring bluegrass guitarist. She grew up in Oak Park, lived away for more than two decades, and is glad to be back. Cameron is currently the Hemingway Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway Foundation. Her book, Some Perfect Year, came out in 2017 from Shearsman Press. She's currently seeking a publisher for her memoir, Rotten.
Church of Beethoven is a non-profit 501(c) 3organization