Above / First Congregational United Church of Christ, 25 E. Benton Avenue, again will be the location of First at Two, a free concert for the public performed by Chamber Musicians for Change on Oct. 22, 2017.
The public is welcome to enjoy impassioned classical music from Mexico, Brazil and Argentina when the First at Two concert series features the accomplished musicians of Chamber Musicians for Change.
The free concert will be held at 2PM on Sun., Oct. 22, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 25 E. Benton Avenue in Naperville. A free-will offering will benefit Alive, Naperville’s teen center whose mission is to empower today’s youth to become impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.
“The concert will be a celebration of the Latin contribution to classical music as it blends classical forms with the rhythms, melodies and romantic sensuality only Latin music can provide,” stated First at Two creator Christopher Lorimer in a news release. “Chamber Musicians for Change will be performing works by some of the greats like Piazolla, Villa-Lobos and Ponce, so it’s going to be a rich and lively concert.”
Chamber Musicians for Change formed earlier this year and includes exceptionally talented musicians and vocalists, many of whom are teachers at area universities and music schools, and performers in local symphonies and bands. The ensemble’s name comes from their desire to use music and recitals as a vehicle to promote social change and educate their audiences about local charities and organizations in need.
“We are simply a group of friends who love playing good music together and are passionate about social justice issues,” noted the group’s leader, Jill Burlingame.
For more information, call (630) 355-1024 or visit http://www.loveandjustice.org/events/firstattwo.
Begun in 2014, First at Two offers free concerts in an effort to make the musical arts more accessible to more people. Held seasonally at the First Congregational United Church of Christ Naperville at 2PM, a free-will offering at every concert benefits a community not-for-profit organization.