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Upcoming events featured below are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public.

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September Events

Now-Oct. 16, Art exhibit: North Central College presents a collection of paintings by Nikkole Huss titled “Mapping Earth,” in Oesterle Library Gallery at, 320 E. School St. Nikkole’s encaustic paintings investigate if it is possible to encounter the essence of locations only experienced on a screen. As part of this mission, she digitally traveled to various National Natural Landmarks across the United States using Google Earth. Gallery admission is free. Call (630) 637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Sept. 14, Music: North Central College presents “An Evening With Jazz Vocalist Janice Borla” with supporting North Central jazz faculty artists at 8PM Friday, Sept. 14, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Borla has made it her artistic mission to use her voice as a true jazz instrument – and that resolve is evident in all aspects of her music. Her recordings and performances have earned her consistently high praise for her beautiful sound, superb technique, adventurous repertoire and imaginative vocal improvisations. Often cited for her adventurous, risk-taking approach, Janice continually challenges herself, keeping vocal improvisation front-and-center in her performances. Tickets are $22/adults and $17/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sept. 22, Music: North Central College welcomes the Chicago Sinfonietta “ID: Images of Diversity” at 8PM on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The stories and traditions of those who arrived in this country are the threads that make our cultural tapestry so vibrant. Brace yourself for a symphonic salute to cultural unity, including a second-half theatrical showcase of “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” featuring seven actors, video, and a beautiful score created by Peter Boyer. Tickets are $49-$65/adults and $10/children; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sept. 28, Music: North Central College welcomes “A Silent Night: A World War I Memorial in Song,” at 7:30PM Friday, Sept. 8, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.  Presented by the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in commemoration of the Centennial Anniversary of World War I. Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan have been redefining the art song recital since making their critically acclaimed debut of A Silent Night at the Kennedy Center in 2014. Hailed by the Washington Post as “refreshingly, marvelously different,” A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song is a centennial tribute to the war that changed the world. Tickets are $28/adult and $25/student and senior; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sept. 29, Music: North Central College presents Rick Springfield “Stripped Down” at 8PM Saturday, Sept. 29, in Pfeiffer Hall,  310 E. Benton Ave. The Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” and “Love Somebody.” He’s also an accomplished actor who has starred in the film Flash and TV shows True Detective, Supernatural and American Horror Story. Tickets are $45-$65; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

These upcoming events are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

Disclaimer – Times and venues are subject to change without notice. Contact the Box Office for up-to-the minute info.