A Musical Celebration of Chamber Music Comes to Naperville: Tickets Still Available

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OPUS and Chicago Chinese Fine Arts Society concert coming to Naperville September 30.

O.P.U.S (Orchestra Parents/Patrons’ United Support) of Naperville and the Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS), Chicago, will co-present “Confucius in Naperville,” a celebration of 10 years of the OPUS Chamber Music Camp and the Chinese tradition of music. The concert will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540. The concert will begin at 3:00 pm. Seats are still available.

The OPUS chamber music group celebrates its accomplishments for the first 10 years and has a long-standing relationship with the renowned Chicago Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS). This unique collaboration represents the best in young classically trained musicians, providing easy access to the artistry of young musicians to the DuPage County area and beyond.

The high level of talent audiences can expect is demonstrated in these videos from the recent OPUS Chamber Music Camp final concert, held in August.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MokMJ9jyXdE "Listen to Our Young Artists" Concert by OPUS Chamber Music Camp students on August 10, 2012 - Bottesini‘s Quartetto #6 by 110 quartet.

Senior Orchestra performing Jasmine Flowers, a Chinese Jiangsu Folksong, (http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&feature=vm&video_id=pdnXFCJ56_8

The concert will feature:

  •     Winners from the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius, part of the CFAS Young Artist Development initiative, meant to introduce young artists to the rich heritage of Chinese music. The Festival is open to musicians ages 5-25 who may participate to win cash prizes, scholarships, and participation trophies. CFAS is in its 28th year serving Chicagoland. http://chinesefinearts.org/programs/music-festival-in-honor-of-confucius/
  •     OPUS Chamber Music Camp young musicians, faculty, and teacher assistants. OPUS holds an annual summer camp that offers a rare opportunity for students ages 8 to 18 who study violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, classical guitar, clarinet and flute to experience a high level of instruction and individualized attention while working in small ensembles http://www.napOPUS.org/opus_camp.html

The public is invited to participate in a formal, post-concert dinner presentation to round out the celebration. Several raffle prizes will be presented. Prizes include a first prize of $500 cash. Second prize is an iPad. The dinner celebration will immediately follow the concert (beginning at approximately 5:30 pm) at the Krasa Center, located at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL. Dinner prices are $28 for adults, $14 for OPUS and CFAS Young Musicians, and $12 for children ages 3-11. Information about the dinner is available from OPUS via the contact information listed below.

Concert tickets are $25 each and may be purchased online at http://www.napOPUS.org. Payment may also be made by check payable to OPUS. Checks should be mailed to: OPUS, P.O. Box 495, Naperville IL 60566-0495. RSVPs should be made by September 28, and are also accepted by email at opus(at)napOPUS(dot)org. Reserved tickets may be picked up and paid for at the Wentz Hall box office.

OPUS benefits DuPage County children, families, and audiences in a variety of ways, as demonstrated by the following quotes from campers’ parents at the conclusion of the 2012 Chamber Music Camp.

“My daughter loved everything about it (OPUS camp); the music, the children, the special activities, and the faculty. Her life-long dream is to become a composer.”

“Thank you very much for a great OPUS week for my son. He keeps saying how much he misses everyone at OPUS.”

“I wanted to thank you for your hard work with OPUS. My daughter had simply a wonderful time at camp and--I felt--grew as a person. The atmosphere is just so supportive. I feel fortunate that the camp is so close to us!”

If you would like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Linda Lin Yu, please call 630-983-8902.

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