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Here is a look at some upcoming concerts.
Events include “Ricky Nelson Remembered” at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort and Southwest Symphony Orchestra’s Home-Grown Talent concert at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
‘Ricky Nelson Remembered’
Whether one grew up watching Ricky Nelson in the TV show “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” or came of age when his twin sons recorded their own hit song, he or she likely will want to check out the tribute show “Ricky Nelson Remembered” coming to the Lincoln-Way East High School Performing Arts Center, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
Nelson’s twin sons, multiplatinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multimedia event “Ricky Nelson Remembered.”
“Multiple generations will enjoy this heartfelt, energy-packed show that celebrates Americana at its best,” said Denise Adducci, performing arts coordinator for Lincoln-Way High School District 210.
“Ricky Nelson Remembered” presents a musical journey of the life and music of the teen idol and features hit songs like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Teenage Idol” and “Garden Party.”
Showcasing the namesake’s life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak, “Ricky Nelson Remembered” is billed as being heartfelt and full of laughter.
Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year’s Eve concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and 19 other top-10 hits.
Considered one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, Nelson is a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in “Rio Bravo” and also is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelsons are listed in the Guinness World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of No. 1 hitmakers.
Matthew and Gunnar are also nephews of TV show “NCIS” star Mark Harmon on their mother’s side.
The two-hour performance will be part of District 210’s popular Spotlight Series, which is designed to bring professional artists to the area at reasonable ticket prices.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for youth. Tickets may be purchased by calling (815) 534-3004.
Southwest Symphony Orchestra
Showcasing members of its orchestra for the first concert of the season, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra will present Home-Grown Talent at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights.
Tickets are $5-$25 and can be purchased at (708) 802-0686 or southwestsymphony.com, or for an additional dollar per ticket at the door. Ages 12 and younger can attend for no charge.
The repertoire will include Aaron Copland’s musical poem to New York titled “Quiet City” featuring Kenneth Austin on trumpet and Kathryn Brtko on English horn and “Allegro apposionato” by Camille Saint-Saens with Robert Hauser on cello.
The concert also will feature Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” featuring Norma Stuart on oboe, Tom Hallett on clarinet and Carie Jancik on horn.
Other pieces include the “Trombone Concerto” by Launy Grondahl with Timothy Riordan playing what officials say is one of the most popular and important pieces in trombone literature.
“Romance” by Saint-Saens with Linda Gruette as the flute soloist; Carl Ditters von Ditterdorf’s “Sinfonia concertante” featuring violist Heather Carlasare and contrabassist Frederick Kuester; and “Symphony in D minor” by Belgian composer Cesar Franck also will be part of the concert.
The nonprofit Southwest Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1962 and serves audiences throughout the Southland.
Information: (708) 802-0686.
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