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About Lively Arts of Chicago

Founded in 1999, Lively Arts of Chicago engages communities to promote and support educational and artistic programs for school children and the community at large and to further awareness, understanding, and tolerance of cultural diversity.

As we launch the Music in the Neighborhood series we celebrate this mission with its combination of enormous talents and culturally diverse membership

Classical Music Concert Series
Sept 18 (Sunday), 2011 - The Colors of Music

Lively Arts of Chicago presents
Music in the Neighborhood
                              in Rogers Park

 Introduce your child to classical music the fun way
               with interactive performances
 (ages 4 and up)
        Admission Free

Join us Sunday, January 22, 2012 at
Mayne Stage on Morse Avenue, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Lincoln Trio presents

          Ferdinand the Bull and Friends,
       featuring WFMT’s Noel Morris, Narrator

  1. Arrive early – for a hands-on Instrument “Petting Zoo” preceding the program at 2:30 p.m.


                          Disney’s Oscar winning short film
              Ferdinand the Bull ends the program
                                                    followed by
    a birthday celebration for
        Ferdinand’s 75th and Mozart’s 256th
             and a free raffle with prizes

Mayne Stage
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

Originally a 1912 silent screen Nickelodeon, the building is a state-of-the-art live performance venue

This series is funded entirely by Friends of Lively Arts of Chicago
For more information, visit:  www.livelyartsofchicago.org




Trattoria TrulloDates:
Sep 18, 2011

Concert 3 - 3:45 pm;
instrument 'petting zoo' at 2:30 pm

Trattoria Trullo
4767 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Admission: FREE

Lively Arts of Chicago presents Music in the Neighborhood in Lincoln Square

The Colors of Music is a FREE, fun filled classical music program for children ages 4-12, featuring the prize winning student ensemble, Quartet Ventoso, and even an instrument "Petting Zoo", where youngsters can learn how to play a violin, a cello, or a viola before the concert! Quartet Ventoso, prize winning students at the Music Institute of Chicago: Jennifer Cha, violin; Erika Gray, violin; Caitlin Adamson, viola; and Johannes Gray, cello, will demonstrate their instruments and play solos, duets, trios and quartets.

The narrator, Doreen Feitelberg will direct the children to "draw how they feel" when they hear two different pieces of music. Clips from the Disney film Fantasia will highlight the colors of music. The musicians will answer questions from the audience followed by a drawing for prizes and Italian food treats from Trattoria Trullo in the picturesque LIncoln Square neighborhood.

All funding for these programs comes from Friends of Lively Arts of Chicago and I am encouraging everyone to help keep these programs free by contributing whatever amount they are able toward that goal. Of course, all contributions are tax deductible as Lively Arts of Chicago is a 501(c)3.



Quartet VentosoThe Quartet Ventoso is one of Chicago's most exciting young quartets. The groups name is derived from the Italian word for windy, which reflects their roots in the fantastic windy city, Chicago. The quartet is made up of prize winning students of the Music Institute of Chicago.

Violist Caitlin Adamson, was named a 2011 Sphinx Competition semifinalist and has won top awards in Chicago area competitions and appeared as a soloist with the Oistrach Orchestra.
This summer she will attend the International Music Academy - Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

Violinist Jennifer Cha has been a top prize winner in numerous competitions and most recently was featured on PBS's From the Top and WFMT's Introductions as well as the NPR feature "How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?". This summer she will appear as soloist with the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra as well as compete in the Cooper International Violin Competition.

Erika Gray, violinist , recently became a finalist at the 2011 Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition, has won many top prizes in the Chicago area and has also worked with renowned conductor Riccardo Muti for the Youth in Music Festival Orchestra.

Johannes Gray, cellist , is the winner of the 2011 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions, as well as many other competitions nationally and Chicago-based, has performed as guest artist with several regional orchestras, and has also collaborated with prominent artists including Yo-Yo Ma.



Doreen Feitelberg DOREEN FEITELBERG is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also holds qualifications in speech and drama teaching from the University of South Africa (T.L.S.D.) and Trinity College London (L.T.C.L.) She has extensive experience in teaching speech,  drama  and effective speaking skills, and for many years has specialized in drama in education programs.

She was a lecturer in both the theatre and communications departments of the University of the Witwatersrand and also conducted classes at her private studio. She has won awards in national poetry competitions and her book of choral verse poems was published under the title "The Sound of Voices." Several of her articles on speech and drama have been included in various publications both nationally and internationally. She has presented workshops on voice for the actor, storytelling, choral verse speaking and Shakespeare.

She is an actor and director and has also performed in several solo presentations as well as storytelling programs. Her work has included dialect coaching for many Chicago productions. She is a member of the Jeff Awards Committee that judges excellence in theatre, and she is a faculty member in the Theatre School at Columbia College Chicago.


Quartet Ventoso on You tube

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla- Quartet Ventoso



Rider Quartet Finale, Hayden- Quartet Ventoso



Shostakovich, Quartet No 8, Allegro Molto- Quartet Ventoso



Photos from the Event

Quartet Ventoso

Instrument "Petting Zoo"
photo by Nora

Instrument "Petting Zoo"
photo by Nora

Instrument "Petting Zoo"
photo by Nora