Tribute to Charles McPherson
Friday, 2/3 @ 8PM
Sax legend Charles McPherson gained fame playing with Charles Mingus in the 60s, but it has been his continuing work with multiple jazz luminaries that places him among the top sax players in the jazz world.
Saturday, 2/18 @ 8PM & Sunday 2/19 @ 3PM – Attend Both!
Matt Haimovitz, renowned as a musical pioneer, Haimovitz has inspired countless listeners by bringing his artistry to any place he can bring his cello. In this case he will be bringing his instrument to the Soka Performing Arts Center to perform Bach’s Six Suites for Cello, plus overtures to Bach written by contemporary composers such as Phillip Glass, Du Yun, and Vijay Iyer.
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Tuesday, 2/21 @ 8PM
2016 two-time Grammy Award winner, Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed as evocative, majestic, magical, and heart-stoppingly gorgeous. The Maria Schneider Orchestra is among a small few to have received Grammys in multiple genres, having received the award in both jazz and classical categories, as well as for her work with David Bowie.
Sundays@SOKA – w/Sean Chen
Sunday, 2/5 @ 3PM
The Sundays at Soka features Beethoven Piano Concertos hosted by conductor Carl St.Clair. Rising star Sean Chen, 3rd prize winner in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano competition will perform.
Beethoven – Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 3
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Saturday, 2/11 @ 8PM
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. They come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul, and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained.
Come early for Dinner! Soka Bistro is open for dinner M-F 5:30-7:30 pm, Sat/Sun 5:00-7:00 pm.
Only $11.25 for an all-you-can-eat buffet.