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  • Members of the Elgin Choral Union rehearse for "A Concert of Remembrance" to be performed on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

      Members of the Elgin Choral Union rehearse for "A Concert of Remembrance" to be performed on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

  • Members of the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players perform the concert "9/11 Spirit of Hope" on Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge.

      Members of the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players perform the concert "9/11 Spirit of Hope" on Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge.

  • The acclaimed dance troupe Momix makes its debut at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10.

      The acclaimed dance troupe Momix makes its debut at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10.

  • The 31st Annual Roadside Flower Sale runs Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

      The 31st Annual Roadside Flower Sale runs Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.
    courtesy of Robin J. Carlson

  • The 21st Berwyn Route 66 Car Show takes place Saturday, Sept. 10.

      The 21st Berwyn Route 66 Car Show takes place Saturday, Sept. 10.

  • The Chicago Pet show sets up at the Darien Sportsplex this weekend.

      The Chicago Pet show sets up at the Darien Sportsplex this weekend.

  • The Paramount Theatre in Aurora presents a new production of "My Fair Lady" starring Nathan M. Hosner as Professor Henry Higgins and Andrea Prestinario as Eliza Doolittle.

      The Paramount Theatre in Aurora presents a new production of "My Fair Lady" starring Nathan M. Hosner as Professor Henry Higgins and Andrea Prestinario as Eliza Doolittle.

 
 

Symphonic remembrance
Several classical musical ensembles will present special concerts of remembrance this Sunday to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

• New music is the main focus of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project's concert "9/11: Ten Years & Beyond," but the performance also features traditional songs and prayers from the Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths. Hear it at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $10; $5 students/seniors. Four free tickets for first responders, but reservations are required. (312) 334-7777 or fulcrumpoint.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

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• The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players perform somber music by Haydn, Barber and Brahms for the concert "9/11 -- Spirit of Hope" at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. $15-$20; $10-$15 seniors; kids admitted free. (847) 866-6888 or chicagophilharmonic.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

• The City of Elgin brings together the Elgin Choral Union, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and soloists from Elgin Opera for "A Concert of Remembrance" featuring Brahms' "German Requiem" and John Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning Sept. 11 piece "On the Transmigration of Souls" at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$50. (847) 931-5900, hemmens.org or elginchoralunion.org. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

• The Northbrook Symphony teams up with the New Tradition Chorus for a concert of mostly American music in "From Sea to Shining Sea: Remembering Our Heroes, Celebrating Our Spirit ... 10 Years Later" at Glenbrook North High School's Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. $15-$35. (847) 272-0755, TheNSO.org or newtradition.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Dancing feats
Acclaimed modern dance company Momix makes its Ravinia Festival debut this weekend with the eclectic musical and puppetry-filled piece "Botanica." Also on tap is a special family concert on Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $45 pavilion. $10 lawn tickets. Kids concert: $10 pavilion. $5 lawn. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10; kids' concert: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Floral arts
Volunteers sell their dried floral art creations, potpourris, wreaths and more at the 31st annual Roadside Flower Sale this weekend as a fundraiser for the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but $20 parking per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11

Car crossing
Get some serious glimpses of classic cars at the volunteer 21st Berwyn Route 66 Car Show this Saturday at Ogden Avenue (Route 34) between Oak Park Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue in Berwyn. Free admission. (708) 788-8100 or berwynrt66.com. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Pet stop
Interested in adopting a pet? Then head to The Chicago Pet Show, which features rescue groups, veterinarians, groomers and other specialists this weekend at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. $7. Seniors and kids (with parent or guardian) admitted free. (630) 385-4000 or chicagopetshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11

The rain in Spain ...
The Paramount Theatre launches its first season of self-produced Broadway musicals with Lerner and Lowe's 1956 classic "My Fair Lady" starting Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $34.90-$46.90. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 2; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays

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