Chamber Music on the Fox kicks off seventh season with Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
Back in the days before the pandemic, Chamber Music on the Fox had a season finale planned for May featuring the world famous, harmonica-playing, genre-defying Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues quartet. Needless to say, that concert didn't exactly take place as planned ... which is why the Chamber Music on the Fox is now able to offer an even more exciting, more extravagant virtual version of the show as their opener for the 2020-21 season!
On Monday, Oct. 26, the Chamber Music on the Fox presents "Corky's Virtual Chamber Ba-lues-za!" live on Zoom.
The performance will be 100% remote, with Corky and the performers inviting viewers into their homes for a special evening of original, innovative performances created exclusively for this performance.
But this time, it's not just Corky, it's not just his Chamber Blues ensemble, it's all that plus a slew of guest artists so sensational, they've never before been on the same stage at the same time!
The presentation will feature artists including Ernie Watts, Toronzo Canon, Tracy Nelson, Marcella Detroit, all singing and playing from spaces around the country and the world.
With the challenges that many are facing this year, the Chamber Music on the Fox is temporarily changing their ticketing structure in hopes of making concerts accessible to all.
Instead of a set price for tickets, they are providing this concert without charge, instead urging viewers to donate generously as they are able. The suggested donation for this program is $30, but any amount will be accepted.
In addition, the Chamber Music on the Fox is offering a VIP Special after the performance: for an additional $20, mingle with the artists after the show for an intimate Zoom cocktail party and be the first to receive a digital copy of Corky's upcoming album.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
Those registered will receive links to view the performance approximately a week in advance. For further details about the concert and to register, visit www.ChamberMusicontheFox.org, call (224) 276-8881, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by Elgin Symphony Orchestra musicians Mark Fry and Sara Sitzer, Chamber Music on the Fox is a world-class classical chamber music series serving Elgin and the greater Fox Valley region, whose mission is to present engaging, enriching, and immersive performances and cultural experiences that enhance and enrich the cultural offerings of the area. Their seventh season can be experienced entirely digitally, and includes a lineup of many of the finest musicians in the greater Chicago area. For information, visit ChamberMusicontheFox.org.
To watch previous Chamber Music on the Fox performances, check out their YouTube channel.