Wheaton's First Presbyterian Church to host 'Mozart in the Suburbs' June 11 and 18

  • On June 11 and 18, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton will host "Mozart in the Suburbs."

    On June 11 and 18, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton will host "Mozart in the Suburbs." Courtesy of First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton

Posted6/9/2021 12:19 PM

For two Fridays in June, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton will present "Mozart in the Suburbs."

The free community concerts, "Paul Plays Mozart" and "Magic Flute and Food Trucks," will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, June 11 and 18.


On June 11, join the YouTube Livestream for a concert featuring piano soloist Paul Burgess, playing Mozart's iconic Piano Concerto No. 23 with orchestral accompaniment, and the work of Joseph Bologne: Symphony in G major, Op. 11, No. 1. The concert may be viewed via firstpreswheaton.org/livestream.

Burgess, a longtime church member, is both an accomplished engineer and pianist. He has engineering degrees from both University of Wisconsin and Ohio State and has been involved with piano most of his life. He is a regular accompanist for the First Presbyterian Choir and also participates in other musical activities in the community.

On June 18, bring your lawn chairs and empty stomachs for an evening of musical scenes from Mozart's opera. The outdoor event will be held on the church lawn, 715 N. Carlton Ave. Two local food trucks, singers, orchestra, and whimsical storytelling come together for an event the entire family will enjoy.

Register for this concert at firstpreswheaton.org/Mozart.

"It is an honor for us to present two works from one of the greatest classical composers of all time," said Kedrick Armstrong, director of music and worship experience. "Concert 1 may be enjoyed from the comfort of your home and the other on our pastoral campus in Wheaton. Don't miss either of these free events!"

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