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A Message from CWC President Sue Dunlap 

Greetings to all our members and potential members

We are beginning our 106th year of service to our community! As we begin our new year, we will continue our fundraising events — the Cookie Walk, Tag Sale, and Garden Walk & Artisan Fair. Join us for these events so we can continue to provide scholarships and philanthropic donations.

Our club is made up of over 100 members brimming with energy and talent! My mission as your president is to help make a small impact in the lives of others whether we volunteer or make donations to organizations that give to those in need. 

I look forward to a wonderful year!

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Matthew Lipman Plays Benefit Concert for Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra September 7th, 2019

Matthew Lipman, violist, will perform a benefit concert for Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra on September 7th, 2019 at 7:30PM. Guest artist is Lisa Kristina, piano.

The concert will be held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 12 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, Illinois, 60423

American violist Matthew Lipman is recognized as one of the world’s leading young instrumentalists. He has been hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity.”

A 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, he has appeared as soloist with the Minnesota, Illinois Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Juilliard, Ars Viva Symphony, and Montgomery Symphony orchestras, and in recital at the WQXR Greene Space in New York City and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

This season, Mr. Lipman released the world-premiere recording of the newly discovered Impromptu by Dmitri Shostakovich, debuted in recital at Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio with pianist Henry Kramer, headlined a tour of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante as special guest artist at the Royal Northern College in Manchester, UK. His debut solo album Ascent that features a new commission by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad was released by Cedille Records in February 2019.

The Telegraph praised Mr. Lipman as “gifted with poise and a warmth of timbre” on his Avie recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with the preeminent Mozart scholar Sir Neville Marriner, which topped the Billboard charts. He was the only violist featured on WFMT Chicago’s list of “30 Under 30” of the world’s top classical musicians and has been profiled by The Strad, Strings, and BBC Music magazines.

Mr. Lipman performs internationally as a chamber musician with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and regularly at the prominent Music@Menlo, Marlboro, Ravinia, Bridgehampton, Seattle, Cleveland, and White Nights festivals. A top prizewinner of the Primrose, Tertis, Washington, Johansen, and Stulberg International Competitions, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as an inaugural Kovner fellow from The Juilliard School as a student of Heidi Castleman, and was further mentored by Tabea Zimmermann at the Kronberg Academy.

Matthew Lipman is a native of University Park, Illinois. He began his study on the viola in the public school program in Crete, Illinois with orchestra instructor Rozalyn Torto before budget cuts in the schools eliminated the program.
Lisa Kristina, a native of Chicago Heights, earned music degrees from DePaul University, the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Kristina appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, on Broadway, and on tour in the U.S. and in Germany; has been heard live as both a singer and pianist on WFMT radio; has been pit keyboardist for several Chicago Opera Theatre productions including Flowering Tree (with composer John Adams conducting his score); has worked as a solo singer, chorusmaster, and rehearsal pianist/coach for DuPage Opera; and has played concerts tours across North America, Europe and China. She has served on the music faculties of DePaul University, Purdue University NW and Prairie State College, currently teaches voice at Marian Catholic High School, and keeps busy with freelance keyboard work, even after winning some money in 2017 as a two-time Jeopardy! champion.

A free will offering will be taken.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra programs and the Robin Lipman Scholarship Fund.

For further information about Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra, visit our website, http://www.suburbanyouthsymphony.org