Monthly Archives: October 2012

Free Choir & Orchestra Concert Wednesday, Oct. 24

The Niles North Choir and Orchestra will perform in the Auditorium on Wed., Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free to the public.

The Choir and Symphonic strings will combine to perform Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus.” The Symphonic strings will also play Holst’s “Brook Green Suite,” Strauss’ “Pizzicato Polka” and the theme “Schindler’s List” featuring soloists Aidan Perreault on violin and Zoe Hertz on cello. The Philharmonic strings will play “Autumn” by Vivaldi and “An American Hymn,” based on “Chester” and Slovakian dances.

The Niles North Orchestra is directed by Pamela Hendrix and Daniel Gregerman directs the school’s choirs.

Enjoy After-the-Show Treats, Too!

After the show, grab a treat in the lobby! The Fine Arts Parents & Patrons selling BAKED GOODS and JAMBA JUICE to benefit the fine arts at Niles North.

 So, enjoy the concert and the delicious treats!

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Theatre Department Presents Loves Labors Lost Oct. 11-13

The Niles North Theatre Department presents Love’s Labor’s Lost by William Shakespeare, Oct. 11-13 in the Niles North High School Auditorium, 9800 Lawler, Skokie.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on October 12 and 13. Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, please contact the Box Office at (847) 626-2122. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 11.

The plot of the play is the King of Navarre who wants to focus on his education and has declared that no women will be allowed at court—they are a distraction. He convinces his loyal friends to join him on this noble venture. But when the lovely Princess of France and her entourage come to court, how can the king and his compatriots resist?

The cast includes Noah Zeidman as King of Navarre; Justin Shannon as Berowne; Simon Gebremedhin as Longaville; Christopher Khoshaba as Dumaine; Teresa Franks as Princess of France; Natalie Aleman as Rosaline; Rachel Sepiashvili as Maria; Joanna Vaklin as Katherine; Nathan Selinger as Boyet; Eugene Hyun as Don Armado; Martin Wiviott as Moth; Sam Rosenfeld as Costard; Lauryn Schmelzer as Jaquenetta; Hannah Sahyouni as Sister Nathaniel; Katie Bean as Holofernes; and Tahir Razzaq as Constable Dull.

The Technical Staff includes:  Timothy Ortmann, Director; Annaliisa Ahlman, Technical Director; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer; Michael Rourke, Lighting Designer; Brian Fallon, Hair Designer; Linda Room, Costume Stitcher; Anita Scanlon, Costume Assistant; Anne Zavell, Production Assistant.

Student Staff includes:  Nina Roy, Stage Manager; Athanasia Giannetos, Assistant Director; Max Dolinko, Assistant Stage Manager; Camille Paskind, Dramaturg; Sabina Dzelilovic, Shop Manager; Emma Decker, Assistant Technical Director; Maddie Martin, Carpenter; Ryan Loach, Properties Master; Sarah Alkyer, Props Assistant; Rachel Sepiashvili, Sound Designer; Erin Rourke, Sound Engineer; Alex Hammond, Assistant Lighting Designer; Danielle Kropveld, Master Electrician; Sarah Alkyer, Costume Mistress; Ryan Loach, Costume Assistant; and Sebastijan Torgus, House Manager/Promotions.

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Chorale European Trip Canceled

Dan Gregerman, Niles North choral director, announced that the proposed Chorale trip to Europe has been canceled. In a letter to Chorale parents, Mr. Gregerman said after surveying parents, the cost of the trip would be prohibitive to getting a large enough group of students to go. He added that after several meetings with a group of Chorale parents, fundraising plans could not reduce the trip price to a level that would make it affordable for the majority of Chorale members.
 
The FAPP board would like to applaud Mr. Gregerman’s hard work in trying to organize this trip in a difficult economy. The board is committed to continue working toward becoming a first-rate fund-raising organization to help ensure that, in the future, such trips can find the funding to make them more affordable for students and their families.

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FAPP Meets Tues., Oct. 9

 PLEASE JOIN US—The next meeting of Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons is Tues., Oct. 9 at 7p.m. in room 1685 at Niles North High School.

Deanna Sortino, Auroris Dance Director and Visual Art Instructor will stop by to address the group. All interested community members are invited to attend and encouraged to share their skills, talents and ideas.

 

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Good Luck at IMEA Auditions

Fine Arts Parents and Patrons would like to wish good luck and break a leg to all Band, Choir and Orchestra members who are auditioning for the Illinois Music Educators Association. Choir auditions will be Oct. 4 at Libertyville High School. Band Auditions will be at Zion/Benton High School, Thursday, Oct. 9. And Orchestra auditions will be at Fremd High School on Oct. 9.

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