Renowned Pianist and Composer "Emily Bear"
Guest performances by Elgin Children's Chorus and Arielle Dayan
This special concert is a rare opportunity to experience the extraordinary talents of Emily Bear with guest performances by Elgin Children’s Chorus and Arielle Dayan.
Pianist and composer Emily Bear has been playing piano for five years, but at just ten years old, her accomplishments are inspiring and her talent is breathtaking. She performs a large list of classics and standards, and also composes her own magical songs. Emily was the youngest solo performer in the history of the Ravinia Festival, has performed with many well known musicians, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” six times, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall. Emily performed at the 2012 Life Ball for AIDS at the Hoffburg Palace in Vienna and at gala events for many charities including UNICEF, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Ronald McDonald House and others.
Fresh from her debuts at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl, she is currently working on her newest CD, produced by Quincy Jones on the Concord Music label. Profits from each of her CDs and songbooks are donated to many charities.
The Elgin Children's Chorus begins its 27th year of “teaching life through song.” The Chorus has grown to over 120 boys and girls, aged seven to sixteen from nearly 50 schools in 18 cities. The Chorus has toured Europe numerous times, appeared as guest artist regularly with organizations such as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Choral Union, and Heartland Singers, and has established a reputation for excellence in choral tone and musicianship.
Arielle’s first professional role came at the age of 9 when she was cast as Young Eponine/Young Cosette in Marriott Lincolnshire Theater’s Les Miserables. She has also performed in Seussical and The Sound of Music at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook and A Christmas Carol and Fiddler on the Roof at The Marriott Theater. Arielle was honored to sing with the Broadway cast of A White Christmas for the Chicago Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The Larkin Center is very excited and appreciative to the Bear Family for their continued support in our mission and for providing this incredible benefit concert in support of our Adult Program. The Larkin Center’s Adult Program provides supportive residential care, casework services and life-skills training to adult men and women who suffer with chronic mental illness and so desperately need refuge other than the streets or shelters.
The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60123
When: Saturday, September 15th at 7:30 pm
Cost: Ticket price range is $15 - $35 each. Limited VIP Tickets include Meet and Greet with Emily Bear and Dessert Reception after the performance.
Hours: 10am to 4pm M-F