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Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Coming to Ravisloe Country Club

The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2 at 7 p.m.

All aboard! The next stop in the IPO at Ravisloe Summer Music 
Series will be on July 2 at 7 p.m. when the IPO Brass Quintet arrives to take guests on “A Musical Journey through America.”

Designed to celebrate America’s birthday with a nod to her diverse musical make up, the songs will transport listeners from sea to shining sea with a range of styles that include jazz, swing, ragtime and some light classics, explained quintet organizer Greg Fudala.

“Plus it’s just a really fun concert. We do a lot of talking from the stage as we narrate the selections, so it’s pretty interactive with the audience,” he added.

The musical journey will feature “New York, New York,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “San Francisco,” as well as other selections highlighting New Orleans, Chicago, the Old South and the New North, ending with “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Members of the quintet include IPO musicians Greg Fudala, trumpet; John Schreckengost, horn; Adam Moen, trombone and Sean Whitaker, tuba, along with a non-IPO colleague, Ross Beacraft, also on trumpet.

Tickets for this popular concert are selling quickly and are $30 each. To purchase, call the IPO office at 708-481-7774 or go online at ipomusic.org. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m.

Please note: The concert will be held outdoors in the courtyard, weather permitting, or in the Great Room in case of rain. In addition, the Ravisloe Grill will be open until 6:30 for pre-concert dining.

Ravisloe Country Club is located at 18231 Park Avenue in Homewood. Parking is free.

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