Cellissimo Holiday Concert, Unity Chamber Music Series
Friday, December 17, 7 pm
Cellissimo is the senior performing cello ensemble from the joint schools of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. The group is co-directed by Sally Gross and Alex Revoal and is joined on the piano by Elizabeth Vaughan. Formed in 2009, the group’s first out-of-state performance was at the 2010 Biennial Conference for the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). Since then, the group has performed extensively in the northern Illinois area as well as on tour to southwestern Ontario, Ottawa, Montreal, St. Louis, Madison/Milwaukee, Kalamazoo, Southbend, and Denver. In 2017 they recorded a debut album, and performed by special invitation for 200 music educators at the SAA Leadership Retreat in Deer Creek, Ohio.
The group will present a mix of Holiday music, as well as a preview of other familiar pop tunes and classical favorites slated for their upcoming spring concert (May 14, 2pm. St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville).