Harper College

Summer Concert Series 2023

Update: 7/27/23
There is a change to tonight’s summer concert series. The concert will now feature the Summer Student Guitar Ensemble.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts will be held at the Drs. Kenneth and Catherine Ender Outdoor Pavilion on the north side of Harper's campus. Convenient and free parking in lots 9 and 10. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. No seating will be provided, concertgoers may bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, etc. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the J143 Theater. 

A crowd in lawn chairs listens to a jazz band perform at the outdoor Ender PavilionJune 8: Peter Aglinskas, solo guitar
Award-winning guitarist and Harper Music Department faculty member Peter Aglinskas returns to the pavilion stage for a concert of his solo fingerstyle arrangements of Latin, Jazz, Soul, and Classic Rock gems.  Usher in the summer season with this not to be missed musical event.

June 15: Pan Go Steel
An evening of musical compositions and arrangements for steelpan ensemble.

June 22: Cruising Across the Time Zones

Esteemed violinist Linda Veleckis joins guitarist and Harper Music Department faculty member Peter Aglinskas for a concert of music from around the world featuring Afro-Cuban, Argentinian, Brazilian, Baltic, Eastern European, and African-American styles. You won’t want to miss this imaginative musical journey.

June 29: Harper Radio Presents
OK Cool and Pinksqueeze have emerged as two of the top bands in the Chicago independent music scene. Now, backed by their latest releases, fawn and Be Gay, Have Fun, OK Cool and Pinksqueeze are on the precipice of breaking through nationally.

July 6: Jazz Faculty
Harper College Jazz Faculty will perform Jazz classics, modern favorites and original compositions. All selections have been arranged or composed by the faculty.

July 13: The Continental String Ensemble and The String Shredders
Harpers College’s violin/viola instructor Edgar Gabriel presents a double-header of his two ensembles. The first half is the classical ensemble the Continental String Ensemble presenting material from their brand new 1893 Album "Music from the Era of the Chicago World's Fair". With harpist Tija Danilovics, guitarist Steven Vazquez, Hannah Barton and Edgar on violins and viola. The second half is the pop/rock trio the String Shredders with vocalist Arla Vox, guitarist Ron Steta and Edgar on electric violin.

July 20: Harper Guitar Legacy Concert
Harper Guitar Legacy presents and evening of wonderful music by American Composers. Hear members of the Harper Guitar Legacy and guests perform works by Joplin, Bernstein, York, Morse and more! Hear different combinations of guitars from solo, duo, trio, quartets and Full ensemble in this virtuosic presentation of our majestic American musical landscape.

July 27: Lab Band 
The Harper College Lab band will perform classic and modern songs from the Jazz, Funk/Fusion and New Orleans inspired repertoire. Students will be featured as soloists and arrangers. Selections can range from artist Charlie Parker to Miles Davis to P-Funk.

Last Updated: 11/6/23