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Fran Randall concerts
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The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to bring the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center. 

The outstanding lineup continues to honor the memory of Fran Randall who loved classical music and played an important role in opening the current center.


Naomi Brigell

Friday, November 17

Mezzo-soprano Naomi Brigell with Pianist Sarah Jenks

Join us Friday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. for a Fran Randall classical concert in the Maple Room featuring and mezzo-soprano Naomi Brigell, accompanied by pianist Sarah Jenks.

About the Vocalist:

Naomi Brigell, mezzo-soprano, is quickly gaining recognition as “expressive, athletic and strong-voiced” on the operatic stage. Ms. Brigell has sung with opera companies across the country including Nashville Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Saratoga, Dayton Opera, Opera in the Heights, Chicago Opera Theater, and Opera Naples. Favorite past roles include Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Olga (Eugene Onegin), and Nica (Charlie Parker’s Yardbird). No stranger to the concert stage, Ms. Brigell has appeared as a soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic, Palm Beach Symphony, Bach Collegium Fort Wayne, and Salt Creek Song Festival. She is currently based in Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and a Master of Music degree from University of Houston.


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Jamming Jean concerts

The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, features music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity. 

These Friday night concerts are free and open to all. Bring the entire family for a fun way to kick off the weekend! Concerts will be held in the Maple Room at the Levy Center.

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December 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Gerald McClendon and His Band

Save December 1 for a return concert with Gerald McClendon "Soulkeeper" and his band. This exceptionally versatile Soul R&B performer has played to sellout crowds in many of the major entertainment venues throughout the Midwest.


You’ll love McClendon’s extraordinary performance style. He sings the classic sounds of Motown, Stax and Atlantic records, and draws from artists such as Ottis Redding, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Chi-Lites, Stevie Wonder and even Frank Sinatra. 


Hecky’s Barbecue will be on site with food for sale. Grab dinner from this Evanston institution, and enjoy while you tap to the tunes. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase.


The concert is Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maple Room at the Levy Senior Center, and is free and open to the public. 


Thanks to generous support from the Levy Senior Center Foundation, this concert is free and open to the public. The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, features music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity.

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