Grammy Winner Kurt Elling at the MAC Feb. 16
Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling returns to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage for a Valentine’s Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, following the dedication of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
Backed by a four-piece combo including Xavier David (piano), Clark Sommers (bass), John McLean (guitar) and Kendrick Scott (drums), Elling will perform a mix of works, including selections from his most recent album, “1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project.” Inspired by classic American pop music composed in the iconic Brill Building during the 1950s and ’60s, the album features Elling’s rendition of such popular songs as Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me,” The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes for You” and Billy May’s “Come Fly With Me.”
Elling, son-in-law of the late Cleve Carney, performs following the
3 p.m. dedication of the MAC’s new Cleve Carney Art Gallery.
“I am proud to have a small role in the opening of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage,” he said. “Nothing befits Cleve’s legacy more and I am happy to share the stage this afternoon with some of the works of visual art that Cleve loved most.”
Those attending the dedication will have the opportunity to view the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection,” which runs Feb. 6 through March 29. This diverse selection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photography and digital media includes work by such renowned artists as Mel Bochner, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Cat Chow, Julia Fish, John Fraser, Pia Fries, Leon Golub, Arturo Hererra, Jenny Holzer, Markus Linnenbrink, Judy Ledgerwood, Robert Motherwell, Jim Nutt, Catherine Opie, Roxy Paine, John Phillips, Karen Reimer, Aurora Robson, David Shrigley, Ann Wilson, and Zhou Brothers.
Admission to the dedication is free and open to the public. For more information about the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, call (630) 942-2321 or visit: www.cod.edu/gallery.
Tickets to Kurt Elling’s performance are $44. For more information, call the MAC Ticket office at (630) 942-4000 or visit: www.atthemac.org.
The McAninch Arts Center is supported by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit: www.cod.edu/foundation or call (630) 942-3008.
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