Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 1, 2016. Come celebrate the early spring woods with music at the annual Woods Music concert on Friday, March 18, 7 p.m. at Thorn Creek Nature Center. The evening will feature music performed by Seth Whitson with vocals and guitar, Christopher Kondrath and Julian Pat Romane on acoustic and upright basses, the Molly Rose Trio, and Ingrid Krizan on cello.
Seth Whitson is a native of Park Forest and life-long appreciator of Thorn Creek Woods, who inspires kids to hone their rock band talents at the Melody Mart in Homewood, will regale us with his own take on traditional vocal melodies and guitar strumming.
It’s all about that bass as Christopher Kondrath and Julian Pat Romane regale us with their unique blend of improv tunes. Christopher formerly played with “The Flock” and served as sideman for the legendary Elmo James, among others. Julian, Professor of DoubleBass at Bradley University and freelancer in many regional professional orchestras, feels equally at home playing Rush or Rachmaninoff.
The Molly Rose Trio plays everything from great American songbook tunes to jazzified pop covers, straight-ahead jazz standards, and fresh original music. This fresh, fun jazz combo is helmed by Molly Rose on guitar and vocals and propelled forward by guitarist Frank Lozich and bassist Bill Brier.
Ingrid Krizan, naturalist by day, cellist by night, likes to mix and match her two careers of choice at any appropriate opportunity. Her “Bach & I” musical stories combine the unaccompanied cello music of J.S. Bach with her own written narratives. This time expect a combination of Stravinsky and Thorn Creek Spring.
With the generous donation of the musicians’ time and expertise all proceeds will directly benefit Thorn Creek Woods and Nature Center. Join us for a fun evening as the music echoes through the woods. This year there also is a fabulous Earth Day raffle.
Woods Music tickets are on sale now! Seating is limited and tickets should be purchased in advance. Cost is $10 per person. Program is for those older than 12 years. Additional parking is available at New Community Church just north of the nature center. Performance will begin at 7 p.m. so allow time for parking.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 708-747-6320 or email [email protected]. Visit our website at tcwoods.org. The nature center is open Friday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and trails are open daily, dawn to dusk. Stop out and visit us at 247 Monee Road in Park Forest.