Bethel United Church of Christ presents acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Panko on Saturday, April 22nd at 7 p.m., as part of its Music@Bethel Concert Series. Artistic Director and Minister of Music Jeffrey Panko will present a solo performance featuring the music of Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Busoni and Enrique Granados in a concert that is sure to thrill and inspire people of all ages.
Since 1999, the Music@Bethel Concert Series has hosted some of the world’s most accomplished singers and musicians from Chicago and beyond. World-class, award-winning pianist, Panko is the church’s minister of music and has been the artistic director of the Music@Bethel Concert Series for the entirety of its 18 outstanding seasons.
Panko is an integral part of the series, having performed as soloist six times, and as part of a collaborative ensemble or piano duo in almost every featured concert.
As a solo artist, Panko is a musician whose versatility of style and genre—encompassing repertoire from Bach to the contemporary—is presented with poetic grace, technical aplomb and a large color palate.
Panko has also been featured in performances at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Library, WQXR Radio (New York), is a frequent performer on WFMT Radio (Chicago), and has appeared in Symphony Center playing the music of Steven Sondheim for Mr. Sondheim.
A wine reception will follow the concert. Bethel United Church of Christ is located at 315 East St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are available online through www.musicatbethel.com or by calling 630-279-4040. Ticket prices are adults $20, seniors $18 and students $5. A family pass is available at $45 for 2 adults and up to 5 children. The church is accessible and parking is free. Enter at the Sandburg Middle School entrance from St. Charles Road, or from Huntington off Poplar Street.