Rachmaninoff 3 Piano Concertos
April 17, 2021 - June 15, 2021
★ ★ ★
New Philharmonic
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
44th Season 2020-2021


3 Piano Concertos

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor
Wael Farouk, piano
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Special thanks to
College of DuPage Multimedia Services Department
Premieres Saturday, April 17, 2021, 7:30p.m.
Streaming on-demand through June 15, 2021


Dear MAC Viewers,


Thank you for joining us tonight for this virtual performance and supporting the artists in tonight’s performance. We have found ways to keep the arts alive, but what I learned and have always known is that the audience is the most important part of the show and we miss seeing you. I miss the audience interaction and meeting new people at the shows.


I am going to ask you a favor… while you are watching please snap a photo and share it with us, so we can share it and stay connected. Feel free to drop us a line to let us know how you enjoyed the show or what you want to see more of. You can email me at martinezd59@cod.edu. I have deep confidence that we will be together in person soon, and we are so fortunate to stay connected through technology and take a break from this crazy world and escape into something that heals, and fills our soul!


With deepest gratitude for your support and patronage.


Enjoy the show!



Diana Martinez

Director, McAninch Arts Center


Dear Friends of Our New Philharmonic, 
On behalf of my colleagues in the orchestra, we are hoping that you are all safe, healthy, and we certainly miss seeing you! Recent months have set out challenges that I had never before seen in my lifetime.
This period, however, reminds me greatly not only of what I learned from my parents’ lives, but also of my grandparents/great grandparents’ lives and the obstacles that they overcame in their overwhelmingly hard times. These people somehow though came through it all - with courage, grit, kindness, good spirits, good hearts.
I have a sign on my fridge that says: “Wallace Hartley.” It is to remind me that this violinist on the Titanic was sharing music with his fellow passengers even in The most extraordinary moment for any musician in history.
The calling that each of our musicians has felt in their lives is just that - music. We may not be good at flying airplanes, fixing teeth, or playing for the Hawks, but what we look to give the world is music.
This coming year we have monster-great season, opening with the astonishing music of John Williams - a concert that celebrates Mr. Williams’ 66th year of composing music for film. And, for the first time we can offer you a Holiday Pops concert that is full of praise, fun and joy. New Year’s Eve and the opera/ Broadway concerts are both BLASTS with some of your favorite singers!
In March, I have programmed something that I believe has never been done anywhere in the world before. We are going to perform all three of the beloved Rachmaninoff piano concerti in one night - and with just ONE soloist - Wael Farouk!
To close the season, we are proud to present a concert that will kick off the astonishing Frida exhibit and festival held at the MAC, a concert of Hispanic and Mexican music.
Thank you for being our wonderful audience.  Thank you for being our friends-in-music!
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor




Wael Farouk

Dr. Wael Farouk has performed on five continents in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann's house in Leipzig, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, where his solo debut performance in 2013 was described as "absolutely masterful."

Praised as a "formidable and magnificent pianist" by the New York Concert Review, Dr. Farouk has had an extensive performing career. He commands a vast repertoire of more than 70 concertos and 60 solo programs, spanning from Scarlatti to Bolcom and including the complete piano works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff.

Dr. Farouk has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint-Etienne National Orchestra, the Academy of the Arts Orchestra, the Manhattan Symphony, and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 concertos, including the Egyptian premieres of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3; Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2; Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, and 3; and the rarely heard monumental 75-minute-long Busoni Piano Concerto, which was also an African premiere. Dr. Farouk has performed with numerous conductors and artists, including Philippe Entremont, Ilya Kaler, Patrick Fournillier, Christoph Mueller, Steven Lloyd, Simone Dinnerstein, Kirill Gerstein, and Jean-Philippe Collard. In addition to regular performances in the United States and Egypt, he has toured China, Russia, Germany, England, Italy, France, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, and the Philippines. In 2004, Dr. Farouk was given the honor of playing on Tchaikowsky's piano—the first pianist to do so since Vladimir Horowitz.

Russian Portraits, his debut solo album, was released on the Carlock Records label in 2013. The all-Russian album has drawn praise for its musical beauty and virtuosity. David Dubal has described the album as one that "gives us familiar repertoire played with a new light and freshness. Here is piano playing that brings chills to the flesh, performed with a rare virtuoso technique."

Dr. Farouk is known for his groundbreaking performance projects and vast repertoire. Between 2014 and 2018, Dr. Farouk performed 30 different recital programs, including the complete solo piano works of Rachmaninoff and Brahms, as well as the complete piano chamber music of Brahms.

Dr. Farouk also performed during these four years the complete piano concertos of Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Beethoven—including all five of Beethoven's concertos in a single concert, which he did three days in a row. His historical "Beethoven: 5 Concertos, 1 Pianist" performance was a top pick in all the Chicago-area newspapers, and a related interview he gave with NPR was also a top choice for 2018.

Other programs included works by Chopin, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Bolcom, Busoni, Godowsky, the complete Transcendental Etudes by Liszt, Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata, and Bach's The Art of the Fugue.

In 2017, Dr. Farouk gave the African premiere of the monumental 75-minute Busoni piano concerto with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and performed concertos by Liszt, Prokofiev, and Chopin with orchestras in the United States. His 2014-2015 series featuring the complete solo works of Rachmaninoff in 5 recitals was a feat the Chicago Tribune hailed as "historical" in a front-page feature. The series made additional headlines on the front pages of the New Jersey Star-Ledger and the Clavier Companion.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 season, he will be performing a three-year series of the complete solo piano works of Chopin, spread over nine recitals. In that same period, he will be performing the complete piano chamber works of Beethoven.

The Manhattan School of Music has honored Dr. Farouk by featuring his portrait on its wall of distinguished graduates. He is featured alongside Kirill Gerstein, a recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Award and the Avery Fisher Award, and the acclaimed Sony artist Simone Dinnerstein.

Kirk Muspratt
Music Director & Conductor

Kirk Muspratt recently received the 2018 Conductor of the Year award from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. He was also named “Chicagoan of the Year” in classical music by John von Rhein and the staff of the Chicago Tribune. In honoring Muspratt, von Rhein said, “Ask the delighted adults and kids who this year flocked to his concerts in west suburban Glen Ellyn with the New Philharmonic Orchestra … They will tell you he made concert going an interactive experience that was both enlightening and— are you ready?—fun.”

Recognized as one of the outstanding figures in the new generation of conductors, Muspratt has garnered international critical acclaim as a “born opera conductor” (Rheinische Post), “a knowledgeable musician who delivers superbly controlled, gorgeously shaped readings” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and “friend to local music” (Midwest Beat Magazine). The Los Angeles Times declared, “Watch him!”

In July 2004, Muspratt was named both music director of New Philharmonic and artistic director/music director of DuPage Opera Theatre (now New Philharmonic Opera). In his last fifteen years, productions featured Otello, Madama Butterfly, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Seviglia, Hansel and Gretel, La Boheme, Faust, Otello, Tosca, The Beggars Opera, Elixir of Love, Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, Cosi fan Tutte, The Mikado, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, and The Merry Widow.

In 2017 and 2009, New Philharmonic was awarded Professional Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.  Programming of the Year award, also by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, was garnered in 2019 and bestowed in 2020.

In his first months at New Philharmonic, Muspratt instituted a Side-by-Side program for local high school students. Six years ago, Muspratt initiated a popular Solo Competition for Children that results in a child performing at every New Philharmonic concert.  In order to involve the community to the maximum, Muspratt has created “Just Ask Kirk™” cards for audience members’ questions and a “Kirkature™” cartoon to help advocate the credo: “Classical music is for everyone.”

Muspratt begins his 20th acclaimed season as music director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra (NISO).  In 2006, with NISO, he initiated the South Shore Summer Music Festival.

From 1991 through 1996, Muspratt served as resident conductor to Lorin Maazel at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he was appointed as associate conductor to Joseph Silverstein at the Utah Symphony Orchestra (1990-1992). From 1987 through 1990, Muspratt served as assistant conductor to Leonard Slatkin at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was music director of the Alberta Ballet from 1997 through 1999. At the New York Philharmonic, Muspratt has served as a cover conductor. 

In addition to his work in Pittsburgh, Utah and St. Louis, Muspratt has guest conducted the orchestras of Los Angeles, Montreal, London, Korean Broadcast Symphony, Detroit, Rochester, National Arts Center, Vancouver, Knoxville, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Victoria, Thunder Bay, New Orleans, Stamford, Binghamton, Lafayette, South Bend, Puchon, Annapolis, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Baltimore Chamber Symphony. Summer debuts have included the Tanglewood, Chautauqua and Sewanee Music Festivals and the Banff Center for Performing Arts.

In Europe, Muspratt was assistant conductor in the opera houses of Monchengladbach/ Krefeld, Germany, from 1985 to 1987. His American opera-conducting debut came with the Utah Opera in 1991. He returned there to premiere Mascagni’s L‘Amico Fritz. Maestro Muspratt has conducted Die Fledermaus for the Calgary Opera, Faust and Merry Widow for the Utah Opera, Of Mice and Men and Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the Arizona Opera, all to stunning critical acclaim. In addition, he debuted at the Ash Lawn-Highland Summer Opera Festival in Virginia. He returned to Arizona Opera to conduct their production of Dialogues of the Carmelites, to the Utah Opera for their new production of Faust and Amahl and the Night Visitors at Opera Illinois.

In 1983 and 1984, Muspratt was invited to be a scholarship student at the Chautauqua Institute and in 1986 was selected as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. A year later, he was invited into the Conducting Program at the Tanglewood Festival. In 1988, he was chosen to be one of three conducting fellows for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute at the Hollywood Bowl.

As a teacher, Muspratt has taught at the Conductors’ Institute of the University of South Carolina, the Conductors’ Guild National Workshops, Association of Canadian Orchestras National Conference in Toronto, the Conductors’ Studio at Illinois State University and at Westminster Choir College in Princeton. During the summer, he has often taught a graduate conducting class at VanderCook College of Music and for the last three summers has been teaching at the Northwestern University Summer Opera Seminar. In 2019, he taught graduate conducting master classes at Illinois State University and judged the concerto competition at Northwestern University. Muspratt recently completed six-year tenure on the board of directors of the Conductors’ Guild.

Having always enjoyed working with young people, he has conducted the Pennsylvania Regional Orchestra and the Pennsylvania All- State Orchestra and most recently the IMEA District 9 orchestra. Muspratt has conducted the Boston University Tanglewood Orchestra at the Tanglewood Festival. Muspratt has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them grants from the Canada Council and the Presser Foundation. In 1983 and again in 1984, he was winner of the Strauss Conducting Prize while a conducting student at the Vienna Conservatory. During his tenure in Utah, he received the first Utah Up ’n Comers Award ever given to a classical musician. This honor was awarded to Muspratt for his work and involvement in the Utah Arts Community. In 1987, he was named winner of the prestigious Exxon/Affiliate Artists Award.

He began his studies as a pianist in New York with Harold Zabrack and continued his studies at Temple University with Adele Marcus and Alexander Fiorillo. After completing graduate studies, Muspratt was accepted into the conducting program at the Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria.

Muspratt is a native of Crows Nest Pass, Alberta, Canada. He became an American citizen in the summer of 2010.

In 2016, he was honored to become a Paul Harris Fellow, an award named for the Rotary International Founder, Paul Harris. In recent seasons, Muspratt has conducted at the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.

Benjamin Nadel
Associate Conductor & Principal Librarian

Benjamin Nadel is a classically trained conductor, pianist, and violinist. Based in Chicago, he is the Associate Conductor and Orchestra Librarian for the New Philharmonic and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Orchestra Director at North Central College. Benjamin served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master at the Midwest Institute of Opera from 2011 – 2015. He was also Assistant Conductor at Northwestern University’s summer opera program from 2016 – 2017.

Nadel began his conducting studies with Dr. Glenn Block at Illinois State University while completing his undergraduate degree. He then went on to receive his MA in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Iowa with Dr. William LaRue Jones. Early on in his studies Benjamin fell in love with operatic conducting because to him, it is one of the most moving and all-encompassing art forms. This passion for opera led him to the Cincinnati Conservatory’s summer opera program in Spoleto, Italy, where he studied with Maestro Mark Gibson. It was after this that he became Assistant Conductor at the Midwest Institute of Opera, where he had the privilege to work closely with Maestro Joshua Greene of the Metropolitan Opera. Nadel is devoted to understanding the native languages of operatic scores in order to best interpret them musically, so he spent 2 summers in Italian language immersion, and has a firm command of German as well.

As an orchestral conductor Nadel has worked with several youth groups and high school ensembles, including New Trier, Metea Valley, Glenbard West, and Stevenson High School, as well as the Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony. He also regularly conducts on the summer concerts at New Philharmonic and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
Chair sponsored by Jeanette N. and Renee Giragos, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Giragos and by Bob and Joan Olach
1st Violin
Michele Lekas, Concertmaster
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Paula Cebula
Associate Conductor, Librarian
Benjamin Nadel
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Karen Dickelman

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Nancy Allured

Julie and Dale Alvin

Robert and Lynne Anderson and The Robert and Lynne Anderson Charitable Fund of US Charitable Gift Trust

Mr. Ron Anderson

Arcadia Theater

Mr. and Mrs. Kent C. Aufdengarten

Mr. and Mrs. Jay J. Augustine

Ms. Christine A. Aument

Aurora Civic Center Authority

Bar Sotano

Cynthia Baranowski

Barone's Family Restaurant

Amelia Barrett

Debbie Barrett and Barry Zelinski

Ms. Pam Bartle

Michael and Gail Baruch

Betty and Bob Becker

Ms. Susan R. Becker

Biff Behr and Lynne Richman

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Belcher

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Ben

Ms. Marie Bennett

Mr. Michael Benninghoff

Mr. Bradley Bensenberg

Ms. Anne Bertino

Mrs. Germaine Bird

Blonde Boutique

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bolbat

Mr. and Ms. John Borge

Mr. William Borys

Ms. Laura Botwinick

Mr. Franklin E. Bowes

Mrs. Linda Bradley

Mr. George Brannon

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bresolin

Sandy Brewer

Broadway in Chicago

Jim and Joanne Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brown

Mr. Roger L. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce

Dr. and Mrs. John E. Buntrock

L. Burritt

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows

Ms. Maria Butta

Connie Canaday Howard and Rex Howard

Ruth and Ken Carlson

Ms. Katherine Carmichael

Mrs. Janet Casey

Mr. Joseph Cassidy

Ms. Carla Castle

Paula and John Cebula

Mr. Eric Challenger

Judith Cheney

Mr. Gary P. Chomuk

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce P. Christensen

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Christensen

Barbara L. Christenson

Mr. Michael Church

Mr. Alan L. Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Ray F. Cliff

The Clubhouse

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Cohen

Mr. and Mrs. James Connolly

Mrs. Nancy Crawford

The Honorable and Mrs. Daniel J. Cronin

Ms. Karen Damascus

Anne Marie and Samuel Dando

Jeanne E. Davik


Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Denecke

George W. and Ann Dervis

Devon Seafood and Steak

Marilyn and Gene Dicola

Ms. Patty Donahue

William Donnelly

Drury Lane Theatre

Duck Duck Goat

Bruce and Kathy Dudzik

Edwin A. and Gerry Dulik

Jenny Dunbar

Ms. Laura Durudogan

Mr. Nick Economos

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edwards

Ms. Erin Egan LaMantia

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Egan


Ms. Lisa Engelman

Mr. Miles A. Evans

Ms. Jennifer Fabian

Ms. Bonnie Factor

Ms. Anne Farnum

Christine and Craig Fenne

Mr. Gregory Finch

Ms. Ann Fink

Mrs. Joan Flynn

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fransen

Ms. Jackie Freeman

Ms. Debra Freeman-Nelson

Gail Fromer

Janet R. Gahala

Ms. Jo Anne Ganziano

Ms. Dorothy Garcia and Mr. Thomas Harding

Mary Jane Garrett

Gather and Collect

Jody Gauthier

Anonymous Friend of The DuPage Chorale

Ms. Susana Gering

Mr. James Gianfrancisco

Pamela and Jerome Giermann

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Glab

Glen Prairie

Mr. Stephen Goldberg and  Ms. Jeanne Brett and The Jeanne M. Brett Fund of Fidelity Charitable

R. and P. Gondek

Goose Island

Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon

Ms. Faon Grandinetti

Ms. Nancy Ann Green

Ms. Catherine Grotelueschen

Ms. Wilma W. Gunn

Mr. Adam Haefner

Chef Cynthia Hagedorn

Ida Elizabeth Hagman

Mr. and Mrs. David Hall

Ms. Robin L. Hallett

Hampton Inn

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Lubna and Faraz Haque

Diana and Gary Harper

Rebekah and Rodney Harris

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Hattan

Mr. and Mrs. Brad A. Hauserman

Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Hegarty

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Heise

Mr. and Mrs. James Helt

Ms. Ann B. Henderson

Mr. Geoffrey Henry

Ms. Susan Hervey

Ron Hilton

Allan G. Hins and Marilyn E. Wilgocki

Ms. Dianne V. Hlinsky

Urs Geiser and Mary Hobein

Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre

Dr. Harry Hou

Representative Terra C. Howard

Stephen and Michelle Hujar

Mr. Jeffrey L. Hume

Stephanie Iglehart

Italian Village

Sharon Jackson

JAYNE Boutique

Ms. Marilyn L. Jelinek

Mr. Patrick Jenkinson

Ms. Mary Jensen

Ms. Jean M. Jeske

Edward and Susan Jeszka

Dennis Johnson

Fred and Carole Jones

Ms. Lee Ann Jones

Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Jourdan, D.D.S.

Ms. Molly Junokas

Tom and Kay Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kenshol

Mr. Lee R. Kesselman

Ms. Polly Klein

Virginia and Charles Klingsporn

Mr. Joshua Klinzing

Ulrike Konchan

Ms. Barbara Koren

Mr. Michael Kozlowski

Ms. Claire Krzyzewski

Ms. Barbara J. Kulig

Mr. Tom LaBarre

Mr. John L. Ladle, Jr.

Ms. Kathryn S. Lahey

Ms. Katie Lahey

Eileen B. Landau, Fidelity Charitable Trust, in Memory of Eliot A. Landau and Cateria A. Pryde

Ms. Nancy Lanning

Gregory and Kristine Larsen

Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. LeFort and The LeFort-Martin Family Donor-Advised Fund of The DuPage Foundation

Ms. Catherine I. Lencioni

R and G Leonavicius

Ms. Anne Leventry and Mr. Kenneth Jeffers

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Linde

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Lindsey

Ms. Diane C. Link

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lullo

Mark and Kathleen Lundberg

Lynfred Winery

M and Em's Childrens Boutique

Main Street Pub

Maize & Mash

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Makauskas

Mr. and Mrs. Atis Makstenieks

Madeleine and Ralph Marbach

Marinella's Ristorante Italiano

Mr. Robert Marks

Marriott Suites

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Marsh

Ms. Brandee Martin-Horton

John Mategrano

Ms. Jennifer Matiasek

Ms. Christine Maxwell

Jeffrey May

Ms. Sarah McEneaney

Mr. and Mrs. David M. McGowan

Marty and Marian McGowan

Mary and Ray McMahon

Mr. Glenn McMurray

Mrs. Hortencia Mendez

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Micek

Ms. Mary C. Michna

Mrs. Tammy Mier

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mies

Ms. Ann Mikulay

Ralph and Nancy Miller

Gail Minkus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moon

The Morton Arboretum

Mr. and Mrs. Don Motz

Ms. Lois Mouhelis

Ms. Jane Mrofka

Ms. Maria Mungai

Ms. Patricia Murata

Dr. Rod P. Musselman

Ms. Barbara Nagengast

Ernest and JoAnne Nassos

Tina Nassos

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Neier

Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Newberg

Dr. and Mrs. Tom Newmann

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Newtoff

James and Joan Nocera

Norabella Boutique

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nordahl

Betty and John North

Mr. John L. Norton

Dr. James F. Nowakowski

Mrs. Olga O'Brien

Gwen O'Loughlin

Ms. Kathleen OMalley

Ms. Jo Marie M. Ostrowski

Alice E. Packard

Mr. Jose Angel Padilla

Ms. Maria Padilla

Mr. William Palmquist

Byrd and Alice Parmelee

Greg and Sue Pawlowicz

Mark and Karen Pearson

Frank Pecora

Ms. Cathy A. Petersen

Ms. Sharon Pfister

Rohan and Merlyn Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Piccin

Lisa Pint

Roger and Sarah Poeppel

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Polito

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Portman

Prairie Path Books

Ms. Lynda Pratscher

Roger and Vivian Pscherer

Herbert Raffel

John and Mandy Rakow

Ms. Diane G. Rath

Ms. Betty Rauschenberger

Ms. Tracey J. Reid

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ribich

Chris Ricklefs

Mr. Steven Ricklefs

Mr. John Ridgeway

Dr. Mario F. Rincon

Ms. Anne Ritchie

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robbins

Gail Robinson

Mr. Eric Rodriguez

Ms. Evelia Rodriguez

Mr. Paul Rom

Marlene and Bob Rosecrans

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rosenberg

Mr. Donald Roubitchek

Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Rousonelos

Ms. Deb Ruckstaetter

Ms. Mary J. Ryan

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rynning

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rzym and The Eugene W. Rzym Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable

Ms. Diane Sammarco

Mrs. Kriselda Sanchez

Sandra Sansone Brennan

Ms. Lenore Schacht

Ms. Paula Scheiwe

Ms. Linda Schmitt

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schrock

Richard and Patricia Schwarze

The Second City

Ms. Sherie Shapiro

Teri Shaughnessy

Mr. John Shorney

Ms. Susan J. Shorney

Brett and Susan Sierakowski

Mike Sitrick

Dr. and Mrs. John L. Skosey

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Skurka

Mr. John J. Smid

Ms. Patricia Smith

Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa

Ms. Nancy Soukup

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Spencer

Chris Stathos

Richard and Janice Sticka

Carol Stoffel

Melissa Striedl

String Theory

Norma C. Stroner

Ms. Susan Sturm

Su Ki's Salon

Suzette's Creperie

Dr. Nancy Svoboda

Grace and Len Swanson

Ms. Katherine Swihart

Dr. Diane R. Szakonyi

Tom and Jan Szot

Ms. Helen B. Szymanski

Mr. Phillip S. Tarallo

Anthony and Mona Taylor

Ms. Gretchen A. Taylor

The Theatre of Western Springs

Virginia and Jerry Thompson

Paul Thompson

Janet Thornbery

Mr. John J. Thornton

Leslie Tighe

Timeline Theatre Company

Ann Titus

Ms. Justine Tosch

TransUnion LLC

Thomas and Ruth Trousil

Jean S. True

James Truesdale

Ms. Robin S. Tryloff

Two Brothers Brewing Company

Ms. Carol Upshaw

Mr. and Ms. Anthony J. Vahcic

Eugenio and Carmen Valdes

Ms. Judy Vogt

Kathryn Voland-Mann

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Volk

Ms. Eleanor Wagner

Judith Wagner

Penelope Wainwright

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warmowski

Ms. Bernadette C. Wawczak

Mr. and Mrs. James Weichel

Patricia and Richard Weichle

Robert and Marlene Weiler

Anne and Jim Wengerd

West Suburban Oral Health Care

The Westin Chicago Lombard

Scott and Danielle Wetle

John and Bobbi Wheatley

Wheaton Chamber of Commerce

Whiskey Acres

Robert and Jeanne Whisler

Lenore Wilcox

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Williams

Jan Williams

Joseph and Laura Wilmarth Tyna

Ms. Barbara J. Wolfe

Ms. Sandra Wong Ronkoske

Ms. Alice Wood

Mr. John Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wulffen

Ms. Janice Yohanan

Mr. Benjamin P. Yost

Ms. Bernadette Young

Mr. Hank Zabelski

Diane Meiborg and Roger Zacek

Ms. Sabrina N. Zeidler

Jerry and Lin Zielinski




Corporate and Community Sponsors

A Toad Madre

Adelle' Fine American Fare

Aero Mexico/Delta

Arts Midwest

Bank of America

Ball Horticultural Company

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

Cabernet & Company

The Clubhouse

College of DuPage Foundation

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau

DuPage Foundation


Enjoy Illinois/Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Glen Prairie

Goya Foods

I Have a Bean

Illinois Arts Council Agency

JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation

Legat Architects

National Endowment for the Arts


Nothing Bundt Cakes

Parkers' Restaurant and Bar

Reserve 22

Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C.

TM Financial Forensics, LLC


West Suburban Art Society

98.7 WFMT

Whole Foods

Wight and Company

McAninch Arts Center
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