The Unique Winds will perform at the Historical Society grounds from 10 am to 12 pm
Deborah Efflandt - Bassoon
Kathy Gomberg - Bass Clarinet
Margaret Raab - Contrabass Clarinet
Linda Steck - Clarinet
Unique Winds is a four person ensemble that has a Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and contrabass clarinet. The ensemble performs free for charity and fundraising events in Chicago and suburbs. The musicians have performed at cancer fundraising, the Arlington Heights Farmers Market, and recitals. The Unique Winds is also available to play for weddings prior to the ceremony at reasonable rates.
Performance selections that audiences will recognize include classical, modern, patriotic tunes, polkas, and film music. The Beatles selections are featured in most performances. The ensemble will arrange musical pieces to fit the event.
All four musicians are members of The Spring Valley Community Band performing at The Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. Linda Steck, Deborah Efflandt, and Margaret Raab are also members of the DuPage Community Band that performs in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, and the Lisle Community Band in the summer. Kathy Gomberg performs for many venues including churches, polka bands, as well as playing in the Northwest Suburban Concert Band at Medinah Park District and surrounding area. Deborah Efflandt also performs in the Harper Concert Band at Harper College in Palatine.
The quartet loves to bring the gift of music to the public and is looking forward to performing for you!
Tritone Music School
Chieko Garling will perform on the Historical Society grounds from 12 pm to 2 pm
Born in Yokohama, Japan, she began playing piano at the age of three and received formal classical piano training in Japan for about 10 years. She moved to the Chicago area to study jazz composition at Roosevelt University and performed professionally in college. She has been teaching piano to teenagers and adults in the Arlington Heights area balancing teaching and family. In 2014 she and her husband Tom opened a school where she has created and successfully implemented her own system and methodology. She has performed with Taku Akiyama, Carl Allen, Geof Bradfield, Vincent Davis, Savoir Faire, John Fedchock, Phil Gratteau, Harold Jones, Bob Long, Winton Marsalis, Scott Mason, Rob Parton, Marlene Rosenberg,Noritaka Tanaka, Mayo Tiana, Patrick Williams, Barry Winograd, the Harper Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Festival Orchestra.
Bach to Rock
Bach To Rock is the Music School for students of all ages. B2R’s unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. That’s why we use special arrangements of the music of our time and combine individual lessons with band instruction. Weekly “jam sessions” lead to Battles of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R Studios, our own professional recording facilities. B2R also holds regularly scheduled public concerts that encourage students to become seasoned performers. These creative group activities foster teamwork, build self-esteem and motivate students to perfect their musicianship through independent practice.