2017 - 2018
75th year for the
Association of Valparaiso
the tradition and standards
of Valparaiso Community Concerts ...
-- providing our
community with quality entertainment at affordable prices...
What's in store for Valpo in 2017-2018?
Sept. -- real Dixieland (Traditional Jazz): The Chicago Five
Oct. 22 -- Nicole Lee & Joseph Bognar, dual piano program
Nov. 17 -- Sweet Adelines, barbershop singing, Great Lakes Chorus
Mar. -- Ball State University Singers, showchoir excellence
Apr. -- the phenomenal Jon Weber, piano entertainer
++ and our evening concerts will now begin at
Reciprocity coming up soon:
Apr. 19th, Munster, -- Equinox, Little Big Band
Apr. 30th, La Porte -- Me and the Boys, big band jazz
3:00 Sun., Kesling MS
May 6th, Warsaw, -Paul Asaro, stride & ragtime piano
The Concert Association of Valparaiso has provided quality performances
with some of the finest artists available -- and we've done that for 75
years! That's right! This new season marks the 75th year.
But did you even know we existed? Years ago, we were one of the many
Community Concert associations across America that brought high level
performers to middle and rural America. The Great Depression had put
many out of work, entertainers included, and the Community Concert idea was
born. Without it, the community surrounding Valparaiso would never see
the Indianapolis Symphony, Fred Waring, the Bolshoi Ballet, Dizzy Gillespie,
and many other famous performances and soloists. For dimes instead of
dollars, not only could you subscribe to a season of four or five concerts,
but you could attend any of the many other Community Concert venues spread
out around us. Today, for the price of one subscription, you can still
take advantage of this wonderful benefit: Munster, La Porte, Portage,
and Warsaw are collaborators and we all share our concerts and
subscriptions. This is the Reciprocity. However, as a
Reciprocity member, you are seated after all the local subscribers have been
seated. But being left out has rarely, if ever, happened.
Therefore, it is best to review all the Reciprocity and our own program of
concerts to choose which subscription to purchase.
To keep costs affordable, each association is managed by unpaid volunteers
who have dedicated their time and effort to bring this marvelous advantage
to our local community. Your dollars are used entirely in the
selection and comfort of your concert enjoyment. If you like what you
see, if you have liked what we've brought you in years past, then join us
now for another great season.
We have presented
So often, we take what's given us without much thought; we accept
and take at face value the performers who walk across our stage, the
people in the program, the names—familiar or not--of groups and
individuals who could be from another universe.
We fail to recognize the hours and years of devotion that it
took to refine their talents, the courage to present it all before a
few hundred of unimpassioned faces in the audience.
--these few who grace that platform under hot, glaring lights, they
are anxious in the knowledge that during these few minutes they will
present what they have learned and labored to perfect, given only
this one chance to be at the top of their skill.
In our last two seasons we gave you Home Grown, the talented who live and work
among us, and this season we give you the Winners.
We will continue to include "Home
Grown" local talent, as well as invited, professional performers, in our
future seasons, because we just have so much here to be proud of.
But, often, such exceptional individuals and groups escape from us
to the appreciative audiences in big cities.
We hope you enjoyed this season
of performances. Please join us next year--and
bring your friends!
Explore Valparaiso --
season tickets -- call 219-462-5305 or 219-926-8379
or download this form
or purchase at the door...
-a limited number of single admission tickets are available,
permits: $15 adult, $10 student,
children, 5th grade & under, free
single ticket question)
Our concerts are at
... to be announced