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Carthage in Chicago Holiday Concert

Time: 7:30pm CST December 4

Location: Chicago Symphony Center

Celebrate the holiday season with the joyous sounds of the Carthage College Wind Orchestra and Philharmonic. Selections from the Carthage Christmas Festival, ranked as one of the nation’s finest holiday events by “Best College Reviews”, will be presented, as well as exciting performances by three of Chicagoland’s talented high school bands, from Deerfield, Evanston, and Lemont.

Tickets are $20. There will be discounted tickets available for families, students and seniors.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Carthage Box Office at or contact Jim Ripley at

  • Program
    Respighi/arr. McLain L’Adorazione dei Magi, from Trittico Botticelliano
    Saint Saens/arr. Braak Selections from Oratorio de Noël
    Martinu/arr. Ruggeri Merry Christmas 1941
    Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)
  • Performers
    Carthage Wind Orchestra & Philharmonic
    James Ripley, conductor
    Edward Kawakami, conductor
  • Guest Ensembles
    Deerfield High School Wind Ensemble - Daniel Brame, conductor
    Evanston Township High School Wind Symphony - Matthew Bufis, conductor
    Lemont High School Symphonic Band - Matthew Doherty, conductor
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Location: Chicago Symphony Center