Village of Orland Park Arts Commission Cultural Series Continues With Oct 15 Poetry Slam

Village of Orland Park Arts Commission Cultural Series Continues With Oct 15 Poetry Slam
Posted on 09/20/2016

Variety fills the autumn repertoire of the Village of Orland Park Arts Commission.

The commission presented the Cadenza Piano Quartet on Sunday, September 18.

“We are very pleased and excited with all that the arts commission has offered and continues to offer,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “Their fall events offer a great variety from classical music to musical theater to poetry --- we really hope people come out for all three events.”

An Orland Park first comes to the village’s cultural center on Saturday, October 15, 2016 with the Arts Commission’s first ever poetry slam. Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. Participants are invited to show off their skills and “spit out their poetry” or experience everyone else’s creativity. The poetry slam will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission, payable at the door, is $3 while it’s $5 to “spit.” The Cultural Center is located at 14760 Park Lane.

The commission presents “An Afternoon of Opera, Musical Theater and Song” on Sunday, November 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This presentation features Jonathan Beyer and Elizabeth Reiter.

“Anyone who enjoys an incredible vocal performance will not want to miss the commission’s November 13 show,” said Trustee Pat Gira, the Village Board liaison to the commission and chair of the village’s Recreation Committee. “Jonathan Beyer and Elizabeth Reiter together in Orland Park is a performance that you do not want to miss.”

Beyer has performed with operas, orchestras and symphonies throughout the world. American Soprano Reiter has garnered critical acclaim for her rich and silvery voice and impressive musical polish.

Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the Recreation Administration Office, 14600 South Ravinia Avenue, or at the village’s Sportsplex at 11351 West 159th Street. They may also be bought online at www.orlandpark.org/specialevents. Refunds are not available for commission events. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.