Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 18, 2012 4:47PM
1. Yom Yerushalayim concert, featuring the 70-member Kol Zimrah Chorus with Chazan Pavel Roytman of Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation as guest artist, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel, 7117 N. Crawford Ave., Lincolnwood. Tickets are $25; $5 for youth ages 18 and under. “Taste of Israel” reception will precede the concert; admission is $10 for concert ticket holders.
2. “Sunday School Cinema,” a comedic spinoff of the “Late Nite Catechism” productions, will be performed at 3 p.m. May 20 at Mary, Seat of Wisdom School’s Kalas Center, 920 Granville, Park Ridge. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Proceeds from the event will support parish programs. For tickets, call Matt Furjanic, (847) 825-8763, or visit www.mswparish.org.
3. Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra presents a pops concert at 3 p.m. May 20 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes Russo: “Street Music: A Blues Concerto,” with soloist Corky Siegel, harmonica; Gould: “American Suite”; and Grofe: “Hollywood Suite.” All seats $50. For tickets, call (847) 673-6300 or order online at www.svso.org.
4. “Albert Herring,” Benjamin Britten’s chamber opera, will be staged by Northwestern University Opera Theatre at 7:30 p.m. May 17-19 and 3 p.m. May 20 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Set in the spring of 1900, the three-act opera tells the story of Albert Herring, a reticent young grocery clerk who is chosen as May King, when none of the local girls in the town are pure enough to be elected Queen of the May. $18; $8 for students. Call (847) 491-5441 or visit www.pickstaiger.org.