June 03--Illinois College will host the fourth annual Engelbach-Hart Music Festival on June 13-15 in Rammelkamp Chapel.
The festival will celebrate the heritage of music in the Jacksonville community with three concerts that are free and open to the public.
The festival will feature jazz pianist and singer Justin Binek and award-winning classical pianist Stephen Beus.
On June 13, Binek will feature jazz classics and a mix of songs and instrumental numbers. Binek will be accompanied by local bassist Rob Killam and drummer Mark McKnight. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.
On June 14, Beus will give a solo piano recital. He previously performed with the Jacksonville Symphony in 2012 and has an active career as a concert artist and a professor of music at the University of Oklahoma. His concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.
The final concert of the festival, on June 15, is titled "Hart Hootenanny" and will feature Beus, Illinois College faculty and some local guest musicians. The concert will feature lighter fare and will begin at 3 p.m.
The late A.C. Hart, Illinois College trustee emeritus, and the late Charlotte Engelbach Hart graduated from Illinois College in 1925 and 1926, respectively. The college awarded them both honorary degrees in recognition of their longstanding support of the music program.
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