Sauk Valley Community Concert Association announces 2018-2019 concert season

Paul the Beatle to perform for Sauk Valley Community Concert Association.

DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community Concert Association presents their 2018-2019 season as they kick off this year’s membership drive. The Association is offering several incentives to encourage renewal and to bring in new members: Anyone becoming a new member by April 28, the date of their last current season concert, featuring Alias Brass, will be admitted free to that last concert.

Alias Brass will perform April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Dixon Theatre.

The Alias Brass Company is described as “the only name for music innovation” by the Canadian Brass, and highly recommended by world-renowned trumpeter Jens Lindemann.

Founded in 2013, the Alias Brass is a collaboration of five uniquely talented artists from across the nation. Their fully memorized and choreographed show is comprised of standards and original compositions. From Baroque and Classical, to Jazz and Pop, they play music for every taste.

Alias Brass has entertained audiences across North America, and is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of musicians through wide reaching workshops for young audiences.

They have been awarded professional residencies at the Raphael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. They have performed countless concerts throughout the U.S. as well as Canada.

Alias Brass’s shows are an emotional journey combining diverse elements of classical music and modern pop-culture to create an experience that is both engaging and exciting. They have delighted audiences across America.

The season will open on Oct. 12 with a performance by the Sons of Serendip. They play a combination of contemporary music, but with a twist, and mixing in a bit of Motown for good measure. The Sons of Serendip performed, and took fourth place, on the 9th season of America’s Got Talent, and are sure to open the season in great style.

Next on the schedule, Oct. 29, is Steinway artist Charlie Albright, whom the Washington Post has called “among the most gifted musicians of his generation with a dazzling natural keyboard affinity.” Classical and contemporary music lovers alike will be thrilled by this concert.

Warm up your winter and get nostalgic on Jan. 31 when Paul the Beatle visits Sterling. Bob Halligan Jr. presents a brilliant one-man Beatlemania show, highlighting the career of Paul McCartney, both as a solo artist and with the Beatles. Not just a Beatles tribute show, Halligan takes it to a different level by shining a light on the mastermind of McCartney.

In April, local favorite Home Free’s founder Chris Rupp brings his group, 7th Avenue to town. Chris and Home Free were Grand Prize winners in the Sing Off in 2013 and play to sold out audiences whenever they are in the area. Now hear Chris and his three co-singers in what he is calling his “Greatest Project.”

For more information about the Sauk Valley Community Concert Association and their current season ticket incentives, check their website at, visit them on Facebook, or call (815) 677-6676.