CAMPER / TA Shares His Passion About Crystals

One of the things we often ask our campers when they introduce themselves, is when you are not playing music, what else you’d like to do. Here is one of the answers:

By Daniel B. – Violin, 2017 Camper

On February 20, 2018, he wrote “Winter Equanimity” and support his thoughts with more photos of snow crystals:

Music is a way of expressing yourself in a way that connects with the souls of others. It’s goal is to heal and bring equanimity in the most difficult times. There are many types of music. Jazz entails a world of possibility. Whenever it is played, you don’t know what will come next. Folk contains insight into cultures of people all over the globe. Other music types, such as, gospel, country, and pop, spread joy and love of life. Music is sound, silence, and time nurtured by the human spirit.

Daniel B. took photos of snow crystals on Nov. 18, 2017 at his high school.

Announcing the OPUS 2016 Year-end Holiday Concerts

The holidays are quickly approaching, and once more the OPUS chamber music ensembles’ HOLIDAY CONCERTS will make so many feel it is “THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.”  Thank you for wanting to perform for people who really appreciate it!

We have arranged the following wonderful senior residences and times for you to perform:

  1. Villa St. Benedict, Lisle – Wednesday, December 28th from 1:15 to 2:15
  2. Brookdale, Lisle (Devonshire) – Wednesday, December 28th from 3:00 to 4:00
  3. Monarch Landing, Naperville – Thursday, December 29th from 1:30 to 2:30
  4. Plymouth Place, Elmhurst – Thursday, December 29th from 4:00 to 5:15

Signup Contact the music director, Mara Gallagher, at

1) Please Tell us as soon as you are able.  If you already have players in mind for your group (or music even), please also tell us.  We’ll try to incorporate your wishes.

2) There are 2-Hour Coaching Sessions on Tuesday,  December 27th:  A) 3 – 5 pm; B) 5 – 7 pm; and C) 7 – 9 pm at North Central College (Larrance or White Academic Center).  Tell us which time slot you would prefer: A, B or C.  There will be a $15/person fee. You must attend the coaching session in order to perform.

3) We hope you can do all 4 concerts; however, if for some reason, you must skip one or two, let us know which ones (1, 2, 3, or 4) that you will be in.