A La Mode
The Power of Musical Modality

Winter 2021

Program created and music direction by John William Trotter

Delve into sound worlds both familiar and exotic, and discover how mood, color, and character shift as we travel through the musical modes.  Experience the tonal palettes of ancient melodies and sea chants, medieval hymns and Renaissance motets, beloved folk songs and jazz classics.  From Bruckner to the Beatles, from “Scarborough Fair” to “Sweet Home Alabama,” you’ll feel the power of modality in unexpected ways at this rousing musical event.

Performance Dates

Saturday: January 30, 2021
7:30 PM

Allen Recital Hall at Holtschneider Performance Center
2330 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Sunday: January 31, 2021
4:00 PM

Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Friday: February 5, 2021
8:00 PM

Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Saturday: February 6, 2021
8:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201