The Timbers of Shorewood hosts a wide variety of musical events and concerts each month, most of which are free and open to the public. Some concerts take place in the Shorewood Forest restaurant while others happen in the grand ballroom.
There is even a summer “Concert in the Park” series, which involves a monthly outdoor concert of live performances by top area musicians. It takes place at Timbers of Shorewood’s outdoor patio during the summer months.
Professional pianists often perform in our piano lounge which fills the lounge and adjoining lobby with beautiful melodies. In addition, every few months local students perform recitals for Timbers residents.
During the holidays our concert spaces are filled with local groups of singers caroling. From local Cub Scout packs to professional choirs, most days are filled with holiday cheer.
Artists who entertain at the Timbers of Shorewood often include:
The Del Bergeson Orchestra is the Timbers’ resident orchestra for its monthly ballroom dance. The Del Bergeson Orchestra is one of Chicagoland’s newest Big Band entertainers. Formally known as the Jay Mau Orchestra, this 13-piece ensemble plays for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, parties and a host of other festivals.
Six veteran musicians from the Mau orchestra have joined with seven new musicians and a vocalist to make up this new exciting musical team. A fourth saxophone and guitarist have been added to provide a bigger sound. The orchestra plays everything from the traditional Big Band melodies to today’s contemporary pop and dance hits.
Members of the Del Bergeson Orchestra are 25+ year music professionals, several who are music instructors teaching at the university level. Their love for music and entertaining is profound.
The Tenors 3 – a professional trio of classically trained tenor vocalists. They present diverse music encompassing opera, Broadway, operetta, standards, ethnic songs, and holiday favorites.
The Tenors 3 consists of: Oscar Menoyo, of Hoffman Estates; David Carmona, of Roselle; and Richard Gersten, of Chicago. Various members of The Tenors 3 have been professionally engaged by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Florentine Opera, Elgin Opera, Chamber Opera, the Festival Chorus and the Grant Park Symphony Chorus.
Mo-Beat Blues is comprised of husband and wife team Samuel and Janice Lozada who live in Portage, IN. The couple presents a “full-throttle” show of jazz, soul, R&B, country, swing and Rat Pack.
Janice plays percussion, and Samuel is a harmonica-playing, sunglasses-wearing blues man who has opted to give up on playing late nights at clubs and bars with bands for a different kind of audience.
Accordionist Bob Doszak – Showing early signs of talent, Doszak began accordion lessons at the tender age of six. At seven, he had his first performance with America’s Polka King, Frank Yankovic, and a year later, he was the featured accordionist at the Baby Doll Polka Club in Chicago. Doszak has appeared on Ron Terry’s Polka Party on WGN. He started his own band at age 14, and within weeks, the bank was playing seven nights a week. Doszak has been in the polka music business for 42 years, and he is a proponent for his style of music.
Singer Kym Frankovelgia performs standards, jazz, and Broadway music. Frankovelgia attributes her varied musical style to her humble beginnings as a singer at night clubs and on cruise ships. Since then, she has entertained with some of the most renowned big band orchestras such as the Sammy Kaye Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Band.
After success on the road and in the recording studio, Frankovelgia now dedicates all of her energy to entertaining at retirement communities, social clubs and organizations.
Concerts are typically open to the public and admission is free. To view specific dates please visit the calendar of events. For more information, contact activities director Shelly Goggins at (815) 609-0669.