The Monday Night Concert Series continues with composer Ray Coyle at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The Ray Coyle Ensemble and special guests from the Matter Dance Company will explore the links between contemporary music and dance.
Coyle is a vibraphonist and composer who performs and teaches in the Chicago area. He has appeared at the Green Mill and Jerry’s Music Room, and does live broadcasts and concerts at Chicago area radio stations and schools.
Raised in England, Coyle has wide musical experience having worked in Europe and the United States both as a drummer and mallet player. He started playing the drums at an early age and began his career working in clubs backing singers. Coyle later gained degrees in jazz and classical percussion from Newcastle College of Arts and Technology and Trinity College London. He immigrated to the Netherlands where he earned a masters degree specializing in mallets and composition. In addition, he has experience teaching music at a collegiate level.
The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.