The month of May features several community fine arts events featuring Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School students, including:
• H-F Theatre’s musical, Working: May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium (999 Kedzie, Flossmoor)
Tickets: $7/adult, $5/student; for ages 13 & up
• 40th Annual Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition: Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. at South Shore Arts Center (1040 Ridge, Munster)
An awards ceremony will be held for this exhibition at the South Shore Arts. This year’s show features artwork from 40 Homewood-Flossmoor students; artwork will be on display through Tuesday, May 27.
• National Art Honor Society Art Show: Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the H-F Library (999 Kedzie, Flossmoor)
This free art show will feature more than 100 student artworks by National Art Honors Society members.
• Spring Instrumental Concert: Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium
This free community concert will feature H-F's Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble at 7 p.m., followed by the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at 8:15 p.m. Highlighted works include Alligator Alley, Festivo, Fanfare for the Third Planet, Chorale & Shaker Dance, Undertow, Melody Shop, Vesuvius, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas and Stormbreak.
• Spring Jazz Concert: Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium
This free concert will feature works by Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Lee Morgan and Gordon Goodwin.
• Theatre Seminar Showcase: An evening of short performances: Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium
JR Rose’s acting students will culminate their class with this free public showcase.
• 16th Annual A.P. Studio Art Exhibition: Friday, May 16, from 6-9 p.m. at Union Street Gallery (1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights)
Enjoy artwork on display by 18 Homewood-Flossmoor senior art students, as they wrap up their H-F art careers before graduation. Artwork will be on display May 13-16.
• Advanced Theatre Performance: Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium
Jill Bonavia-Galligani’s acting students will perform scenes from The Rhimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson. This free production is recommended for ages 13 and older.
• Visual Arts Showcase: Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Great American Bagel (3003 W. 183rd St., Homewood)
Join H-F art students and teachers for the final community showcase of the school year.
• Spring Chamber Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium
Enjoy this free final concert by the 2013-14 H-F Chamber Orchestra.
• Orchestra Senior Conductors' Concert: Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
This final free concert of the school year will feature 14 seniors, each conducting a musical selection that they have chosen, researched and rehearsed with the Viking Orchestra. Performances will include:
- Somebody to Love by Queen — conducted by Allison Lessner
- Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 — conducted by Nyla Pruitt
- Back to the Future Medley by Alan Silvestri — conducted by Alec Thrailkill
- Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock — conducted by Erin Threlkeld
- Dust in the Wind by Kansas — conducted by Alex Worman
- Young and Beautiful by Lana del Rey — conducted by Symone Fowler-Canty
- Exogenesis-Symphony Part 1 Overture by Muse — conducted by Nathan Gonzalez
- Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes — conducted by Mineru Suzuki
- Super Mario Jazz Medley — conducted by Morgan Hogan
- Arrival of the Birds by Cinematic Orchestra — conducted by Stacy Johnson
- Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N' Roses — conducted by Joe Arega
- Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners — conducted by Maeve Coates Welsh
- In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins — conducted by Kendall Paris
- Say Something by A Great Big World — conducted by Cymone Muhammad
• Red & White Concert: Thursday, May 22 at 8 p.m. in the H-F Mall Auditorium
This choral concert, featuring four paired-up student conductors leading competing choirs, is a strong H-F tradition that dates back to 1964. Students Jeremy Miller and Nina Sweeney will be conducting the White Choir; students Cate Jaicks and Anthony Swiatnicki will be conducting the Red Choir. Each choir will sing four songs: two of the songs are required. Each group will be adjudicated by three judges on areas of choral tone, intonation and interpretation. Following the competition, Viking Choir will reunite and sing four favorite selections from the year. New incoming Viking Choir members will be invited on stage to receive an honorary choir stole from a graduating senior. The concert ends with everyone singing The Blessings of Aaron.