KINDRA SCHARICH, JEFF LaDEUR
WHERE: Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. May 12
COST AND INFO: $25, $20 for students, $5 less in advance; norrisculturalarts.com, 630-584-7200
ABOUT: A 2004 alumnus of St. Charles East High School, Jeff LaDeur sits down to the piano for the next Music in the Gallery concert to accompany mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich in art songs by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Faure and Mahler. Last year, he made his solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall. Gramophone magazine calls his new album "a masterpiece of understatement, simplicity and old school chord playing where every note sings out with meaning."