Board of Directors


Caryn Jacobs

Winston & Strawn LLP


James Fackenthal

Freelance musician
Independent music teacher


Karen Owen

Systems Engineer/Product Manger


James R. McDaniel

Senior Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP


Karen Owen

Systems Engineer & Product Manager (retired)



Linda J. Kroning

Attorney, Knabe, Kroning & Bedell


Joan Pantsios

Senior Assistant Public Defender, DuPage County, IL (retired)



Charles J. Metz O.D., Ph.D

Optometrist (retired)



Frederick N. Bates

Attorney (retired)
Adjunct Professor, DePaul University



Terry Corrigan

SVP, General Manager
Epsilon, Inc.



David Douglass

Artistic Co-Director

Scott Agner

Operations Assistant

Ellen Hargis

Artistic Co-Director

Riva Feshbach

Grant Writing

Hannah De Priest

General Manager/PR

Karen Owen


Bev Simmons

Graphic Design

Brittany Terry

Box Office Manager

Lisa Drew


POSTPONED: April Fundraiser

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our April 19th fundraising event, Ecco la Primavera. We expect to reschedule this event for a weekend between July and September – stay posted! Please know this decision does not reduce the Newberry Consort’s need for your support. Indeed, now more than ever, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us not only minimize the losses from this postponement but also contribute to our future events.

If you currently hold a ticket for this event, refunds are available upon request. Otherwise, the cost of your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled event. If you are a current ticket-holder for this event, Consort General Manager Hannah De Priest will be in touch with you directly very soon.
You can always donate to the Newberry Consort online  or via check. Our mailing address is The Newberry Consort, P.O. Box 60212, Chicago, IL, 60660-0212. Please reach out to if you have any questions or leave a message at 773-669-7335 and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you to Newberry Consort concerts in the future. Till then, wishing you all good health and safety in these uncertain times.