The Don Cagen Orchestra – Live and In Concert!

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What a wonderful musical summer we have been having, and it’s not over yet! Our fans are always asking us to let them know when we are playing at a public venue. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Don Cagen Orchestra is performing a three–hour “Concert for Conservation” in Barrington Hills, Illinois. Pack a picnic, your favorite blanket & lawn chairs, and relax in a “Ravinia–style” atmosphere with your family and friends at the Under the Tall Oaks estate in Barrington Hills. Proceeds support the mission of The Barrington Area Conservation Trust to preserve magnificent open spaces for current and READ MORE >


Special Concert: LIGHTS, CANTORS, ACTION!

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“Variety” truly is the spice of life! One of the things I love most about our career is the variety of musical settings in which we have been honored to perform. This Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00 pm, The Don Cagen Orchestra will be providing the music for a very special concert: “LIGHTS, CANTORS, ACTION” at Anshe Emet Synagogue. The concert features an amazing cast of Cantors and Soloists from across the country performing your favorite movie theme songs. Maestro Don Cagen is conducting our 11 piece band and I am one of the soloists featured in the concert. So READ MORE >


The Inaugural Ball: Remembering our adventure of a lifetime!

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I pride myself on being fully present and “living in the moment”. But this week I am finding my practice increasingly difficult to achieve. So I am taking solace in the lyrics of one of my favorite songs: “(Let’s go) Living in the Past” and choose to remember our adventure of a lifetime – performing at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. What a difference eight years makes! Eight years ago this week, our country was anticipating the most historic inauguration since George Washington’s in 1788. It was an exciting time filled with hope and dreams of limitless opportunities. President-elect Obama was READ MORE >


Holiday Entertaining:
3 Terrific Themes to Make Your Party Stand Out!

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Holiday party season is here! Office parties, friends get-togethers and family gatherings. So many parties, so little time! Same old food, same tacky punch. So how do you make your party stand out? I asked my good friends and creative partners, Brittany Ferrin, CEO of Truffleberry Market, and Christine Janda from Christine Janda Design & Events to help you out. Together, we have come up with three exciting holiday theme parties pairing great food, specialty drinks, beautiful decor and fantastic music to insure your party is the one everyone is talking about this season! Tropical Holiday Theme Party I don’t READ MORE >