Chicago Bridal Showcase

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Join us this Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the gorgeous InterContinental Chicago for the 17th annual Chicago Bridal Showcase. The hotel’s famous elliptical Grand Ballroom, with it’s stunning 12,000 pound Baccarat chandelier, has long been one of our favorite venues! This luxury wedding show has it all – champagne brunch, runway show presenting fashion by Mira Couture, Simply Luxe Bridal, Laurel Bridal, Winnie Couture, AND live music (of course!) by Cagen Music! We will feature our CoverGirls Violin Show. Don Cagen and I will be there to meet attendees and share wedding entertainment tips and trends. The showcase will include floral READ MORE >

Happy Fat Tuesday – Corporate Mardi Gras Party in Chicago!

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Happy Mardi Gras! As the song says, “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?” No worries, because we are bringing Mardi Gras to you! Here are some fabulous photos and video from our favorite Mardi Gras Party. Becky Cagen produced this corporate event featuring The Don Cagen Orchestra, CagenJazz, The CoverGirls Violin Show and several NewMoon performers. Décor and lighting by Taylor & Company, amazing food presented by Jewell Events, and Jennifer Mordini Photography and Delack Media Group captured every minute of this crazy Fat Tuesday celebration! Let the Good Times Roll, or as they say in READ MORE >

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 >



“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 >