Elmhurst Bands to Perform Winter Concert March 10

March 5, 2019 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

The Elmhurst College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform a program featuring a wide variety of musical styles from different musical eras during their annual Winter Concert on Sunday, March 10.

Under the direction of John Heath, the Symphonic Band will open the concert with Festa! by Elliot Del Borgo, and then will feature works such as Percy Grainger’s Immovable Do, Jacob de Haan’s moving In Memoriam, Illinois composer Tood Stalter’s Chorale Variants and John Philip Sousa’s Hands Across the Sea.

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Hile, will begin its portion of the concert with the Overture to Beatrice and Benedict by Hector Berlioz. Elmhurst College faculty member Thomas Stark will be the guest soloist on two movements of James Pugh’s Concerto for Trombone. The lively Slavonic Rhapsody by Carl Friedemann will follow, along with Viet Cuong’s Sound and Smoke. The concert will conclude with the “Final Dance and Apocalypse” from The Bolt by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Stark is principal trombonist with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, New Philharmonic, Camerata di Chicago and Elmhurst Symphony; and trombonist with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. He also is a member of the Chicago Trombone Quartet, Chicago Trombone Consort, Lincoln Park Brass and the Windy City Brass; and has performed with prominent orchestras, including the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago, the Milwaukee Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater, Kansas City Symphony and Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Elgin Symphony.

The Winter Concert begins at 3:00 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, please visit elmhurst.edu/music.

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