The Elmhurst College Music Department will host its annual March Band Concert on March 11 with performances by the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.
This year’s concert will feature Jennie Brown, professor of flute at Elmhurst College, performing a three-movement concerto with the Wind Ensemble.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Joseph Manfredo, features three pieces: Lone Star Celebration by James Curnow; a beautiful, majestic work by Mark Camphouse titled Yosemite Autumn; and an energetic, three-movement composition by Brian Balmages.
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Hile, will perform a relatively new composition by John Mackey called Fanfare for Full Fathom Five; and a three-movement flute concert by Joel Puckett titled The Shadow of Sirius, inspired by the poetry of W.S. Merwin and featuring Professor Brown.
Overture to Colas Breugnon, by Dmitri Kabalevsky, and the British folk song favorite Country Gardens, by Percy Grainger, also will be performed. American composer David Maslanka, who passed away last summer, will be remembered with the final movement of his powerful Symphony No. 4.
The March Band Concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
For more information on the Elmhurst College Bands or to receive a schedule of upcoming performances, visit the Department of Music homepage.