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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston

Northshore Concert Band - Jim Cornelison - Chicago Blackhawks - Dr. Mallory Thompson
Mallory Thompson
, conductor

This program celebrates the strength and nobility of America, drawing connections between various periods and aspects of our country’s rich history. William Schuman, one of the most noteworthy American musical figures of the mid-twentieth century, is celebrated today through three significant pieces. His Chester and When Jesus Wept set timeless melodies from the Revolutionary-era American songbook “The New England Psalm Singer,” composed by the first American choral composer William Billings.  Charles Ives's Variations on "America” renders the familiar patriotic melody in numerous settings, ranging from light-heartedly playful to powerfully bold. Commando March, written the year after Samuel Barber was drafted into the Air Force, encapsulates the patriotic spirt of American soldiers during WWII. This reflection on America's adventurous spirit concludes with an exhilarating piece by lauded American film composer John Williams

Program highlights will include:

• Variations on “America” - Charles Ives/Rhodes
• Sanctuary -
Frank Ticheli
• Commando March - Samuel Barber
• Chester –
William Schuman
• When Jesus Wept -
William Schuman
• George Washington Bridge -
William Schuman
• Scherzo for X-Wings -
John Williams/arr. Lavender

Tickets are available in advance either online, by phone (847-432-2263), or at the Pick-Staiger box office in the lobby on the day of the concert. The box office will open at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 15.