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Sunday, June 17, 2018, 3:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston

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

Mallory Thompson
, conductor

Our season concludes with a lively program of music that draws inspiration from ages past. Edward Gregson's works evoke the image of an early Renaissance court, viewed through a modern lens. His Sword and the Crown was written to accompany productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company depicting the reign of Henry IV - one of the most turbulent periods of the British monarchy. Michael Gandolfi’s elegant and invigorating Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme present seven variations on the Renaissance tune simply titled “Spagnoletta”.  In the hauntingly beautiful Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, Fisher Tull re-imagines Thomas Tallis's setting of the second psalm of the Episcopal Hymnal. Our season concludes full circle with a performance of Star Wars title theme which, since its premiere in 1977, has famously invited us to consider that which occurred "A Long Time Ago".

Program highlights will include:

• Festivo - Edward Gregson
• Sword and the Crown -
Edward Gregson
• Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme -
Michael Gandolfi
• Sketches on a Tudor Psalm -
Fisher Tull
• Star Wars Trilogy, Main Title -
John Williams/arr. Hunsberger

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, June 18.