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Mallory Thompson conductor
Lifetime of Music Initiative Concert

This winter, the Northshore Concert Band takes you on an intriguing and whimsical musical tour of four continents. Sure to be an audience favorite, the band performs a spectacular and colorful transcription of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. This masterpiece, originally written for organ, is famous for its bold and dramatic opening, featuring virtuosic flourishes, dramatic scalar passages, and powerful chords. In a highlight of the season, we are joined by fifty of the most talented young musicians in the Chicagoland area as we celebrate and embody our “Lifetime of Music”. Together we will share music by Chinese, Australian, American, and British composers.


PROGRAM

TORKE Javelin
BRAHMS “Blessed are They” from A German Requiem
Arranged by Barbara Buehlman
150th Anniversary of Composition
BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Transcribed by Donald Hunsberger
WOOLFENDEN Suite Française
CHEN YI Spring Festival
GRAINGER Blithe Bells
TICHELI Earth Song
EDMUNDSON Normandy Beach

Earlier Event: November 4
LETTERS FROM HOME
Later Event: April 14
THE MOTHERLAND CALLS