CUC's University Band to perform Family Concert Sept. 25
Sept. 6, 2011––Concordia University Chicago’s University Band will perform its fall family concert Sept. 25, accompanied by popular commentary from music professor Jean Harrison Bojes
The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Werner Auditorium/Chapel of Our Lord, on Concordia’s campus, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Admission is free. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
The repertoire includes “Hounds of Spring” by Alfred Reed, “Aquarium” by Johan DeMeij, “The Pathfinder of Panama” by John Philip Sousa, “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre, “Harry’s Wondrous World” by John Williams and more.
Conducted by Richard Fischer, DMA, the widely acclaimed University Band is an ensemble of 75 players. Membership includes Concordia students, as well as residents from surrounding communities and greater Chicago area. Literature is drawn from the finest traditional and contemporary repertoire.
In demand internationally as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, he was named to the “A Team” of University Professors by the Chicago Tribune in 1994. He has held positions with numerous professional organizations, including service as the communications director for the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) in preparation for the 1995 conference in Hamamatsu, Japan. Since 1989, Fischer has served as music director for Ballet LeGere’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet. For 18 years, he served as the assistant conductor of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest.
Bojes, assistant professor of music at Concordia, will provide concert commentary in an ongoing University tradition well received by audiences and ensemble. For more than 10 years, Bojes has volunteered as a “human program” introducing and describing each selection performed, incorporating insights to the music that resonate with a wide range of ages and making Chicago connections when they exist.
For more information, visit www.cuchicago.com/music or call 708-209-3060.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.