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Wind Symphony to perform home concert after Midwest tour


The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and New York. The free concert will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

A feature of the evening will be the CUC-commissioned work “African Harmony” by Johan de Meij, a nod to the Wind Symphony’s upcoming tour of South Africa in May. Performances will also include “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli, “Lux Arumque” by Eric Whitacre, “With Heart and Voice” by David Gillingham, Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta” by Clifton Williams and “The Irish Washerwoman” by Leroy Anderson

The Wind Symphony maintains an active performance schedule, having performed in schools, churches and concert halls in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe and China. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Richard R. Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair in Music Performance. Fischer has been director of bands at Concordia University Chicago since 1974.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.

For more information, visit or call 708-209-3060.