The Fox Valley Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman will present its 2013 Winter Concert on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 pm in Perry Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will include the world premiere of Radiance, composed by band member Dr. Theresa Martin. Dr. Martin earned her doctorate in composition from Michigan State University.
Also featured on the program will be the Lux Quartet in a performance of Dialogues for Saxophone Quartet, Winds and Percussion by James Curnow. The Lux Quartet is comprised of students from Lawrence University, and was acclaimed as the best Collegiate Classical Group in Downbeat magazine's 34th annual Student Music Awards.
In contrast to these contemporary American works, the band will perform several works from the canon of European classical music-- Hector Berlioz's Marche Hongroise. J.S. Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue ion C Minor and Liebestod by Richard Wagner. A second march, The Army of the Nile by Kenneth Alford, completes the program.
Free and open to the public.
Neenah Community Band Spring Concert
The Neenah Community Band Spring Concert is to take place March 17th at 2:00pm in Perry Hall. For more information contact: 920.886.6100
Free and Open to the public.
The Fox Valley Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman will present its 2013 Spring Concert on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 pm in Perry Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will feature classic and contemporary band music by American composers, including William Schuman (Chester), Frank Ticheli (Rest) and Claude T. Smith (Eternal Father, Strong to Save). The concert will feature members of the percussion section in David Gillingham's Concertino for Four Percssion and Wind Ensemble. Nothing could be more American than the Broadway musical, and despite the fact that composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is not, the band will celebrate this American art form with a performance of selections from The Phantom of the Opera. The concert will conclude fittingly enough with a march by John Philip Sousa, The Free Lance March.