Rebellions Are Built On Hope

Northshore Concert Band Concert

The Northshore Concert Band performs the third concert of its 62nd season on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University; 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston, Illinois. Conducted by Artistic Director Mallory Thompson, the program is entitled Rebellions Are Built On Hope…

This program celebrates the strength and nobility of America, drawing connections between various periods and aspects of our country’s rich history. William Shuman, one of the most noteworthy American musical figures of the mid-twentieth century, is celebrated through three significant pieces.  His Chester and When Jesus Wept set timeless melodies from the Revolutionary-era American songbook “The New England Psalm Singer”, composed by the first American choral composer William Billings.  Charles Ives’ Variations on “America” renders the familiar patriotic melody in numerous settings, ranging from light-heartedly playful to powerfully bold.  Commando March, written the year after Samuel Barber was drafted in the Air Force, encapsulates the patriotic spirit of American soldiers during WWII. This reflection on America’s adventurous spirit concludes with an exhilarating piece by lauded film composer John Williams.


Program Highlights will include:

Variations on “America” – Charles Ives./Rhodes
Sanctuary – Frank Ticheli
Commando March – Samuel Barber
Chester – William Schuman
When Jesus Slept – William Schuman
George Washington Bridge – William Schuman
Scherzo for X-Wings – John Williams/arr. Lavender

Concert Information:

Rebellions Are Built On Hope…

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 pm

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois

Ticket Information:

Individual concert tickets are $20 each, seniors $15, students/children $10.
Tickets are available in advance or at the box office on the day of the concert. 

The box office opens at 2:00 pm on the day of the concert.

For More Information:

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Apr 15 2018 - 3:00pm