Evanston Township High School will hold its Fall Band and Orchestra Music Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 25, with music ranging from the classics to movies to MoTown.
The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the ETHS Auditorium.
Four bands will take the stage, directed by Band Director Matthew Bufis. The Freshman Concert Band and the Symphonic Band will feature contemporary works, while the Wind Symphony will perform three pieces under the theme of “One Small Step for Man.” And championship award-winning Wildkit Marching Band will perform a medley of songs from MoTown.
The String Orchestra and Symphony Strings will perform classical works including classical pieces by Vivaldi and Percy Fletcher and a program of mostly 20th Century works sub-titled “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”: Old – Vivaldi, “Concerto for Strings”; New – Nino Rota, “Concerto for Strings” (1964); Borrowed – Bernard Herrmann’s suite from the movie Psycho; and Blue – “Adagio for Strings” (1936) by Samuel Barber. Charles Abplanalp will conduct the orchestras.
ETHS is located at 1600 Dodge Ave. The Auditorium is handicapped accessible, and parking is available in the lot on Dodge Ave., directly across from the Auditorium entrance.