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Symphonic Band

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When: Friday, June 2, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CT

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Shawn Vondran, conductor

The Symphonic Band’s final concert of the academic year is, in part, a study in light and dark. The performance opens with a true surround sound experience in Ron Nelson’s antiphonal work Resonances I. Continuing the program is Frank Ticheli’s Lux Perpetua, examining “the idea of light as both protector and illuminator.” This work is juxtaposed with From a Dark Millennium, composed by Northwestern alumnus Joseph Schwantner. The second half of the program begins with a short fanfare, Don’t Be Evil, commenting on a different kind of darkness in the form of Big Tech. Concluding the program is a work Robert Traugh, Spark and Fire—a collection of four essays for wind ensemble revolving around the issue of anxiety in 21st –century society. 

Ron Nelson, Resonances I 
Frank Ticheli, Lux Perpetua 
Joseph Schwantner, From a Dark Millennium 
Ryan Lindveit, Don’t Be Evil (Fanfare for Band) 
Robert Traugh, Spark and Fire: Four Essays for Wind Ensemble 

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