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Mark you Calendars!
Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall | Evanston, Illinois
Mallory Thompson, conductor
Gene Pokorny, tuba
The Northshore Concert Band opens its season of musical “Reflections” with a diverse program that embraces a world of freedom and fellowship. The concert’s driving opener, Magnolia Star, is a jazz and blues-inspired work by emerging American composer Steve Danyew that celebrates the Illinois Central Railroad and the symbolic way that its route brought art together in America. We are honored to welcome Gene Pokorny, Principal Tuba of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1989, for his first solo performance with NCB! The concert concludes with two contrasting works by Dmitri Shostakovich that commemorate the October Revolution of 1917. His familiar and celebratory Festive Overture was written and premiered in just three days in 1954. October, the composer’s only tone poem, was written in 1967 and depicts the struggle and triumph of humanity throughout history.
Program highlights will include:
• Elegy – John Barnes Chance
• Turbulence – Bruce Broughton
• Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen/arr. Alan Morrison/trans. Joseph Kreines
—Gene Pokorny, tuba soloist
• Festive Overture – Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Donald Hunsberger
• October – Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Preston Mitchell
Tickets are available in advance either online, by phone (847-432-2263), or at the Pick-Staiger box office in the lobby on the day of the concert. The box office will open at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 6.
The Tuba section of the NCB has put a special offer together for Low Brass Students in the area.
If you bring the attached flyer to the concert, the first three rows of Pick Staiger have been reserved for students to really watch him play up close.
$5 for Low Brass Student
$15 for Accompanying Adults
There will also be a 'Meet and Greet' with the NCB Tubas section at 2:15p in the Hall lobby. We're gathering all low brass players for a Group Picture before the concert starts. The photo will then be available afterwards free of charge.
This offer is NOT published on our main site - Should be a memorable one!
See you then,
So sorry that I can't attend. I have a concert that afternoon.
Fun Links associated with this weekend's festivities:
Sneek Preview Video from our dress rehearsal with Gene: Video Link
Article of Interview with Gene in 2 Parts: Interview
Should be really good - Don't miss out!
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