Wind Symphony performs home concert after West Coast tour
Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony will conclude it’s 10-day tour throughout the West Coast with a home concert March 18.
The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Concordia’s Chapel of Our Lord, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Admission is free. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street. For more information, visit www.cuchicago.edu/music or call 708-209-3060.
The Wind Symphony’s home concert follows a 10-day tour of California, Arizona and Nevada. The repertoire includes ”October” by Eric Whitacre; “El Camino Real” by Alfred Reed; “Pas Redouble” by Camille Saint-Saens; and “American Overture” by Joseph Willcox Jenkins.
This winter, the Wind Symphony recorded its 12th CD of sacred wind music, “With Heart and Voice.” The concert includes a few of the recordings such as “With Heart and Voice” by David Gillingham and “Be Thou My Vision” by Travis Cross.
Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony is the premiere instrumental ensemble that has earned unparalleled reputation among small liberal arts institutions. Its outreach continues to extend well beyond Chicago and the Midwest as the Wind Symphony has performed in 43 states, Eastern Europe and toured China twice.
The concert will be conducted by Dr. Richard R. Fischer, who is in his 37year as a distinguished professor of music and director of bands at Concordia University Chicago. He is in demand internationally as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. He was named to the “A Team” of University Professors by the Chicago Tribune in 1994, and has held positions with numerous professional organizations including the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Since 1989, Fischer has served as music director for Ballet LeGere’s production of the Nutcracker ballet.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.