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Concordia University Chicago’s University Band to perform Family Concert


Concordia University Chicago’s University Band will perform its fall family concert on Sunday, September 30, accompanied by popular commentary from Jean Harrison Bojes '84.

The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Werner Auditorium/Chapel of Our Lord. Admission is free.

The repertoire includes works by Camille Saint-Saens, Frank Ticheli, Jacques Offenbach, Percy Grainger, Johann Strauss, Ron Nelson, Leroy Anderson, W. F. Wagner, and Carl Strommen.

Conducted by Dr. Richard Fischer, the widely acclaimed University Band is an ensemble of 75 players. Membership includes Concordia students, as well as residents from surrounding communities and greater Chicago area. Literature is drawn from the finest traditional and contemporary repertoire.

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. He has held positions with numerous professional organizations, including service as the communications director for the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) in preparation for the 1995 conference in Hamamatsu, Japan. Since 1989, Fischer has served as music director for Ballet LeGere’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet. For 18 years, he served as the assistant conductor of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest.

Bojes will provide concert commentary in an ongoing University tradition well received by audiences and ensemble. For more than 10 years, Bojes has volunteered as a “human program” introducing and describing each selection performed, incorporating insights to the music that resonate with a wide range of ages and making Chicago connections when they exist.

The Concordia-Chicago campus is located at 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.

For more information, visit or call 708-209-3060.

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