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University Band presents fall concert at Concordia-Chicago


The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, Sept. 28. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Werner Auditorium.

The evening’s program will highlight Kristianna Mortera, a CUC senior, as the alto saxophone soloist in Alfred Reed’s “Ballade.” Other pieces to be performed will include “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein; “Yosemite Autumn” by Mark Camphouse; “Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet, featuring the flute section; “Tam O’Shanter” by Malcolm Arnold; and “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner.

Jean Harrison Bojes, an audience favorite, will provide commentary, introducing and providing interesting facts on each piece performed. A freewill offering will be taken at the end of the concert.

The University Band comprises approximately 70 musicians, including residents from surrounding communities as well as Concordia University Chicago students, faculty and staff. Dr. Richard Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair for Music Performance, conducts the ensemble. In addition to his work at Concordia-Chicago, he is in demand internationally as a guest conductor, clinician, presenter and adjudicator.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.

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