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University Band to perform free spring concert


The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform its annual spring concert on Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. The free concert will be held in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

The program for the evening will include Symphonic Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof” by Jerry Bock, Polka and Fugue from “Schwanda the Bagpiper” by Jaromir Weinberger, Mass from “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed, “Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song” by Samuel Hazo, and “Marche Hongroise” by Hector Berlioz. Jean Harrison Bojes will provide commentary on the performances, introducing and providing interesting facts on each piece.

The University Band comprises approximately 70 musicians, including residents from surrounding communities as well as Concordia University Chicago students, faculty and staff. This concert celebrates conductor Dr. Richard Fischer’s 45th year at Concordia-Chicago. Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair for Music Performance, 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.