The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform its first concert of the season on Friday, Sept. 30. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

The evening’s featured soloist is Concordia-Chicago student Sarah Teig on piano, performing “Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre. The concert will also include “Conga Del Fuego” by Arturo Marquez; “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz Von Suppe; “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik; “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Wizard of Oz,” arranged by James Barnes; “Celebration” from Symphonic Songs by Robert Russell Bennett; “Barnum and Baileys Fractured Favorite” by Karl King, arranged by Tom Leslie; and “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tchesnokoff.

Jean Harrison Bojes will return to provide commentary, 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. Conductor Dr. Richard Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair for Music Performance, is in his 49th year as director of bands at Concordia-Chicago. In addition to his work at the University, 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.