The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will kick off its fall season with a performance on Friday, Sept. 29. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.University_Band_14.jpeg

The evening’s featured soloists will be soprano Katherine Keberlein and saxophone player Cody Stocker. The concert will feature music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Johannes Brahms, Percy Grainger, Sammy Nestico and many more. 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 50th 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.