Free concert from Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony

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Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony will play a free concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13 in the University chapel located at 7400 Augusta Street in Forest Park. The performance is open to the public and comes after the Wind Symphony’s 10-day tour of Florida, according to a press release from Concordia University Chicago.

The on-campus concert follows the Wind Symphony’s fourteenth CD, titled “Banners of Concord,” which was recorded in February 2015, according to the press release.

“The CUC Wind Symphony maintains an active performance schedule, having performed in schools, churches and concert halls in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe and China,” according to the press release. “The Wind Symphony is conducted by Dr. Richard R. Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair in Music Performance. Fischer is a River Forest resident in his 41st year as director of bands at Concordia University Chicago.”

Concordia’s professor Thomas Stark will be featured on trombone performing the “T-Bone Concerto” by Dutch composer Johan de Meij. Stark is a trombonist with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and principal trombonist with the Northwest Indiana Symphony and Elmhurst Symphony, according to the press release.


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