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Please join us for our 62nd season entitled “Sonic Stories”!
The entire season takes its inspiration from the Star Wars films and music from those films will be featured in each of our programs!

The 42nd Annual Northshore Concert Band Festival of Music will be March 23-24, 2018
We hope you and your students will join us March 23-24, 2018 for the 42nd annual Northshore Concert Band Festival of Music, held at the Northwestern University School of Music.

NCB audition info
At the present time we have no openings but we still encourage you to get on our wait list.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall | Evanston, Illinois

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is…” explores works of literature that spark a child’s imagination. We bookend the first half of the concert with works by Leonard Bernstein in celebration of the composer’s centennial birthday. Overture to Candide embodies the irony and humor of Voltaire’s original text and Slava! honors Bernstein’s close friend, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. The innocence of youth is captured in Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Evening Prayer” from his 1892 opera Hansel and Gretel. Viet Cuong’s dynamic and intriguing composition Sound and Smoke derives both name and concept from von Goethe’s play Faust. In a highlight of the season, some of the most talented young musicians in the Chicagoland area join the Northshore Concert Band for our “Lifetime of Music” program. The students and band members combine to perform a variety of pieces, including some from a galaxy far, far away…

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The Northshore Concert Band is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.