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2018 has been declared “The Year of the Woman”. Throughout history, prominent male composers have most often been the only ones featured in Concert Music, But most people do not realize that celebrated female composers in both Classical and Jazz have composed equally monumental works, going at least as far back as Mozart’s and Mendelssohn’s sisters (Maria and Fanny), Robert Schumann's wife Clara, and more recently, Amy Beach, the first prominent American Female Composer.
Founding Music Director Howard Green and The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will be presenting works by some of the best female composers of the modern period: Joan Tower, Julie Giroux, and Carolyn Bremer; Howard and the Buffalo Grove Jazz Band will feature popular works as performed by Sia, Mary Lou Williams, Lisa DeSpain, and Ann Ronnell.
Our featured guest soloist will be Jean Bishop, principal flute of the Elgin Symphony, in the Concertino of Cecile Chaminade..
Completing the program will be music that features women as the central subjects of the music – a March written by William Walton in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953; Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral; Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s “Turandot”; music popularized by Diana Krall; and selections from “Chicago”, conducted by the Band’s Associate Conductor, Allison Rakickas.
The program as always be entertaining, inspiring, eclectic and varied, guaranteed to provide the audience with something for everybody’s tastes.
Tickets will be available at the door, online at tickets.bgsb.org, from Band Members, and at the Village Hall. Cost - $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $8 for Seniors and Students with ID at all times.
We hope to see you there!"
Save the dates
Sunday May 19, 2019, 7:00 PM
- Stevenson High School
...and watch here for additional updates on a possible late Winter concert!