Fall concert

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John G. Conyers Learning Academy, 2800 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

The Northwest Concert Band announces its exciting fall concert "A Gershwin Fantasy and Beyond!" on Sunday, November 12, at 3:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon of music ranging from the Swing Era to symphonic specialties. Several selections highlight soloists from the band. Enjoy “A Gershwin Fantasy” featuring the saxophone section of Brian Miastro, Arlene Felt, Cary Hollander, and Bill White. The trumpet section with Matthew Bain, Calvin Boesch, A.C. Buehler, Phil Crail, Mike Golden, Lee Goldstein, John Hanssen, and Mike Madonia swing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. Sylvia Phillips enchants us with “Gabriel’s Oboe”. Typist Joan Rogers pecks away on “The Typewriter.” Other selections include “Variations on a Theme of Robert Schuman”, “Hebrides Suites”, “Lake Geneva Celebration”, “Rondo from Prelude, Siciliano”, and “Hopak from The Fair at Sorochyntsi.” Randy Steinberg, the band’s longtime conductor, leads the band. He is also a respected composer who arranged several of the pieces being performed. The Illinois Arts Council Agency provides financial support to the band.

The concert is at John G. Conyers Learning Academy, 2800 West Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Tickets are required and sold only at the performance. Admission is $10 for adults and children 18 and younger are free. Program and ticket sales to be announced. Children 18 and younger are free.