Monday, November 30, 2015

UIS Music Program presents Fall Band Showcase Concert

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Music Program presents its second of two Showcase concerts this fall, featuring performances by the UIS Flute Choir, UIS New Orleans Brass Band, and UIS Band. The performances are free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, located in the Public Affairs Center at UIS

DETAILS: The event will feature a wide array of music including pieces by Anne McGinty, Michael Jackson, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Percy Grainger.

The UIS Flute Choir, under the direction of Applied Music Specialist Abigail Walsh, will lead the program with an arrangement of "Simple Gifts" by Ricky Lombardo. Other pieces include "Masques", by Anne McGinty, and "Let There Be Peace on Earth" by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson.

Directed by Brian Pryor, the New Orleans Brass Band will perform arrangements of “A Closer Walk With Thee” and "Brooklyn" and end with Michael Jackson's "Human Nature".

The UIS Band will end the program under the direction of Abigail Walsh, starting with Steven Reinecke's exciting overture "Defying Gravity". Other works include "West River Jubilee" by John Darling, and "Symphony No. 1 In Memorian- Dresden 1945" by Daniel Bukvich, among others. The concert will conclude with Dmitri Shostakovich's march, "Galop".

Donations are welcome and will be used to benefit the UIS Music Student Merit Award. The UIS Music program began in 2001 and is comprised of students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as Springfield community members, all with a variety of skill levels.

Anyone who is interested in joining the UIS chorus, band or chamber orchestra may contact Abigail Walsh at 217/206-7549 or

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