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11th Annual Fall Concert by the Buffalo Grove Symphonic and Jazz Bands

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The Buffalo Grove Symphonic and Jazz Bands will be performing "BIG BAND CLASSICS" at Libertyville High School on Saturday Evening, November 10 at 7 PM - just a short jaunt away from our home base in Buffalo Grove.

By “branching out” into surrounding nearby communities, the Band hopes to make many new friends and fans in addition to those of you who have already heard and come to love one of the finest Community Bands in the area!

This Fall’s concert theme is “Big Band Classics”. This is not just music that comes from the American popular jazz style of “Big Bands” from the 1930’s-through today, but also established and destined-to-become classics of the Symphonic Band Literature that are written on a grand scale.  For those who are familiar with that style of composition we hope you will revisit old friends in our performance of the Holst Second Suite and George Washington Bridge. Slava will amuse and entertain you in a manner that only Leonard Bernstein can with a mix of Vaudeville, Broadway, and Symphonic style all compressed into 3 minutes! The Symphonic Band’s performance will be rounded out with the poignancy of Eric Whitacre’s lovely “October” and our concluding number – the by turns transcendental and powerful “Give Us This Day” by David Maslanka.

The Jazz Band will entertain you tonight with Duke Ellington’s seminal “Cottontail”.  Also, Conductor and Clarinetist Howard Green will “front” the group on Artie Shaw’s wonderful swing-based Clarinet Concerto. Not to be outdone on the Big Band score by their Jazz Band colleagues the flutes, clarinets, oboes, horns, bassoons, and euphoniums will join them for the wonderful Warren Barker arrangement of In the Miller Mood where EVERYONE will swing.

By all means, please share this with your friends, students, families, and associates!

Tickets are on sale now! $10 in advance, $12 at the Door, and $8 for Seniors and Students with ID at all times. Call 847 459-2518 or see any Band Member.

We hope to see EVERYONE there!

Howard Green November 10, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Tonight is the concert! The Band has never sounded better and the music will be wonderful! What better way to spend a Saturday evening's entertainment then to take in a live concert and dinner? We hope to see everyone there - old friends and fans - and new ones!

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