Free spring concert to feature works by John Williams, Percy Grainger, Dmitri Shostakovich, more
Enjoy a variety of selections from well-known composers during the Parkland College Spring Concert, featuring the Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble, Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Parkland Theatre.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Parkland Orchestra, conducted by Jack Ranney, will perform Summer Dances
by Brian Balmages; Handel in the Strand
by Percy Aldridge Grainger, edited by Dana Paul Perna; John Williams: Soundtrack Highlights
, arranged by Ted Ricketts; and Finale
from Symphony No. 5
by Dmitri Shostakovich, arranged by Stephen Bulla.
Conductor Verlin Richardson will lead the Parkland Wind Ensemble in the following selections: Chester Overture
by William Schumann; Armenian Dances (Part I)
by Alfred Reed; Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo
by Malcolm Arnold, arranged by John P. Paynter; and Fusion
by Brian Balmages.
University of Illinois Assistant Director of Bands Barry L. Houser, who also directs the Marching Illini, will serve as guest conductor for Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo