Thursday, May 21, 2009

ESO on WFMT tomorrow night at 8pm!

The Elgin Symphony will be on WFMT 98.7 tomorrow night - Friday, May 22 at 8pm.  This season's Classic 5 concert will be broadcast.
March 6-8, 2009
Robert Hanson, Conductor
Janacek    Suite from Cunning Little Vixen
Kurka       Suite from The Good Soldier Schweik
Dvorak      Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

For those of you unfamilar with Robert Kurka's opera The Good Soldier Schweik, the suite is for winds and percussion only.  It is a wonderful little work...also, quite difficult to perform.  I was lucky enough to get to play the one trombone part on this piece!

NYCO to perform tonight in honor of Steven Witser

The great rock band NYCO features Ted Atkatz, former Principal Percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  They will be playing at the Beat Kitchen tonight in memory of Steven Witser.  NYCO's set should be starting around 10pm.  The band is trying to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
The Beat Kitchen is located at the corner of  W. Belmont Ave. and N. Hoyne Ave. in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago.  

For more on NYCO, please visit their website or MySpace page.

I hope to see you all there!

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