Thursday, October 18, 2012

SXU announces Fall Concert Schedule



Saint Xavier University's Department of Music will host a variety of performances during the fall conference season. Performances are free for all SXU students, faculty, and staff with an ID. General admission is $6, and admission for senior citizens and visiting students is $5. All performances will be held at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the Department of Music at (773) 298-3421.

Jazz Ensemble
8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 2, Gilhooley's Grande Saloon, 2901 W. 103rd St.
The SXU Jazz Ensemble will perform classic big band arrangements, including Swing Era favorites from the Count Basie Band and Duke Ellington Orchestra. They also will perform Latin and funk numbers, and arrangements by modern big band composers. Prof. M. Frederick Miller will serve as conductor and director.

Jazz Combo
8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 9, Gilhooley's Grande Saloon, 2901 W. 103rd St.
The SXU Jazz Combo will present their interpretations of modern jazz standards from the Bebop era of the 1940's to the present. Prof. M. Frederick Miller will serve as conductor and director.

University Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15, Performance Space, Warde Academic Center
The SXU Symphony Orchestra will open its season with a program inspired by William Shakespeare, including music from Sergei Prokofiev's dramatic Romeo and Juliet. Prof. Jeff Malecki will serve as conductor and director.

Flute Choir
7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 16, McDonough Chapel
Enjoy a program of eclectic music composed or arranged for flute choir, including bass, alto, traditional C flute, and piccolo. Prof. Martha M. Morris will serve as conductor and director.

Guitar Ensemble & Jazz Combo
7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 30, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center
The SXU Guitar Ensemble will perform selections including Renaissance dances, Classical favorites, Spanish romances, and works by popular composers. The SXU Jazz Combo will present its interpretations of modern jazz standards from the Bebop Era of the 1940s to the present. Prof. M. Frederick Miller will serve as conductor and director.

University Chorale
7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1, Performance Space, Warde Academic Center
Get into the holiday spirit with a performance of the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, including an audience sing-along of the great Hallelujah chorus. Prof. Jan Bickel will serve as conductor and director, and Monica Kropidlowski as accompanist.

Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 7, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center
The SXU Jazz Ensemble will perform classic big band arrangements, including Swing Era favorites from the Count Basie Band and Duke Ellington Orchestra. They also will perform Latin and funk numbers, and arrangements by modern big band composers. Prof. M. Frederick Miller will serve as conductor and director.

Wind Ensemble & Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, Performance Space, Warde Academic Center
In a program of holiday favorites and classical repertoire, we are thrilled to feature SXU Professor of Saxophone Lara Ochoa-Regan in an exciting new transcription of Robert Muczynski's "Sonata for Alto Saxophone," followed by seasonal favorites and the world premiere of "As White As Snow" by Emily R. Lawlor! Prof. Jeff Malecki will serve as conductor and director.
 
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