October 2016 Update
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:00AM
Palatine Concert Band
Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,

Welcome back!   We hope you had a great summer and are ready to join us for the kick-off of the Palatine Concert Band’s 62nd season performing in Palatine and the Northwest suburbs.  Last year will be tough to beat after the world premiere of Daniel French’s Tango, de Antaño a Hogaño which helped us celebrate the Band’s 60th consecutive year.  However, Dr. Rick Lowe has planned  this season’s repertoire around a series of musical themes intended to draw your attention to some wonderful subjects at each concert during the year.
 
The theme of our first concert is Shakespeare & Love, and the program has been designed around the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  As we cannot easily take you to Stratford-upon-Avon to join the festivities, we’ll transport you there vicariously on a musical journey.    Our first concert is coming up rather quickly - Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm in The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine.
 
Our musical tribute to Shakespeare will include the following:  Othello (I. Prelude (Venice)), Alfred Reed; Kiss Me Kate, Cole Porter/John Moss; Romeo and Juliet, P. I. Tchaikovsky/Mark Hindsley ; Prelude from Richard III, William Walton/Paul Noble;  A Gershwin Tribute to Love, George & Ira Gershwin/ Brent Heisinger;  and Music from Rent, Jonathan Larson/Jay Bocook.
 
For the remainder of the indoor concert season, we will perform three concerts leading up to next summer:
  • Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:00pm – Annual Holiday Concert
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3:30pm – Winter Concert * (Palatine High School Auditorium)
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:30pm – Spring Concert
 
Most indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. The exception this season is our March 2017 concert, which will be at Palatine High School.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.  Children 12 and under are free, and tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org or at the Cutting Hall Box Office.  Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.  If you are able, feel free to download our concert flyer, and post it at businesses in your area
 
As always, we very much appreciate your support and thank you for your ongoing commitment to making our concerts a special opportunity to enjoy great music. 
 
Warmly,
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP & Publicity Coordinator
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