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Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Thursday
Nov242016

November 2016 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,

For those of you who were able to attend, thank you so much for joining us on November 6 for the downbeat to the Band’s 62nd consecutive concert season.  We had a great time playing Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet – it’s a demanding and challenging piece.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and we’re very thankful you were with us to celebrate Shakespeare & Love.

We’re all getting ready to kick off the Holiday Season.  As I write this, Thanksgiving is up next and the Holiday Season of many different faiths and traditions follows in December.  For Christians, Advent begins November 27 with Christmas on December 25; for those of Jewish faith, Hanukkah begins December 6; for many African-Americans, Kwanzaa begins December 26.  These days have many different meanings, but we try to celebrate them with family and friends as an additional way of making time special.  We hope this will be a special time for you as well.

Our annual Holiday Concert is right around the corner as the Holiday Season begins – Friday, December 2 at 7:00pm at The Cutting Hall Performing Art Center in Palatine.  We have some wonderful Holiday treats on the program for you including Once In Royal David’s City, Gaunlett, arr Sparke; The Eighth Candle, Reisteter; Christmas March, Goldman, arr. Rogers; and Russian Christmas Music, Reed.  We will also perform a few of your traditional Christmas favorites; give you an opportunity to sing-a-long, and of course, a visit from Santa is planned for those young and young-at-heart.

Looking into 2017, our director, Dr. Rick Lowe, is building our future concert repertoire around two distinct and interesting themes.  The Winter Concert will be centered on our interpretation of the” British Invasion,” and the Spring Concert will focus on “Fanfares and Classics”.  Mark your calendars now for these special programs.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 3:30pm, Palatine High School (1111 N Rohlwing Road)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:30pm, Cutting Hall
 
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.

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.  Make your plans now to kick off your Holiday Season with us on December 2 in Cutting Hall at 7:00pm, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Warmest Holiday greetings from our family to yours,
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP & Publicity Coordinator

 

Wednesday
Nov022016

October 2016 Update

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
Monday
May232016

May 2016 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,

For those of you who were able to attend our concert on Sunday May 1st, thank you so much for coming out and sharing your Sunday afternoon with us – we had a blast!  The music was energizing with a spicy, Spanish flavor and was a little unpredictable at times.  Although it was demanding of the musicians, it was full of great vitality and excitement!   We hope you found it a great way to cap off the year, and lead into our summer concert series.  We are so grateful to you for making our 2015-2016 season a rousing success.
 
Our summer season is packed with plenty of chances to hear the PCB in an outdoor venue at a great price – free.  These are wonderful opportunities to pack a picnic basket with your favorite food and beverage – and let the music wash over you in the warmth of the summer.   Continuing under the direction of Dr. Rick Lowe, the band has been busy working on the summer program, building a repertoire of Americana, show tunes, and all-around fun music.   Our summer concert dates begin pretty quickly:
 
Wednesday       June 8         8:00 pm          Fred P Hall Amphitheater            Palatine
Sunday              July 3          7:30 pm          Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park      Wilmette
Monday              July 4          7:30 pm          Lagoon at Dawes Park               Evanston
Wednesday       July 6           8:00 pm         Fred P Hall Amphitheater             Palatine
Wednesday       July 27         8:00 pm         Fred P Hall Amphitheater             Palatine
Sunday              July 31         3:15 pm         Main Beach Bandshell                 Crystal Lake
 
All outdoor concerts are free.  You can find more information about the band’s performances at www.palatineconcertband.org, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband,  or the Palatine Park District website at www.palatineparks.org/rccms/sounds-of-summer/
 
We are also pleased to give you an early peek at the 2016-2017 Indoor Concert Season.   Mark these on your calendar now, and we’ll let you know more details as we get ready to start the season.
 
Sunday                 November 6, 2016           3:30 pm               Cutting Hall
Friday                   December 2, 2016           7:00 pm                Cutting Hall
Sunday                 March 19, 2017                3:30 pm               Palatine High School
Sunday                 April 30, 2017                   3:30 pm               Cutting Hall
 
Thank you again for all your support this season and over the years.  Many of you have been with us for a great length of time and your commitment to the band has great meaning for all of us.  Have a fabulous summer, take some time to enjoy outdoor music in one of the many venues throughout the Chicagoland area, and we hope to see you at a Palatine Concert Band performance soon.
 
Kindest Regards,
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator
Monday
Apr042016

April 2016 Update

Dear Friends of the Palatine Concert Band,

A special Thank You to all the hearty souls who braved the dreary and wet weather for our Winter Concert in March.  We had a great afternoon together and on behalf of all the band members let me share how very appreciative we are of your commitment and support.
 
The Palatine Concert Band’s next concert is just around the corner:  Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm in Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine, and it will be special.  Our music will have a decided Latin and Spanish theme, and we are very excited to present the World Premier of Tango, de Antaño a Hogaño, by Daniel French, a commissioned piece in honor of the Band’s 60th Anniversary. The translation is Tango, From the Past to the Present.  Daniel is originally from Rockford, Illinois, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles.  You can read more about him at www.danielfrenchmusic.com.  The other compositions on the program include La Fiesta Mexicana (H. Owen Reed), Conga Del Fuego Nuevo (Arturo Márquez arr. Nickel), Volver a la Montaña (Shelley Hanson), and La Procession du Rocio (Joaquin Turina, arr. A. Reed), as well as a few others.
 
Click here for a copy of our concert flyer.  If you have a favorite business other venue that will allow you to post a flyer, please feel free to do so.
 
This is our final concert of the indoor concert season, and the dates for our summer concert season in conjunction with the Palatine Park District have been announced.  Mark your calendar now for these wonderful opportunities to enjoy an outdoor concert!  All outdoor concerts are free.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -- 8:00 pm -- Palatine, Hall Amphitheater
Sunday, July 3, 2016 -- 7:30 pm -- Wilmette, Gillson Park
Monday, July 4, 2016 -- 7:30 pm -- Evanston, Dawes Park
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 -- 8:00 pm -- Palatine, Hall Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- 8:00 pm -- Palatine, Hall Amphitheater
Sunday, July 31, 2016 -- 3:15 pm -- Crystal Lake, Main Beach Bandshell
 
All indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. 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, (847) 202-5222. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
Thank you again for your gracious and continued support of the PCB.  We couldn’t do it without you.  We’re looking forward to seeing you Sunday May 1st at 3:30 pm.
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator

 

Monday
Feb222016

February 2016 Update

Dear Friend of The Palatine Concert Band,
 
Welcome to 2016 and we appreciate the support you have shared with us for our Fall and Holiday concerts.  Our attendance was very strong, and it’s a wonderful feeling to play for a full house.  Because of your commitment to us, we are extremely positive about the remainder of the year.
 
Our next concert is coming up shortly – Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 3:30pm at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine.  As always, Dr. Lowe and the band have been  working hard on the music for this concert, and we have an excellent lineup for you.  The program will feature Symphonic Songs for Band,Robert Russell Bennett; Inglesina, Davide Delle Cese,arr. Bourgeois; Scenes from the Louvre, Norman Dello Joio; Little Fugue, J.S. Bach, arr. Romm/Custer; and Foster On My Mind, Stephen Foster, arr. Hoshide, and others.
 
Click here for a copy of our concert flyer.  If you have a favorite business or social venue that will allow you to post a flyer, please feel free to do so.
 
Our final concert of the indoor season will be May 1st , and we have a special treat on tap for you.  The band has commissioned Daniel French, from The University of California, Los Angeles, to compose a work for the band in honor of the Band’s 60th year, entitled Tango, de antaño a hogaño (Tango, from the Past to the Present) which will be premiered at this concert.  The commissioned work along with the balance of the program will have a distinctive Spanish and Latin ‘flavor’ in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.  So mark your calendars for the May 1 concert as well.
 
We’ve also announced our summer concert dates in conjunction with the Palatine Park District.  As a special treat, the band has been invited to perform in Crystal Lake on July 31 – more about that to come.  Our remaining concerts for the balance of the 2015-2016 season are as follows:
 
Sunday, May 1, 2016                      3:30 pm               Cutting Hall
 
Summer
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016              8:00 pm               Palatine Amphitheater
Sunday, July 3, 2016                      7:30 pm               Wilmette, Gillson Park
Monday, July 4, 2016                      7:30 pm               Evanston, Dawes Park
Wednesday, July 6, 2016                8:00 pm               Palatine Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 27, 2016              8:00 pm               Palatine Amphitheater
Sunday, July 31, 2016                     3:15 pm               Crystal Lake (Details TBA)
 
 
All indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. 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, (847) 202-5222. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
We hope you can join us for the remaining concerts on our schedule, and we thank you for your continued support.  See you on March 13th at 3:30pm
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator