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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park,
Wilmette IL
7:30pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
12:30pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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

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The Acorn Scandal

David M. Sterett

 

What is it about squirrels that seems so humorous? They have a certain quirkiness, shown by their rigid, lightning-fast and unpredictable movements. They have a sort of militaristic personality as well; like small, furry, four-legged soldiers, they are alert, always on the move, always prepared to react if startled. They can also look suspicious at times, as though they are plotting against us humans who savagely crush their acorns and get in their way. Does that curious look not seem as though they are spying? They could be tricking us into thinking they are innocent as they sit on their hind legs in the grass, mindlessly nibbling an acorn ... carefully watching our every move. As soon as our suspicions rise, they dash off, running through fields and climbing up trees, minding their own business ... until the next human comes along.

David M. Sterrett (b. 1988) began playing the trumpet and composing at the age of 11. He received degrees in trumpet performance and music composition from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and is pursuing a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. His published portfolio ranges from unaccompanied solo pieces to chamber works to full orchestra scores, and film scores. 

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