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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
7:30pm

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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Auld Lang Syne

Robert Burns/Traditional, arr. Chip Davis, Robert Longfield

 

Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. One of the better-known songs in English-speaking countries, it is often sung at the stroke of midnight before New Year's Day. Like many other frequently sung songs, the melody is better remembered than the words, which are often sung incorrectly, and seldom in full. The title may be translated into English idiomatically as “long ago” or “old times.”

This version was arranged by Chip Davis, the genius behind techno group Mannheim Steamroller whose musical mastery and technical wizardry is sometimes described as "18th Century Rock ’n’ Roll." Miami composer and arranger Robert Longfield adapted the piece for concert band. 

Last updated on December 26, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band