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Friday, November 30, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
7:30pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 8, 2020

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

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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Concertino (for flute)

Cécile Chaminade, Op. 107/arr. by Clayton Wilson
Sarah Finegan, flute soloist (May 11, 2008) 

 

Concertino is a rhapsodic, romantic solo work for flute with band accompaniment. It features two main themes, plus many melodic episodes. Since the work displays such thorough knowledge and appreciation of the expressive and technical qualities of the flute, it has remained one of the great standards of the instrument’s literature.

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), born in Paris, enjoyed a long and fruitful musical life. She studied at first with her mother, then with several professionals, but not officially, since her father disapproved of her musical education. She started composing at eight. At sixteen she embarked on a highly successful career as a concert pianist, traveling extensively at home and abroad. In 1913, she was awarded the Légion d'Honneur, a first for a female composer. Although she wrote several larger works of considerable merit, she is mostly noted for her short and charming pieces for piano. 

Last updated on July 18, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band