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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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Of Sailors and Whales

W. Francis McBeth

 

Of Sailors and Whales is a five-movement work based on scenes from the literary masterpiece Moby-Dick written in 1851 by American novelist Herman Melville (1819-1891). This musical interpretation was composed by W. Francis McBeth in 1990. Each movement begins with a narrated quote from Melville.

W. Francis McBeth (b. 1933) was Professor of Music at Ouachita University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He studied at Hardin-Simmons University, University of Texas and the Eastman School of Music. He is a Past President of the American Bandmasters Association and a contributing editor of The Instrumentalist Magazine and ASCAP. His interest in the wind symphony has been a shaping force in its literature. He is among the most-performed American symphonic wind composers.

Last updated on March 17, 2015 by Palatine Concert Band