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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
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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

program notes > P > Provence from "Suite Française"

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Provence from "Suite Française"

Darius Milhaud

 

Provence from "Suite Française" The five parts of this suite are named after French provinces. The fifth movement, Provence, is a lively tune based on folk music of the area.

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) fled Vichy France to California where he became a professor at Mills College in Oakland. He composed many works for American ensembles. In his program notes he argued that "you cannot describe music. You must listen it. That is what I ask very kindly of the listening public.”

Last updated on April 4, 2012 by Palatine Concert Band