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

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park,
Wilmette IL
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Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
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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

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Serenity

Ola Gjeilo/arr. J. Eric Wilson & Ola Gjeilo

 

Originally a choral work, this composition was arranged for band by Ola Gjeilo and Baylor University Director of Bands J. Eric Wilson. It was dedicated to the memories of two Baylor clarinetists.

The composer wrote: "With Serenity, I wanted to write music that has a symphonic, abundant feel ... I love a warm, lush sound that can give a feeling of space and evocativeness, but still be intimate, somehow. But mainly ... I wanted to ... write something that came straight from my heart, without any pretense or filters. The work is set to the ‘O Magnum, Mysterium’ text."

Ola Gjeilo (b.1978) is a Norwegian pianist and composer who currently resides in New York. He began playing and composing when he was five years old. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Juilliard and the Royal College of Music in London. He writes primarily choral music, but has also written for piano and for wind symphony. 

Last updated on March 17, 2015 by Palatine Concert Band