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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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Tulsa, A Symphonic Portrait in Oil

Don Gillis/trans. Maurice Ford

 

Tulsa, A Symphonic Portrait in Oil is a ten-minute tribute to 'The Oil Capital of the World', as the city termed itself. It was commissioned by Tulsa's largest bank in the aftermath of the composer’s success with his humorous Symphony No. 5 1/2. It pictures Oklahoma's 1889 land rush during which Tulsa was founded, as well as a square dance and the capping of an oil well.

 

Don Gillis (1912-1978) was a prolific composer, arranger, and music educator. He attended TCU where he played trombone. He began his career in radio in Dallas in the 1930s and rose to become a conductor, composer and producer. He composed in virtually all contemporary styles and genres. His music is engaging, accessible, and often satirical and humorous with whimsical titles. His compositions often reflect a wonderful sense of regional flavor and Americana. His more than 150 works include ten symphonies and six string quartets.

Last updated on July 28, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band