Three music concerts this week on campus

Concert Band 2013

The music department presents three concerts on campus this week. Photo: Jason Smith


There’s a lot to listen to on campus this week — three concerts by university musical ensembles and guests.

All concerts are free to UIC students with i-card; for others, suggested admission is $10/$5 seniors.

• Tonight: University Band, the music department’s largest ensemble, presents a concert with an international flavor, including works by Satoshi Yagisawa, Robert Russell Bennett, “Ave Maria,” Shostakovich and “El Camino Real: A Latin Fantasy.” 7:30 p.m., UIC Theatre

• Thursday: New Century Saxophone Quartet, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, has performed all over the world, including two command performances at the White House. The concert will include music by Bach, Shostakovich and Jose Oliver Riojas, assistant professor of music. 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall L285 Education, Performing Arts, Social Work Building

• Saturday: UIC Wind Ensemble with guest artists New Century Saxophone Quartet, soprano Ashlee Hardgrave and alto saxophonist Chris Hemingway. The concert includes the world premiere of work by composer James Syler, as well as pieces by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives and Frank Ticheli. 7:30 p.m, UIC Theatre.

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