"I've Heard That Somewhere Before!" is the title and theme of The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band's 11th annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire.
The 70-member group, under the musical direction of founding conductor Howard Green, will present a collection of musical offerings that you've heard in other, sometimes surprising, settings.
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The first half of the concert will feature the "Hungarian Rhapsody #2" by Franz Liszt, "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss, and "Dance of the Hours," from the opera "La Gioconda," by Amilcare Ponchielli.
There will also be selections from "Into the Woods," the musical theater creation of Stephen Sondheim. The featured number for the first half will be the "Concerto in Eb Major" for alto saxophone by Alexander Glazunov. Eric Goluszka, principal saxophonist for the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band, will be the soloist for this musical event.
After intermission, the Buffalo Grove Jazz Band will feature a collection of jazz numbers that, again, you know you've heard somewhere before, but in versions of tunes made famous by Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson.
The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will then return to the stage, completing the concert with a performance of the classic "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff.
Also, the music you'll be hearing has also been heard in the song "Music, Music, Music" by Weiss and Baum; countless Bugs Bunny and Loony Toon cartoons; the "Can-Can," as featured in almost every burlesque theater; Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"; a parody by Alan Sherman ("Hello, Muddah, Hello Fadduh"); the movie "Fantasia," accompanied by dancing hippos and ostriches; the opening of most Ozzy Osbourne concerts; and performances by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Tickets for the concert are $12; $8 for seniors and students at the door. For information, call (847) 459-2525.