Elmhurst College bands to remember late director at fall concert

By Desiree Chen
Elmhurst College
Posted10/15/2019 1:07 PM

The Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present their Fall Band Concert on Sunday, Oct. 20, with guest artist Josh Wirt, professor of tuba at the college.

Under the direction of John Heath, the Symphonic Band will perform "The Sinfonians" by Clifton Williams and feature others works, such as Christopher Tin's "Sogno di Volare" and John Barnes Chance's "Incantation and Dance" and end with Jeremy Bell's "Celtic Wedding."


The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Hile, will open its portion of the program with "Gavorkna Fanfare" by Jack Stamp and "Magnolia Star" by Steve Danyew.

Wirt will be the guest artist on Edward Gregson's "Concerto for Tuba." Other featured works include Don Gillis' "Shindig" and the third movement of David Maslanka's "Symphony No. 7."

The concert is in memory of Ross Kellan, former Elmhurst College professor, music department and music education division chairman, and conductor of the Symphonic Band. Donations will be accepted for the Ross Kellan Memorial Scholarship fund, established to honor the legacy of the late professor.

The Fall Band Concert will begin at 2 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave. Admission is free.

For details, call James Hile at (630) 617-3520 or write james.hile@elmhurst.edu.

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