Updated: November 28, 2013 6:02AM
St. Xavier University’s music department is hosting a series of concerts during the fall semester, according to a press release from the school.
All performances are free for SXU students, faculty and staff with a current ID, and for prospective students.
General admission is $6, and admission for senior citizens, visiting students and members of the military is $5.
Unless otherwise noted, all performances will be held at SXU’s Chicago campus, located at 3700 W. 103rd St.
For more information, call (773) 298-3421 or visit www.sxu.edu, keyword: music.
Jazz Night at Gilhooley’s (free admission)
8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon, 3901 W. 103rd St.
The SXU Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble return for another evening of small group and big band jazz.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, McGuire Hall in the Warde Academic Center
A day of bratwurst and workshops culminates in a recital of high school and community trombone, euphonium and tuba players performing everything from polka to pops. Open to all middle school, high school and community trombone, euphonium and tuba players, free. Warm-up/rehearsals are at 1:30 p.m. in the Performance Space, the bratwurst dinner is at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall. For more information, contact Jeff Malecki at (773) 298-3422.
Symphony Orchestra — Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty”
7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Performance Space in the Warde Academic Center
Featuring ballet music by Shostakovich, Schubert and Gluck, as well as Tchaikovsky’s epic score featured in the animated Disney classic.
Guitar Ensemble & Jazz Combo
7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, McGuire Hall in the Warde Academic Center.
The SXU Guitar Ensemble will perform literature for multiple guitars spanning early period music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras to works by modern composers. The SXU Jazz Combo will present interpretations of jazz standards ranging from Swing-era classics to modern jazz compositions.
A Vivaldi Choral Celebration
7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, McDonough Chapel
The University Chorale, accompanied by the Chamber Ensemble, will present Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “Magnificat” with soloists. Features Jan Bickel as conductor/director and Monica Kropidlowski on keyboard. Accompanied by string quartet and harpsichord.
8 p.m. Nov. 20, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at Northern Illinois University, 300 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. SXU and NIU bands will play together in concert.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, McDonough Chapel
From piccolo to bass flute and everything in between, it will be an evening of flute ensemble music.
7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, McGuire Hall in the Warde Academic Center
The SXU Jazz Ensemble will perform a wide variety of big band literature including standards from the Count Basie Band and Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bebop-era classics by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and others, and big band interpretations of Latin, funk and rock/jazz fusion favorites.
Symphony Orchestra and SXU Southside Community Band — A Christmas Festival
7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Performance Space in the Warde Academic Center
An eclectic evening of familiar classics and holiday favorites, including Leroy Anderson’s title piece, “A Christmas Festival.”
SXU High School Honor Band Weekend
Jan. 18 and 19
Contact Jeff Malecki or your local high school director for more details about the two-day event, open to talented area high school musicians. In its third year, the 80-plus-member ensemble will play a mix of band masterworks, captivating new pieces and crowd favorites.
Dates are subject to change.