The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus will perform a free concert on Oct. 30 at Governors State University in University Park. | Robert McIver photo
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Here is a look at upcoming concerts.
Gigs include the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park, Joe Ely at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago and Peter White at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, acclaimed for musical excellence, will present a free performance at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Oct. 30.
From Boston to Baghdad, Iraq, and Tampa, Fla., to Toronto, the U.S. Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades, according to officials.
“As the premier touring musical representative for the U.S. Army, this internationally acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad,” officials said.
“Through these concerts, the Field Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world.”
The program at GSU will include a mix of marches and patriotic music, classical selections and music by popular songwriters like Stephen Sondheim and Barry Manilow.
Included in the program are “Patriotic Prologue,” by Sgt. 1st Class Adrian Hernandez, the Field Band’s staff arranger; “Armed Forces Salute” by various composers; “Concert Piece No. 1,” by Felix Mendelssohn; and “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein.
“The U.S. Army Field Band is considered by music critics to be one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world,” officials said.
“Its members, selected by highly competitive audition, represent some of the finest musical talent in America.”
More than six decades as the military’s most-traveled musicians have earned the band’s members the title of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army.
The Field Band will be accompanied by the 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus, a mixed choral ensemble that travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the band.
The performance is sponsored by the SouthtownStar.
Tickets for the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus concert are free at centertickets.net or (708) 235-2222. There is a limit of four tickets per household.
The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and two hours prior to performances.
GSU’s Center for Performing Arts is off University Parkway east of Governors Highway in University Park.
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