Six student musicians from Evanston Township High School are among 50 talented Chicago-area students that will perform with the Northshore Concert Band in a special concert on Sunday, February 19, as part of the band’s Lifetime of Music program. The students are invited to participate based on recommendations from high-school band directors and private instructors throughout Chicagoland.
The ETHS musicians are Jonah Angulo-Hurtig (percussion), Rob Federer (alto sax), Eleanor Goerss (oboe), Daniel Mills (clarinet), Sarah Seguine-Hall (bassoon), and Dominique Watson (euphonium).
The Northshore Concert Band, directed by Dr. Mallory Thompson, was started in 1956 by John Paynter and has become internationally known and respected for its musical excellence, leadership in community music, and service to music education. For the past six years, the band’s Lifetime of Music program has reached out to young Chicago-area musicians to expose them to the performance opportunities of great literature available beyond college, whether or not they choose to pursue music as a career.
The students will join the band in two works: “Invictus” by Karl King and a suite of Percy Grainger tunes including “Handel in the Strand,” “Irish Tune from County Derry,” and “Shepherd’s Hey.”
The concert begins at 3pm in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $7 for students. Parking is free.