Over 300 student musicians will take the stage when Evanston Township High School presents its Winter Music Festival at 7pm on Tuesday, February 26, in the ETHS auditorium.
Two orchestras (String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra), the ETHS bands (Concert and Symphonic Bands, and the Wind Ensemble), and several vocal groups (Concert Choir, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and the Dazzling Dames) will perform.
The program will feature a variety of musical genres, particularly by American composers. Orchestral highlights include selections from two American favorites—Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and Copeland’s “Rodeo”—played by the Symphony Orchestra and a “Concert for Two Guitars,” by Vivaldi, played by the String Orchestra. The varied band repertoire includes “Courtly Airs and Dances,” “Homage to Perotin,” “American Salute,” and “The Promise of Living” by Copeland, which will be performed by the Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir. Additional choral numbers include “Love is a Song,” “The Impossible Dream,” and others.
Tickets, available at the door, are $3 for adults with no charge for students and senior citizens. Evanston Township High School is located at 1600 Dodge Ave., and the auditorium is handicapped accessible. Parking is best in the lot directly across from the auditorium entrance on Dodge Ave.