The program will re-create the atmosphere of a popular summer concert in the early 1900s, with spirited marches, operatic adaptations, lively waltz music, movie themes, and Broadway show tunes. Featured composers will include everything from Verdi and Rossini to Sousa, Bernstein, and Henry Mancini.
All ages are welcome, and admission is free of charge.
The Ridgeville Band of Evanston is a not-for-profit, community-based wind and brass concert ensemble composed of between 30 and 40 local musicians led by Monty Adams, former principal flutist and soloist with the U.S. Air Force Band and Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and holder of a Master’s in Music from Northwestern University. (In addition to his duties as conductor of the Ridgeville Band, Mr. Adams has been a major participant in Chicago-area musical life as a faculty member of the Music Institute of Chicago, conductor and music director of the Lakeside Flute ensemble, a frequent performer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a regular member of the several Chicago Symphony chamber ensembles.)
The Ridgeville Band plays a wide range of symphonic band music, including classical and operatic transcriptions and adaptations; jazz, pop, Broadway and film scores; folk medleys; and, of course, marches by leading composers such as Johann Strauss, Kenneth Alford, and John Philip Sousa.
For more information, visit the band’s website at http://ridgevilleband.weebly.com/