On Oct. 26, Evanston Township High School will hold its Fall Band and Orchestra Music Festival with music ranging from the classics to the movies. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the ETHS Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Four bands will take the stage, directed by Band Director Matthew Bufis. The Freshman Concert Band will play contemporary works including “Curse of the Pharaohs” in time for Halloween. The Symphonic Band will feature “Invercargill March” by New Zealander Alex Lithgow, among other works. The Wind Symphony will continue the march theme with “Governor’s March” and “March for the Sultan Abdul Madjid.” And the Wildkit Marching Band will play music from “The Matrix.”
Classical music rounds out the festival when the String Orchestra plays works by Vivaldi, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. The Symphony Orchestra Strings will present a rather global program with works by Dvorak (“From the New World”), Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” a waltz by Stravinsky, and a work by Argentianian tango composer Piazzola. Charles Abplanalp is the orchestra director.
The auditorium is handicapped accessible, and parking is available in the lot on Dodge Avenue, directly across from the auditorium entrance.