Six Marquette musical groups will offer free concerts in the next month. The concerts include performances from the symphonic band, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, orchestra, chorus and gospel choir.
All shows, which are open to the public, are performed in the Varsity Theatre, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave, with the exception of the Marquette University Chorus performance April 30, which will be in the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Saturday, April 9, 3 p.m.
The Gospel Choir will celebrate the theme of “Gratefulness” at their spring concert, which will be followed by a reception.
Marquette Symphonic Band
Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m.
The Marquette Symphonic Band spring concert will feature old and new music by American composers.
Marquette Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
The Jazz Ensemble’s concert will include jazz masterworks from Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea and many more.
Marquette Wind Ensemble
Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m.
“American Originals” is the theme for the Marquette Wind Ensemble’s spring performance. The concert will feature music from contemporary and classical U.S. composers.
Marquette University Chorus
Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.
The Marquette Chorus concert, “Why Music?” will include selections by composers J.M. Martin and Franz Abt, among others.
Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.
The Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert will have an extra academic focus this year. The concert will include performances of Brahm’s “Academic Festival Overture,” and “Polovtsian Dances,” by Alexander Borodin, a Russian composer and chemist. Shebert’s “Symphony No. 8 Unfinished” will also be featured.
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