October 19, 2011
Marquette announces lineup of free fall music concerts
Marquette University’s music programs will begin their annual fall concerts with a performance titled "Haunted Harmonies," by the acapella group The Naturals on Saturday, Oct. 29. All concerts are in the Varsity Theatre, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Saturday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m., Weasler Auditorium The Naturals
The Naturals will be performing their annual fall acapella concert, “Haunted Harmonies.” Selections will include several new original arrangements, ranging from Disney songs to Frank Sinatra to modern pop music.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Marquette University Symphony Orchestra will perform “Music for the Stage,” featuring the work of Verdi, Gounod and Grieg. There will also be a performance of “Psalm and Fugue,” by Alan Hovhaness, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Saturday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m.Gospel Choir Concert
The Marquette Gospel Choir’s performance of “Give Thanks” will feature gospel selections by a number of groups, including New Direction, Ricky Dillard and Hezekiah Walker. A number of special guests will also be performing, including Vessels. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert
The Marquette Wind Ensemble’s performance, “Spirituality and Art,” highlights several works inspired by spiritual and religious themes, such as “Give Us This Day,” a religious and spiritual symphony by David Maslanka, and “Dali,” a five-movement work inspired by the paintings and sculptures of the great Salvador Dali, by Aldo Forte. Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Concert
The jazz ensemble performance will include classic swing-era works from Mary Lou Williams, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane, rock and R&B hits from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and several works in a Latin style as well. Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.Gold ‘N Blues Concert
The Gold N’ Blues, a Marquette a capella group, in conjunction with the Fugees, a Marquette improv group and the university’s Hype Dance team, will present “Grand New Brew,” a performance of popular songs from the radio today, as well as several oldies. An original song about Marquette will also be performed. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for all others. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.Symphonic Band Concert
The Symphonic Band concert will be devoted to the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Works will include popular tunes from the era, as well as music focusing on the positive outcomes of the war.
For more information about music programs offered at Marquette, visit the Office of Student Development