FREEPORT — The Highland Community College Big Band and Concert Band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, in the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre on Highland’s campus.
Highland Big Band Director Bill Petersen said his ensemble will feature arrangements by legendary jazz pianist and composer Stan Kenton, a contemporary and close friend of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. His self-described progressive style is frequently revisited by collegiate-level jazz clinics even in modern day.
Scott Stich, director of Highland’s concert band, is pleased to present a “wide variety of concert literature” featuring Alfred Reed’s “The Hounds of Spring,” a Kenneth Singleton transcription of Aaron Copland’s “The Promise of Living,” Frank Ticheli’s “Sun Dance The Homefront: Musical Memories from World War II,” arranged by James Christensen, and Jay Bocook’s rousing transcription of “Danse Bacchanale,” taken from Camille Saint-Saens’ “Sampson and Delilah.”
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.highland.edu or by calling the Highland Community College Box Office weekdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at 815.599.3718.
For more information about Highland Community College Fine Arts performances or vocal or instrumental groups, please contact the Fine Arts Department at 815.599.3490.