Giving Voice to the Silenced

Announcing a powerful musical program that honors Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The program, entitled Giving Voice to the Silenced, tells a story of vitality, loss, contemplation and possibility.


Highlights include a specially constructed and memorable “Remembrance Suite” that includes John Williams’ dramatic Theme from Schindler’s List, Jack Stamps’ Scenes from Terezin which is based on the poems of Ava Scholsova and Fronta Bas, both of whom died in the Auschwitz concentration camp, and Francis McBeths’ beautiful and intense Kaddish. Also included is Lawrence Siegels’ Kaddish Suite which honors the survivors of the Holocaust and rejoices in their spirit. The Houston Examiner describes Kaddish Suite as a “Sweet, shocking, melancholy, uplifting, horrific, and finally, powerfully triumphant.”

The program continues with American composer David Maslanka’s California which premiered February 13, 2016 by the California All-State Wind Symphony and conducted by Northshore Concert Band’s conductor and artistic director Dr. Mallory Thompson.  Program notes from Mr. Maslanka describe this piece:

Music is wonderful. It lets us tell ourselves things we can’t speak out in words. It opens the dream space and lets us dream together. It lets us imagine the world as it really is, a place of vitality, power, and possibility.

We live in fear of destruction, from climate change, nuclear bombs, increasing population, vanishing resources, continuous war. When the troubles are listed like this it is hard to know what we think we are doing with our seemingly simple and innocent music making.

Giving Voice to the Silenced, the third concert of Northshore Concert Band’s 61st season, will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University; 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston, Illinois. 

Individual concert tickets are $20 each, seniors $15, students/children $10.
Tickets are available in advance or at the box office on the day of the concert.

The box office opens at 2:00 pm on the day of the concert.

Bring A Group Of 10 Or More And Save!

When you bring a group, it’s easy and inexpensive to experience the world-renowned Northshore Concert Band! Senior groups pay only $10 per person! Student/Children groups pay only $5 each!

All of our concerts are at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University Campus in Evanston, Illinois.  It offers outstanding acoustics, easy-access drop-off and pick-up for cars and buses as well as 16 wheelchair accessible seats.

Let us help you plan your group outing today! To receive these special group rates please call 847-432-2263 or email  to customize your group ticket package today!

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