Upcoming Music Events at Bradley University

Symphonic Winds Winter Concert

Sunday | February 23
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley University Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will present a Winter Concert. The concert will include A Yorkshire Overture by Philip Sparke, Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 by Alexander Scriabin, Symphony No. 3 by Vittorio Giannini and The Guide Right March by John Philip Sousa. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 309-677-2650. For more information about this performance, contact Dr. David Vroman at 309-677-2605.

Jazz Festival

Tuesday | February 25
8 a.m. | Michel Student Center
Performing throughout the day, this year’s jazz festival features fifteen high school bands, guest artist Dave Pietro and clinicians Nikki Malley, Chip McNeill and Robert Sears. These performances are free and open to the public. The evening concert will feature the Bradley Groove Project and Jazz Ensemble with Dave Pietro at 7:30 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the evening concert are $15 for the general public and $10 for students. For more information, call the Bradley Cultural Events Box Office at 309-677-2650.

Concerto-Aria Competition Winners in Concert

Sunday | March 1
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will present the three winners of the university’s annual concerto/aria competition in concert. Randy Sperry (tenor) will perform “Comfort Ye/Ev’ry Valley” from The Messiah. Jessica Everts (viola) will perform Hummel’s Fantasie for Viola and Orchestra. McKenna Hulen (violin) will perform The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. The orchestra will also premiere a new piece, Truth for Orchestra, composed by Bradley student Reid Chapman. The remainder of the program will include Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Samuel Barber’s First Essay for Orchestra, and “Jupiter” from Holst’s The Planets. The BSO is under the direction of music director Dr. Timothy Semanik. This concert is part of the Music Department’s Music Scholarship Concert Series. Tickets are $10 for the general public, free for students and are available at the door.

Illinois Saxophone Quintet (ISQ) Performance

Sunday | March 8
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
Kicking off its 48th year, the ISQ is led by Bradley saxophone instructor Keith M. Zimmerman, with members Corey Burns, Daniel Young, Matthew Winkler and Russell Zehr. For this performance, the ISQ will draw from their extensive library, including works by Beethoven, Mozart, Fibich, Handey, Wiedoeft, Goodwin, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and others, ranging from the Classical period through the 20th century. Three transcriptions by Brian Sparks, former lead saxophone in the top U.S. Coast Guard band, will be premiered, including Gordon Goodwin’s “Hunting Wabbits” based on the Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny cartoon series. This performance is free and open to the public. Please call 309-677-2595 for more information.