Quincy University to be host of symphonic band concert Thursday at Connie Niemann Center

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The Symphonic Band will perform a variety of folk songs Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Connie Niemann Center for Music. | Photo courtesy of Quincy University

QUINCY — The Quincy University Symphonic Band will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Connie Niemann Center for Music at QU’s North Campus, 17th and Seminary Road. This concert is free and open to the public.

The symphonic band will present music based on or inspired by folk songs. Selections will include “Three Folk Song Settings for Band” by Andrew Boysen Jr., “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance, “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, and “Perthshire Majesty” by Samuel Hazo.

The QU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Bill Machold, assistant professor of music and director of bands.

For more information, call 217-228-5432 ext. 3163.

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