Windy City Winds November Concert - World Travels

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Windy City Winds, “Chicago’s Community Band”opens its fifth season with World Travels, a celebration of symphonic band music from around the globe. The concert opens with Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich. Pieces include Hammersmith by Gustav Holst, Astor Piazzolla’s elegiac tango Oblivion, Colonial Song by Percy Grainger and Conga Del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Marquez. The band’s fifth season features composers of color. The fall concert showcases Ritual Dances by Dr. Shawn Okpebholo, professor of music at Wheaton College and Spring Festival by Chinese-American female composer Chen Yi.