Several performances to close out spring concert season

Harper College will close its 2015-16 concert season with several events. All performances take place in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Tickets to each are $10 to $15. Contact the Harper College Box Office at 847.925.6100 or

Steel Bands presents: Journey to Brazil with Special Guest Joe Sonnefeldt 

  • Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
    With renowned percussionist Paul Ross at the helm and Chicago percussionist Joe Sonnefeldt on hand, the steel bands will perform music from and inspired by Brazil, including works by Paul G. Ross, Steve Flowers, Keith Nowickas, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, Milton Nascimento, James Taylor and more, with many original arrangements by Ross.

Wind Symphony 

  • Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
    Under the direction of Conductor Gregory Tipps and Assistant Director Aaron Mulder, the Wind Symphony will perform Dedicatory Overture (Williams), Hosts of Freedom (King), Air for Band (Erickson), Third Suite for Band (Jager), Shenandoah (Ticheli), Rolling Thunder (Fillmore), Ludlow (Barrett), Hammond (Downie), Bugler's Holiday (Anderson), Themes Like Old Times (arranged by Barker), and Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.

Concert Choir & SPECTRA

  • Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.
    Directed by Dr. Tom Stauch, the Concert Choir and SPECTRA will perform works from a variety of genres including classical, jazz, Broadway, opera and pop music.

Piano Ensemble presents: Spring Extravaganza

  • Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
    Student and faculty artists in duets, duos, trios, quartets will perform in this concert featuring 130 fingers at five pianos! Under the direction of Dr. Janice Razaq, the performance will include works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Faure, Mendelssohn, Fodor, Gurlitt, Copland, Menken, Waller, Barber, Vandall and Wilberg. 

Harper Symphony Orchestra presents: A Very Grand Finale

  • Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m.
    Under the direction of maestro Brian Groner, the HSO finishes their 2015-2016 season with this concert, featuring harpist Faye Seeman and performing: William Grant Still's Ennanga, a three-movement suite; Claude Debussy's Danses sacree et profane for harp and strings; and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

Media contact:  Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159

Last Updated: 11/3/21