The Ukrainian national anthem will open Fox Valley Concert Band’s Spring Concert.
Conducted by Marc Sackman, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in Perry Hall on the Fox Cities campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The performance is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature Lawrence University alumnus Stuart Young playing the Concerto for Bassoon by Gordon Jacob and Timothy Albright, Lawrence professor of trombone, who will be soloist on Red Sky by Anthony Barfield and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie funèbre et triomphale.
The symphony was written in 1840 to honor those who died during the revolution of 1830 and performed when the remains of the fallen were reinterred under the column at Place de la Bastille in Paris.
It is one of the few large works by a major composer created for the wind band prior to the 20th century.
The march for the evening will be the French National Défilé March by Robert Planquette.