The Quincy University Symphonic Band will present its second concert this spring, featuring music inspired by history and war, at 3 p.m. on April 30 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 concert will feature a collaboration with students from the World History II course taught by Padraic Rohan, PhD, assistant professor of history. Students will present program notes and historical information related to the events described in each musical selection. The band will demonstrate some of the themes and musical references within each work and then perform the full work.

Works will include “Remembering Pearl Harbor,” “Moscow 1941,” “Kyiv 2022,” and “Symphony #1: In Memoriam Dresden 1945.” The concert will close with Quincy Hilliard’s powerful “As the World Watched,” a musical statement on terrible events happening all over the world today and in the past.

The QU Symphonic Band is under the direction of assistant professor of music and director of bands, Bill Machold, M.M. For more information, call 217-228-5432 ext. 3163.

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