Music Performances

Fox Valley Concert Band

Fall Concert

Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:30 pm, Perry Hall, Dr. Marc Sackman, Conductor

The Fox Valley Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman will give its first concert of its 31st season.  This year we will focus on music from Russia, Eastern Europe, and beyond.   We will begin therefore with music by Dmitri Shostakovich, his Festive Overture.   Continuing in this vein, the band will play Shadja-maalika: Modal Illusions, written by Lawrence Conservatory faculty member Asha Srinivasan and Symphonic Dances from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.  From the other side of Europe, programmed are two staples of the band repertoire, English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger’s setting of Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon.   To conclude, we will play the “eastern” march of John Philip Sousa, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 4:00 pm, Perry Hall, Dr. Marc Sackman, Conductor

The Fox Valley Concert band under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman will present its annual Holiday Concert.  The program will include several works inspired by the music of Russia, including two works for band, Russian Folk Dances by Dan Rager, and Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed.  The band will also perform Berceuse and Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Also on the program will be two movements from Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite, including our evening’s march, The Earle of Oxford’s Marche.  Rounding out our program will be An American in Paris by George Gershwin and in celebration of the holiday season, Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Winter Concert

Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 pm, Perry Hall, Dr. Marc Sackman, Conductor
The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman, will present its Winter Concert. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

Spring Concert

Friday, May 6th, 2016, 7:30 pm, Perry Hall, Dr. Marc Sackman, Conductor
The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman, will present its Spring Concert. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

UWFox Faculty Recital

Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:00 pm, Perry Hall.

Monday, October 5th, 2015, 12:00 pm, Perry Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public.

UWFox Jazz Ensemble and UWFox Chorale

  • Sunday, December 6, 7:00 pm, Perry Hall, Dr. Marc Sackman, Conductor
  • Sunday, May 1, 7:00 pm, Perry Hall, Dr. Marc Sackman, Conductor

The concerts are free and open to the public.