Chicago’s Millar Brass Ensemble and Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Choir and Youth Symphony are together for a spectacular collaborative concert. Three ensembles will perform as one in a stunning arrangement of Gabrieli’s Canzona. Featuring selected repertoire by Millar, the concert also showcases EYSO’s 43-member Brass Choir in a performance of John Golland’s Concerto for Band. The Youth Symphony presents Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten, and Haydn’s Oboe Concerto with Young Artists Concerto Competition winner Guillermo Ulloa.
Tickets are available directly from Wentz Hall and may be purchased online,
by phone: 630-637-SHOW (7469) 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday or in person:
North Central College Box Office
Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center upper level
171 E. Chicago Avenue
Naperville, Illinois 60540
10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and one hour before the event at the venue location.
EYSO students who are not members of Brass Choir or Youth Symphony, stop by the EYSO rehearsal office at ECC for a ticket voucher for two complimentary tickets to “Air”.
One-hour pre-concert clinic (free, and open to the public):
While musicians spend much time and effort on the physical aspects of playing an instrument, it is the development of mental focus that unlocks many of the joys of performing music. Over the years this topic has been explored in books like The Inner Game of Tennis and The Talent Code. Prior to these, many musicians turned to the teaching of brass pedagogue and tuba player Arnold Jacobs. Besides laying the foundation for the legendary Chicago Symphony brass sections over five decades, Jacobs was known to musicians as a master teacher, specifically on the topic of mental focus. At 3:30pm, Join Millar Brass Ensemble as they share their thoughts on how the teaching of Arnold Jacobs has shaped their thinking on mental focus.