Concert Band Honors Essential Workers In Season-Opening Concert
"Joy From Awakening: A Tribute To Our Essential Workers" is the Kalamazoo Concert Band's first concert of the season. Conductor Tom Evans joined Cara Lieurance to preview the program, which will be held at 7:30 pm in Chenery Auditorium on Saturday, Oct 23.
Proof of vaccination and wearing a mask are required to attend the free concert. A special piece, "Heal," from Robert W. Smith's Suite for the Heroes Among Us, will pay tribute to those who served as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bassoonist Caleb Piersma, winner of the KCB Youth Soloist Competition in 2020, will also make a long-delayed debut playing a concerto movement with the band.