Concert Band and Community Orchestra present "We Are One Sound" concert on Nov. 16

November 6, 2023
Hildy S conducting community orchestra in Weston
Poster for We Are One Sound concert

Fitchburg State University’s Concert Band and Community Orchestra will perform their fall concert, “We Are One Sound,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in Weston Auditorium, 353 North St. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Concert Band will be featuring music by LGBTQ composers. This is the culminating semester concert for the Fitchburg State Concert Band and Community Orchestra ensembles. 

“We are excited to present a concert of music by LGBTQ composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Aaron Copland, Randall Standridge, Omar Thomas, Julie Giroux and Rossano Gallante,” said Assistant Professor Amy McGlothlin, a member of the university’s Humanities Department faculty and the conductor of the Concert Band. 

While admission is free, the university will be collecting donations of non-perishable microwavable meals to stock the Falcon Bazaar, the campus food and necessities pantry.

The Concert Band at Fitchburg State is open to all people with experience playing a band instrument. It includes students, alumni, faculty and members of the surrounding community. The Community Orchestra, led by Professor Hildy Schilling, The Fitchburg State Community Orchestra is also composed of students, faculty members, and other musicians who live in the Greater Fitchburg community. The orchestra performs at numerous campus and community events.

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