Parkland concert scheduled
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College community orchestra and concert band will perform the concert, "The Weather Outside's been Frightful; Our Music's so Delightful" at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave.
The Parkland Orchestra, conducted by Jack Ranney, will perform the overture to "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein; The overture to "Romeo and Juliet" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; "An Unending Legacy" by Barry Milner; and "Dance Rhythms" by Wallingford Riegger.
The Parkland Concert Band, conducted by Larry Stoner with guest conductor Barry Houser, will perform "Light Cavalry" overture by Franz von Suppe; "Celebration Variations" by James Curnow; the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst; and "George Washington Bicentennial" by John Phillip Sousa, among other selections.
Houser is assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands at the University of Illinois, where his responsibilities include conducting the Wind Orchestra, the Athletic Bands, and the Marching Illini. At Parkland, he will conduct the Holst and Sousa pieces.
The concert is free and open to the public.