Pops Concert Featuring Blue & Gold and Northlanders Jazz Bands

Event Details

Date: May 10, 2018

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Elmen Center

Ticket Info: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and free for students K-12 and those with an Augie ID.

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Augustana Performing and Visual Arts will present the annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, in the Elmen Center. .

This year’s traditional “Pops” concert features the Blue and Gold Band as well as the Northlanders Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo.  Dr. Larry Petersen conducts the Blue & Gold Band while Dr. Brian Hanegan conducts the Northlanders and Jazz Combo.

The Blue and Gold Band will be playing music from the movie SING.  They follow with two very energetic Greek Folk Dances and a piece called “Instant Concert” that lasts only three minutes but contains 30 songs.  The trick will be to see if the audience can name all 30!

The Jazz Combo will be playing two popular Kenny Garret tunes: “Sing a Song of Song” and “Happy People.”  These tunes are among his most popular and are perennial in-concert crowd pleasers.  

The Northlanders will be playing an eclectic mix of popular tunes, with flavors of contemporary jazz language including the Beatles “Blackbird,” “Theme from Family Guy,” “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”

The entire concert will all be toe-tapping funk, rock, and jazz classics with a modern take.  The perfect time to get your hands clapping and dance to the music!