CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2013 —Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band ( www.lakesidepride.org ) will reflect and celebrate as Illinois becomes the 15th state to grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry. On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., the ensemble will present "Stand Up! A Musical Celebration of Equality" at the Nettelhorst School Auditorium, 3252 N. Broadway, Chicago.
This special performancefeaturing the Chicago premiere of "Colors: A Celebration"presents music that champions equality. "Colors" is a reflection of the diversity, strength and unbreakable spirit of the LGBT community. Composer Tim Jansa will talk about his musical interpretation of the Gay Rights Movementfrom Stonewall to the presentduring a FREE PreConcert Conversation 30 minutes before the start of the concert.
This performance also includes "A Movement for Rosa," a musical tribute to civil rights hero Rosa Parks by Chicago composer Mark Camphouse, "Candide Suite" and "Somewhere ( from "West Side Story" ) by Leonard Bernstein, as well as "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn. Additional masterworks inspire a sense of victory, transcendent peace, and hope for the future.
Tickets are $20, $12 for students and seniors, and are available online at LakesidePride.org and before the concert. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Equality Illinois Education Project, the 501( c )( 3 ) arm of Equality Illinois, which focuses on LGBT educational outreach.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items throughout the evening, including an autographed Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick, passes to Chicago cultural institutions, as well as delicious meals around town. All proceeds will help Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles continue its mission to help the LGBT community connect with diverse audiences through music.
The Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band is part of Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, a recognized 501( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit organization. Inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2011, the Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band, Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band, and shhh...OUT! Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble together reach more than one million people annually.
Windy City Media Group and ChicagoPride.com provide media support for the 2013/14 Concert Season. Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is a recognized Resident Partner of Center on Halsted. Additional support provided by Preston Bradley Center.
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STAND UP! A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF EQUALITY
Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band
Saturday, Nov. 9 @ 7:00 p.m. [PreConcert Conversation @ 6:30 p.m.]
Nettelhorst School Auditorium, 3252 N. Broadway, Chicago
BERNSTEIN: Candide Suite
CAMPHOUSE: A Movement for Rosa
GIROUX: Journey Through Orion
JANSA: Colors: A Celebration [Chicago Premiere]
MASLANKA: Give Us This Day
MENDELSSOHN: Wedding March
Pre-Concert Talk: Composer Tim Jansa and Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band Conductor Kyle Rhoades will host a conversation with audience members approximately 30 minutes before the start of the concert. FREE to all concert ticket holders.
Tickets: $20; $12 students and seniors. Available at LakesidePride.org and before the concert at the Nettelhorst School Auditorium, 3252 N. Broadway, Chicago.