North Suburban Concert Band to perform annual pops concert

The North Suburban Concert Band’s annual pops concert is this weekend.

The North Suburban Concert Band performs its annual Pops Concert Sunday, April 28. This year, the concert has been moved to Constance Free Church in Andover. File photo submitted

The North Suburban Concert Band performs its annual Pops Concert Sunday, April 28. This year, the concert has been moved to Constance Free Church in Andover. File photo submitted

The cabaret-style concert, under the direction of John Rosner, will be performed Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m., at Constance Free Church, 16150 Crosstown Blvd. N.W., Andover. Adults, $7, seniors and students, $5. Tickets are available at the door.

“It’s like a potpourri of music,” Rosner said. “From swing to rag time to pop. There’s lots of different things for everyone.”

The concert has been performed for about the last five years at the Courtyards of Andover. But with its closing, NSCB has moved the pops concert to a new locale at the church.

Among selections on the program are Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” John Williams’ “Indiana Jones” and “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and Aaron Copland’s “Down a Country Lane.”

Audience members will recognize familiar tunes from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Songs such as “Maria,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Tonight” and “Somewhere.”

In addition to the large group, the NSCB jazz band and other small groups will perform.

The event is sold out every year, so arrive early if you want to get a seat. Enjoy free refreshments while listening to the concert.

The NSCB is in its 31st year of performing. The group is open to adult musicians and comprises members from the northern suburbs and beyond.

For more information, visit the band’s website at www.nscband.org.

Elyse Kaner is at elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com

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