Fond du Lac Symphonic Band To Perform Saturday, March 25

The Fond du Lac Symphonic Band has announced it will be playing its 42nd annual Pops Concert on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the FdL High School Performing Arts Center.

With the theme “A Celtic Fantasy,” the concert will feature selections from the movies “Braveheart” and “Far and Away,” and the immensely popular stage show “Riverdance.” Also on the program are two charming folk song arrangements by Percy Grainger: “Shepherds Hey” and “Irish Tune from County Derry” (O Danny Boy). Music by contemporary composers includes a setting of the Scottish folk song “Loch Lomond” by Frank Ticheli and “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold.

The band’s program will be interspersed with music by guest artists Cat and Hare, a MIlwaukee-based quartet that performs Irish and Scottish music on fiddle, concertina, tenor banjo, harp, bodhran, and bouzouki. Founded just before the Great Pause of 2020, the band draws inspiration from archival sources, classic recordings, and contemporary Irish and Scottish traditional musicians.  Group members are Olivia Langby: fiddle and concertina, Christian Wandzala: tenor banjo, tin whistle, harp, bouzouki, voice; Amy Richter: bodhrán and percussion; and Jeff Ksiazek: bouzouki and tin whistle.

There is no admission charge for the concert; a free-will offering will be received. Sponsors’ seating is available at $15 for main floor seating and $100 for a mezzanine box with seating for four. Sponsors receive a program listing and complimentary refreshments. Sponsors’ ticket requests may be mailed to “Pops Sponsors, P O Box 1483, FdL WI 54936.”

For information contact:

Mary A Arthur – Public Relations Director Buttermilk Festival Coordinator, Fond du Lac Symphonic Band, Ltd. Fond du Lac WI 54935 920-579-1535