'Young at Heart' concert to feature SLC ensembles

Posted On April 08, 2015

As its name implies, Silver Lake College’s upcoming “Young at Heart” concert will feature some light-hearted numbers.

Audience members can expect to hear everything from Disney tunes to music from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” when the SLC instrumental ensembles perform.

The concert, the final one of the school year, starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in Endries Hall, located on campus at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, 2406 S. Alverno Road. Admission is $5. The concert is open to the public.

Featured groups include the Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble and Wind Ensemble.

“Each ensemble will perform separately, then at the end of the concert the Wind Ensemble and the Handbell Ensemble will perform together,” said Jeremiah Eis, Chairman of SLC's Department of Music.

Eis chose the “Young at Heart” theme after attending other concerts with similar themes that audiences enjoyed.

The concert will be a mix of popular numbers and classic repertoire, Eis said.

Among the pieces performed by the Wind Ensemble is Julius Fucik's “Entry of the Gladiators,” a march most often associated with the circus, but originally written to depict the entry of Roman gladiators.

“The march is one everyone should recognize and it should bring a smile to their faces. I also anticipate some giggling,” Eis said with a laugh.

The Handbell Ensemble program will include the popular “Under the Sea,” from “The Little Mermaid.”

The Jazz Ensemble will perform “My One True Friend,” a Bette Midler classic performed by SLC student Emily Cattani. It also will present “It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)” by Duke Ellington, “The Candy Man” arranged by the late Sammy Nestico and “What I Did for Love” by Marvin Hamlisch from the musical “A Chorus Line.”