Arlington Heights Orchestra Welcomes New Conductor October 24



The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band, in partnership with District 214 Community Education, presents the first of four indoor concerts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

The fall concert will feature the premiere of the group’s new conductor, Pietro Pisello, who is in his eighth year of music education and is currently the group director at Rich East High School in Park Forest.

Pietro graduated from Ridgewood High School and received his BA in Music Education from Trinity University in Deerfield. He plays the trombone in The Sicilian Band of Chicago and is its guest conductor.

This concert will feature music composed and arranged by American composers. The group will perform music from a wide range of contemporary composers like Brian Balmages and Frank Tichelli to legends like Leroy Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, to film composers Danny Elfman (“Batman”) and John Williams (“Hook”) ).

American composer R. Christopher Teichler will be the guest conductor and lead the group in two of his compositions. He is a composer, conductor, performer and teacher. His music has been performed by ensembles ranging from college orchestras to professional symphony orchestras.

The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 at the Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Admission is free, but the group accepts donations to offset the cost of music and new musical instruments.

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We ask for “tickets” to anticipate the attendance of the public. Walk-ins are welcome; no one will be turned back at the door.

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