Skip to main content


Lakeside Band Festival concert to be held Saturday

  • Erica Anderson
    Erica Anderson
    Submitted Photo


James Ripley

November 10, 2017

Carthage professor of oboe, Erica Anderson, will be featured at the Lakeside Band Festival concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. Professor Anderson will perform Jim Stephenson’s “Duels and Dances” with the Wind Orchestra, which was written for Alex Ross, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This particular piece requires the performer to play the five different instruments of the oboe family.

Mr. Ross asked for a concerto that included all the instruments of the oboe family, and so this performance will showcase not only the well-known oboe and english horn, but also the oboe d’amore, bass oboe, and musette (a “piccoloboe”).

The Lakeside Band Festival will be led by guest composer and conductor, Jim Stephenson, and include several of his own compositions. One of his compositions entitled “There are no words” was written shortly after the events of the Charleston, South Carolina shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. It is, unfortunately, a work that continues to resonate in the current time rather than receding into a historical reflection. Another one off his compositions which will be included in this concert is “This is most certainly true”, a work premiered by the Wind Orchestra at Homecoming as part of the Luther 500 celebration.

This concert is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact the Fine Arts Office at 262-551-5859.


James Ripley