Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Time: November 17, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Street: Music Building on Northern Illinois University
Website or Map: https://niuarts.com/2019/10/f…
Event Type: concert
Organized By: The NIU Steelband
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2019
The NIU Steelband presents its fall 2019 concert Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building on Northern Illinois University’s main campus in DeKalb. The program will also feature the NIU Steelpan Studio, All University Steelband and Community School for the Arts (CSA) Steelband.
The event will be dedicated to the memory of G. Allan (“Al”) O’Connor, the founder of the NIU Steelband program, former Associate Dean of Music, and Head of Percussion Studies who passed away in June.
Al O’Connor was at the forefront of the development of the steelband art form in North America, and his pioneering work influenced the formation of steelband orchestras at educational institutions throughout the USA and Asia.