Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band: “Fanning the Flames”

Jordan FranciscoSymphonic Band

Symphonic Band Fall 2022 Concert - Fanning the Flames

The incandescent Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band is eager to start our next concert cycle. In our season’s latest theme, “Rise,” our sound fans the flame of change. With BIPOC composer Kevin Day’s Requiem for the Unarmed, we pay tribute and respect to the lives lost to racial injustice in our country. We’ll fight for the future of our Mother Earth in Catherine Likhuta’s Planet B. Then take a trip to the pits of despair in Robert W. Smith’s The Inferno from the “Divine Comedy.” And when we think all hope is lost, Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite will stoke the dying embers, a reminder that good will always triumph over evil. You’ll be inspired by these pieces and more as we ignite change in others striving for a better tomorrow.

Location: Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
Date & Time: November 19th, 2022 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tickets: $12 (includes fees) at the door or online

About this Season

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, the 14 performing groups of Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles proudly announce our 2022-2023 concert series – “Rise.”

As our community celebrates overcoming adversity from the pandemic and societal unrest, we ‘band’ together in jubilant rebirth. You can anticipate Lakeside Pride’s signature brand of musical excellence and diversity in a myriad of performances this season. You won’t want to miss this!

About Lakeside Pride

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.


All-gender restroom Yes
A path from the street to the performance spaceYes
Strobe lights and lasersNo
Smoke machinesNo

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All patrons must provide either proof of complete vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Paper and digital copies are accepted.
  • All Lakeside Pride performers are required to prove vaccination status to participate in our ensembles.
  • Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required when not eating or drinking
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or any other communicable illness, please stay home.