On Sunday, October 15th, Alpine Thunder provide music for Louise’s 111th birthday. Originally born in Germany and immigrated here to the United States in 1928. Speaking in both English and German she shared with me some of her life experiences. Truly an inspirational individual. Happy 111th Birthday Louise!
On Saturday, October 14th, WGN created a video segment that was aired in the morning and shown at length on their 5PM and 10PM televised shows. Hofbrauhaus personnel were interviewed and Alpine Thunder provided the music and alphorn sections. View the below and enjoy!
To celebrate Leinenkugel’s 150th anniversary both Leinenkugel and Hofbräuhaus Munich collaborated to create a dark lager beer style – Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Beer. Alpine Thunder provided the celebration music at Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake.
March 2, 2017
Alpine Thunder performed a German folk music and culture program for the Vernon Hills High School language department. Last year we accomplished a similar program for the Libertyville High School language department. The program highlights German folk music, language and culture with active involvement by the students.
December 1, 2016
Although we often take today’s Christmas celebration customs for granted, most of the so-called “traditional” Christmas practices only date back to the 19th century. Many of these customs originated in Germany and Austria. Alpine Thunder will take you on a musical journey through Germany relating German Christmas music,
and, other German folk songs to traditional holiday practices, German culture, language and geography
On October 18th, 2016, Alpine Thunder returned to the Glenview Public Library for their 10th year performance. Each year we perform our Oktoberfest Cultural Program where we reference German Oktoberfest culture and geography to the music performed at this time. This time we had Alpine Thunder perform as a quintet with three alphorns. Prost Oktoberfest! Prost Glenview Public Library for making this happen!
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