The UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Cheryl Grosso and the Phoenix Brass Ensemble directed by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines will take the stage for a free concert Wednesday, Dec. 4, performing at 7:30 p.m. at University Theatre in Theatre Hall. The Chamber Ensembles concert will feature a variety of works by composers including G. F. Handel and our own Prof. Grosso. Read more.
New composition honors Harden as leader… and percussionist
A fun element of Wednesday’s student Chamber Ensembles concert at UW-Green Bay will be the premiere of a new composition in Music Prof. Cheryl Grosso’s “Rhythm Chant” series. This one, “Rhythm Chant 4TKH,” was written for Chancellor Tom K. Harden and his years of service at UW-Green Bay. Even better? Harden himself will help perform the piece as a member of this semester’s Hand Drumming Ensemble. A knowledgeable source tells us that while student percussionist Harden is probably not a serious threat to turn pro, he has nonetheless been diligent and enthusiastic in getting back into the groove after many years away. (He played around on drums a little in his younger days.)