UW-Green Bay to host international voice competition, special 360° Thursday

For the sixth time, UW-Green Bay is preparing to host preliminary and semifinal rounds of the biennial Czech and Slovak Voice International Music Competition of Montréal. Normally held in November, this year’s early rounds of competition will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. UW-Green Bay maintains an integral role in the competition as the only U.S. site for the preliminary and semifinal rounds, thanks to the efforts of Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston, Art and Design (Music), and community patron Sharon Resch. The weekend competition will be preceded by a special 360° Thursdays concert on Sept. 26, with Laurie Lashbrook of the University of Akron (Ohio), performing the song cycle “Apple Train,” by Czech composer Sylvie Borodova. She will be accompanied by Associate Prof. Timothy Cheek of the University of Michigan, who will serve as pianist for the competition. Cheek’s wife, acclaimed dancer Bohuslava Jelinkova, also will perform. For additional details, check out our news release.