UW-Green Bay’s new 360° Thursdays series will welcome pianist Nicholas Phillips on Thursday, Feb. 28 to perform works from Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Ethan Wickman and Mark Olivieri. The concert will be held in the Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Phillips is an active soloist and collaborative artist as well as assistant professor of music at UW-Eau Claire. Recent performances include stops in New York, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Phillips’ visit to UW-Green Bay will combine a music lecture with his recital. Prior to the recital, Phillips will speak to the audience about his creative process as well as field questions from attendees.
Phillips has given lecture-recitals and presentations at a number of local, state and international conferences, including: “Beyond a Wild Rose: the Intermediate-Level Piano Music of Edward MacDowell” and “Teaching Mendelssohn: Addressing Musical and Technical Problems Through the Songs without Worlds.”
An Indiana native, Phillips began formal piano lessons at Indiana University at the age of 10. He holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas Conservatory of Music, Indiana University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This concert is the second installment in a new series for UW-Green Bay’s 360° Thursdays, a component of the University’s new 360° of Learning brand. The 360° theme reflects UW-Green Bay’s unique approach that enables students to explore their education from a variety of angles, dimensions — and ultimately, possibilities. The 360° Thursdays series does this by helping students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances will feature scintillating and provocative discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of the music through multiple perspectives.
The 360° Thursdays series will feature a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. The other scheduled performances for spring semester are as follows, with each taking place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall. Concerts are free but donations are appreciated.
• March 14: UW-Green Bay Brass, Flute, and Saxophone Ensembles: Performance to follow pre-concert talks by the directors of the ensembles.
• March 28: Exploring Jazz Styles: UW-Green Bay Faculty Jazz Combo and special guests, featuring UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Adam Gaines.
• April 18: Form and Thematic Manipulation in Music: Lecture-recital with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. John Salerno.
• May 2: Premieres and miniatures: UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst offers insights on new works. UW-Green Bay faculty perform music written by and for the UW-Green Bay community.
For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.