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UW-Green Bay ensembles to headline next 360° Thursdays concert March 14

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UW-Green Bay Music will present the next event in its 360° Thursdays concert and lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

In keeping with the format of the 360° Thursdays events, the directors of UW-Green Bay’s saxophone, flute and brass ensembles will offer a pre-concert talk before their respective groups perform. Associate Prof. John Salerno directs the Saxophone Ensemble, which will play first. The Flute Ensemble and guest Sounds of Silver Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Adjunct Instructor Nancy Collins, will follow; and the concert will conclude with the Brass Ensemble, directed by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines.

The concert is the third installment of the innovative 360° Thursdays series, 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 feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of the music through multiple perspectives.

The 360° Thursdays series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. The other scheduled performances for the 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 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 members perform music written by and for the UW-Green Bay community.

The March 14 concert is the 20th of the 2012-13 season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about 360° Thursdays is available at www.uwgb.edu/music/360-thursdays.asp. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

Personnel for the March 14 concert are as follows:
Saxophone Ensemble: Sam Stranz, Cole Watkins, Emily Schanowski, McKenna VanDerLeest, Brian Kopfhammer.

Flute Ensemble: Robyn Derenne, Abbie Hartung, Kaelee Heideman, Krista Jaeger, Ashley Koehler, Kailey Mucha, Jenna Rautmann, Monica Wysocki. Sounds of Silver Flute Ensemble: Nancy Collins, Becky Czachor, Lynn Drewiske, Luann Glielmi, Jean Fontaine, Mary Tesch, Ashley Zipperer, Sue Zipperer.

Brass Ensemble: Trumpet: Amanda Cornette, Kayla Johnson, Greg Koeller, Gatlin Grimm, Carl Onesti, Greg Sauve; Horn: Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Jillian Patrick; Trombone: Doak Baker, Bill Burroughs, Mike Hogan; Euphonium: Cole Watkins; Tuba: Paul Dugan, Gregg Fredrickson.

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