Green Bay, Wis. — You want classics? You got’ ‘em! The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Capitol Civic Centre. “Nothing But the Classics,” and will be a celebration of songs and artists from the Big Band Era. The show will include instrumentals as well as a variety of vocals with local favorites David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann, and a special vocal featuring conductor Sucherman.
Sucherman says, “Nothing But the Classics” is two sets of definitive Big Band repertoire of classic songs and classic arrangements from Miller to Goodman and beyond. The first half of the concert includes favorites by Ellington, Gray and Miller including Satin Doll, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and A String of Pearls. The second set will feature one of the most famous songs from the Big Band era, the Benny Goodman classic Sing, Sing, Sing as well as the jazz standard, Lullaby of Birdland.
Vocals will include selections by legendary artists Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Kim Hofmann is eager to share her renditions of Blue Skies and Orange Colored Sky and Bourgeois his versions of When I Fall in Love and I Get a Kick Out of You. Hofmann and Bourgeois will sing back up for Sucherman for his interpretation of the 1922 The Sheik of Araby from the movie “Tin Pan Alley.”
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in the Capitol Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum to meet the conductor, vocalists and members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band.
Tickets for “Nothing But the Classics” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket Capitol Civic Centre preservation fee. For further ticket information, call the CCC Box Office at 683-2184.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.