UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series returns for sixth year

Line-up includes the holiday music of Ella Fitzgerald and a new, live film score

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series returns with “Lydia Frumkin, piano,” Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. It will be the first of seven performances in the series by UW-Green Bay music faculty and guests during the 2018-19 academic year. The full schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Lydia Frumkin, piano
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Florentine Opera featuring the Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artists
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27 — Akros Percussion Collective
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12 — (There’s No Place Like) Swing for the Holidays: Holiday Music of Ella Fitzgerald
    (Note: Tickets are $15: order online at WeidnerCenter.com or call Ticket Star at 800.895.0071
    Proceeds from this ticketed event support the yearlong, free 6:30 Concert Series)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — a very small consortium: an international array of miniature compositions
  • Tuesday, March 12 —Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…with Michael Hall: Voice, Sax & Viola Trio
  • Thursday, April 29 — Man with a Movie Camera: A New, Live Film Score

The 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers, and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. All performances:

  • Take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall, Cofrin Family Hall or Grand FoyerBegin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Last between 60 and 90 minutes
  • Are free and open to the public (excluding the Dec. 12 concert); donations are gladly accepted

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

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 nearly 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, 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.

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