GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with, “Florentine Opera” on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall. The performance will feature the Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artists performing opera’s greatest hits from Handel to Bernstein, with selections in Italian, German, French and English. The concert is free and open to the public. Reservations recommended at WeidnerCenter.com/events/florentine-opera-company/.
This season’s Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artists are talented singers beginning their professional careers. They are Nicole Heinen, soprano; Briana Moynihan, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Huff, tenor; and baritone Nathaniel Hill. The singers will be accompanied by pianist Ruben Piirainen.
The Florentine Opera Company is Wisconsin’s oldest fully professional performing arts organization and the sixth-oldest opera company in the United States. The company is celebrating its eighty-fifth anniversary season this year. This performance is presented with support from The Fine Arts Institute at East High and Sharon Resch, Czech/Slovak Voice Competition.
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.
- Take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall, Cofrin Family Hall or Grand Foyer
- Begin at 6:30 PM
- Last between 60 and 90 minutes
- Are free and open to the public (excluding the December 12 concert); donations are gladly accepted.
To learn more about the series and upcoming performances, please visit http://www.weidnercenter.com/630series/.
About Fort Howard Hall
Perhaps the most versatile space in the Weidner Center, the 45’ x 54’ 200-seat, theatre-style hall features a beautiful hardwood floor and retractable seating. The privacy of the space and the hardwood floor make this a perfect location for dinners, receptions, meetings and social dancing. The retractable seating allows the hall to be transformed into a small performance space ideal for recitals and lectures.
About the Weidner Center
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.