The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with, “Akros Percussion Ensemble” on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall.
Akros is a gathering of percussionists dedicated to the aesthetic sensibilities of new and experimental percussion music. Founded in 2006, the collective includes Matt Dudack, Kevin Lewis, Jeff Neitzke and UW-Green Bay Percussion Professor Bill Sallak. In addition to residencies at the Akron Art Museum and concertizing throughout northeast Ohio, the group has given feature performances at the Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg, Germany), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), the INTAR Theatre (NYC), the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, the Hartt School of Music, Kent State University’s New Music Series, and the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis.
The concert program will feature works by John Luther Adams, Frederic Rzewski, Karlheinz Stockhausen and the Wisconsin premiere of “Amadeo Antonio Kiowa” by Matthias Kaul. The concert is free and open to the public.
This program is presented with generous support from Doctors in Recital. Doctors in Recital is a local organization made up of area physicians who present an annual fundraising musical variety show, performing everything from rock and jazz to the classics! Tickets for the Doctors in Recital annual concert on January 19, 2019 will be on sale at the Akros Percussion Collective performance; proceeds benefit the 6:30 Concert Series, which was selected to be one of their community recipients.
- 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.
The 6:30 Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission. To learn more about the series and upcoming performances, please visit 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.