GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with, “(There’s No Place Like) Swing for the Holidays – Featuring the Music of Ella Fitzgerald” on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall.
The concert features the holiday music of Ella Fitzgerald (as sung by UW-Green Bay’s Courtney Sherman), with appearances by the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra and UW-Green Bay Music faculty. Proceeds from this ticketed event support the year-long, free 6:30 Concert Series.
Featured singer Courtney Sherman is well known to Green Bay audiences. She has performed soprano solos in Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Handel’s Messiah as well a wide range of art song and chamber repertoire. She is an Associate Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay, teaching courses for both the Music and Theatre programs. She regularly serves as the conductor and music director for UW-Green Bay’s musical theatre productions, including Cabaret, Avenue Q, Legally Blonde and Nunsense.
Members of the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra are John Salerno, alto saxophone 1; Lada Gaines, alto saxophone 2; Steve Johnson, tenor saxophone 1; Ken Barhite, tenor saxophone 2; Jen Johnson, baritone saxophone; Pat Phelan, trumpet; John Daniel, trumpet; Dan Marbes, trumpet; Adam Gaines, trumpet; Bill Hill, trombone; Kelly Galarneau, trombone; Bill Dennee, trombone; Eric High, trombone; Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn; Christine Salerno, piano; Andrew Bader, bass; Bill Sallak, drums and Matt Hillman, guitar.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.weidnercenter.com/events/theres-no-place-like-swing-for-the-holidays/.
About the 6:30 Concert Series
- 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 Dec. 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.