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360° Thursdays highlights Chopin in ‘Stories without Words’

UW-Green Bay Music will highlight the music of Frederic Chopin in “Stories without Words,” the next installment of its 360° Thursdays concert series, at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. UW-Green Bay faculty member and pianist Michael Rector will take the listener on a musical journey using Chopin’s work as a roadmap in this lecture-recital.

Next 360° Thursdays concert, ‘Stories without Words’

UW-Green Bay Music will highlight the music of Frederic Chopin in “Stories without Words,” the next installment of its 360° Thursdays concert series, at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. UW-Green Bay faculty member and pianist Michael Rector will take the listener on a musical journey using Chopin’s work as a roadmap in this lecture-recital.

Michael Rector

Michael Rector

From the “hoof-beats of Polish cavalry” to the “wind over the graves,” Chopin’s music inspires fantastical imagery and stories in the imaginations of his listeners. Though the composer insisted his work was pure and abstract, clues to hidden narratives abound. Chopin alludes to opera, dance, sacred music and many other contemporary styles.

Rector will explore Chopin’s references and explain how he combined them to guide the listener on a musical exploration, using these compositions: Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42; Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1; Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4; Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 3; Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3; Ballade in F Major, Op. 38; and Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52.

Rector is committed as a dedicated teacher, researcher and advocate for the arts. He strives to make the language of classical music vivid for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a pianist, he invigorates and expands the repertoire through innovative programming that re-contextualizes familiar pieces and makes vivid new and neglected works.

Now in its second season, the 360° Thursdays concert series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. The concert-lecture event helps students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of music through multiple perspectives.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information about the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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360° Thursday: Modern jazz, Slovak trio, Polish composer

UW-Green Bay Music will examine modern jazz though an Eastern European lens, presenting the music of Krzysztof Komeda in the next installment of its 360° Thursdays concert series, at 6:30 p.m. March 5 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. UW-Green Bay Music Profs. Adam Gaines and John Salerno, trumpet and saxophone, respectively, will perform Komeda’s music with the Nothing But Swing Trio (Slovak musicians Klaudius Kováč, piano, Róbert Ragan, doublebass, and Peter Solárik). Throughout the program, Gaines will highlight some of Komeda’s most important contributions through the use of film clips and lecture. More details.
 

Next 360° Thursdays: Modern jazz, Slovak trio, Polish composer

Nothing But Swing Trio

UW-Green Bay Music will examine modern jazz though an Eastern European lens, presenting the music of Krzysztof Komeda in the next installment of its 360° Thursdays concert series, at 6:30 p.m. March 5 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Komeda was an important member of the modern jazz scene in his native Poland and throughout Europe until his untimely death at age 37, the result of a fall, in 1969.

UW-Green Bay Music Profs. Adam Gaines and John Salerno, trumpet and saxophone, respectively, will perform Komeda’s music with the Nothing But Swing Trio. The three members of the jazz trio from Slovakia are Klaudius Kováč, piano, Róbert Ragan, doublebass, and Peter Solárik, drums. Throughout the program, Gaines will highlight some of Komeda’s most important contributions through the use of film clips and lecture.

Komeda was perhaps best known for his movie scores, most notably the Roman Polanski films Rosemary’s Baby, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Knife in the Water and Cul-de-sac. His album Astigmatic (1965) was widely regarded as one of the most important European jazz albums, credited with offering a unique take on the dominant American approach to the art form.

Now in its second season, the 360° Thursdays concert series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. Emblematic of UW-Green Bay’s interdisciplinary academic approach, the concert-lecture events help students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways, considering a single work of music through multiple perspectives.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information about the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Big weekend for music, laughs, theatre on campus

Just a reminder: The end of February brings another rush of popular performances at the Weidner Center. Starting with:

360° Thursdays: ‘The Eclectic Music of Frank Felice,’ the guest artist hosted by the Music program, at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday (Feb. 26) in Fort Howard Hall read more

• The romantic comedy ‘Months on End’ presented by the Theatre program, with shows this week Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 26-28) each night in the Jean Weidner Theatre. read more

• Nationally acclaimed standup comic Gabriel Iglesias, Saturday and Sunday (the 28th and March 1) in Cofrin Family Hall. read more

360° Thursdays features ‘Eclectic Music of Frank Felice’ on Feb. 26


UW-Green Bay Music will present “The Sacred and Profane: The Eclectic Music of Frank Felice,” the next installment in its free 360° Thursdays concert series, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Weidner’s Fort Howard Hall. Felice, a nationally known composer with a “postmodern mischievousness,” will offer insights about his music, converse with the audience and conduct crowd participation activities during the lecture-concert event. UW-Green Bay faculty members including John Salerno, Michael Dewhirst, Cheryl Grosso, Eric Hansen, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst and Michael Rector will perform several of Felice’s original compositions, including “Charismata,” “Morning becomes …” “Basta!” and “Honk!”

Composer Frank Felice to be featured during next 360° Thursdays lecture-concert event

UW-Green Bay Music will present “The Sacred and Profane: The Eclectic Music of Frank Felice,” the next installment in its 360° Thursdays concert series, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Frank Felice

Frank Felice

Felice, an eclectic composer with a postmodern mischievousness, will offer insights about his music, converse with the audience and conduct crowd participation activities during the lecture-concert event.

UW-Green Bay faculty members will perform several of Felice’s original compositions, including “Charismata” (2007), “Morning becomes …” (2009), “Basta!” (2006), and “Honk!” (2014).

Felice has performed extensively in the U.S. and has garnered additional performances worldwide. His commissions have included funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Omaha Symphony, the Indiana Arts Commission, the Music Teachers National Association and many more, as well as numerous private commissions and consortia. He has completed numerous residencies and mini-residencies, and in recent years has been in demand as an electric and upright bassist, playing in various rock, punk, progressive rock and big bands in the greater Indianapolis area.

Several UW-Green Bay faculty members will perform Felice’s works. They are Associate Prof. John Salerno (alto saxophone), ad-hoc instructor Michael Dewhirst (violincello), Prof. Cheryl Grosso (percussion), Associate Prof. Eric Hansen (clarinet), Associate Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (French horn) and Assistant Prof. Michael Rector (piano). Madison percussionist and UW-Green Bay alumnus Tim Patterson, D.M.A., a music instructor at Madison College, also will perform.

Now in its second season, the 360° Thursdays concert series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. A component of UW-Green Bay’s 360° of Learning approach, the concert-lecture event helps students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of music through multiple perspectives.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information about the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Music’s first 360° Thursday features Brazilian flair

Soprano Yuka De Almeida Prado and guitarist Gustavo Costa — educators and artists who made the acquaintance of UW-Green Bay Music Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston through her Fulbright time at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto — will be featured in the semester’s first 360° Thursdays performance Feb. 5 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center.

Semester’s first 360° Thursday to feature Brazilian soprano, guitarist

A Brazilian duo will kick off this semester’s 360° Thursdays lecture-concert series, taking the stage Thursday, Feb. 5 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center. Soprano Yuka De Almeida Prado and guitarist Gustavo Costa will perform works by artists including Gustavo Julião de Camargo, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Manuel De Falla. It will be Prado’s second time performing at UW-Green Bay — she presented a recital in Fort Howard Hall in 2012. Prado was introduced to UW-Green Bay by Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston, who met her while teaching and performing at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, Brazil on a Fulbright grant.

Brazilian duo to headline semester’s first 360° Thursdays concert

Brazilian duo to perform at 360 Thursdays concert

UW-Green Bay Music will kick off its spring semester of 360° Thursdays concerts with a Brazilian duo who will take the stage Feb. 5.

Soprano Yuka De Almeida Prado and guitarist Gustavo Costa will perform works by José Gustavo Julião de Camargo, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Manuel De Falla during the lecture-concert event. The program order will be announced at the beginning of the concert.

An award-winning guitarist, Costa has performed guitar concertos in France, Spain, Italy and Brazil. As a chamber musician, he was one of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet members awarded in 2011 with the Latin Grammy for a CD dedicated to Villa-Lobos works. He is the head of the Music Department of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, where he teaches guitar and viola caipira (10-string guitar).

A Japanese Brazilian born in Brazil, Prado focused her studies on Japanese and French art songs while in Japan, where she performed in concerts and recitals. As a chamber musician in Brazil, she has presented a large repertoire of Brazilian art songs and also has performed in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Prado is an assistant professor of singing at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, where she met UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston while the latter was teaching and performing there on a Fulbright grant. Prado performed a recital in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in 2012.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information about the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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