On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Meyer Theatre will host Rock Our Water, a first-ever concert fundraiser featuring fun, music and proceeds benefitting the UW-Green Bay watershed monitoring partnership with local high schools as well as other water-resources work in the Green Bay area. The Rock Our Water event will feature music by Bill Staines, Dead Horses, and special guest and host Cory Chisel. Organizers invite you to spread the word with all your family, friends, and peers that support the goals of healthy community and clean water. Feel free to contact Whitney Passint, the outreach coordinator for the UWGB watershed partnership, for more information or questions about tickets to the Rock Our Water Event. To purchase tickets. Visit the Facebook page.
The UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The Chamber Ensemble groups performing are the UW-Green Bay Saxophone Quartet, directed by Associate Prof. John Salerno; the Brass Ensemble, directed by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines; the New Music Ensemble directed by Associate Prof. Eric Hansen; and UWGB Hand Drumming Ensemble, directed by Prof. Cheryl Grosso.
The UW-Green Bay New Music Ensemble opens the program with “SIM Card Sonata” by Associate Prof. Eric Hansen, which will be followed by “Morning Music II” by Brian Tayler. The group also will perform “Choose Your Own Path: A Musical Adventure” by UW-Green Bay student Kelsie Holtzheimer, and “Ping Pong Music,” a second composition by Hansen. New Music Ensemble personnel are: Kelsie Holtzheimer, Kailey Mucha, Beth Waldeck, Kait Francos, Cassie Germait, Sydney St. Clair, Nicholas Saldana.
The Saxophone Quartet will be the next to perform, beginning with “Sailors Hornpipe” by Henry Cowell and “Pizzicato polka” by Johann Strauss II. The group will then perform “Berceuse,” and “Seville,” both by Isaac Albeniz, and “Banana Rag,” by Christian Daguet. Saxophone Quartet personnel are: Kyle Hall, Kelton Jennings, Alex Munson, McKenna VanDerLeest.
The Brass Ensemble will then open with “Bravura Prelude,” by George Frederick McKay, followed by “Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust,” by Hector Berlioz (arranged by James Haynor), and “Allerseelen,” by Richard Straus (arranged by Earl Irons). The group will conclude with Henry Purcell’s “Symphony from Fairy Queen.” Brass Ensemble personnel are: James Block, Amanda Cornette, Greg Koeller, Ryan Loining, Carl Onesti, Greg Sauve, Brandt Bailey, Molly Dederich, Jillian Patrick, Doak Baker, Bill Burroughs, Mike Hogan, Tim Kiefer, Cole Watkins, Paul Dugan, Joe Russett, Jamie Rodgers.
The Chamber Ensembles concert will conclude with the UWGB Hand Drumming Ensemble, performing three of Grosso’s original compositions — “Rhythm Chant 24,” “Rhythm Chant 16” and “Rhythm Chant 23.” UWGB Hand Drumming Ensemble personnel are: Owin Cantable, Laura Cortright, Roxanne Elsner, Lisa Ford, Anna Gribova, Michaela Hogan, Isaiah Hernandez, Kelton Jennings, Brittney Koerner, Adam LeGrave, Jamie Rodgers, Nora Thurber, Jack Van Beek, Thomas Zwicker.
UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.
Four UW-Green Bay student groups will perform as part of the annual spring Chamber Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 8) in the University Theatre. Admission is free. The program opens with the seven-member New Music Ensemble under the direction of Associate Prof. Eric Hansen of Music. Three of the group’s four selections will be recent compositions by Hansen (“SIM Card Sonata” and “Ping Pong Music”) and student vocalist Kelsie Holtzheimer (“Choose Your Own Path”). Next up is the Saxophone Quartet, performing four pieces directed by Associate Prof. John Salerno. The 17-member Brass Ensemble led by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines will present selections including two movements from “Symphony from the Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell. Closing the evening will be the Hand Drumming Ensemble, with the group’s 14 percussionists performing three pieces from the “Rhythm Chant” series written by their director, Prof. Cheryl Grosso.
UW-Green Bay’s Jazz I, Jazz II, and Vocal Jazz ensembles will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (April 30) at the Weidner Center. The varied program includes a number of arrangements by Associate Prof. John Salerno, who directs the Jazz I and Vocal Jazz ensembles. Associate Prof. Adam Gaines directs the Jazz II Ensemble. Familiar tunes on the program include “Makin Whoopee!” and “Mambo No. 5”; the vocal selections “Whenever I Call You Friend” (Kenny Loggins) and “Brahms Lullaby,” each arranged by Salerno; and a closing Jazz I set that includes the standards “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Beyond the Sea” and “Take the A Train,” along with a Salerno setting of the Lennon/McCartney tune “In My Life.” More details.
UW-Green Bay’s Jazz I, Jazz II, and Vocal Jazz ensembles will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Cofrin Family Hall within the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
The event will feature a wide range of composers and arrangers, including arrangements from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. John Salerno. Salerno directs the Jazz I and Vocal Jazz ensembles, while Associate Prof. Adam Gaines directs the Jazz II Ensemble.
The Jazz II Ensemble will perform first, playing “Makin Whoopee!” (Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson, arr. Gordon Goodwin), “A New Standard” (Vince Norman), “Together Houses” (Vince Norman), “Mambo No. 5” (Dámaso Pérez Prado), and “Mercy Mercy Mercy” (Joe Zawinul, arr. Phil Wilson).
After Jazz II, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take the stage, starting with “Four” (Miles Davis), “It’s You Or No One” (arr. Kelly Marsh), “Whenever I Call You Friend” (Kenny Loggins, arr. John Salerno), and “Brahms Lullaby” (J. Brahms, arr. John Salerno). The group’s final piece will be “Four Season’s Medley,” arranged by UW-Green Bay student Nick Schommer.
Up next, the Jazz I Ensemble will perform “Alianza” (Eric Moralis), “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” (arr. John Salerno), “Beyond the Sea” (arr. Bob Nowak), and “In My Life” (Lennon/McCartney, arr. John Salerno). They will conclude the concert with “Take the A Train” arranged by Arturo Sandoval.
Tickets for the jazz ensembles concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.
Jazz II Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Alysha Brooks, Becky Erdman, Kyle Hall, Kelton Jennings, Ceilidh Westenberger; Trumpet: Brandt Bailey, Greg Koeller, Rachel Massey, Andrew Peroutka; Trombone: Cam Collins, Alec Haase, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett; Rhythm section: A.J. Schmid, piano; Matt Hillman, guitar; Jon Tabers-Kwak, bass; Tom Zwicker, drums.
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Cassie Alfheim, Anna Behnke, Laura Cortright, Ryan Dummer, Ashley Gutting, Michaela Hogan, Brittney Koerner, James Letellier, Derek Olson, Rissel Peguero, Nick Schommer, Tori Schuurmans, Victoria Schwenn, Valerie Sidon, Marisa Slempkes, Sydney St. Clair, Jack VanBeek.
Jazz I Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Rebekah Erdmann, Kelton Jennings, Kyle Hendrickson, Alex Munson, McKenna VanderLeest; Trumpet: James Block, Chase Collins, Em Elnar, Gatlin Grimm, Ryan Loning; Trombone: Cam Collins, Alec Haase, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett; Rhythm section: Kyle Sweeney, piano; Matt Hillman, guitar; Gillian Evanoff, bass; Isaiah Hernandez, drums; Bobby Magers, drums.
The UW-Green Bay Chorale and Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Weidner Center, showcases the talents of two UW-Green Bay Music faculty members. Pianist Michael Rector will appear as both accompanist and featured performer. The concert will also feature the premiere of “To Your Success!” a new work by Michelle McQuade Dewhirst.
Our initial news release for the Saturday (April 25) choral concert at the Weidner Center should have mentioned the parts being played by new Assistant Prof. of Music Michael Rector. He will perform Liszt’s “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca” following intermission. Rector is also the accompanist for the Concert Chorale.
UW-Green Bay Music presents music by Richard Rodgers, John Williams and Disney in a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in Cofrin Family Hall. Associate Prof. Kevin Collins conducts. The program includes “Bond… James Bond” as well as “Symphonic Highlights from Frozen” and music from Rodgers’ “Victory at Sea” and “Summer of ’42.”
The UW-Green Bay Chorale and Concert Choir will be joined by community artists in performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Cofrin Family (main) Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
This 30th event of the 2014-15 season will feature music from a wide variety of composers, including Thomas Morley, Hans Leo Hassler, Orlando Gibbons, Moses Hogan. Associate Prof. Randall Meder conducts both the Chorale and the Concert Choir.
The UW-Green Bay Concert Choir will take the stage first, performing “My Bonny Lass She Smileth” by Thomas Morley; “My Bonny Lass She Smelleth” by the comic composer known as P.D.Q. Bach; “Sommarpsalm” by Waldemar Ahlen; “The Road Not Taken” by Randall Thompson; and “Soon-Ah Will Be Done” by William Dawson.
The Green Bay Choral Artists group of alumni and community members will then perform, beginning with Hans Leo Hassler’s “Dixit Maria” and “Kyrie from Missa super Dixit Maria.” The program also includes “Quick, we have but a second” by Charles Villiers Stanford and “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca” by Franz Liszt with Assistant Prof. of Music Michael Rector featured on piano. Rector is also the accompanist for the UW-Green Bay Chorale.
The UW-Green Bay Chorale will take the stage following intermission, performing “The Silver Swan” by Orlando Gibbons; “Il bianco e dolce cigno” by Jacques Arcadelt; “Kyrie from Missa super Il bianco e dolce cigno” by Steffano Bernardi; “Northern Lights” by Ola Gjeilo; and “To Your Success!” by UW-Green Bay Music faculty member Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. The concert will conclude with the Chorale and the Green Bay Choral Artists combined choirs performing “Sometimes I Feel” arranged by Parker/Shaw, and “My God is So High” by Moses Hogan.
Tickets for the Chorale, Concert Choir, and Choral Artists performance are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visitwww.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.
UW-Green Bay Chorale personnel are as follows: Emily Sculliuffo, accompanist; Soprano: Lisa Ford, Michaela Hogan, Brittney Koerner, Paige Konitzer, Tori Schuurmans, Sydney St.Clair, Ashley Thibeau; Alto: Laura Cortright, Ashley Gutting, Kelsie Holtzheimer, Rissel Peguero, Heather Roberts, Lydia Schneider, Beth Waldeck, Brittany Welch; Tenor: Cody Finer, Gatlin Grimm, James Letellier, Jack VanBeek; Bass: Ryan Dummer, Bryan Konicek, Nicholas Schommer, Kevin Wellens.
UW-Green Bay Concert Choir personnel are as follows: Soprano: Natasha Ales, McKenna Bertrand, Abigail Borchardt, Olivia Helander, Anna Hoesley, Laura Hoffman, Kirsten Just, Claire Kitzerow, Sabrena Koren, Cassandra Kremer, Victoria Schwenn, Marisa Slempkes, Daisy Soriano, Marissa Weibel; Alto: Macie Doyle, Tianna Ellis, Kesekokiw Grignon, Samantha Gulino, Halle Johnson, Brigitta Kaiser, Lindsey Lewis, Xinyi Liu, Danielle Magnusson, Madeline Miller, Lauren Paul, Kimberly Singer, Brooke Theama; Tenor: Gatlin Grimm, Steven Henderson, Lane Ludtke, Joshua Riehn, Gabriel Zastrow; Bass: Michael Bultman, Jacob Huempfner, Timothy Krause, Adam Rosenow, Thomas Sielaff.
Green Bay Choral Artists personnel are as follows: Soprano: Angela Danowski, Nicole Duhaime, Lori VerBoort; Alto: Jane Benson, Nicole Doebert, Karen Eckberg, Christine Goodner, Katherine Nelson; Tenor: Mike Hogan, Bob Richter, Ted Van Egeren, Jesse Wellens; Bass: Eric Gjerde, Jim Graziano, Sergio Heredia, John Phillipson.
UW-Green Bay Music presents music by Richard Rodgers, John Williams and Disney in a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the Cofrin Family (main) Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will open the evening with “Bond… James Bond” arranged by Stephen Bulla. The group will conclude with “Symphonic Highlights from Frozen” featuring music Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez wrote for the 2013 Disney hit, arranged by Stephen Bulla.
Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage, beginning with a performance of “Victory at Sea” by Richard Rodgers, transcribed by Robert Russell Bennett. The ensemble will play “Theme from Summer of ’42” by Michele LeGrand, arranged by Eric Osterling, before concluding with “The Cowboys” by John Williams, arranged by Jim Curnow.
Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.
Symphonic Band personnel are as follows: Flute: Brianna Schwartz, Allie Andres, Emma Faye, Jennifer Lund; Clarinet: Jennifer Bahling, Barbara Boyer, CarlyJean Egger, Brianah Bodoh, Mickayla Bercherer, Amelia Ford; Alto Saxophone: Alyssa Edges; Horn: Kathi Arnold, Katrina Weber, Andrew Sturm; Trumpet: Lane Ludtke, Mitchell Kanlasty, Talor Sohr, Sam Osterberg, Lindsey Meis; Trombone: Nathan Marhefke, Leah Ziegler; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Percussion: Isaiah Hernandez, Jack VanBeek; Violoncello: Larissa Mickelson.
Wind Ensemble personnel are as follows: Flute: Payton Kronforst, Kailey Mucha (picc.), Alysha Brooks; Clarinet: Lauren Paul (Co-principal), Rebekah Erdman (Co-principal), Heather Roberts, Kaitlyn Francois; Bass Clarinet: Amanda Buss; Alto Saxophone: McKenna VanDerLeest, Kyle Hall; Tenor Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Baritone Saxophone: Kyle Henrickson; Horn: Brandt Bailey, Michaela Moore; Trumpet: Ryan Loining, James Block, Mitchell Kanlasty; Trombone: Matt Albert, Jacob Harper, Mallory Krueger; Bass Trombone: Alec Hasse; Euphonium: Joe Russett; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Kyle Sweeney, Bobby Joe Magers; String Bass: Jon Tabers Kwak; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.