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Reminder: Chamber Ensembles to take the stage Friday for free concert

And here’s one final reminder that UW-Green Bay Music will present its final concert of the academic year at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 9) at University Theatre in Theatre Hall. The University’s Clarinet Ensemble, Hand Drumming Ensemble and Phoenix Brass Ensemble, joined by the Sounds of Silver Flute Ensemble, will perform. The concert is free and open to the public. More details.

Reminder on Friday concert

UW-Green Bay Music will present an enjoyable and unconventional concert Friday, May 10, when the University’s New Music and Hand Drumming ensembles take the stage in the University Theatre. The New Music Ensemble, under the direction of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, will be followed by the Hand Drumming Ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Cheryl Grosso. See details.

UW-Green Bay Music Faculty, Hand Drumming Ensemble to perform Dec. 7

UW-Green Bay concert posterThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Faculty, along with the University’s Hand Drumming Ensemble, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall.

The first half of the program is titled “A celebration of 100 years of Cage,” an homage to the late composer, music theorist and artist John Cage, who would have turned 100 years old in 2012. UW-Green Bay’s faculty performing artists will play five Cage compositions, with the order determined through chance operations performed immediately before the concert.

Faculty performing artists are Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, trombone; Lada Gaines, wife of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, soprano saxophone; Prof. Cheryl Grosso, percussion; Associate Prof. Eric Hansen, clarinet; and Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman, voice.

Directed by innovative percussionist Prof. Cheryl Grosso, the UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble will take the stage following a brief intermission. The group will perform a selection of Grosso’s own compositions, including “Rhythm Chant SM/FB,” “Rhythm Chant Momo Ado” and “Rhythm Chant 27.”

Hand Drumming Ensemble personnel are Kevin Bernard, Michaela Hogan, Eileen Lacenski, Candice Matuszak, Jamie Rodgers, Danielle Enderby, Amanda Kujawa, Benjamin LeComte and Benjamin Matzke .

Tickets for the Music Faculty and Hand Drumming concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.