It is difficult to capture photos once the lights are dimmed, but University photographer Dan Moore did manage to get a few before and after shots of Metropolis last week at the Weidner Center. In the gallery, you will see patrons filing in, images of the singers and musicians in the “pit,” and the rousing […]
The one-night-only presentation of Metropolis at the Weidner Center April 28 met every expectation and ended with a rousing ovation for UW-Green Bay faculty members Kevin Collins and Randy Meder and composer Michelle Mcquade Dewhirst, as well as the team of singers and musicians. “Any way you slice it, the score is formidable. Its level […]
Associate Professor of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst will be on Local 5 Live with Lisa Malak at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, April 27 to discuss the screening of the complete 2010 restoration of Metropolis along with the world-premiere live performance of her new film score at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28.
One can appreciate the challenge to prepare music students to perform a world-premiere film score. When the music shifts from traditional sounds and lyrics, the stakes get even higher. It appears that Prof. Kevin Collins, who leads the Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and Randall Meder, who leads the UWGB Chorale, for next week’s Metropolis performance are […]
What does it take to write a world-premiere film score? University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professor of Music, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, took on the task for the 1927 “sci-fi” film Metropolis which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 by UW-Green Bay Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra. It’s a fascinating process and she […]