Tag: Music

Critic-at-large Warren Gerds praises ‘Metropolis’

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 […]

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance presents ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’, May 3

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance completes its season with a one-night performance of Celeste Respanti’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is a book and play based on […]

This Phoenix Friday is special with Metropolis and UntitledTown

On Phoenix Friday, check out the complete 2010 restoration of the film Metropolis which will be screened along with the world-premiere live performance of a new film score at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall. UntitledTown is taking over downtown Green Bay. At The Phoenix Bookstore, “pick” your savings — up to 30% off your entire purchase with an […]

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst to discuss Metropolis Local 5 Live

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.

Warren Gerds interviews Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

In anticipation of Friday’s screening of “Metropolis,” critic-at-large Warren Gerds interviewed composer Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Music). The interview goes behind-the-scenes and notes what to expect at this weekend’s performance — Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center. Buy tickets online or at University Ticketing and Information Center.

Video: Metropolis score offers unique opportunities for music and vocal students

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 […]

Purchase tickets for Metropolis

Fritz Lang’s dystopian 1927 film has been called “the mother of all sci-fi films” and has been referenced in film and pop culture ever since its release. The complete 2010 restoration of the film will be screened along with the world premiere live performance of a new film score by Associate Prof. of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. Kevin Collins leads the Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and […]

Faculty note: Meredith and Gallagher-Lepak present to neighbors on music and its benefits

A presentation for Prof. Sarah Meredith (Music) and Dean Susan Gallagher-Lepak’s (College of Health, Education and Social Welfare), “The Healing Power of Music” was well-received by a capacity crowd of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross on April 1, 2017. The presentation addressed the music of Hildagard von Bingen and other early […]