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 Hall at the Weidner Center. Featured will be music from a wide variety of composers, including Thomas Morley, Hans Leo Hassler, Orlando Gibbons, Moses Hogan and others. Associate Prof. Randall Meder conducts both the Chorale and the Concert Choir.
Eric Hansen, associate professor of Music, earned a lengthy ovation and a glowing review from WFRV’s Warren Gerds for his featured turn with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay in Sunday’s concert at the Meyer Theatre. In playing the clarinet concerto that Mozart composed in the final months of his life in 1791, “Hansen played comfortably and in complete control of Mozart’s dips, rises, shifts and variations, sometimes within milliseconds of one another,” Gerds wrote. “Hansen’s skill and dexterity fueled an appreciation for the scope of the instrument… Mozart had a gift, and Hansen tapped into that with a fine, fine performance” To read more.
Police Lt. Jeff Gross of UW-Green Bay’s Public Safety division is a good sport. So much so that when this week’s well-attended “MythBusters” show on campus called for an audience-participation bit involving an Imperial Stormtrooper costume from the Star Wars series, Gross was a perfect fit. Photo and details.
There are some good tickets remaining (but not all that many) for Tuesday’s big Weidner Center show by the guys behind the very popular Emmy-nominated Discovery Network series “MythBusters.” Stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have started a stage show that promises on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories.
Gypsy Trip, your friendly neighborhood jazz collective of UW-Green Bay faculty and alumni, will be part of a fundraising night this Saturday (April 11) at Luna Coffee and Roastery, 330 Main Avenue, De Pere. The night is intended to support the local March of Dimes walk group, Team Reminator, named for a local boy, Remi, born with serious health issues. A suggested donation of $10 gets you in to sample great food and drink from S.A.L.T., Joe’s Texas Barbecue, and Titletown Brewing Company – and, of course, access to Gypsy Trip’s eclectic musical stylings. The music plays from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday’s iteration of Gypsy Trip includes Adam Gaines, trumpet; Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn and vocals; Jordan Koel and Tyler Rindo, guitars; Michael Dewhirst, bass; and Adam LeGrave, percussion.
The Student Convocation Recital takes place this Friday (April 10) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Any and all are welcome to stop by for all or part of the performance, which will feature the student Saxophone Quartet and the New Music Ensemble. We’ll have more program info and a link to the full release in our next issue.
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.
DanceWorks is the upcoming main stage concert of dance from UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance. Get your tickets now for this high-energy show, Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth in advance and $10 and $7 at the door. $5 for UWGB students. For a press release including cast members and ticket prices.
Kick off your shoes, it’s time to boogie… or at least, it’s time to watch some impressive rug cutting! More impressive and accessible than Dancing with the Stars, DanceWorks is the upcoming main stage concert of dance from UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance. This eclectic, high-energy show will take the stage at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29), showcasing the choreography of faculty member and Artistic Director Denise Carlson-Gardner, as well as selected students, and the UW-Green Bay Ballroom Dance Club. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth in advance, $10 and $7 at the door, and $5 for UWGB students. Order yours here. For a press release including cast members and more.
He’s been making audiences laugh for more than 20 years and now he returns to the Weidner Center. Rodney Carrington, the country singer-songwriter, actor and writer will perform at the Weidner Center at 7 p.m. Saturday May 30. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m. Learn more about this unique actor who even starred in his own TV sitcom, “Rodney.”