The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) will present a thrilling evening of music with “A Journey through Eastern Europe” on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The concert conducted by Marc Sackman (LWE conductor and music director), will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Centre. LWE will performance will include selections from Soviet and Czech composers as well as music of Armenia, Russia, Czechoslovakia and Italy.
The concert starts strong with Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich and arranged for wind ensemble by Donald Hunsberger. In 1980 this piece was selected the theme of the Summer Olympic Games in Mosow. Next LWE will perform Soliloquy for Solfernio, which is dedicated to those who work for healing and building a better world. It is in memory of the Battle of Solferino that was fought in northern Italy in June of 1859. The first half of the concert will conclude with Slavonic Dances No. 8 Op. 46, No. 8 by Antonín Dvořák. The selection is a “Furiant,” which is characteristically a Czech dance and was inspired by the spirit of Brahms Hungarian Dances.
The second half of the concert begins with one of the best know marches in Russia, Vasily Agapkin’s, A Slavic Farewell. In 1990, the United States Marine Band toured five cities in the then Soviet Union in which the performances of Slavic Farewell prompted spontaneous ovations and cheers. The concert will conclude with Armenian Dances, part II by Alfred Reed. It is a continuation of Armenian Dances part I and is the final three movements of the complete suite. Part II includes; The Peasant’s Pleas, Wedding Dance and Songs of Lori.
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception to meet the conductor and members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble.
Tickets for “A Journey Through Eastern Europe” are available at the Capitol Civic Center Box Office. For ticket information, call the CCC Box office at 683-2184. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.cccshows.org.
About UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus has served the lakeshore of eastern Wisconsin for more than 50 years, helping generations of students to start their path toward a bachelor’s degree. Nestled on 40 acres along the breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline, the Manitowoc Campus offers hands-on instruction from internationally respected professors and a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Community members enjoy concerts and lectures, attend art and theater performances and cheer for their favorite athletic teams. The campus and community celebrated the opening of a $7-million renovation project in February 2018 featuring state-of-the-art updates to the library, a new science commons and renovations to art studios, science labs and classrooms.