Hansen is featured soloist at Civic Symphony concert April 19

UW-Green Bay Music Prof. Eric Hansen will be the featured soloist at the final concert closing out the 20th season of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay. The performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay.

Fittingly for the final concert of the season, Hansen will be featured during the symphony’s performance of “Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra,” Wolfgang Mozart’s final completed and purely instrumental work. The concerto was composed in 1791 for clarinetist Anton Sandler. The piece consists of three movements in a fast-slow-fast form and is notable for its interplay between soloist and orchestra.

The afternoon’s musical selections will include Glinka’s “Overture to the Russlan and Ludmilla” and will debut the results of the “Build a Beethoven” project promoted throughout the first half of the season. The project combines movements from four different Beethoven works to create a new original symphony — Movement I: Allegro ma non troppo from Symphony no. 6; “Pastoral” Movement II: Allegretto from Symphony no. 7; Movement III: Allegro vivace from Symphony no. 4; and Movement IV: Allegro from Symphony 5.

The final Civic Symphony show wraps up 20 years of presenting programs of familiar classics for orchestra and guest soloists. Seong-Kyung Graham, conductor and music director, will finish out her 10th season leading the symphony. The concert will be dedicated to the Civic Symphony volunteers who contribute their time to keeping the longstanding community orchestra alive and well.

Concert tickets may be ordered online at www.gbcivic.org. Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $12 seniors, $7 students and $40 family. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the concert.

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