Concert, cuisine, competition to highlight Czech/Slovak festival at UW-Green Bay
A biennial Czech and Slovak voice competition has evolved into a full-on festival at UW-Green Bay, where repertoire, culture and cuisine will be celebrated next week. As we told you here before, the University on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 will host early rounds of the 12th Czech and Slovak Voice International Music Competition of Montréal. But the festival will actually kick off Thursday, Sept. 26 with the year’s first 360° Thursday’s concert; and continue Friday, Sept. 27 with a Czech-and Slovak-themed Cultural Cuisine Luncheon. It all leads up to the weekend competition, which will feature numerous singers with local ties, including Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman, Music; and Mary Arendt, daughter of UW-Green Bay staff member Sherri Arendt. Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston and community patron Sharon Resch once again are spearheading the competition, which UW-Green Bay will be hosting for the sixth time. For more details and a complete list of local participants, see our news post.