Gerds previews Jan. 10 GBSO concert featuring Wood Family Organ
Local 5 Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds on Thursday (Jan. 1) previewed the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Jan. 10 performance at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The GBSO’s “An Evening of Brass & Organ” will feature principal organist Jeff Verkuilen and a chamber orchestra of 16 brass and percussion musicians, Gerds reports. Verkuilen will be playing the Weidner’s impressive Wood Family Organ, which has three manuals, 44 stops and 68 ranks of 3,702 pipes. Scheduled works for the program include “Toccata from Symphony for Organ No. 5” by Charles-Marie Widor, “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar and “Grand Choeur Triomphale” by Alexandre Guilmant, Gerds writes. To buy tickets to the show, visit www.weidnercenter.com. Read Gerds’ column.