McQuade Dewhirst, UW-Green Bay faculty and friends group to perform Feb. 17

Two UW-Green Bay Music faculty members will join forces with a University faculty and friends group, Gypsy Trip, for a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The faculty recital will showcase UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, horn and composition, and also will feature Associate Prof. David Severtson on piano. During the second half of the concert, Gypsy Trip will perform, showcasing the talents of members McQuade Dewhirst (horn and vocals); Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (trumpet); Stefan Hall and Tyler Rindo (guitars); Lada Gaines (accordion); Ross Ipsen (violin); and Michael Dewhirst (bass). The concert is free and open to the public.

McQuade Dewhirst will begin the recital with “precipice,” her own composition from 2012; she will play the horn, accompanied by Severtson on piano. That will be followed by “Fathoms” (2009), composed by Steven Snowden.

Gypsy Trip will take the stage after a brief intermission, playing a variety of pieces including “Oblivion” and “Libertango,” by Astor Piazzolla and arranged by McQuade Dewhirst. Selections also will include “Mad Men/Nature Boy,” by RJD2/Eden Ahbez, arranged by Videos Recorded Live and re-arranged by Adam Gaines; as well as “Daddy’s Gone,” by Vojslav Aralica and translated by Adam Gaines.

The McQuade Dewhirst/Gypsy Trip concert will be the 15th of the 2012-13 season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information, including a complete schedule of concerts, is available at


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