6:30 Concert Series continues March 12, 2019 with ‘Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…with Michael Hall’

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues its season with “Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…with Michael Hall” on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Pre-concert cocktails will be available at the cash bar in Studio One, next door to Fort Howard Hall.

Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen combine a fearless collaborative exploration of their possibilities as artists with a thoughtful curatorial sense to create intimate and memorable audience experiences. Under the banner “Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…” their voice/saxophone programs have been praised as “a fresh look at what it means to be artists in the 21st century.” Both members of the duo bring a wide array of artistic experiences to their partnership — Ihnen is a mezzo-soprano force of nature (equally comfortable singing Brahms, musical theater, or George Crumb) and Theisen is an active composer of concert music and jazz in addition to his performance career.

Ihnen and Theisen will be joined by internationally acclaimed violist Michael Hall. Hall lives in Chicago and has performed and taught across Europe, Asia and the United States. New Music Connoisseur has called his playing “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today has lauded his “superb technique.” A passionate advocate for new music, Hall recently gave the world premiere world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s Viola Concerto Krakatoa with the Bandung Philharmonic in Indonesia — an orchestra he cofounded and serves as Co-Artistic Director, and as Director of Educational Programs.

Ihnen, Theisen, and Hall will perform as soloists and duet partners before finishing the program as trio. Highlights of the program will include John Cage’s iconic Aria for solo voice; Alan Theisen’s Lamassu, a dramatic duo for saxophone and viola inspired by Assyrian mythology; and the world premiere of Lorem Ipsum, written by UW-Green Bay Professor of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst.

Photo: Left to right, Michael Hall, Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen.

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About the 6:30 Concert Series
All performances:

  • Take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall or Cofrin Family Hall
  • Begin at 6:30 PM
  • Last between 60 and 90 minutes
  • Are free and open to the public; donations are gladly accepted.

The 6:30 Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission. To learn more about the series and upcoming performances, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/630series.

About Fort Howard Hall
Perhaps the most versatile space in the Weidner Center, the 45’ x 54’ Fort Howard Hall features a beautiful hardwood floor and retractable seating. The privacy of the space and the hardwood floor make this a perfect location for dinners, receptions, meetings and social dancing. The retractable seating allows the hall to be transformed into a small performance space ideal for recitals and lectures.

About the Weidner Center
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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