Featuring pieces by the University Singers, Concert Choir, String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will hold a large Spring Concert on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature pieces performed by the University Singers, Concert Choir, String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. This will be the first concert for the University Singers and Concert Choir in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Led by Lecturer David Giebler, the University Singers and Concert Choir will perform song of sorrow, mystery, and joy. University Singers consists of UW-Green Bay students pursuing a major in any field who love to sing while the Concert Choir performs more challenging pieces and intensely studies musical pieces. The groups will be performing pieces from great masters such as Johannes Brahms to contemporary composers such as Mary Lynn Lightfoot.
The UW-Green Bay String Ensemble will be conducted by Luis Fernandez, assistant professor of Strings and Music Education. Students in this ensemble will perform four pieces, including the Suite from Psycho and Mambo from West Side Story. The String Ensemble will also join the Wind Ensemble for two pieces. In addition, The Wind Ensemble will join the Symphonic band to perform three more pieces. Both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band are under the direction of Associate Professor Kevin Collins.
UW-Green Bay Music choirs and bands will perform more than 20 pieces at the concert. Tickets for the concert are just $11 for adults and seniors; students are $6 and UW-Green Bay students are free. Tickets can be purchased at University Ticketing located in the University Union on the Green Bay campus, by calling 920-465-2400, at the box office one hour prior to the concert, or online at Ticketstaronline.com.
For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/events.
About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
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 Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. 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. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,276 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. UW-Green Bay is the fastest growing UW school. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.