Weidner Center Welcomes Live Audiences Once Again
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 4, 2021
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is pleased announce concert dates for the Weidner Philharmonic’s 2021-2022 performance series. Entering its third year, UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Philharmonic will welcome live audiences to the Weidner Center this fall with a classic symphony concert and a special gala celebrating the installation of Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay’s seventh Chancellor. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
These concerts will be the Weidner Center’s first in-person events in over a year. “It is hard to believe that it will have been almost 18 months since we’ve had a live audience at the Weidner Center,” says Weidner Executive and Artistic Director Kelli Strickland. “Our staff and the musicians have been working hard to make sure that we can bring artists and audiences together as safely as possible and offer the special connection of hearts and minds that happens during a live performance. I, for one, don’t know that I will ever take that for granted again.”
2021-2022 Weidner Philharmonic Performance Series:
Welcome Once Again: Beethoven, Milhaud, Stravinksy and Montgomery
September 25, 2021, 7:30 PM
Tickets Start at: $36.50
The Weidner Philharmonic welcomes audiences back with this diverse and lively repertoire.
Starburst – Jesse Montgomery (1981)
La création du monde (The Creation of the World), Op. 81a – Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Dumbarton Oaks, Concerto in E-flat – Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Eroica – Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Featured Guest Conductor:
PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF COVID PROTOCOLS, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Gala Concert: The Installation of Michael Alexander
September 30, 2021, 7:00 PM
A special gala concert celebrating the installation of Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay’s seventh chancellor. University of Wisconsin – Green Bay has chosen to mark this traditional university celebration with an hour-long gala concert. Among the repertoire are pieces selected by the Chancellor himself, which he will conduct, including the commission of a new work by composer, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, to honor the Chancellor’s love and commitment to new music.
A Symphonic Night at the Movies: The Wizard of Oz – Film with Live Symphony
April 3, 2022, 2:30 PM
Tickets Start at: $36.50
The Wizard of Oz, a stunningly remastered timeless classic accompanied by a full symphony orchestra performing new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant lost scores. Hearing Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings backed with lush, live orchestration, will treat audiences to this Academy Award winning film as it has never been seen before. Featuring guest conductor, Scott Terrell.
Featured Guest Conductor:
Audiences can purchase this entire 2021-2022 Weidner Philharmonic series and save up to 30%. Tickets for these events can also be purchased individually.
These events will be subject to the COVID protocols and policies in place on the day of the event.
Tickets for the full Weidner Philharmonic performance series go on sale Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at WeidnerCenter.com, ticketstaronline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071. Individual tickets go on sale the same day.
About the Weidner Philharmonic
Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced the establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic. The Weidner Philharmonic will showcase the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, as well as other accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region, in the outstanding acoustical environment of Cofrin Family Hall.
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 Weidner Center is 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 www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. 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. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.