UW-Green Bay Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert Oct. 23

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Tickets for the concert, titled “Epics, Fables, Legends and Rituals,” are $7 for adults or $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the door, or in advance by calling (800) 328-8587 or online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets/performing.html.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Collins directs both the symphonic band and the wind symphony.

Prof. Courtney Sherman, soprano, will join the symphonic band to perform “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. The band will also perform “Bacchanale” from Samson and Dalila by Camille Saint-Saens, “Their Blossoms Down” by Samuel Hazo and “Music from Avatar” by James Horner.

The Wind Symphony will perform “Shadow Rituals” by Michael Markowski, “Ghost Train” by Eric Whitacre and “Xerxes” by John Mackey.

Sherman will join the symphony as narrator for several “Aesop’s Fables” by Scott Watson including “The Tortoise and The Hare” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

This is the seventh concert of the 2010-11 season.


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