Virtual 6:30 Concert Series, Monday, Oct. 26, takes listeners on a journey

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series will present its second livestream concert of the season, Travel in Place with Clarinetist Eric Hansen on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. In keeping with University policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public events, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts with no in-person attendance. All 6:30 Concerts will remain free and open to the public.

Clarinetist and UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Eric Hansen will take listeners on a journey performing clarinet solos inspired by travel and specific locales. Prof. Hansen states, “I wanted to share fun, travel-themes clarinet solo music with everyone this year, since so many of us are eager for a fun trip or vacation.” The program includes: A Week in Plasencia by Mike Curtis, The Jungle by Eric Mandat, Wings by Joan Tower, and Spanish Sketches by Ivan Olenchik.

The 6:30 Concert will stream live for free on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. Prof. Hansen will be answering questions from the livestream audience immediately following the performance. Questions may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream, or via email at

Originally from Wyoming, Professor Hansen earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and a Bachelors of Music in Clarinet performance, both from the University of Arizona. He went on to earn his Masters of Music from the University of Kentucky. Professor Hansen is an active performer of solos, chamber and large ensemble music within the community and has been featured several times on Wisconsin Public Radio. He is also the co-author of the book Extreme Clarinet, a clarinet technique book that focuses on advanced technical skills as well as contemporary extended techniques.

About the 6:30 Concert Series

The 6:30 Concert Series is designed to connect the campus with the community through the exploration of music. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. All performances take place at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, begin at 6:30 PM, and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

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 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 productions, 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, 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 more than 8,700 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, D-I athletics, 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


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