Next 360° Thursdays concert to feature improvisation of RDG Trio

UW-Green Bay Music will present the next event in its 360° Thursdays series, featuring the RDG Trio, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The RDG Trio consists of UW-Green Bay alumnus Ryan Frane (piano), director of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Greg Garrison (double bass), noted performer and recording artist; and David Schmalenberger (percussion), a faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minn. The group will perform jazz that is highly improvisatory, taking the audience through the process by talking about the music before performing it and projecting the “lead sheets” for the audience to see as they perform.

Now in its second season, the 360° Thursdays concert series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. A component of UW-Green Bay’s 360° of Learning approach, the concert-lecture event helps students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of music through multiple perspectives.

Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information about the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.


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