UW-Green Bay to present brass and clarinet ensembles

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting a brass and clarinet ensembles concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. The event will take place in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive, and is free and open to the public.

The Phoenix Brass will begin the concert with “Fanfare” from La Peri by Paul Dukas and Sonata “Sancti Polycarpi” by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Also performed will be “Helicon Schottische” by J.H. Woods; “Ancient Hungarian Dances” by Vaclav Nelhybel; and the traditional piece “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” arranged by Ulrich Nehls.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Adam Gaines directs the brass ensemble. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio, Gaines directs the Jazz Ensemble II and the New Music Ensemble, and teaches jazz history and brass techniques. A native of Kentucky, Gaines has performed as a soloist throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and at the Montreux and North Sea jazz festivals in Europe.

The clarinet ensemble will feature Mozart’s “Larghetto and Allegro”; Haydn’s “Allegro”; and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen from A Night at the Opera. The ensemble will also perform an arrangement of “Three Old Dutch Dances” including “May Dance,” “Allemande,” and “Gaillarde.” H. Voxman arranged the piece.

The freshmen clarinetists will perform “Andante and Allegro” from Grand Trio Op. 8 by J. Bouffil. That will be followed by the junior clarinetists performance of “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Grainger.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Eric Hansen directs the clarinet ensemble. Hansen teaches clarinet, music theory, woodwind techniques, woodwind ensemble, and directs the Phoenix Pep Band. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and two bachelor’s degrees in music education and music performance from Arizona State University.

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

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