Phoenix Brass, Hand Drumming ensembles to present free concert Dec. 4

UW-Green Bay Music will highlight its Chamber Ensembles Wednesday, Dec. 4, featuring the Hand Drumming Ensemble and Phoenix Brass Ensemble during the 11th concert event of the 2013-14 season.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Ensembles performance will open with the Phoenix Brass Ensemble, under the direction of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Adam Gaines. The group will perform “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” a series of three pieces by composer G. F. Handel (arr. David Marlatt), followed by “Abide with Me,” by composer W.H. Monk and also arranged by Marlatt. The Brass Ensemble will conclude with the three-piece work “Three More Cats,” from composer Chris Hazell.

The Hand Drumming Ensemble will take the stage after the Brass Ensemble, performing five works from UW-Green Bay Prof. Cheryl Grosso, a composer who also directs the ensemble. The group will play “Rhythm Chant 18,” “Rhythm Chant FF,” “Rhythm Chant 14” (featuring Gaines on flugelhorn), “Rhythm Chant C&R” and “Rhythm Chant 4TKH.” The “4TKH” piece was written to honor UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas K. Harden and his years of service to the University. Harden is in the Hand Drumming Ensemble this semester.

UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information is available at

Phoenix Brass Ensemble personnel are as follows: Trumpet: Amanda Cornette, Adam Gaines, Gatlin Grimm, Carl Onesti, Greg Sauve; Horn: Brandt Bailey, Jillian Patrick; Trombone: Doak Baker, Bill Burroughs, Michael Hogan; Euphonium: Cole Watkins; Tuba: Paul Dugan, Tim Kozlovsky; Percussion: Bobby Magers, Jamie Rodgers.

Hand Drumming Ensemble personnel are as follows: Jason Bakeberg, Gregory Behrend, Nicole Duhaime, Roxanne Elsner, Thomas K. Harden, Michaela Hogan, James Letellier, Bobby Joe Magers, Candice Matuszak, Rissel Peguero, Brandon Pszanka, Jamie Rodgers, Patrick Romanek, Tori Schuurmans, Jack VanBeek, Kevin Wellens.


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