UW-Green Bay’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble are getting into the spirit of the season with a joint concert, titled “Holiday in Europe,” at an earlier, family friendly time — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Cofrin Family (main) Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
This ninth UW-Green Bay Music concert of the 2012-13 season will begin with the Wind Ensemble performing the beloved Nutcracker Suite by Peter Tchaikovsky, including “Overture Miniature,” “Russian Dance-Trepak,” “Dance of the Toy Pipes” and the well-known “Waltz of the Flowers.” UW-Green Bay Director of Bands Kevin Collins will conduct.
After a brief intermission, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will take the stage together, also conducted by Collins. The groups will perform Austrian works in the style of an Austrian New Year’s concert, with works including “Tritsch Tratsch Polka” and “Perpetuum Mobile,” both composed by Johann Strauss Jr., as well as “Clear Track Polka” by Eduard Strauss and the concluding “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr.
The Dec. 11 concert will take place an hour earlier than most UW-Green Bay Music performances, at a time designed to be more convenient for families, including those with younger children, Collins said. Young and old alike will enjoy this festive holiday performance.
Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets). UW-Green Bay faculty and staff will be admitted at no charge (please contact the Chancellor’s Office to reserve tickets). Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band personnel are as follows: Flute: Amanda Kujawa, Samantha Roth, Raelynn Bohrmueller, Hannah Buege, Shannon Alba, Emily Brown, Kayla Christianson, Kayla Brzoski, Abbie Hartung; Clarinet: Sarah Wanek, Karli Peterson, Dylan Bergmann, Sarah Wisneski, Lashawna Tucker; Alto Saxophone: Emily Schanowski, McKenna Van Der Leest, Kyle Henrickson, Courtney Ingraham, Kyle Korbisch, Chris Eichhorst; Tenor Saxophone: Matthew Hayes, Asti Martin; Baritone Saxophone: Carrie Doan; Horn: Molly Dederich, James Letellier, Leeya DeGrave, Jillian Patrick; Trumpet: Jake Hurley, Tyler Sherfinski, Greg Koeller; Trombone: Cylie Colbeth, David Feld, Patrick Romanek; Euphonium: Aaron Mueller; Tuba: James Jones, Paul Dugan, Cole Watkins; Percussion: Michaela Hogan, Dylan Marquardt, Joe Russett; String Bass: Seth Parmer, Miranda Malone.
UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble personnel are as follows: Flute: Kailee Heiderman (piccolo), Kailey Mucha, Erin Hermus, Monica Wysocki, Ashley Koehler; Clarinet: Tyler Rindo, Eileen Lacenski, Sarah Wanek; Bass Clarinet: Emily Schanowski, McKenna VanderLeest, Isaac Zwicky; Contrabass Clarinet: Isaac Zwicky; Alto Saxophone: Sam Stranz, Kyle Hall; Tenor Saxophone: Brian Kopfhammer; Baritone Saxophone: Cole Watkins; Horn: Jillian Patrick, Molly Diedrich, Emily Bjerstedt; Trumpet: Gatlin Grimm, Greg Koeller, Chase Collins; Trombone: Bill Burroughs, Patrick Romanek; Tuba: Joe Russett; Percussion: Kyle Sweeney, Kevin Bernard, Ben LeComte; Piano/Keyboard: Kyle Sweeney; String Bass: Anthony Pesavento.