Reminder: UW-Green Bay 6:30 Concert Series: ‘Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology’ is March 10

The next 6:30 Concert Series is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Weidner Center. It is titled “Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology,” and will feature UW-Green Bay Music’s Bill Salak as he explores intersections between the very old and very new, including Pulitzer-Prize-winner John Luther Adams’ “Wail” (with video by London-based video artist Natalia Jaeger), Eric Richards’ immersive “Finalbells,” and Alvin Lucier’s “Nothing is Real,” a visionary deconstruction of the Beatles for piano and amplified teapot. The concert and free and open to the public. More here.

New Weidner Tea for final 6:30 Concert Series events

There is a new Weidner Tea out today for the final two 2019-2020 6:30 Concert Series events. The first event, Future/Primitive: Percussion and Technology, is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. This event features UW-Green Bay’s Bill Sallak exploring the differences between old and new age percussion instruments with the overwhelming improvements in technology over the years. The second event, Pierrot lunaire, is on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall. This event features Soprano soloist Courtney Sherman telling the tales of a set of fantastical poems by Albert Giraud, supported by an ensemble of UW-Green Bay Music faculty and friends.

There is also a fairly new episode of  Weidner Tea out about the Speakeasy on Stage event on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center. This event features Roaring 20’s big band music from the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra.

UW-Green Bay 6:30 Concert Series Highlights Percussion & Technology, March 10

Green Bay, Wis—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 6:30 Concert Series continues on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 with Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. All 6:30 concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor Bill Sallak (Music) will explore the intersection of percussion historical roots with today’s modern technology. Sallak says, “I’ve been wanting to give a concert like this ever since coming to UW-Green Bay in 2016. It not only combines my two main musical interests, it’s a program that’s both really experimental and really fun to listen to.”

Among the pieces to be performed is Pulitzer-Prize-winner John Luther Adams’ “wail” from Mathematics of Resonant Bodies which will be presented with video by London-based video artist Natalia Jaeger. Also included in the program will be a performance of Eric Richards’ immersive Finalbells, as well as Alvin Lucier’s Nothing is Real, which is described as a visionary deconstruction of The Beatles for piano and a normal, everyday teapot—amplified.

For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Music events for the 2019-20 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/.

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. Make an evening of it – join us before the concert for a cocktail at the cash bar!

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6:30 Concert Series continues with 10th Anniversary of ‘Miniature’ Compositions, Saturday, Feb. 29

UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series continues in February with a concert filled with “miniature” compositions which will be performed by the ensemble: a very small consortium. The ensemble consists of UW-Green Bay Music faculty and friends. A miniature composition is defined as a piece containing 100 or fewer notes or lasting one minute or less. This is the 10thanniversary of this popular concert of miniatures. This year’s concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. See more.

 

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Words & Music – A Program of Monologues’ sparkles in Green Bay | #wearegreenbay.com#

If you’ve got the horses, ride ’em. And so it was Tuesday night, with the horses being various performing/creative talent on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Musicians blended with actors in a quick, one-hour showcase of imagination. The last time something like this was done on campus was never. In introductions, Kelli Strickland depicted it as “a hair brained idea, and we’ll see what comes of it.” Ahem. It’s a great idea, and the evening was a blast. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Words & Music – A Program of Monologues’ sparkles in Green Bay | #wearegreenbay.com#

Reminder: ‘Words & Music – A Program of Monologues’ at the Weidner on Feb. 11

Join UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance for “Words & Music—A Program of Monologues,” Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m at the Weidner Center. This is the final event in the Weidner Center’s “Think Theatre Series” launched in 2019-20 and a collaboration of faculty from three of UW-Green Bay’s four campuses.

This is a free event for the public and a collaboration with UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series. Performers and performance pieces:

-Rebecca Stone Thornberry, Marinette Campus and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Reckless by Craig Lucas)
-Alan Kopischke and Luis Fernandez (Amadeus by Peter Shaffer)
-Kelli Strickland and Luis Fernandez (The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams)
-Thomas Campbell, Sheboygan Campus and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Original text by Campbell)
-Noah Simon and John Salerno (Clarity by Mark Young)
-Laura Riddle and Courtney Sherman (PSA: National Anthem by Laurie Anderson)
– Noah Simon/Kelli Strickland and Adam Gaines (Improvised text and music)

Think Theatre Words and Music

‘Words & Music: A program of Monologues’

A 6:30 Concert Series and Think Theatre Series combined event, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Green Bay, Wis.) Join UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance for “Words & Music—A Program of Monologues,” Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. This is the final event in the Weidner Center’s “Think Theatre Series” launched in 2019-20 and a collaboration of faculty from three of UW-Green Bay’s four campuses.

This is a free event for the public and a collaboration with UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series. Performers and performance pieces:

-Rebecca Stone Thornberry, Marinette Campus and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Reckless by Craig Lucas)
-Alan Kopischke and Luis Fernandez (Amadeus by Peter Shaffer)
-Kelli Strickland and Luis Fernandez (The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams)
-Thomas Campbell, Sheboygan Campus and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst (Original text by Campbell)
-Noah Simon and John Salerno (Clarity by Mark Young)
-Laura Riddle and Courtney Sherman (PSA: National Anthem by Laurie Anderson)
– Noah Simon/Kelli Strickland and Adam Gaines (Improvised text and music)

The 6:30 Concert Series was 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.

Think Theatre Series was designed to push the boundaries of idea and form one spoken word at a time. UW-Green Bay Theatre faculty and special guests invite you to an inspired series of readings that not only entertain but also provoke responses, pose questions and spark dialogue.

The Think Theatre Words & Music: A Program of Monologues event is part of the Word Festival. The Word Festival is sponsored by Arts Midwest, the National Endowment for the Arts and UntitledTown Book and Author Festival.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts opened on January 15, 1993 and is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-plus 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 programs, community events and productions and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘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 www.uwgb.edu.

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What’s the Weidner Tea: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite is coming to the Weidner Center, Dec. 12

Kelli and Troy are spilling the tea in another episode of ‘What’s the Weidner Tea?’. In this episode, they talk about the upcoming 6:30 Concert Series: Swing for the Holidays featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. The show is on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall.

All proceeds from this special event support ongoing and free performances in the 6:30 Concert Series. Tickets are $16 a person and can be purchased here.

Reminder: Swing for the Holidays Dec. 12

Enjoy a little Christmas jazz and support UW-Green Bay Music and the (typically) free weekly 6:30 Concert Series by purchasing tickets to “Swing for the Holidays,” Thursday night Dec. 12 at the Weidner Center. The players of the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra and faculty vocalist Courtney Sherman will perform the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn version of the Nutcracker Suite, along with other jazzy holiday favorites. All proceeds from this special event support ongoing and free performances in the 6:30 Series. Tickets are $16 plus fees and available through the Weidner Center website, or by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071 or in person at the University Ticketing & Information Center.

Swing for the Holidays, Dec. 12, 2019

Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington, Dec. 12

UW-Green Bay’s newest holiday tradition, “Swing for the Holidays” returns on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall. “When Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn got their hands on ‘Nutcracker Suite,’ no one would have guessed how Tchaikovsky’s sugar plum fairies could swing! Ellington, along with your jazzy holiday favorites, is certain to make for a cheery night. All proceeds from this special event support ongoing and free performances in the 6:30 Concert Series.  Tickets are $16 a person and can be purchased here.