Upcoming CAHSS events this week

Chamber Ensemble Concert

May 3, 2021 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

UWGB music students come together in small groups to form chamber ensembles. Join them for a free concert, streaming from the UWGB Music’s YouTube channel.

Politics and Mass Consumer Culture: Lessons from the 1920s

May 4, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Part of our No Reservations series, join Prof. Kimberley Reilly on Politics and Mass Consumer Culture: Lessons from the 1920s.

Historians have long debated the effect of mass consumer culture on Americans’ political engagement in the 1920s. How should we understand the decline of political participation in the jazz age? And what lessons does the 1920s hold for our own time?

Kimberley Reilly is an associate professor of Democracy & Justice Studies and History, and co-chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.

Philanthropy Grant Announcement

May 6, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students in the Philanthropy class of 2021 will hold a live Zoom event to announce the nonprofit recipient of their $10,000 grant provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation. Students will share insights and reflections on what went on behind the scenes to select this grantee. This year, students have focused on the challenges faced by “Opportunity Youth,” the term used to describe young people ages 18-25 who are not in school and not working. Students and representatives of the recipient organization will speak and attendees can ask questions during the Zoom session.

6:30 Concert Series: Miniatures

May 6, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 6:30 Concert Series annual Miniature concert is back. Miniatures: A Very Small Consortium features music that is only a few moments long. How much emotion can be squeezed into 2 minutes? Join us to find out. The concert is free to the public and will stream live on the UWGB Music YouTube channel.

UW Green Bay’s 6:30 Series Wraps Up in Early May with a Virtual Evening of Miniatures | Seehafer News

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series will wrap up Spring 2021 with its annual presentation of a very small consortium: An Evening of Miniatures.The virtual concert will air on their YouTube Channel on May 6th. This concert is a prerecorded collection of compositions performed in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Source: UW Green Bay’s 6:30 Series Wraps Up in Early May with a Virtual Evening of Miniatures | Seehafer News

6:30 Series presents a Virtual Evening of Miniatures in final concert of the season

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series wraps up Spring 2021 with its annual presentation of a very small consortium: An Evening of Miniatures on Thursday, May 6, 2021. This virtual concert is a prerecorded collection of compositions performed in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts premiering at 6:30 PM on UW-Green Bay Music’s YouTube Channel.

Out of concern for public health and in keeping the University’s current policy on public performances due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person attendance. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed and can be made via UW-Green Bay Music’s website.

This concert features an ensemble of UW-Green Bay Music Faculty and Friends preforming pieces of music from all over the world that consist of 100 notes or fewer or last one minute of less. UW-Green Bay Music Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst reviews submissions from all over the world and collaborates with her colleagues to choose the works featured in the concert.

“I’m always fascinated to see how composers work within the constraints of the miniature. Some composers took this opportunity to grapple with the tumultuous events of the past year, and we’re proud to feature our favorites during this performance,” McQuade Dewhirst.

Additional information about 6:30 Concerts Series and upcoming events available at https://www.uwgb.edu/music/6-30-concert-series/ or by emailing 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

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.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-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. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About UW-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Weidner Philharmonic plans outdoor concert | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is heading to the Green Bay Botanical Garden to bring Weidner Philharmonic back to the stage as its members perform “Walton’s Facade: An Entertainment” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre.This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Weidner Philharmonic plans outdoor concert | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

6:30 Concert: ‘No Reservations’ is streaming live, Thursday, April 15

The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything  with Michelle McQuade Dewhirst is the next 6:30 Concert.

The pandemic has forced musicians to rethink the ways in which they relate to their audiences and to each other. In this talk, McQuade Dewhirst discusses pieces she has written in the past year for musicians who are finding new ways to connect in a time of crisis. She is a composer, horn player and Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay.

Streaming live April 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel.

Reminder: CAHSS Events this week

All Rise: Kayla Billett and Anthony Sirianni Jr.

Join Kayla and Anthony Monday, April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Both Kayla Billett and Anthony Sirianna Jr. are UWGB alumni. After finishing a Master’s at UWGB, Kayla is now a student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; she has recently clerked for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. Anthony graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Master’s in 2017 and is now a student at Rutgers Law School.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at wheate@uwgb.edu or Nolan Bennett at bennettn@uwgb.edu

To join this Zoom event, visit the CAHSS & Effect Website. 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: China’s Role in Africa

The COVID-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African government’s growing debt to China, has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa? Allen Xiao, a UW-Madison Geography PH.D candidate,  is the speaker of this event. Join the lecture on Wednesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To register for this virtual event, visit the CAHSS and Effect Website.

Philosophers’ Café: The Liberty of Thought and Discussion

Please join us Wednesday, April 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding the liberty of thought and discussion! Our discussion will be moderated by Dr. David Louzecky (Philosophy, UWGB-Sheboygan). As much as we’d like to maximize the liberty of thought and discussion, the burdens imposed by misinformation and disinformation are making it difficult to form rational beliefs and actions. Should I get vaccinated? Should we go green? Reasoning requires data. Where can Diogenes find an honest source? China controls what’s reported. Burma shuts down the internet. Facebook blocks sites. Twitter censors. Allegedly, the head of the FDA was told to approve or get fired. That’s prescribed, rather than proscribed, speech: it’s why Henry VIII removed St. Thomas More’s head.

The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything

Part of the No Reservations series, join Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst on The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the UWGB Music Youtube Channel.

The pandemic has forced musicians to rethink the ways in which they relate to their audiences and to each other. In this talk, I’ll discuss pieces I’ve written in the past year for musicians who are finding new ways to connect in a time of crisis.

 

 

Adam Gaines Presents Trumpet and Electronics Concert for 6:30 Series, April 5

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series continues virtually with Trumpet and Electronics, featuring Prof. Adam Gaines on Monday, April 5, 2021. This virtual concert will stream live from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m. on UW-Green Bay Music’s YouTube Channel.

Out of concern for public health and in keeping the University’s current policy on public performances due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person attendance. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed and can be made via UW-Green Bay Music’s website.

This performance by Gaines presents a multimedia exploration of music for trumpet and electronics. The program will feature original, genre-bending compositions written by Gaines and set to an eclectic video accompaniment. The performance will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Adam Gaines is an associate professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio, Gaines directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz history courses and works with music technology. Gaines has performed as a soloist in his native Kentucky, as well as throughout the U.S and internationally. In the Green Bay area, he can be heard performing with Brass Differential, which will be performing at the Cofrin Family Hall in the Weidner Center on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. for Jazz Fest.

Additional information about the 6:30 Concerts Series and upcoming events are available at https://www.uwgb.edu/music/6-30-concert-series/ or by emailing 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

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 p.m. and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-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. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About UW-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay String Ensemble Presents Virtual Concert

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music students will be holding a String Ensemble Concert on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The concert will be streamed live from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Due to public health restrictions on public gatherings, the concert will be held virtually and can be viewed on UWGB Music’s YouTube channel. There is no charge to log in and watch the concert which is available to the public.

Source: UW-Green Bay String Ensemble Presents Virtual Concert | Broadway World Appleton

Reminder: 6:30 concert series returns tonight with ‘Sustainable Voices’

UW-Green Bay Music faculty and guests present an inclusive program of an array of compositional voices and styles, each of which communicates a powerful, sometimes activist point of view regarding issues relating to the environment. In taking this approach, this program demonstrates that a sustainable future for the performing arts is one that embraces a wide range of musical expression by a full range of artists and produces performances that fully engage with the present moment. This free virtual event begins at 6:30 on the Weidner Youtube Channel. Performances last 60 to 90 minutes.