Reminder: Chamber Ensembles performance on Wednesday (May 8)

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Chamber Ensembles will be performing at the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. From complex African rhythms, to lofty brass fanfares and the avant-garde sounds of post-1945 works, UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles offer something for every musical taste. Hand Drumming and New Music Ensembles, led by Assistant Prof. Bill Sallak (Music), will be joined by the Clarinet Ensemble, led by Associate Prof. Eric Hansen (Music), and the Brass Ensemble, led by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music), for this intimate concert of small musical groups. This event is free. Learn more.

Chamber Ensembles performance taking place on Wednesday, May 8

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Chamber Ensembles will be performing at the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. From complex African rhythms, to lofty brass fanfares and the avant-garde sounds of post-1945 works, UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles offer something for every musical taste. Hand Drumming and New Music Ensembles, led by Assistant Prof. Bill Sallak (Music), will be joined by the Clarinet Ensemble, led by Associate Prof. Eric Hansen (Music), and the Brass Ensemble, led by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music), for this intimate concert of small musical groups. This event is free. Learn more.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles concert is May 5

UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the University Theatre, Theatre Hall on campus. This event is free and open to the public. Performing will be the UW-Green Bay Brass Ensemble, directed by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines; and the UWGB Hand Drumming Ensemble, directed by Ben Hogan, Artist in Residence. The UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble opens the program with three of Cheryl Grosso’s (UWGB Prof. Emerita) compositions. More here.

UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles concert is May 5

UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus. This event is free and open to the public. Performing will be the UW-Green Bay Brass Ensemble, directed by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines; and the UWGB Hand Drumming Ensemble, directed by Ben Hogan, Artist in Residence. The UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble opens the program with three of Cheryl Grosso’s (UWGB Prof. Emerita) compositions. More here.

UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles concert is May 5

GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. This event is free and open to the public.

Performing will be the UW-Green Bay Brass Ensemble, directed by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines; and UWGB Hand Drumming Ensemble, directed by Ben Hogan, Artist in Residence.

The UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble opens the program with three of Cheryl Grosso’s (UWGB Prof. Emerita) compositions — “Rhythm Chant GG,” “Rhythm Chant 6.06” and “Rhythm Chant C & R,” and will conclude with “Piru Bole” by John Bergamo.

Hand Drumming Ensemble personnel: Owin Cantable, Rebekah Erdman, Isaiah Hernandez, Sabrena Koren, Thomas Sielaff, Beth Waldeck, Kevin Wellens, Thomas Zwicker.

Followed by a brief intermission, the Brass Ensemble performs “Providebam Dominum” by Orlande de Lassus, followed by “Trumpet Tune and Air” (Henry Purcell, arranged by Brown) “Ricercare” (Johann Fischer, arranged by Pelz), “Allegro” (Johann Wilhelm Hassler, arranged by Pelz), “Prelude and Fugue” (Felix Mendelssohn), “Introduction to Act III of Die Meistersinger” (Richard Wagner, translated by King), “March” (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Pelz), “Russian Sailor’s Dance” (Reinhold Gliere, arranged by Siekmann), and concluding with “Londonderry Air” (Traditional, arranged by Lovell Ives).

Brass Ensemble personnel: Trumpet: James Block, Amanda Cornette, Greg Koeller, Ryan Loining, Carl Onesti; Horn: Brandt Bailey, Molly Dederich; Trombone: Doak Baker, Bill Burroughs, Mike Hogan, Joe Russett; Tuba: Paul Dugan, Erik Larson.

UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

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Brass, Hand Drumming ensembles share concert Nov. 24

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program brings the fall semester to a close with an eclectic concert offering music from classical brass to African-inspired percussion as the Phoenix Brass Ensemble and Hand Drumming Ensemble share the bill at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24) at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The student brass ensemble performs under the direction of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, the trumpet and jazz studies director for the UW-Green Bay Music program. Prof. Cheryl Grosso, a percussion and world music specialist, directs the student drum ensemble.

The Phoenix Brass Ensemble will open the program with Daniel Hodgson’s “Three Marches of the American Revolutionary Days” featuring the General Green March, Banks of the Swale, and Shellpott Hill. Next up is “Divertimento for Brass and Percussion” by Karel Husa. The group will also perform “Pange Lingua” by Anton Bruckner, “Fanfare & Chorus,” by Dietrich Buxtehude, “Introduction and Allegro” by Robert Beadell, “March of a Marionette” by Charles Gounod, and “Satin Doll,” by Duke Ellington.

After a brief intermission, the UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble will begin with “Rock Etude 16,” by Bill Douglas, followed by selections from Prof. Grosso’s Rhythm Chant series. Compositions featured will by “Rhythm Chant C&Rm,” Rhythm Chant MM,” “Rhythm Chant 14,” and “Rhythm Chant GG,” along with the composition “Rhythm Chant Finito,” arranged by members of the student ensemble.

UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. See the UW-Green Bay Music site for more information.

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Reminder: Chamber Ensembles to take the stage Friday for free concert

And here’s one final reminder that UW-Green Bay Music will present its final concert of the academic year at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 9) at University Theatre in Theatre Hall. The University’s Clarinet Ensemble, Hand Drumming Ensemble and Phoenix Brass Ensemble, joined by the Sounds of Silver Flute Ensemble, will perform. The concert is free and open to the public. More details.

Reminder on Friday concert

UW-Green Bay Music will present an enjoyable and unconventional concert Friday, May 10, when the University’s New Music and Hand Drumming ensembles take the stage in the University Theatre. The New Music Ensemble, under the direction of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, will be followed by the Hand Drumming Ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Cheryl Grosso. See details.

UW-Green Bay Music Faculty, Hand Drumming Ensemble to perform Dec. 7

UW-Green Bay concert posterThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Faculty, along with the University’s Hand Drumming Ensemble, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall.

The first half of the program is titled “A celebration of 100 years of Cage,” an homage to the late composer, music theorist and artist John Cage, who would have turned 100 years old in 2012. UW-Green Bay’s faculty performing artists will play five Cage compositions, with the order determined through chance operations performed immediately before the concert.

Faculty performing artists are Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, trombone; Lada Gaines, wife of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, soprano saxophone; Prof. Cheryl Grosso, percussion; Associate Prof. Eric Hansen, clarinet; and Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman, voice.

Directed by innovative percussionist Prof. Cheryl Grosso, the UW-Green Bay Hand Drumming Ensemble will take the stage following a brief intermission. The group will perform a selection of Grosso’s own compositions, including “Rhythm Chant SM/FB,” “Rhythm Chant Momo Ado” and “Rhythm Chant 27.”

Hand Drumming Ensemble personnel are Kevin Bernard, Michaela Hogan, Eileen Lacenski, Candice Matuszak, Jamie Rodgers, Danielle Enderby, Amanda Kujawa, Benjamin LeComte and Benjamin Matzke .

Tickets for the Music Faculty and Hand Drumming concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/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.

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