GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – From whimsy to dead seriousness, one of the most unusual annual concerts around was presented Thursday night in a new way because of the COVID-19 pandemic – which made its presence known in the theme of some works.“Part of the goal is to present new music in an accessible way,” Michelle McQuade Dewhirst said in September 2011.By “accessible,” she meant – and still means – bite-sized. Pieces can be no longer than one minute and contain 100 or fewer notes. They are morsels.In May 2021, the accessibility has gone up a notch to mean something additional, the Internet, plus continued access anytime via the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s YouTube channel.Michelle McQuade Dewhirst of the faculty has overseen the project from the start. She also has two distinctive pieces on this year’s program.
a very small consortium’s annual Evening of Miniatures returns to the 6:30 Concert Series. This ensemble of UW-Green Bay Music faculty and friends will perform pieces from all over the world that consist of 100 or fewer notes or last one minute or less. Streaming Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:30p.m. on UW-Green Bay Music’s YouTube Channel.
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.
Ecological Futures: A Conversation on Sustainability for Earth Week: Join faculty from across the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), along with CAHSS Dean Chuck Rybak, for a virtual Earth Week discussion of the Common CAHSS 2020 theme, “Beyond Sustainability: Imagining an Ecological Future.” The event is Thursday, April 22, 2021, from Noon to 1 p.m.
Together, they will consider how the events of the past year, including Common CAHSS, have shaped their understandings of the problems of unsustainability and possible responses to these issues. Watch the virtual event here.
Jazz Ensemble Concert — Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join UW-Green Bay music students for a free evening of Jazz, right in your living room. Streaming on the UWGB Music YouTube channel, the Jazz ensemble concert is sure to keep your toes tapping.
The Weidner Center is proud to present the next No Reservations speaker, Dr. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst | The Next Big Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything.
Michelle McQuade Dewhirst is a composer, horn player, and Professor of Music at UW-Green Bay and in this upcoming event will discuss how the pandemic has forced musicians to find new ways to connect in a time of crisis. Live Q&A to Follow.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The COVID-19 pandemic has shut doors and opened others.The latter involves creativity, such as “Adam Gaines: Trumpet and Electronics.”The music professor’s online presentation “is anything but just another trumpet recital,” he notes before any note is played.Adam Gaines is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music faculty, an adventuresome outfit. One of its explorations is the “6:30 Concert Series,” which in normal times performs live and in-person in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus.This no-so-normal year, Adam Gaines took his opportunity for a spot in the series and ran with it.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Frederick “Doc” Heide is best known locally as a Northern Sky Theater co-founder, performer, artistic advisor, board member, and writer. But he’s also an acclaimed singer-songwriter with three studio albums to his credit, in addition to the many songs he has written and co-written for musicals (including Belgians in Heaven, Packer Fans from Outer Space, Guys & Does, and a forthcoming Belgians prequel).
Join UW-Green Bay Music’s Adam Gaines in a multimedia exploration of music for trumpet and electronics. This genre-bending program features original work by Professor Gaines set to an eclectic video accompaniment and will be followed by a live Q&A session.
The 6:30 Concert will stream on April 5, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on UWGB Music’s YouTube channel. Questions for the post-concert Q&A may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream or via email at email@example.com.
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 music from multiple angles. The 6:30 Concert Series is free and open to the public.
Brass Differential will headline UW-Green Bay Music’s Jazz Fest 51 with a virtual concert in Cofrin Family Hall. Brass Differential is Green Bay’s premier party band with a unique sound steeped in New Orleans tradition of musical styles, including jazz, blues, funk, R&B, soul, and hip-hop, among others.
Streaming Live March 27 | 7:30 p.m.
6:30 Concert Series: Trumpet & Electronics
UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series continues with Adam Gaines | Trumpet and Electronics: The program features original, genre-bending compositions by Gaines set to an eclectic video accompaniment; live Q&A to follow.
Streaming Live April 5 | 6:30 p.m.
No Reservations Speaker Series
The Weidner Center is proud to present the next No Reservations speaker, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst | The Next Big Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst is a composer, horn player, and Professor of Music at UW Green Bay and in this upcoming event will discuss how the pandemic has forced musicians to find new ways to connect in a time of crisis.
Streaming Live April 15| 6:30 p.m.
Weidner Philharmonic String Quartet: Virtual Concert
A Virtual Concert featuring string musicians of the Weidner Philharmonic. Concert repertoire includes pieces from Henry Purcell, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Florence Price, and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst.
Streaming Live April 20 | 7:00 p.m.
All events are streamed via the Weidner Center Youtube Channel.
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.