Reminder: Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to perform Winds of March Concert, March 7

In Manitowoc, the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in its “Winds of March” concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Centre. Marc Sackman of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will be conducting this performance. The concert will include performances by the first and second place winners of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association’s 28th Young Artist Competition. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Originality part of Northeastern Wisconsin theater scene

In Manitowoc, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Theatre will present four performances of “Big Fish: The Musical” in University Theatre of Lakeside Hall on campus. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 5-7 and 2 p.m. In Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre will present its final performances of Steven Dietz’ “This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity)” in Jean Weidner Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 4-7. In Green Bay, UW-Green Bay Music will present its Concert Choir and University Singers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Cofrin Family Hall of Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus. In Manitowoc, the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in its “Winds of March” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in Capitol Civic Centre. In Green Bay, UW-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, with “Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology” in Cofrin Family Hall of Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus. In Green Bay, UW-Green Bay Music will present its Jazz Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in University Theatre of Theatre Hall on campus. In Green Bay, Weidner Center for the Performing Artswill host Joe Bonamassa at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Originality part of Northeastern Wisconsin theater scene

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.

 

6:30 Concert Series - a very small consortium

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

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-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 these concerts 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.

“Writing a miniature is the closest thing to instant gratification a composer can get,” explains UW-Green Bay Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. “And yet, working in miniature form is surprisingly challenging and raises many fascinating questions about the nature of music. What sounds should or shouldn’t ‘count’ in your allotment of 100 notes? How can a composer express something meaningful in such a short amount of time, or with such limited materials? To work effectively in this format, a composer needs to refine their ideas; the best miniatures feel to me as if they might have started as lumps of coal that were compressed into diamonds.”

The miniatures which will be performed at the concert come from compositions submitted from all over the world. Receiving over 200 submissions annually, the collection is curated by McQuade Dewhirst.

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!

About the Weidner Center

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 Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. 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. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘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 nearly 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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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)

Mozart music and promising young musicians are a highlight of the next Lakeshore Wind Ensemble

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to perform ‘Winds of March’ with winners from the 28th Young Artist Competition

Green Bay, Wis. — The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble is once again ready to impress audiences with a new show featuring music by Mozart. On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Capital Civic Centre in Manitowoc, Wis., the “Winds of March” concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., presented by Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor Prof. Marc Sackman (Music).

Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson

In addition, the show will feature performances by the first and second place winners of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association 28th Young Artist Competition, which have been recently announced.

The first prize recipient of the 28th Young Artist Competition is saxophonist Becky Swanson (pictured above). She is a senior at Lawrence University pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree under the instruction of Prof. Steven Jordheim (Music). Swanson will be performing the first movement of “Saxophoonconcert” by Henk Badings at the concert, and she will receive a scholarship check for $1,500.

William Murphy
William Murphy

Adam Nelson was awarded second place. He is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee working towards degrees in French Horn Performance under Associate Prof. Greg Flint (Horn), as well as Mathematical Sciences. Nelson will receive a scholarship check for $1,000 and will be performing “Concerto for Horn No. 1,” movement 1 by Richard Strauss at the concert.

While Pulaski High School junior, William Murphy, was the third-place winner and will not be performing at “Winds of March,” he did receive a scholarship check for $750 for his performance of “Piano Concerto in A Minor,” movement 1, by Edvard Grieg. He studies piano with Dr. Michael Rector of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Tickets for the show are available for purchase at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office during business hours or online at cccshows.org. Individual tickets for adult’s main floor and mezzanine are $16; student and balcony seating is $9. Quoted ticket prices do not include sales tax and preservation fees. For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184 or visit the website.

Retiree Night at the Weidner Philharmonic, Feb. 22

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., the Weidner Center Philharmonic pairs a big-screen showing of “Casablanca” with live performance of the lush, Oscar-nominated score. The Retiree Association has arranged for a significant ticket discount for retirees and their guests and with it, a free, pre-concert reception at 6:30 p.m., highlighted by a retiree meet-and-greet with Provost Michael Alexander, the University’s new leader of academic affairs and an experienced music professional and symphonic conductor in his own right. Tickets are $45 for the Front Orchestra and $30 for the Orchestra Circle, fees included. Unfortunately, the discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets, only to additional tickets if you choose. To order, visit the Weidner Center’s “Casablanca” event page  and click Promo Code Access. Enter the retiree code GOUWGB.