Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Some really different theatrical offerings in the mix | #wearegreenbay.com#

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts will host Russian Ballet Theatre in “Swan Lake” at 7:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. UW-Green Bay Theatre will continue its Think Theatre series with Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. Admission is free. Featured are Laura Riddle of the theater faculty and lecturer Noah Simon as nuclear scientists who ponder responsibilities for the future. UW-Green Bay Music will continue its “6:30 Concert Series” with faculty pianist Michael Rector Monday, Oct. 28, in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Some really different theatrical offerings in the mix | #wearegreenbay.com#.

Photos: Sheboygan C.H.I.M.E

The Concert Hour Involving Music Teachers (C.H.I.M.E) at the Sheboygan Campus, Oct. 17, 2019 featured talented UW-Green Bay faculty from multiple campuses. See the full release, here.

Performances were by Assistant Prof. Luis Fernandez, Assistant Prof. Michael Rector, Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, Assistant Prof. Bill Salak and Sheboygan Campus Associate Lecturer Paul Sucherman. The concert is coordinated by Sheboygan Campus Associate Prof. Christy Talbott.

“This concert provides an opportunity for these educators to showcase their own musical talents to audiences who might never have seen them on this side of the baton,” Talbott says. “Each of these individuals has spent years training on a specific instrument, but it can be difficult to find the time to put together a program alone,” she said. “This concert allows them to share the spotlight with other talented teachers in the area. We especially encourage area high school and college students to come and hear these wonderful teachers and directors perform.”

Photos submitted. Featured above: Sucherman (piano) and Fernandez (violin).

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Sallak, Gaines and Sucherman

 

Reminder: C.H.I.M.E concert is Oct. 17

Members of the UW-Green Bay faculty will step out of their classroom and directorial roles and onto the stage for the seventh annual Concert Hour Involving Music Educators (C.H.I.M.E.) Concert in Sheboygan’s Fine Arts Theatre, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. Anticipated performances will come from music faculty, professors Luis Fernandez, Michael Rector, Adam Gaines, Bill Salak and Paul Sucherman. The concert is coordinated by Sheboygan Campus Associate Prof. Christy Talbott. Admission is $10 for all community guests and free to all students with a school ID. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before the event.

Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Announces 2019-2020 Season | broadwayworld.com

Members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (conductor Prof. Marc Sackman) and the Lakeshore Big Band, (Paul Sucherman, conductor) celebrate the 36th concert season of LWE, by sharing the stage with several guest artists. See more via Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Announces 2019-2020 Season | broadwayworld.com.

Reminder: Concert Choir and University Singers is Oct. 18

UW-Green Bay Music presents Concert Choir and University Singers on Oct. 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cofrin Family Hall in the Weidner Center. Conducted by Randall Meder, Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The University Singers, conducted by Sarah Meredith Livingston, includes quality singers from all over campus. Both choirs perform repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, from Bach to traditional folk tunes. Information and tickets.

Reminder: Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band Concert, Oct. 15

UW-Green Bay Music presents a Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center. The concert is directed by Kevin Collins and features students from all over campus. Tickets may be purchased in person at University Ticketing and Information Center: 920-465-2400, by calling Ticket Star: 920-494-3401 and online.

Reminder: American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition is Oct. 11 to 13

UW-Green Bay Music presents American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, 2019 at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center. The competition features a first place prize of $5,000. Admission is free. Below are the specific dates and times of the competition.

Friday, Oct. 11: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information can be found here. Questions can be directed to Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston at meredits@uwgb.edu.

Weidner Philharmonic is impressive (as expected) in debut

What a debut for UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center Philharmonic Orchestra. Videograpaher Dan Moore captured the moments leading up to the first notes of the evening…

Critic at large Warren Gerds said it this way, “Performing its first concert was the Weidner Philharmonic. Under UW-Green Bay Music leadership, the orchestra consists of musicians from the faculty and the region, including other campuses and the community. The first notes on the first work on the program made statements. As drum notes power up import, brass instruments slowly join to herald an arrival. Aaron Copland’s ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’ tells the players and the place, ‘Go big or go home.'” See Gerds’ review.