Weidner Philharmonic Heads to Green Bay Botanical Garden for Outdoor Concert

Weidner Center Invites Audiences to First In-Person Event in More Than a Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [April 5, 2021]

 GREEN BAY – The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is heading to Green Bay Botanical Gardento bring Weidner Philharmonic back to the stage as they perform “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3:00pm in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre.

This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We greatly look forward to gathering together in the beautiful surroundings of the Green Bay Botanical Garden for a spring concert. We have been unable to welcome audiences into our facility since March 12, 2020 so this will be a gift for our musicians and our audiences. We are especially excited for the Weidner Philharmonic to play Walton’s Façade, full of so much humor, whimsy and surprise,” said the Weidner Center’s Executive and Artistic Director Kelli Strickland.

In order to comply with safety policies, the concert will implement staggered admissions and socially distanced seating.  Masks will be mandatory for concert attendees when moving from one location to another outside or inside any buildings. View more on the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s COVID-19 policies at gbbg.org/coronavirus/.

Beverage concessions will be available for purchase. The Green Bay Botanical Garden invites concert goers to pack a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. Beverage carry-ins are not allowed. Please refer to the Green Bay Botanical Garden’s website for more information on visitor policies.

“Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” is an exciting series of poems by Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), accompanied by instrumentals composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Despite being highly controversial for its absurdist avant-garde nature upon its debut in 1922, Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment survived its notoriety to become an essential tongue in cheek classic.

Featured Weidner Philharmonic performers include: Kortney James (Flute), Rich Tengowski (Clarinet), Sam Stranz (Saxophone), Adam Gaines (Trumpet), Michael Dewhirst (Cello) and Bill Sallak (Percussion). With narration by Courtney Sherman joined by a surprise guest narrator, under the direction of Randy Meder.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at ticketstaronline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071. 

About the Weidner Philharmonic

Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced the establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic. The Weidner Philharmonic will showcase the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, as well as other accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region, in the outstanding acoustical environment of Cofrin Family Hall.

 

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 f

Virtual concert Monday at UW-GB | The Daily News

Gaines’ performance 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 session for questions.

Source: Virtual concert Monday at UW-GB | The Daily News

Reminder: Adam Gaines on Trumpet & Electronics in Tonight’s 6:30 Concert

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 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 music from multiple angles. The 6:30 Concert Series is free and open to the public.

Tommy Thompson Center of Public Leadership presents, ‘Freedom in American Today: A Conversation with Shelby Steele’

The Tommy Thompson Center on Public Leadership with partners UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee presents “Freedom in American Today: A Conversation with Shelby Steele,” Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Shelby Steele discusses the free market, education, social safety net and the future of justice and equality in America. To register for this free virtual event visit thompsoncenter.wisc.edu/events.

Upcoming virtual events at the Weidner Center: Brass Differential is March 27

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 PhilharmonicConcert 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.

 

UW-Green Bay presents virtual concert Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A virtual concert performed by Green Bay, Wis., artist Pegasis will stream live at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Weidner Center’s YouTube Channel. The Wisconsin Artistic Music Industry nominated artist is known for tight harmonies, inventive arrangements and engaging lyricism.

Source: UW-Green Bay presents virtual concert Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily news

Adam Gaines Presents Trumpet And Electronics Concert For 6:30 Series, April 5

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.

Source: Adam Gaines Presents Trumpet And Electronics Concert For 6:30 Series, April 5

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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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: No cubby holes in ‘Sustainable Voices’ concert in Green Bay

An important word in the stack is “University.” This was a concert of learning and exploration and consideration and… and… musical notes put together in ways that never hit the Billboard Top 10. The notes were built for elevated considerations and concerns, the stuff secondary (and beyond) education is about.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: No cubby holes in ‘Sustainable Voices’ concert in Green Bay | WFRV