Travel in Place with Clarinetist Eric Hansen on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual 6:30 Concert Series, Monday, Oct. 26, takes listeners on a journey

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series will present its second livestream concert of the season, Travel in Place with Clarinetist Eric Hansen on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. In keeping with University policy and COVID-19 restrictions on public events, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts with no in-person attendance. All 6:30 Concerts will remain free and open to the public.

Clarinetist and UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Eric Hansen will take listeners on a journey performing clarinet solos inspired by travel and specific locales. Prof. Hansen states, “I wanted to share fun, travel-themes clarinet solo music with everyone this year, since so many of us are eager for a fun trip or vacation.” The program includes: A Week in Plasencia by Mike Curtis, The Jungle by Eric Mandat, Wings by Joan Tower, and Spanish Sketches by Ivan Olenchik.

The 6:30 Concert will stream live for free on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. Prof. Hansen will be answering questions from the livestream audience immediately following the performance. Questions may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream, or via email at 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

Originally from Wyoming, Professor Hansen earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and a Bachelors of Music in Clarinet performance, both from the University of Arizona. He went on to earn his Masters of Music from the University of Kentucky. Professor Hansen is an active performer of solos, chamber and large ensemble music within the community and has been featured several times on Wisconsin Public Radio. He is also the co-author of the book Extreme Clarinet, a clarinet technique book that focuses on advanced technical skills as well as contemporary extended techniques.

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.

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 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 productions, 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 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 more than 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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UW-Green Bay String Ensemble to perform virtually, Thursday, Oct. 15

Patrons can watch the concert for free on Weidner Center youtube channel

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will hold a String Ensemble Concert on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Due to public health restrictions on public gatherings, the concert will be held virtually and can be viewed on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/weidnercenter. There is no charge to log in and watch the concert and it is open to the public.

The Ensemble will perform Palladio by Karl Jenkins and St. Paul’s Suite in C Major (Op. 29, No. 2) by Gustav Holst. Performed by students in the music program at UW-Green Bay, the ensemble includes outstanding students such as: Concertmaster Shoua Xiong from Sheboygan, Principal Violinist Victor de Leon of Green Bay, Principal Violist Jenna Leigh Schemenauer of Chippewa Falls, and Principal Cellist Kaitlyn Brooke Tinberg from Jim Falls, WI.

For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/events or follow us on social media at UWGBMusic. For more information about UW-Green Bay’s Music program please visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

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 8,000 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, 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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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: UWGB ‘6:30 Concert Series’ starts Sept. 30 virtually

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s wide-ranging “6:30 Concert Series” is going virtual this academic year.In past seasons, the public-outreach concerts have included everything from the premiere of a faculty-composed film score with a large ensemble to intimate presentations – and much exploring.According to a press release: The 2020-2021 season will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. with “Luis Fernandez in Recital” featuring the violinist from the UWGB faculty.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: UWGB ‘6:30 Concert Series’ starts Sept. 30 virtually

Where Did Theatre Go? Strickland talks with Gerds

Like most places, Wisconsin’s performing arts has been an uncertainty. Green Bay Community Theatre plans to open an off-stage season starting with a scenic design webinar. Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announced a new website launch, livestreamed events, and mini performances.

“I’m sure you all know, the ecosystem around live performing arts has been very unpredictable for the last few months due to COVID-19 concerns. The Weidner Center is among many venues that have paused live events at least through the end of 2020. So it remains unclear when we’ll be able to welcome our audiences back. We continue to work preparing for the future and adapting some of our offerings for the near term. The Weidner Center will be launching a new website that is dedicated to hosting livestreamed events and some digital bite-size performances with opportunities for the viewers to interact directly with the artists.”

Source: wearegreenbay.com.

UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series goes virtual Broadway World

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series is virtual for the 2020-21 season. The first concert is at 6:30 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 with Luis Fernandez. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 the series will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center. All concerts will remain free to the public. Source: Broadway World. The story is also in the Iron Mountain Daily News.

What’s the Weidner Tea? is back for a socially-distanced episode

What’s the Weidner Tea? Is back for a socially distanced episode discussing the near future of the Weidner Center and the current suspension of live performing arts. According to Kelly Strickland, executive and artistic director, the Weidner Center is launching a new website dedicated to hosting live-streamed events and “bite sized digital performances.” Follow them on social media and subscribe to their e-newsletter for more information and updates. Watch the episode.

The first performance is the first concert of the 6:30 Concert Series, featuring Luis Fernandez in Recital, Wed. Sept. 30 (at 6:30 p.m.). See the website for more about the concert and to subscribe to the e-newsletter, the Weidner Wire.

 

Performance at Weidner Center included in Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: The theater path of Alicia Birder of De Pere, Part 1

“In performance terms, Alicia Birder is an acorn. She has her own enterprise (Birder Studio of Performing Arts), her own theater troupe (Birder Players) and a theater (Broadway Theatre) in which shows are present at a regular pace. Perhaps most prominent is the group of young singers of Birder Studio of Performing Arts that is part of the chorale’s annual “Holiday Pops” showcase at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.”

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: The theater path of Alicia Birder of De Pere, Part 1

Weidner Center lays off half of its full-time employees due to coronavirus | Green Bay Press Gazette

The Weidner Center is laying off half of its full-time staff, as the performing arts center, like others around the country, waits out the indefinite halt to touring entertainment caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

For the 27-year-old Weidner Center, the layoffs are about maintaining the financial health of a world-class venue and best positioning it for the return of live performances, said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander.

“We have to do this to make sure the Weidner Center can go forward and be a really strong community resource in the future. It’s not because we’re pulling back at all on our commitment to the Weidner or its role in Green Bay or the region,” he said. “We recognize for sure what a community resource the Weidner is and the history of it. We don’t take that lightly.”

Source: Weidner Center at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay lays off half of its full-time employees due to coronavirus | Green Bay Press Gazette