Coronavirus and concerts: Cher and Reba rescheduled, Joe Bonamassa, UW Varsity Band canceled

There will be fewer laughs in the next couple of weeks—at a time when perhaps they will be most needed. Comedian Kathleen Madigan’s March 19, 2020 show at the Meyer Theatre has been postponed due to coronavirus.  A rescheduled date is expected shortly. Those with tickets are asked to hang on to them until the new date is announced. Source: Coronavirus and concerts: Cher and Reba rescheduled, Joe Bonamassa, UW Varsity Band canceled

Mozart Masterworks concert originally scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 has been postponed until Friday, September 25, 2020.

In recognition of behavioral risk mitigation strategies in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and in light of decisions made by the NCAA, the NBA and other large event hosting organizations as it relates to potential exposure to COVID-19, UW-Green Bay, the Weidner Center, and St. Norbert College are postponing or eliminating large gatherings of people for a period of time. As a result, our Mozart Masterworks concert originally scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 has been postponed until Friday, September 25, 2020. All tickets purchased for the original performance dates will automatically be valid for our new performance date. If you have questions regarding your tickets or need to request a refund, please contact Ticket Star at 800-895-0071. Please know that in this challenging time, you may experience extended wait times and a delay in processing. You may also contact Ticket Star online.

Reminder: Northern Ireland’s Rend Collective coming to the Weidner Center, March 13

The Northern Ireland-hailing Rend Collective band is coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7 p.m for its “Revival Anthem” tour. Rend Collective is a band barreling down the road of authenticity and simple old-fashioned Gospel. Its sixth and newest album, “Good News,” is an invitation to all— “to lament, to remember and to share in the good news that belongs to all of us.” VIP tickets are available at $65. VIP experience includes a photo with the band, “How to Speak Northern Irish LIVE,” exclusive pre-show “Campfire” Worship Experience, a VIP Lanyard, early entry and crowd free merchandise shopping. Tickets can be purchased here.

Reminder: UW-Green Bay 6:30 Concert Series: ‘Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology’ is March 10

The next 6:30 Concert Series is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Weidner Center. It is titled “Future/Primitive: Percussion & Technology,” and will feature UW-Green Bay Music’s Bill Salak as he explores intersections between the very old and very new, including Pulitzer-Prize-winner John Luther Adams’ “Wail” (with video by London-based video artist Natalia Jaeger), Eric Richards’ immersive “Finalbells,” and Alvin Lucier’s “Nothing is Real,” a visionary deconstruction of the Beatles for piano and amplified teapot. The concert and free and open to the public. More here.

University of Wisconsin Green Bay celebrates communication week with ‘3x3x3’ event | WFRV

UW-Green Bay Communication students participated in the “3x3x3” showcase event on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at the Weidner Center. The showcase challenged students to present a project from a previous semester in three minutes to different rounds of judges. More via University of Wisconsin-Green Bay celebrates communication week with ‘3x3x3’ event | WFRV.

Reminder: Wednesday’ s (Feb. 26) Carnegie Dartlet presentation is moved to Weidner Center

Over the last five years, UW-Green Bay has partnered with Carnegie Dartlet, a reputation research and marketing company, for digital advertising. In the last few months, the University extended the partnership with a research project to clarify and define UW-Green Bay’s voice and marketplace positioning. Carnegie Dartlet’s consensus-building method is built around the input of the people who know UW-Green Bay best: faculty and staff, alumni, community members and other campus stakeholders, as well as prospects. The results are important to the University’s future. The campus community is invited to the University reveal (results of the research) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center (the event was previously going to be held in the University Theatre). The reveal will share results and recommendations that will shape the way UW-Green Bay communicates its story to future Phoenix and beyond. The event will be live streamed for convenient remote viewing. The link can be found here.

Casablanca performers spend time with media this week previewing Saturday’s show

UW-Green Bay faculty were making the rounds to promote Saturday’s performance by the Weidner Center’s Philharmonic of Casablanca—considered by critics to be one of the greatest movies of all time. It’s Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show talk at 6:30 pm. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Bill Sallak (percussion) and Kelli Strickland (executive director of the Weidner Center) were featured on the WBAY Noon Show. On Friday, Sallak and Luis Fernandez (violin) spent some time with WFRV. Fernandez played “As Time Goes By.” For details, including tickets, head to the