Weidner Philharmonic Concert at Green Bay Botanical Garden Rescheduled for June 20

he Weidner Philharmonic’s performance of “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” live in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre at the Green Bay Botanical Garden has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 3 p.m.Due to weather concerns, the concert scheduled for Sunday, May 23 was moved to the previously determined rain date of June 20, Father’s Day. All tickets for the original date will be honored; patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets to attend the event. This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.$10 Student tickets on the Grand Lawn are now available for purchase. All-Age Tickets on the Grand Lawn and Cowles Terrace also remain on sale. All Cowles Terrace seating is general admission with folding padded chairs provided. Seating on Grand Lawn is first come first serve with patron’s own lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets can be purchased at ticketstaronline.com.

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Weidner Philharmonic Concert at Green Bay Botanical Garden rescheduled for June 20

Green Bay, Wis.—The Weidner Philharmonic’s performance of “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” live in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre at the Green Bay Botanical Garden has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Due to weather concerns, the concert scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2021 was moved to the previously determined rain date of June 20, Father’s Day. All tickets for the original date will be honored; patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets to attend the event. This concert will mark the Weidner Center’s first in-person live performance in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student tickets on the Grand Lawn are now available for purchase for $10. All-Age Tickets on the Grand Lawn and Cowles Terrace also remain on sale. All Cowles Terrace seating is general admission with folding padded chairs provided. Seating on Grand Lawn is first come first serve with patron’s own lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets can be purchased at ticketstaronline.com.

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 from Courtney Sherman and direction by Randall Meder.

Tickets for Weidner Philharmonic “Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment” live at Green Bay Botanical Garden are on sale now 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 Weidner Center is 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, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘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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Chancellor Alexander to be a guest performer with Weidner Philharmonic, May 23

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander will be a special guest performer with the Weidner Philharmonic’s performance of Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment Live at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now at WeidnerCenter.com, TicketStarOnline.com, and by calling Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071.

Façade is an essential tongue in cheek classic featuring an exciting series of poems by Edith Sitwell, with instrumentals composed by William Walton.

Chancellor Alexander previously performed with the Weidner Philharmonic conducting Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man at the symphony orchestra’s very first concert in September 2019.

Weidner Center’s first in-person concert in more than a year will be outside at Green Bay Botanical Garden | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Weidner Center’s first in-person concert in more than a year will come this spring at Green Bay Botanical Garden. The Weidner Philharmonic will perform “Walton’s Facade: An Entertainment” at 3 p.m. May 23 at the garden’s Billie Kress Amphitheater, 2600 Larsen Road.

Source: Weidner Center’s first in-person concert in more than a year will be outside at Green Bay Botanical Garden | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Weidner Philharmonic Brass Musicians Join Together for November Concert Series

Principal Weidner Philharmonic performers include two UW-Green Bay Music faculty members: Adam Gaines on trumpet, and horn player Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. They are joined by Philharmonic members Jaimie Waroff on trumpet, Andrew Zipperer on trombone and Steve Wilda on tuba. McQuade Dewhirst says the dynamic concert program “embodies the artistic mission of the Weidner Philharmonic by fostering diversity and inclusion and representing a wide array of musical genres and voices.”

Source: Weidner Philharmonic Brass Musicians Join Together for November Concert Series, Broadway World, Appleton.

Weidner Philharmonic looks to build on successful inaugural season

The inaugural 2019-2020 Weidner Philharmonic season was one that “exceeded expectations.”

Showcasing two incredible shows, “The New World Symphony for a New Symphony” on Sep. 28, 2019 and “Casablanca – An American Classic with Live Orchestrations” on Feb. 22, 2020, the Weidner Philharmonic orchestra featured the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, and the accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region playing in the outstanding acoustics of the Weidner Center’s Cofrin Family Hall.

Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director at the Weidner Center, anticipates positive growth moving into next season. “The inaugural season of the Weidner Philharmonic surpassed our expectations. For a new orchestra, the players meshed quickly, delivering a very pleasing quality of musicianship. And the audiences were so enthusiastic.” Strickland says to watch for a new season announcement in April that could include

Weidner Center Philharmonic, Casablanca Feb. 22, 2020

Final reminder: It’s the ‘second greatest film of all-time’ and you can view it with a full orchestra

Rated the second best film of all time according to The American Film Institute, you can watch “Casablanca,” with a live orchestra in the beautiful Weidner Center. The Weidner Philharmonic will perform the Oscar-nominated score Feb. 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Visit the event page for tickets and information. In addition, come early for a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall with director of the Green Bay Film Society and UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies Professor David Coury. The Weidner Philharmonic showcases the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, the accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in this region and the outstanding acoustics of Cofrin Family Hall. The Weidner Philharmonic is committed to professional presentations of engaging and creative musical programming.

Get ready for ‘Casablanca’ at the Weidner Center, Feb. 22

The Weidner Philharmonic is back and ready to impress audiences. On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, music from the film “Casablanca” will be performed at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Visit the event page for tickets and information. “Casablanca” features an Oscar-nominated Score by Max Steiner. The Weidner Philharmonic will play the lush score while the movie is also shown to audiences. Come listen to some beautiful music as Hollywood legends Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid play out the battle of love and virtue. The Weidner Philharmonic showcases the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, the accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in our region, and the outstanding acoustics of Cofrin Family Hall. The Weidner Philharmonic is committed to professional presentations of engaging and creative musical programming.

Weidner Center referenced in Warren Gerds/Critic at Large 2019 reflection | wearegreenbay

The Weidner Philharmonic and the Weidner Center’s dedication to being a university facility were referenced in Warren Gerds’ reflection of performing arts in the Green Bay Area for 2019. More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Thoughts on this and that from 2019 in area performing arts | wearegreenbay.

Weidner Center Philharmonic, Casablanca Feb. 22, 2020

Weidner Philharmonic: Casablanca, Feb. 22

The Weidner Philharmonic is back and ready to impress audiences. On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, Casablanca will be performed at the Weidner Center at 7:30 p.m. Visit the event page for tickets and information.

Casablanca features an Oscar-nominated Score by Max Steiner. The Weidner Philharmonic will play the lush score as Hollywood legends Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid play out the battle of love and virtue.

The Weidner Philharmonic showcases the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, the accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in our region, and the outstanding acoustics of Cofrin Family Hall. The Weidner Philharmonic is committed to professional presentations of engaging and creative musical programming.