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.

Weidner Philharmonic invites former Peninsula Music Festival Director to conduct performance | Door County Pulse

“Victor Yampolsky was pleased by the ‘out of the blue’ invitation that put him on the podium conducting the inaugural performance of the newly formed Weidner Philharmonic at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Sept. 28 at 7:30 pm.” More via Former PMF Music Director Wields Baton for New Green Bay Orchestra | Door County Pulse.

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.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘From the New World Symphony’ speaks volumes at UW-Green Bay

The Weidner Center Philharmonic debut made an impression Saturday night, Sept. 28, 2019, especially on critic at large Warren Gerds. “Music makes statements. Saturday night, music was stating stuff like crazy…” See his glowing review via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘From the New World Symphony’ speaks volumes at UW-Green Bay.

Weidner Philharmonic Preconcert Dinner

Join Weidner Center for Pre-Concert Dinner on Sept. 28

A festive dinner will take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall prior to the Weidner Philharmonic’s New World Symphony concert, Sept. 28, 2019. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered by The Hyatt Regency Green Bay. Tickets are $40/person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Cash bar is available. Please indicate your dinner selection when purchasing tickets. Please note that separate tickets are available for purchase for the events on Sept. 28, 2019.

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