UW-Green Bay Chorale, Concert Choir takes stage Saturday, April 30

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Music will feature from a variety of composers including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen. Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston will conduct the Concert Choir, while the Chorale is under the direction of Associate Prof. Randall Meder.

The Concert Choir will take the stage first, performing Irvine Berlin’s “Give me your tired, your poor;” Choral Selections from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, arranged by William Stickles) including, “One Hand, One Heart” and “America,” proceeding with “Comic Duet for Two Cats” (G. Rossini, arranged by Don Craig & Harold E. Mason), “De Animals a-Comin’” (arranged by Marshall Bartholomew), “‘Hallelujah’ from Shrek” (Leonard Cohen, arranged by Roger Emerson) and concluding with “One Moment in Time” (Albert Hammond & John Bettis, arranged by John Higgins).

Following a brief intermission, the UW-Green Bay Chorale will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626,” “Four Quartets, Op. 92” (Johannes Brahms), “We Shall Walk Through the Valley In Peace” (arranged by Moses Hogan), and “Feller From Fortune” (arranged by Harry Somers).

General-admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Music, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

Chorale personnel are as follows: Soprano: Acacia Angelo, Ashley Bucholtz, Lindsey Buss, Anna Hoesley, Michaela Hogan, Claire Kitzerow, Brittney Koerner, Sabrena Koren, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Talor Sohr, Sydney St. Clair, Mallory Uttech, Madelyn Winter; Alto: Laura Cortright, Samantha Gulino, Ashley Gutting, Kelsie Holtzheimer, Xinyi Liu, Lauren Paul, McKenzie Reimann, Heather Roberts, Beth Waldeck, Brittany Welch, Kristen Woodard, Lorelei Zimmerman; Tenor: Aaron Frye, Logan Gruszynski, Jordan Sisel; Bass: Bryan Konicek, Nicholas Kopp, Misael Moya, Nicholas Schommer, Thomas Sielaff, Kevin Wellens.

Concert Choir personnel are as follows: Soprano I: Brittany Boehler, Abby Borchardt, Jessica Hannon, Brittany Kloida, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Hailey Maurer, Jacilyn Rubio, Sarah Vestweber; Soprano II: Matalyn Ellisor, McKaela Hartl, Laura Hoffman, Ana Lundquist, Charlotte Wu; Alto I: Taylor Casperson, Gloria Galicia, Taylor Gulbrand, Courtney Hamilton, Becca Kornowski, Emily Van Rossum; Alto II: Chelsea Curley, Dana Heitman, Elizabeth Punke, Sammie Slater, Madeline Tiedt, Julie Vandermeersch; Tenor: Erik Larson, Misael Moya, Gabriel Zastrow; Baritone/Bass: Nick Kopp, Alex Munson, Jordan Sisel, Michael Wallenfang.

Press Release published on April 27, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

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UW-Green Bay Jazz I and Jazz II Ensembles to perform April 28

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will spotlight Jazz I and II Ensembles in a public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Under the direction of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, Thursday’s concert will kick-off with music by Jazz II Ensemble. The group will start with “All of Me” by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. Following will be Roger Pemberton’s “Bossa Fuego,” Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” (arranged by Sweeney), “Lulu’s Back in Town” (Harry Warren & Al Dubin), “One Note Samba” (Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Nowak) and concluding with “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach).

Jazz I ensemble will begin its performance with Michael Mossman’s “Cubauza,” proceeding with “Put It Right Here” (Louis Bellson, arranged by Nestico), “Theme Without a Movie” (Tom Kubis), “Nobody’s Perfect” (Sammy Nestico), “The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington, arranged by Cobine), “Four” (Miles Davis, arranged by Barduhn), “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke, arranged by Jones) and “Ballad For A Rough Year” (Frank Mantooth). The ensemble will conclude with John Salerno’s “Gnarly Blues.”

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets). The venue box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to the performance. Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: McKenna VanDerLeest, alto 1; Alex Munson, alto 2; Kelton Jennings, tenor 1; Courtney Hamilton, tenor 2; Beck Erdman, baritone; trumpet: Ryan Loining, lead; James Block, Greg Koeller, Ellen Reber; trombone: Jake Van Dyke, lead; Cameron Collins, Alec Haase, Joe Russett; rhythm section: Gillian Evanoff, bass; Matt Hillman, guitar; Rissel Peguero, piano; Kyle Sweeney, piano; Isaiah Hernandez, percussion; Bobby Magers, percussion.

UW-Green Bay Jazz II Ensemble personnel are as follows: saxophone: Sydney St. Clair, alto; Alysha Brooks, alto; Becky Erdman, tenor; Ceilidh Westenberger, baritone; brass: Adam Gaines, trumpet; Ben Kramer, trumpet; Nathan Marhefke, trombone; Sam Osterberg, tuba; rhythm section: Brandt Bailey, bass;Jason Ocasio, guitar; Anne Reis, piano; Tom Zwicker, drums.

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Press release published on April 26, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band concert

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first, kicking off with “Fanfare, Ode and Festival” by Robert Margolis. The group will then play “Threnody for Challenger” (James Sochinsky) and “Aquarium” (Johan DeMeij).

Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage, beginning with a performance of “Feld-Parthie in F Major” including “Allegro,” “Adagio,” “Minuet and Trio” and “Presto” by Franz Joseph Haydn (Ed. Peter Wastall). The ensemble will play “The Gift of Peace” (Philip Rothman) and “Lads of Wamphrey (Percy Aldridge Grainger, Ed. Joseph Kreines).

Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

Members of the Symphonic Band:

Flute: Michelle Ellie, Maira Garza (picc.), Emily Jacobson, Courtney Johnson, Jordan Zacharias; Clarinet: Claire Bestul, Carlyjean Egger, Maria Otto, Tyler Wheeler; Alto Saxophone: Hannah Jandrin, Danielle Shea; Baritone Saxophone: Sarah Bichler; Trumpet: Joe Lett, Lindsey Mies, Jason Ocasio, Tyler Klackner, Ryan Wallenfang; Trombone: Max Heiser, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: Erik Larson, Sam Osterberg; Percussion: Kristin Krimmel, Bobbie Joe Magers, BJ McKinney; Cello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Kaleb VanderHeyden.

Members of the Wind Ensemble:

Flute: Payton Kronforst, Kendra LaCroix, Desiree Hanson; Oboe: Samantha Weydt; Clarinet: Rebekah Erdman, Lauren Paul, Alicia Hyde, Rebecca Noll; Bass Clarinet: Kaitlynn Francois; Bassoon: Autumn Francois; Alto Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Wynne Larson, Courtney Hamilton; Baritone/Bass Saxophone: Gavin Sparks; Trumpet/Cornet: James Block, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alec Haase; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Jack VanBeek, Bobbie Jo Magers; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.

Press release published on April 18, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

Gypsy Trip performs debut ‘Alt-Nostalgia’ in final 6:30 Thursdays concert of semester

11264986_10153545780561450_2360324759499314751_n-624x416GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program presents its final 6:30 Thursdays concert on April 21, with the program “Alt-Nostalgia” featuring the work of regional band Gypsy Trip.

The setting for the lecture and performance will be at Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Gypsy Trip will perform its debut recording, Alt-Nostalgia.

Gypsy Trip — a band featuring mostly UWGB faculty members — has been performing together since April 2007. The group originally started as a duo with Stefan Hall and Nick Winkler, but then progressed into a trio adding bassist Fletcher Gazella in 2008. A year later, Adam Gaines and Eric Hansen joined Gypsy Trip. Now Gypsy Trip is a sextet, including core members Michael Dewhirst on bass, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst on voice and horn, Gaines on trumpet, Lada Gaines on accordion, Hall on guitar, and Adam LeGrave on percussion. Emeritus Members include Eric Hansen on clarinet, Ben Hogan on percussion, Mike Fowler on guitar, Nick Winkler on guitar, and Fletcher Gazella on bass. Gypsy Trip takes inspiration from the “hot club” jazz of Django Reinhardt and infuses it with a modern sensibility. They have one recorded album, Alt-Nostalgia, which was released in September 2015.

The 6:30 Thursdays concert series is designed to provide an innovative musical experience to connect the campus and community through music in meaningful ways.

The 2015-16 series features a wide array of musical styles and guest artists, including jazz, classical, contemporary, and third stream music events. All 6:30 Thursdays are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

The 1923 Fund is the generous sponsor of the 2015-16 season of 6:30 Thursdays. Contact Linda Parins or 920-465-2944 for more information.

Press Release published on April 6, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band Concert

GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first during the show, kicking off with “Valdres” by Johannes Hansen. The group will then play “Trail of Tears” (James Barnes) and conclude with “Glory” (John Stephens, Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith).

Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage with “Suite of Marches” by Charles Ives, which includes “March Intercollegiate,” “Old Home Days,” “Slow March” and “London Bridge is Fallen Down.” The ensemble will play “Two Merry Marches” (Ernst Krenek) before concluding with “The Free Lance” (John Philip Sousa).

Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

Symphonic Band personnel are as follows: Flute: Michelle Ellie, Maira Garza (picc.), Emily Jacobson, Courtney Johnson, Jordan Zacharias; Clarinet: Claire Bestul, Carlyjean Egger, Maria Otto, Tyler Wheeler; Alto Saxophone: Hannah Jandrin, Danielle Shea; Baritone Saxophone: Sarah Bichler; Trumpet: Joe Lett, Lindsey Mies, Jason Ocasio, Tyler Klackner, Ryan Wallenfang; Trombone: Max Heiser, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: Erik Larson, Sam Osterberg; Percussion: Kristin Krimmel, Bobbie Joe Magers, BJ McKinney; Cello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Kaleb VanderHeyden.

Wind Ensemble personnel are as follows: Flute: Peyton Kronforst, Kendra LaCroix, Desiree Hanson; Oboe: Samantha Weydt; Clarinet: Rebekah Erdman, Lauren Paul, Alicia Hyde, Rebecca Noll; Bass Clarinet: Kaitlynn Francois; Bassoon: Autumn Francois; Alto Saxophone: Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Wynne Larson, Courtney Hamilton; Baritone/Bass Saxophone: Gavin Sparks; Trumpet/Cornet: James Block, Ryan Loining, Ellen Reber; Trombone: Cameron Collins, Alec Haase; Tuba: Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Jamie Rodgers, Lisa Ford, Jack VanBeek, Bobbie Jo Magers; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.

Press Release published on February 29, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Website.