Sunday, December 4, 2016

Concert Preview - Milwaukee Festival Brass

The Milwaukee Festival Brass performs Holiday for Brass on Saturday evening December 10 at the Pius XI High School Arts Center.  The concert begins at 7 PM.

The program will include both traditional carols as well as newer works sure to become holiday classics.  Among those will be contemporary composer John Rutter's What Sweeter Music, featuring David Meyer on euphonium.  The MFB will also perform the upcoming National Championship work Dimensions by Peter Graham.

If you have never heard a British style Brass Band, I highly recommend attending this concert.  The sound is something hard to describe but very easy to enjoy!  Tickets are $12, $9 for seniors and students.  If you need more information, see the MFB web site.

And the group will be having a silent auction before the concert and during the intermission.  There will be a lot of wonderful things to bid on, just in time for Christmas giving!  See you there.

Monday, November 28, 2016

For those who enjoy the sound of French Horns

The Oshkosh Horn Choir, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Atwell, performs this Sunday December 4 at 7PM in the Music Hall on campus.  If you have never enjoyed the sound of a choir of French Horns, you are in for a treat.

The concert is free and open to the public.  Unfortunately, I do not have the program as of this writing.  But I hope to see you there.  I know you will enjoy it.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Holiday Concert Calendar and the Concord Chamber Orchestra

So that it is easy for you to mark your calendar with all of the Holiday concerts, here is the list that I have.

  • Fri.    2  7:00  Greenfield Concert Band at the Greenfield High School Performing Arts Center
  • Sat.   3  7:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra at the Basilica of St. Josephat
  • Fri.    9  7:30 Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University 
  • Sat.   10  2:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Mitchell Park Domes
  • Sat.   10  7:00 Milwaukee Festival Brass, Pius XI High School, Milwaukee
  • Sun.  11  6:00 Lakeshore Symphonic Band at the Basilica at Holy Hill
  • Sun.  11  3:00 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Hamilton Fine Arts Center
  • Sat.   17  TBA  Horns A Plenty Christmas in Appleton (more information to follow)

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform on Saturday December 3 at the Basilica of St. Josephat at 7PM.  The concert theme is The Greatest Story, even though the concert will delve into two great stories.  The first is the story of a toy that comes alive, as the Orchestra performs music from The Nutcracker.  The the Orchestra performs Poulenc's Gloria, celebrating the Greatest Story Ever Told.

See the CCO web site for more information.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

No concerts coming up for the next couple of weeks.  Instead a wish for you and yours to enjoy the beginning of the extended Holiday Season enjoying the many blessings we have.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Concert reminder

The Milwaukee Concert band will perform at Brown Deer High School on Sunday November 20.  Unfortunately, I do not have any information about the concert.  However, there is contact information on the band's web site for more information.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Something different for your calendar this holiday season

I just got word that Horns A Plenty Christmas will be performing again in the Appleton / Neenah area this December 17th at 2:30 PM at the Fox Valley Lutheran High School.  If you have not heard a concert of Horns A Plenty Christmas, you are in for a treat.

The group is all volunteer of all abilities.  The music is easy to play but well arranged.  The result is, after a short rehearsal, a wonderful concert of Christmas music played by a large choir of french horns, all in four part harmony.  There is no admission charge, but donations are used to fund scholarships for french horn students.

The sound of a french horn choir is very unique and well worth the trip to Neenah on December 17th. Be sure to put it on your calendar.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Upcoming concert by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band

The MMCCB will perform Autumn Winds, celebrating the changing of the seasons with music of the seasons.  The concert begins at 3 PM on Sunday November 6 in Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College.

The MMCCB concerts are always fun and they are a great way to introduce students to the world of classical music.  And the concerts are free.

For more information, see the MMCCB web site.