Sunday, January 23, 2022

An upcoming concert

 The Racine Concert Band opens their Centennial Concert Season with a free performance at UW-Parkside's Bedford Concert Hall on Saturday January 29th at 7 PM.  The concert will feature the world premiere of Into Our Father's Arms, written by UW-Parkside Professor and Music Department Chair James Crowley.  And if you prefer to not be in a concert hall, the concert will be live streamed.  Click here for all the information including a link to the live stream and the link for free tickets.  

And congratulations to the Racine Concert Band on the beginning of their Centennial Season.  What a great way to begin the celebration!  

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

An update to the schedule for the Menominee Falls Symphony

 Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused the MFSO to cancel their Valentines dinner concert scheduled for February.  They are working to reschedule the event in May if possible.  The April concert is still scheduled.  Rehearsals will begin soon.  

The pandemic continues.  

Sunday, December 12, 2021

More upcoming concerts

The posting of updates on this blog have been few and far between, just as the concerts they document have been, since the pandemic began.  I will be posting news as I get it, but I do not see a return to a regular schedule of posts on Sunday mornings, at least not in the near future.  Until then, I will post concert announcements that I am aware of.  

The Menominee Falls Symphony has 2 concerts scheduled for 2022.  The MFSO will host a Valentine's Day Pops Dinner Concert featuring vocalist Ellen Winters on Saturday February 12.  The event will be at Davian's in Menominee Falls beginning at 6:30.  Then on April 23, the MFSO welcomes Pianist and Composer Greg Hartman for their classical concert entitled Showcasing Showstoppers.  The concert will begin at 7:30 at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex.  See the MFSO web site for more info.  

As far as the pandemic goes, I am not sure when, but I do believe that this too shall pass.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Menominee Falls Symphony Concert this Sunday

 Join the Menominee Falls Symphony this Sunday at 2 PM for A Jazzy Christmas, held at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center at Hamilton High School.  The special guests are vocalist Donna Woodall and bassist Ethan Bender.

From the MFSO web site: 
Christmas IS the season for family stories, food AND music! Join us to hear Donna’s own renditions of some of her childhood (and adulthood) holiday favorites. They characterize the style of the great jazz singers who inspired her yet contain her own unique style! Donna and Ethan are making a return engagement with the MFSO. They were the last artists at our Valentine’s show immediately before the COVID shutdown. Having received many requests from audience and orchestra members alike, we are proud and excited to have them back!!! If you missed our Valentine’s show of 2019, don’t miss this!

See the MFSO web site for more information.  

Sunday, June 6, 2021

There may be summer concerts in Racine

 Summer concerts seem to all be cancelled due to the pandemic.  The good news is that I see that many community music organizations are planning on resuming operation in the fall.

But the Racine Concert Band is working toward summer concerts at the Racine Zoo beginning on July 4th.  Not all of the details have been set yet, so it may not occur on the 4th, or it might be delayed a bit.  However, this is the first indication of community concerts returning.  I will publish any news that I get regarding this series of concerts.  

More to come.  

Monday, January 18, 2021

It has been a while...

 The pandemic has cancelled performances of all of the community music groups that I monitor in the Milwaukee area.  But there is one virtual performance coming in January.

The Concord Chamber Orchestra is putting together a free virtual chamber music concert.  It is scheduled for January 31at 3 PM Central time for the initial performance.  Once completed, the concert will be loaded to You Tube so that you can enjoy the concert on your own schedule.  

For all the details, see the CCO web site.  

And note that Milwaukee Community Music blog will continue to monitor the situation and announce any performances that might be coming.  Maybe this summer?  

Thursday, June 11, 2020

NO concerts this summer....and maybe next fall

I have heard from a number of community music groups.  The summer seasons are cancelled.  Fall concerts will likely be cancelled because there are few large groups that can rehearse in a manner that promotes social distancing.  We may see concerts of small groups or strings only.  But I am afraid we may not have concerts until 2021. 

As I hear information, I will pass it on.  Until then, stay safe.