Sunday, March 25, 2012

Concert Reminders

Just a reminder that the Knightwind Ensemble will perform on Friday March 30 in Appleton in the Chapel of Lawrence University at 8 PM.  Tickets will be available at the door (from me).  The concert will also be performed on Sunday April 1 at 3 PM in the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (with yours truly again selling the tickets).  See the Knightwind Web Site for all the details and a discount offer on adult tickets.

Also, the Oshkosh Horn Choir will perform on Tuesday April 3 at 7 PM in the Music Hall of the Arts and Communications Center on campus.  Admission is free.  Come and hear excerpts of Handel's Royal Fireworks Music.  It should be good.

And don't miss next week's post announcing a great upcoming concert!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oshkosh Horn Choir schedules their next concert

The Oshkosh Horn Choir, directed by Dr. Bruce Atwell, will perform on Tuesday April 3 In the Music Hall of the Arts and Communications Center on campus at 7PM. They will be joined by Dr. Atwell's students, creating combination of students in recital and a community music concert. The neat thing is that you will hear only French Horns that evening. Featured on the program is a number of jazzy pieces in the first half, followed by some excerpts from The Royal Fireworks Music By George Frederick Handel. I'm looking forward to hearing those excerpts just for the richness of the French Horn sound. The best news is that the concert is free. If you are in the Oshkosh area that evening, I highly recommend attending this concert. Great music and a great deal. You also get to hear the up and coming musicians currently learning their craft. To me, that is a wonderful Tuesday evening.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Concert Preview: Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band will perform in the Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday March 31st at 7 PM.  Director Karen Lippert has chosen the theme Surprise! for the concert.  So, while this is a concert preview, I do not have any idea what they will be playing!

The email they sent describes the concert as follows:  Will it be rock, paper or scissors?   Who will be holding the baton?   What type of new (make that old) horn might you see/hear for the first time?  What more surprises are in store for you?  You'll just have to show up to find out [and bring a friend and/or family member with you too]!!! 

If you need more information, please call (262) 538-4464 or email

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Not a lot of news

But March has arrived and many concerts are coming up.  So, here is a reminder for your calendar.  The Milwaukee Festival Brass perform at 3 PM on Sunday March 25 at Wisconsin Lutheran College.  The Knightwind Ensemble perform twice.  The first is Friday March 30 in the Chapel of Lawrence University in Appleton at 8 PM.  The second is on Sunday April 1st at 3 PM in the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.  Check the web sites for all the details.

Obie Yadgar used to close his shows with the phrase Find a Concert and Go to it!  I've listed three concerts in March that will be well worth attending.  You get to take the next step.