Sunday, February 23, 2014

Concert reminder

The Lakeshore Symphonic Band performs at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center on Sunday March 2 at 4 PM.  While I do not have any information on the program that will be performed, I suggest checking their web site for any other details.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Attention High School Musicians

The Lakeshore Symphonic Band will host their annual Concerto Competition for High School Juniors and Seniors. The competition will be held at Pius XI High School on Saturday March 8th.  The competition winner will perform with the Lakeshore Symphonic Band at their Spring Concert on Sunday May 11th.  The winning student will also take home a $500 scholarship.

There are a few more details for the interested student musician, and you can view them at the Lakeshore Symphonic Band's website.  Keep in mind that your application must be submitted by February 21.

So, get those chops in shape and give it your best.  You may be the winner!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Concert Preview: Milwaukee Festival Brass

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will present “Brass at Night,” the third concert of its 2013-2014 season on Saturday March 8 at 7 PM.   In this evocatively titled program, listeners will embark on a journey from the twilight hours of dusk, through the romance of the evening hours, to the mystery and fascination that the late night brings.

When asked about the theme of the concert, Music Director Mark A. Taylor said this:  When we are young children, the night can be scary, dark and full of the unknown.  But as we grow older, the night becomes a magical time – its darkness rich with possibilities for romance, imagination, dreams.  It is perhaps no coincidence that, like bedtime stories, most performances in the theatre occur at night, when our imaginations are a little freer to embrace fiction.

The concert will include a recent arrangement for brass band by noted New York composer Joseph Turrin.  The band’s solo euphonium, David Meyer, will perform the famous “Nessun dorma” aria from Puccini’s Turandot.  Other selections will include “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, and a beautiful rendition of the Welsh lullaby, “All Through the Night.”  A medley of show-stopping melodies by Broadway legend Cole Porter will conclude the performance.

In anticipation of its upcoming entry into the North American Brass Band Championships, the band will perform selections from its contest program, including Edward Gregson’s Partita and Michael Ball’s Chaucer’s Tunes.

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will present “Brass at Night” on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Schwan Concert Hall, on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.  Tickets are $12, or $9 for seniors and students.  Group rates are available.  For more information, please visit the band’s website at

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just a reminder

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Valentine's weekend Dinner / Concert performed by the Menomonee Falls Symphony.  There are two performances:  Friday February 14th and Saturday February 15th, both at 6:30.

Tickets are available via mail order, and all of the information is at the MFSO web site.  Treat your special someone to a wonderful evening of food and music, and support the MFSO.  Everyone wins!