Sunday, January 25, 2015

An important concert coming up

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a special concert on Sunday February 22nd at the Pius IX Performing Arts Center on 76th street just a few blocks north of I-94.  They are trying to reach anyone who has performed with the group over the last 30 years to not only attend the concert, but perform with the current MFB. 

First, be sure to mark your calendar for  February 22nd.  It will be an excellent concert.  I'll post the concert preview next week.

Second, if you performed with the MFB or know someone who has, please contact the MFB via their web site.  It would  be great to have the stage filled with current and former members.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dinner concert - Menomonee Falls Symphony

The Menomonee Falls Symphony presents their annual Valentines Dinner Concert at the Silver Spring Country Club on Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14.  The buffet dinner begins at 6 PM with the concert following.  This is always a nice evening to spend with your loved one.

This year, Maestro Mike Kamenski has created a program of Top 10 Love Songs.  I'm sure there will also be some light classics as well.  And there are always special raffle baskets of goodies, that are donated by the members of the orchestra.

Tickets are $50 per person for the dinner and the concert, and can be obtained via mail order. Please send your name, address, phone number and email address, as well as the number of tickets needed, the payment check, and a self addressed stamped envelope to:
W181 S6593 Muskego Drive
Muskego, WI  53150

If you are looking for a Valentine's Surprise, this event might be just the thing!  For more information, please check the MFSO web site.

And don't forget the chamber music concert presented by the Concord Chamber Orchestra on Sunday the 25th.  See the CCO web site for more information.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Concert Preview - Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra presents Tapas, a concert of chamber music.  Music Director Jamin Hoffman has this preview.
Like the meal this concert is inspired by, the Tapas Concert is a sampling of different, smaller musical ensembles playing a variety of styles that together bring you a complete musical experience.

Sample the traditional music of Bach and Mozart. Hear the rich harmonies of romantic compositions. Feel the spicy syncopation of contemporary rhythms. With so many options, you are sure to be musically satisfied.

  • String Quartet in G by Simon Sechter
  • Six Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet by Gyorgy Ligeti
  • Clarinet Quintet, mvt. 1 by W.A. Mozart
  • Chrysanthemums by Giacomo Puccini
  • Pavane pour une infante defunte by Maurice Ravel
  • Concerto for Oboe d'Amore by J.S. Bach
    arranged for woodwind sextet arranged by Keith MacGaffey
  • Selections from Don Giovani by W.A. Mozart
    arranged for woodwind octet by Josef Triebensee
The concert begins at 1:30 at Nicolet High School in Glendale.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  For more information, please check the CCO web site.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A new year of concerts

As promised, here is the list of concerts I have for community music groups for the second half of the concert season.