Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday Calendar of Events

Here is a list of the concerts for the Holiday Season.

  •       Fri.    4  7:00  Greenfield Concert Band at the Greenfield High School Performing Arts Center
  • Sat.   5  11:00  Horns A Plenty Christmas, South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
  • Sat.   5  7:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra at the Basilica of St. Josephat
  • Sat.   5  7:00  Milwaukee Festival Brass, St. Sebastian Church, Milwaukee
  • Sun.  6  3:00 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Hamilton Fine Arts Center
  • Sun.   6  3:00  Milwaukee Festival Brass, Oak Creek Centennial Church
  • Fri.   11  7:30 Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University performing Holiday Music
  • Sat.   12  2:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Mitchell Park Domes
  • Sun.  13  6:00 Lakeshore Symphonic Band at the Basilica at Holy Hill
  • Sat.   19  2:00  Horns A Plenty Christmas, Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton

Take some time out of the busy season to enjoy the music.  Besides lowering the stress level, you will leave with a smile.

There are a lot of concerts the first week of December, performed by the Milwaukee Festival Brass, Horns A Plenty Christmas, the Greenfield Concert Band, the Menomonee Falls Symphony, and the Concord Chamber Orchestra.  Carve some time out of your calendar to attend at least one of these fine performances.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

As we give thanks for all we have, you may encounter musicians performing now or in the next few weeks, in malls or churches.  Be sure to enjoy their performances.  If you have a chance, thank them for their work.  Music helps us celebrate holidays as well as getting us through trying times.  Those performing the music deserve thanks for their efforts.  It makes life a little better!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Horns A Plenty Christmas

Every year, French Horn players get together to play Christmas music and celebrate the season while raising money for music scholarships.  In 2015, there will be two in southeastern Wisconsin.  On Saturday December 5, Horns A Plenty Christmas will perform at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.  On Saturday December 19, the event occurs in Appleton at the Fox Valley Lutheran High School.

In both cases, there will be a rehearsal before the performance.  After a short break, the performance will occur.  To get all the details, see the Horns A Plenty Christmas web site.

Whether you play the horn or just enjoy hearing the sounds, attending Horns A Plenty Christmas events is great fun. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A special concert in the Fox Valley

If you are in the Oshkosh area, or don't mind the drive, there is a special concert coming up on Tuesday November 17.  The Oshkosh Horn Choir will perform in the Music Hall beginning at 7 PM.

If you have not heard a choir of French Horns, you are in for a treat.  The sound is rich, mellow, and bright, all at the same time.  It is truly a unique sound.

While I do not have details on the concert just yet, I do know that the arrangements to be presented are all from the same person, and will include classical as well as movie music.  It is sure to be a wonderful evening of music.  Definitely worth a trip to Oshkosh.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Waukesha Area Symphonic Band concert

The Waukesha Area Symphonic Band performs in the Shattuck Music Center on the campus of Carroll University on Saturday November 14th beginning at 7:30 PM. 

Unfortunately, I do not have a preview of the concert.  I will post the information if I am able to get it.

For more information about WASB, please see the WASB web site.