Sunday, October 28, 2018

Upcoming Concert

The Waukesha Area Symphonic Band will perform Seasons on Friday November 9 at Shattuck Auditorium on the campus of Carroll University.  The concert will begin at 7:30 and feature both contemporary music for wind band as well as some classic favorites.  The concert will feature works by Jacques Casterede, William Grant Still, Lili Boulanger, Eric Whitacre, Ron Nelson, Fergal Carroll, Rick Kirby, and Timothy Mahr.

The concert will benefit the Healing Hearts of Waukesha County  (, who serve and support grieving children (and their families) in Waukesha County. Tickets are $10 and are available through the Healing Hearts office (262-527-1422) or at the auditorium the evening of the concert.  

The tentative program for the concert is:

Matin de Printemps..........Lili Boulanger
Summerland...................William Grant Still
Divetissement d’ete.........Jacques Casterede
October..........................Eric Whitacre 
Morning Alleluias.............Ron Nelson
-- intermission --
Winter Dances.................Fergal Carroll
A Healing Heart................Rick Kirby
Spring Divertimento.........Timothy Mahr
Be sure to mark your calendar for the first WASB concert of the year...and it's for a good cause, too!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Next concerts: October 20

The Menominee Falls Symphony will perform The World's Many Musical Sounds at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center at Sussex Hamilton High School on October 20 at 7:30 PM.

The concert will feature music of different cultures and the different musical sounds each one has created.  Several national anthems will be featured, as well as a world anthem made up of a number of national anthems.

Returning to this concert is the opportunity to site on stage with the musicians while the performance is in progress.  This popular option is great for the younger musicians who want to see what it is really like to perform in a concert.  And you can move to different locations on the stage for different pieces (but not during the music).

For more information, please see the MFSO web site.

Also, the Lakeshore Symphonic Band will perform No Tricks, Just Treats beginning at 7 PM on the 20th at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center adjacent to Cedarburg High School.  The program includes music for Halloween as well as some evergreen favorites for symphonic band.
  • Malcolm Arnold | TAM O'SHANTER OVERTURE​
  • Gustav Holst | SECOND SUITE IN F FOR MILITARY BAND, op. 28 no. 2​
  • Patrick Doyle and John Williams | CONCERT SUITE FROM HARRY POTTER 
  • Joseph Kosma | AUTUMN LEAVES 
  • Andrew Boysen, Jr. | THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW​
  • Steven Reineke | THE WITCH AND THE SAINT​
  • Aaron Copland | DOWN A COUNTRY LANE

For more information, see the Lakeshore Symphonic Band web site.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Concert this Saturday

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform New // Old on Saturday October 13 at their new venue:  St. Sebastian Church, at 5400 W. Washington Blvd.  The concert begins at 7 PM.

  • Overture on Three Russian Pieces - Mily Balakirev
  • Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra - Rudolph Dolmetsch
  • In C - Terry Riley
  • Eight Pieces for Strings, Op. 44, No. 3 - Paul Hindemith
  • Concerto for Violo de Gamba in A major A9:1A - Carl Friedrich Abel
  • Water Music Suite - George Frideric Handel, arr. by Hamilton Harty
For more information or to order tickets, please visit the CCO web site.