6:30 Concert Series

The 6:30 Concert Series is an innovative performance series designed to connect the campus and local communities with music in a deeper way. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers, and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse musical styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. All performances begin at 6:30 PM, last between 60 and 90 minutes, and are free and open to the public.
 

29 September 2017: Exploring the Clarinet Repertoire

Eric Hansen, clarinet and Jennifer Larsen Page, piano

Clarinetist Eric Hansen will present a varied program of standard works and hidden gems for clarinet and piano.

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18 October 2017: Tributo a Ginastera

Filipino-American pianist Jovanni-Rey Verceles de Pedro has developed an international reputa-tion as a soloist, collaborator, pedagogue, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He has been deeply influenced by the life and music of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. In his Tributo a Ginastera recital, de Pedro will perform Ginastera's Sonata para piano, Op. 22 as well as a se-lection of recently composed works inspired by Ginastera.

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29 November 2017: Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool in Concert

The 1957 album Birth of the Cool was the result of a creative collaboration between then up-and-coming trumpeter Miles Davis and innovative arranger Gil Evans. Drawing upon the influences of bebop and European impressionism and scored for an unusual instrumental nonet, this re-cording imagined a new future for jazz. An ensemble of UWGB music faculty and friends will recreate the album live from the restored manuscript. Historian Clif Ganyard will introduce the concert.

Photo by Tom Polumbo, as per Creative Commons License
 

5 February 2018: Duo Piano Recital

In preparation for their appearance with the Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, duo-pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector present works by Poulenc, Ravel and Mozart.

 

23 February 2018: a very small consortium

This innovative ensemble consisting of UWGB music faculty and friends performs “miniature morsels of music” that either consist of 100 or fewer or last one minute or less. The eclectic rep-ertoire for this concert will be drawn from pieces submitted to our yearly international call for scores.

 

5 March 2018: Duets

Inspired by a concept popularized by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, saxophonist John Salerno and soprano Courtney Sherman will host an evening of duets with an array of duet partners. The program will feature I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a dramatic composition by Lori Laitman.

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29 March 2018: Percussion: Classical to Contemporary

Percussionist Bill Sallak will perform solo and chamber music featuring the marimba, from Bach to the present day. Works by Bach, Osvaldo Golijov, Minoru Miki, and Dan Moore, as well as traditional music from northern Ghana and Burkina Faso.

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26 April 2018: Gypsy Trip: Live Recording Session

Local favorites Gypsy Trip will bring their eclectic blend of gypsy jazz, pop influences and origi-nal compositions back to Fort Howard Hall - with a twist! Come witness the live recording of the band’s second album, a follow-up to 2015’s Alt-Nostalgia.

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