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UW-Green Bay welcomes Del Bianco
with concert at the Weidner Center

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music students, alumni and faculty provided the voices for a concert of operatic singing to welcome Paolo Del Bianco to the campus Friday, May 11. Del Bianco, a humanitarian and philanthropist from Florence, Italy, was awarded an honorary doctorate at UW-Green Bay commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12. Del Bianco considers art and culture as powerful engines to educate and bring young people together. The concert took place in the Weidner Center Grand Foyer.

Photo: From left, student Tessa Wegenke, and faculty members Benjamin Brecher and Sarah Meredith.

Faculty members Benjamin Brecher and Sarah Meredith close the concert with "The Prayer." At left is student Tessa Wegenke.

Photo: Prof. Meredith thanks students and alumni for their outstanding performances.

Prof. Meredith thanks students and alumni for their outstanding performances. From left are Jacob Kaltenberg, Janet Osterberg and Jennifer Natsis.

Photo: Prof Meredith introduces, from left, Lisa Andre, Kerry Kuplic, Tessa Wegenke, Melanie Riley, Lauran Kolar, and Prof Benjamin Brecher.

Prof. Meredith introduces, from left, Lisa Andre, Kerry Kuplic, Tessa Wegenke, Melanie Riley, Lauran Kolar, and Prof. Benjamin Brecher.

Photo: Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, right, presented Del Bianco with a key to the city.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, right, attended the concert and presented Del Bianco with a key to the city.

Photo: Del Bianco tells the audience of the connections he has built to Green Bay and its university.

Del Bianco tells the audience of the connections he has built to Green Bay and its university.

Photo: The performers look on as Del Bianco receives the key to the city.

The performers look on as Del Bianco receives the key to the city.

Photo: The audience shows its appreciation for Del Bianco and the performers.

The audience shows its appreciation for Del Bianco and the performers.