UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble presents ‘A Journey through Eastern Europe’ May 4
Manitowoc, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) will present a thrilling evening of music with “A Journey through Eastern Europe” on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The concert conducted by Marc Sackman (LWE conductor and music director), will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Centre. LWE will performance will include selections from Soviet and Czech composers as well as music of Armenia, Russia, Czechoslovakia and Italy.
The concert starts strong with Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich and arranged for wind ensemble by Donald Hunsberger. In 1980 this piece was selected the theme of the Summer Olympic Games in Mosow. Next LWE will perform Soliloquy for Solfernio, which is dedicated to those who work for healing and building a better world. It is in memory of the Battle of Solferino that was fought in northern Italy in June of 1859. The first half of the concert will conclude with Slavonic Dances No. 8 Op. 46, No. 8 by Antonín Dvořák. The selection is a “Furiant,” which is characteristically a Czech dance and was inspired by the spirit of Brahms Hungarian Dances.
The second half of the concert begins with one of the best know marches in Russia, Vasily Agapkin’s, A Slavic Farewell. In 1990, the United States Marine Band toured five cities in the then Soviet Union in which the performances of Slavic Farewell prompted spontaneous ovations and cheers. The concert will conclude with Armenian Dances, part II by Alfred Reed. It is a continuation of Armenian Dances part I and is the final three movements of the complete suite. Part II includes; The Peasant’s Pleas, Wedding Dance and Songs of Lori.
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception to meet the conductor and members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble.
Tickets for “A Journey Through Eastern Europe” are available at the Capitol Civic Center Box Office. For ticket information, call the CCC Box office at 683-2184. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.cccshows.org.
Lakeshore Big Band presents 'Nothing But the Classics'
Green Bay, Wis. — You want classics? You got’ ‘em! The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Capitol Civic Centre. “Nothing But the Classics,” and will be a celebration of songs and artists from the Big Band Era. The show will include instrumentals as well as a variety of vocals with local favorites David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann, and a special vocal featuring conductor Sucherman.
Sucherman says, “Nothing But the Classics” is two sets of definitive Big Band repertoire of classic songs and classic arrangements from Miller to Goodman and beyond. The first half of the concert includes favorites by Ellington, Gray and Miller including Satin Doll, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and A String of Pearls. The second set will feature one of the most famous songs from the Big Band era, the Benny Goodman classic Sing, Sing, Sing as well as the jazz standard, Lullaby of Birdland.
Vocals will include selections by legendary artists Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Kim Hofmann is eager to share her renditions of Blue Skies and Orange Colored Sky and Bourgeois his versions of When I Fall in Love and I Get a Kick Out of You. Hofmann and Bourgeois will sing back up for Sucherman for his interpretation of the 1922 The Sheik of Araby from the movie “Tin Pan Alley.”
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in the Capitol Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum to meet the conductor, vocalists and members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band.
Tickets for “Nothing But the Classics” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket Capitol Civic Centre preservation fee. For further ticket information, call the CCC Box Office at 683-2184.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.
2019 Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts to be presented to the Clipper City Chordsmen
The Clipper City Chordsmen have been chosen recipients of the 2019 Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts. The award was established in 1999 by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association to recognize individuals who have substantially contributed to the arts in the greater Manitowoc area. The first award was presented to Wesley Teply, followed by Sister Cecilia Burns, Conrad Daellenbach, Karl Miller, Jean Wolfmeyer, Jim and Susie Miller, Kathie Bundy, Sr. Dr. Lorna Zemke, Glenn Nelson, Paul and Barbara Stitt, Ron Stokes, David Bourgeois, Ron Kaminski, the Garth Neustadter Trio, Barbara Bundy-Jost, Michael J. Arendt, William Pappathopoulos, Sue Cechal, Sally Semmes and Majel Pinney-Henrickson.
The Clipper City Chordsmen barbershop chorus is a membership-based organization of male singers that practices, performs and has fun. The Chordsmen was founded in 1945 by O. H. “King” Cole under the direction of Milt Detjen. They currently have over forty members representing all ages and walks of life. The Clipper City Chordsmen perform locally including annual Spring, Summer and Christmas Shows as well as Singing Valentines in February and visitations to area assisted living/nursing homes and hospitals. They also perform with other choruses for special events and upon request.
Their mission states, “The Clipper City Chordsmen Chorus is an ever-growing, well-respected brotherhood of men who love to perform a cappella music in the barbershop style, preserving the heritage of the barbershop quartet. The Chordsmen strive to improve the quality of life for our members and our community through music education programs and family-friendly musical entertainment.” Dave Buss, Chordsmen Music Director stated on receiving the award;
"Being recognized with this award is a tremendous honor for us. The Clipper City Chordsmen have been singing in the Manitowoc area for almost three quarters of a century. Some of our members have been active for over 50 years. We try very hard to live up to our mission statement which includes supporting and encouraging music education in our schools. When young people are encouraged to use their voice in singing, it helps to give them the confidence to sing throughout their lives.” The Chordsmen donate both time and money to deserving organizations and charities. Through the Barbershop Harmony Society’s charity, “Harmony Foundation,” grants are awarded to support vocal music education in schools and communities. The Chordsmen also provide support to local music education using direct grants to area schools.
The 2019 Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts will be presented to The Clipper City Chordsmen during the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s “Winds of March” concert on Saturday, March 2nd at the Capitol Civic Centre. Several members will be in attendance to accept the award and will perform at the concert.
UW Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band presents “The Best of Broadway.”
Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Hamlish and Arlen! Join the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band as they present “The Best of Broadway,” Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 at the Capitol Civic Centre. Under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman and LBB guest conductor Chris Woller the bands will perform a variety of favorites sure to get your feet tapping to the tunes.
Dr. Sackman has chosen selections from the musicals Babes in Toyland, Bye Bye Birdie, An American in Paris, Les Misérables and The Sound of Music for Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s performance. Lakeshore Big Band highlights will include songs from The Wiz, Funny Face, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Mame and Hello Dolly. The concert will include a performance by the vocal trio of David Bourgeois, Kim Hofmann and Barbara Whitcomb as well as solos by Hofmann and Bourgeois.
Following the concert the audience is invited to a reception in the Capitol Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum to meet the conductors, vocalists, and members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band.
Tickets for “The Best of Broadway,” are available at the Capitol Civic Center Box Office. For ticket information, call the CCC Box office at 683-2184. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.cccshows.org.
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble “Festival of Christmas”
The traditional start to so many Lakeshore families’ holiday celebrations, “Festival of Christmas” will be presented by the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on Saturday, December 1, at the Capitol Civic Centre. Conducted by Dr. Marc Sackman and special guest conductor Michael J. Arendt, the concert will begin at 7:30 P.M. Tom Zalaski, WFRV Channel 5 news anchorman, will be back to help the wind ensemble to celebrate its 35th season and narrate the concert. Joining the wind ensemble in this holiday musical celebration will be vocalists Kim Hofmann, Barbara Whitcomb, and the delightful Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir under the direction of David Bourgeois.
Dr. Marc Sackman has planned a fantastic holiday program. He has included traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Join LWE as they prepare you for the season of giving with, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Minor Alterations 2 “Carols from the Dark Side,” Rejouissance, Troika and more…
The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble is delighted to have founder Michael J. Arendt join them for this Christmas celebration. “I’m thrilled to be back to conduct a few pieces this season,” says Arendt. He will be on the podium for two selections for the “Festival of Christmas” concert. His first piece, Fantasia for Christmas, is a contemporary work by Elliot del Borgo which is based on The Ukrainian Bell Carol, also known as Carol of the Bells. Arendt’s second selection, “Christmas Declaration” by Robert W. Smith is based on traditional carols. “It indeed makes our 35th anniversary special for me as well,” Arendt said.
The excitement and enthusiasm children bring to the stage has enchanted audiences for years. The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir is made up of children, grandchildren and relatives of LWE members. David Bourgeois has 22 eager and energetic children in the choir this year that have been busy practicing since late October. This year the choir will be performing: Christmas is Coming, Merry Christmas to You, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening and Silver Bells Downtown.
The annual audience sing-along will conclude the concert, as the audience is invited to join the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Dr. Sackman, Tom Zalaski and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir for a medley of traditional carols. Sing-a-long selections include Joy to the World; Deck the Halls; God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman; Good King Wenceslas; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; Silent Night; Jingle Bells and O Come, All Ye Faithful.
Following the concert the audience is invited to a reception in the Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum to meet the conductor, narrator, musicians, and choir members.
Tickets for “Festival of Christmas” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office and are $16 for adult seating, and $9 for students and all balcony seating. The quoted ticket prices do not include the CCC Ticket Fee or sales tax.
For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184.
Music of the Masters
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble celebrates its 35 years of music on the lakeshore. With our 35th season comes a new name. In July, UW-Manitowoc merged with the UW-Green Bay campus to become, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Lakeshore Wind Ensemble looks forward to celebrating its 35th year and years to come as UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble.
The wind ensemble’s 35th Anniversary Season, “Celebrating 35 years of Music on the Lakeshore,” welcomes Conductor Emeritus Micheal J. Arendt, who will be sharing the podium with LWE Conductor and Music Director Dr. Marc Sackman at three concerts this season. Arendt will be conducting one selection at the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s “Music of the Masters,” “Festival of Christmas” and “The Winds of March” concerts. He is happy to be back on the podium sharing his love of music with so many familiar faces and new faces as well.
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble kicks off its season on Saturday, October 20th with “Music of the Masters.” The concert, conducted by Dr. Marc Sackman and Conductor Emeritus Michael J. Arendt, will be presented at the Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc at 7:30 PM. “Music of the Masters” will feature alto saxophone soloist David Lovrien, Staff Arranger and Webmaster for the Dallas Winds in Dallas, Texas. Lovrien is also a composer, most well-known for his Christmas favorites “Minor Alterations” and “Minor Alterations-Christmas Through the Looking Glass” and “Minor Alterations No. 2-Carols from the Dark Side.”
The concert will include “Egmont Overture” by Beethoven, David Lovrien’s presentation of “A Gershwin Fantasy” arranged by Ralph Martino, Maestro Arendt’s selection “Beacons” by Emmy award-winning composer Garth Neustadter and “Embraceable You” by George and Ira Gershwin. “Egmont Overature” was written for a production of Goethe’s tragic drama that was performed in the Hoftheater in Vienna, Austria in 1810. Martino’s , “A Gershwin Fantasy,” is a collection of seven Gershwin hits for alto sax including “Summertime” and “I got Rhythm.” “Beacons” was commissioned by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and first performed by the ensemble in May 2014. Neustadter said of his composition in 2014, “Beacons is inspired by the people and sources that provide guidance and direction in our lives.” “Embraceable You,” a Gershwin favorite will performed along with LWE/LBB vocalist, Kim Hofmann.
During the concert, the recipients of the 2018-2019 Arendt Family Talentships will be introduced. This program was established in 1988 by Michael and Peter Arendt to recognize and encourage musically talented students attending UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus who are members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement and auditions. The Arendt Family Talentships are funded and supported by the Arendt family and Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association.
Tickets for “Music of the Masters” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, and are $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket Captiol Civic Centre preservation fee. For further ticket information, call the CCC Box Office at 683-2184.
Wisconsin native Theresa Martin's "Radiance" featured in May Concert
The University of Wisconsin Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of its 34th season, “American Salute,” on Saturday, May 5th. The concert commemorates American composers including long times favorites Aaron Copeland, Karl Lawrence King and John Williams as well as Wisconsinite Theresa Martin. “American Salute” begins at 7:30 PM at the Capitol Civic Centre.
“We will cover as much of the American experience as possible within a few musical examples,” says Dr. Marc Sackman, music director of the wind ensemble. The concert begins at the circus, with Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, popular not only in American tradition but to Wisconsin and Manitowoc as well.
Aaron Copland’s music represents so much of what it is to be an American—optimism, industriousness and openness. Copland’s, Outdoor Adventure, the wind ensembles next selection This piece expresses all of these qualities and reminds us of the beauty of our country through music.
The American experience continues with Theresa Martin’s Radiance. According to Sackman, “President Ronald Reagan said America was a “Shining city upon a hill. Theresa Martin’s Radianceseems to have that kind of light coming through as the music progresses.” Theresa Martin (b. 1979), a Wisconsinite, often draws her inspiration from literature, images, nature and personal experiences. She receives commissions from the United States and abroad, including music for chamber, wind and orchestral ensembles as well as solo instruments. She studied both composition and clarinet performance. Dr. Martin received her Doctorate in composition at the University of Michigan, has two Masters Degrees from Arizona State University and completed her BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She currently has a private studio in Wisconsin, where she teaches lessons in composition, clarinet and piano. She also teaches adjunct at local universities including Lawrence University and The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
Radiance was premiered March 15, 2013 by the UW Fox Valley Concert Band.
The origins of Jazz and Spirituals are based in the southern United States. The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble celebrates both of these musical art forms with Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet and Frank Ticheli’s beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace. The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will close the concert with Clifton Williams Strategic Air Command March. This selection is a tribute to all of our men and women who serve to protect our freedom and liberty.
Following the concert there will be a reception in the Kadow Museum for the conductor, musicians and audience. Tickets for “American Salute” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, and are $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket Capitol Civic Centre preservation fee. For further ticket information, call the CCC Box Office at 683-2184.
Lakeshore Big Band presents "Viva Las Vegas!"
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band will present its Spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, at the Capitol Civic Centre. Conducted by Paul Sucherman, the concert is titled “Viva Las Vegas,” and is a celebration of songs and artists that embody the spirit of the Entertainment Capital of the World. The show will include instrumentals as well as a variety of vocals with local favorites David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann and as well as LBB trumpet player Mark Lawrence and guest vocalist Shawn Holmes.
Shawn is a tenor/baritone vocalist that has performed in several musical theaters in the Milwaukee and Madison areas. He was awarded Best Actor in a Musical by Broadway World for his performance in Ragtime and Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Musical by Footlight Awards for La Cage Aux Folles. Shawn has most recently completed performances as Uncle Henry/The Wiz in the First Stage Theatre production of The Wiz. Shawn is looking forward to joining LBB as guest vocalist in April and sharing the stage with his good friend Paul Sucherman.
The first half of the concert includes favorites by Elvis, Bobby Darin and Louis Prima, including Hunk of Burning Love, Mack the Knife and Jump, Jive and Wail. A few “Vegas” surprises await the audience before intermission as well. As Sucherman says, “Vegas is the Entertainment Capitol of the World and LBB is here to entertain.”
Following intermission, Lakeshore Big band pay tribute to Ol Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Popular Sinatra selections will include The Way You Look Tonight, Get Me to the Church on Time, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and many more…
Sucherman says, "VIVA LAS VEGAS is going to thrill the audience with high energy tributes to some of the most famous (and infamous!) performers throughout Vegas history...there'll be music, magic, wild "animals" and more...there'll be laughter, uproarious applause, thrills and spills...this is a SURE BET, no gambling necessary - LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT!!!!
Following the concert there will be a reception in the Kadow Museum for the conductor, vocal soloists, musicians and audience.
Tickets for “VIVA LAS VEGAS” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, and are $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket Captiol Civic Centre preservation fee. For further ticket information, call the CCC Box Office at 683-2184.
Emily Kosloski to join Lakeshore Wind Ensemble for May Concert
Emily Kosloski, proud Manitowoc Lincoln graduate, actress and lyric soprano will join the University of Wisconsin Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble for “Music from France and Revolution” at 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 6 at the Capitol Civic Centre. Emily is excited to return to Manitowoc. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. Emily has performed on Broadway and with the National Touring Company of Les Miserables. Other theatre credits include performing on London’s West End and at the Geffen Playhouse with Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Work in Progressand in regional theatres around the country. Some of her TV appearances include, “Dallas,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Live with your Parents,” and “Big Love.” To see a full list of credits please visit her web page at http://www.emilykosloski.com.
The final concert of the LWE season will feature a wide range of music from a symphony by Hector Berlioz to excerpts from Les Miserables. “The idea for this program came to me while at the movies, watching, no surprise, Les Miserables, which centers on a student revolt in Paris in 1832,” says Lakeshore Wind Ensemble conductor Dr. Marc Sackman. The concert will begin with a march, Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse by Jean Robert Planquette which is one of the most famous French marches. Other selections include Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaund and Song of the Regiment (Chacun le sait) by Gaetano Donzietti.
“We are delighted to be joined by two vocalists, Professor Karen Leigh-Post singing arias from Carmenand Manitowoc native Emily Koslolski whose selections include I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, which she sang on Broadway,” says Sackman. Leigh-Post was to be the featured soloist at the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble March concert, but had taken sick and was unable to perform.
Sackman chose his favorite wind symphony, Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, to end the concert. This wind symphony was composed in honor of the fallen heroes of the Revolution of 1830. The second movement, Oriason funèbre (Funeral Eulogy), features a solo trombone to be played by University of Wisconsin Manitowoc sophomore, Nicholas Stone. Nicholas has been a member of LWE for two years and will graduate from UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus this spring. He is majoring in music and will attend the University of Wisconsin La Crosse this fall.
Following the concert the audience is invited to a reception in the Capitol Civic Centre’s Kadow Museum to meet the conductor, vocalists, and members of UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble.
Tickets for “Music from France and Revolution” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office or online at www.cccshows.org. For additional ticket information contact the CCC Box Office at (920) 683-2184. Information about Lakeshore Wind Ensemble can be found at here
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and LWEA host two Vocal Master Classes
Vocal Master Class - “It’s All About Optimal Performance without Anxiety”
Dr. Karen Leigh-Post, Professor of Voice, Lawrence University
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, L126
Karen Leigh-Post, author of Mind-Body Awareness for Singers: Unleashing Optimal Performance (2014, Plural Publishing) - the premiere book on cognitive neuroscience and functional neural anatomy for musicians - leads delightfully informative interactive workshops that are eye-opening for both the beginning and the most advanced performers and teachers.
Dr. Leigh-Post is on the faculty of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her research presentations at National Association of Teachers of Singing conferences (2010, 2012 and 2016) and at the International Congress of Voice Teachers (2013) have been described as “charming, amusing, but dispensing valuable information every second” (Shirlee Emmons), and “whimsical, intelligent, practical and brilliantly communicated” (Pat Wilson). By framing mind-body awareness as sensory and motor processing, performing musicians learn to take charge, to purposefully integrate their audio-motor intentions with expert motor response.
- Sensory Input: Building knowledge of one’s own voice or instrument through three modes of perception. Practical Application Exercises (PAEs): Attentive Listening and Buzzing Bones.
- Feedforward Planning: How to guide online performance of an audio-motor behavior — to “Turn off the Judge!” Practical Application Exercise: Auditory Imagery — If you can image it, you can do it.
- Motor Output: Understanding direct and indirect control of motor output (e.g. posture and phonation). Practical Application Excersices: Anticipatory Control (pitch-matching) and Reflex Resonance (vibrato).
- Putting it Together: Achieving flow and a happy body, or rhythmic entrainment of fluid performance in a state of homeostatic balance. Practical Application Exercises: Ready - Set - Go! and Streaming Strings of Sound Bites with improvisation!
Dr. Leigh-Post has given workshops at national and international conferences for singers and teachers of singing, university music department faculty and students (including the New England Conservatory, UW Milwaukee), graduate school instrumentalists, and college theory classes, as well as for high school science and music students and amateur church choirs!
Vocal Master Class
Emily Kosloski, Vocalist and Actress
Friday, May 5, new time: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, University Theatre
Emily is excited to be back in Manitowoc performing at the Capitol Civic Center with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble for the May 6 “France and Revolution” concert! She has performed in the Broadway Company and with the National Touring Company of Les Miserables. Other theatre credits include performing on London’s West End and at the Geffen Playhouse with Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress, and in Regional Theaters around the country including: A Noise Within, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Ahmanson Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre, Playwrights’ Arena, International City Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, and the Echo Theater Company. In addition, she and her husband are company members of the Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles. Emily can currently be seen on stage at A Noise Within in Pasadena, CA in a production of Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! On television, she is currently recurring on The Fosters, and has had over 20 guest stars and recurring roles, including Dallas, House of Lies, The Odd Couple, Shameless, Criminal Minds, Hello Ladies, How To Live With Your Parents…, Southland, Cold Case and Big Love.Emily holds a B. Mus. In Vocal Performance and B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern University, and is a proud graduate of Lincoln High School! She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. For Mom and Dad.
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band Goes Hollywood!
The University of Wisconsin Manitowoc Lakeshore Big Band will present “Hooray for Hollywood” on Saturday, April 8 at the Capitol Civic Centre. Conducted by Paul Sucherman, the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature instrumental and vocal soloists as well as a vocal quartet.
“Watching the Oscars really got my creative juices flowing to find some of the best music from films ever written,” said Paul Sucherman Lakeshore Big Band conductor and music director. “We have classics like Laura from the 1944 film Laura and As Time Goes By from Cassablanca. More recent selections will include The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book and Soul Bossa Nova from Austin Powers.”
The Way We Were from the 1973 film The Way We Were will showcase University of Wisconsin Manitowoc sophomore Nick Stone on trombone. Nick has been a member of LBB for two years and will graduate from UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus this spring. He is majoring in music and will attend the University of Wisconsin La Crosse this fall.
Lakeshore Big Band vocal soloists David Bourgeois and Kim Hofmann will perform several selections for “Hooray for Hollywood.” Kim will sing Goldfinger from the 1964 James Bond series film Goldfingerand Diamonds are a Girls Best Friends from the 1953 classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. David will be center stage for Moon River featured in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, It Had to be You from When Harry Met Sally and Too Close for Comfort from Mr. Wonderful. Barbara Whitcomb will take a break from her saxophone, giving David and Kim a rest, singing Evergreen from the 1976 film A Star is Born. The LBB Quartet will feature Sam Oswald, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus sophomore and LBB pianist, Barbara, David and Kim. The quartet will be singing At Last, from the films Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives, as well as As Time Goes By.
“Hooray for Hollywood” has it all says Sucherman, “Classics, kitchy tunes, swingin’ tunes and gorgeous melodies…and we have the instrumentalists and vocalists to do them ALL justice!”
Following the concert the audience is invited to a reception in the Capitol Civic Centre’s Kadow Museum to meet the conductor, vocalists, and members of UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band.
Tickets for the “Hooray for Hollywood” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office or online at www.cccshows.org for additional ticket information contact the CCC Box Office at (920) 683-2184. Information about Lakeshore Big Band can be found here.
Changes announced for Lakeshore Wind Ensemble/Big Band
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) and Lakeshore Big Band (LBB) have announced changes for the remainder of their concert seasons. Dr. Marc Sackman will conduct the LWE/LBB “Pops” Concert on January 16, 2016, the “Winds of March” concert on March 5, 2016, and the “Concert Con” performance on May 7, 2016. Paul Sucherman will conduct the Lakeshore Big Band Concert on April 9, 2016.
Dr. Sackman has been Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at UW-Fox Valley Valley, for 11 years. Prior to coming to the UW Colleges, he served as conductor of the Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony, Director of Bands at Alfred University in Alfred, NY and Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon. Sackman has performed in a wide range of musical ensembles and settings, from the Opera at Rutgers and Rutgers Summerfest Orchestra to chamber music to jazz and Irish folk music. In addition to his degrees in music, he holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Rutgers College. After graduating from Rutgers, he continued his musical studies as a Flute Performance major at the University of Illinois. He then studied in Paris and Munich while pursuing a successful freelancing career. He returned to the U.S. to further his studies at The Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University), where he earned a Master’s and Doctorate in Flute Performance. Sackman plays flute with the Appleton City Band, Riverside Wind Trio, flute and piccolo with Vento Winds, and also serves as assistant director and plays flute and alto flute with the Fox Valley Flute Choir. He was a guest soloist at the LWE’s “Music of the Masters” concert on October 17.
Sucherman has served as an Associate Lecturer of Music at UW-Sheboygan for five years. He is the eldest son of two prominent Chicago performers and has two younger brothers who are both professional musicians (one as the drummer with acclaimed rock band STYX). After attending Northwestern University Prep School and DePaul University, he moved to Wisconsin to pursue theatrical directing, composing and arranging. Sucherman has worked on cruise ships and Mississippi Paddleboats, the main stage of the Sahara in Las Vegas, in Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as all over the U.S. He has worked with or shared stages with Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Reba McIntyre, Tim Allen, Pete Barbutti, Glenn Ash, Peewee Kershaw, and more. He routinely performs with Tony-nominated singer/actor Gregg Edelman and Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. Sucherman has arranged strings for two Grammy award winning albums, and has arranged music for countless acts on cruise ships and nightclubs. He has been active in regional musical theatre directing countless shows and performs around the Midwest approximately 120-150 days a year.
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’s Arendt to Retire as Conductor
Michael J. Arendt, Professor Emeritus of Music at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, has announced his intent to resign as conductor of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) and Lakeshore Big Band (LBB) when the 2013-2014 concert season concludes in May 2014.
“For decades, Professor Arendt has personified music at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus and throughout the Manitowoc region and beyond,” says Charles Clark, Campus Executive Officer/Dean. “We have been fortunate that he has continued as conductor and director of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and the Lakeshore Big Band, as well as an instructor at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, since his retirement as Professor of Music several years ago. I am very happy for Mike and our community that he will lead the LWE to its 30th anniversary.”
Arendt retired from teaching after 35 years in May 2006, but has continued to lead the LWE and LBB, groups he founded in 1983 and 1990 respectively.
Music Under the Stars, Summer Concert in Two Rivers Central Park
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’s Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will its 2013 summer concert tour with a performance in Two Rivers on Sunday, July 28th, at 7:00 p.m. The ensemble’s other summer concerts were performed in Manitowoc’s sister city, Kamogawa, Japan, and in Tokyo in June. The concert program will be similar to those performed in Japan. The July 28th concert will mark the fifteenth annual appearance by the wind ensemble in the Two Rivers Music Under the Stars series. The free concert, conducted by the ensemble’s founder and music director Professor Michael J. Arendt, will be narrated by Lee Davis. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Hamilton Community House.
This summer’s concert is titled “On the Road with the LWE.” Joining the ensemble will be vocal soloists Kim Hofmann and David Bourgeois.
The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will begin with “The Star Spangled Banner.” Joining the wind ensemble for our national anthem will be the vocal soloists.
Included in the evening’s program will be “A Festival Prelude” by Alfred Reed and “American Overture for Band” by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins. “Highlights from Music Man,” arranged by Alfred Reed, is a medley of tunes including “Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Till There Was You,” and “Seventy-Six Trombones.” There will be two selections included in the program by English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, “Seventeen Come Sunday,” a march from his “English Folk Song Suite,” and “Sea Songs.” Assistant Conductor David Bourgeois will conduct the ensemble in “Sea Songs,” which includes three traditional English sailing melodies, “Princess Royal,” “Admiral Benbow,” and “Portsmouth.”
Vocal soloist Kim Hofmann will be featured in “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” originally sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, and vocal soloist David Bourgeois will be featured in the ballad “Blue Moon.” They will both be featured in the medley “Selections from My Fair Lady, which includes “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.”
“Big Band Spectacular,” an arrangement by John Higgins, includes “In the Mood,” “Ciribiribin,” “Satin Doll,” and Count Basie’s “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.”
Marches hold a special place in summer concerts in the park, and the wind ensemble will continue that tradition with marches by Henry Fillmore and John Philip Sousa. The Fillmore selections include “His Honor March” and Americans We March,” and Sousa’s compositions include “The Fairest of the Fair March” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Also included in the concert is a poignant work which was performed in Japan. The title is ”Hana Wa Saku,” or “Flowers Will Bloom” It was published one year after the devastating tsunami hit Japan, and it serves as a commemoration of that event. The song will be sung by vocal soloists Kim Hofmann and David Bourgeois.
The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Central Park in Two Rivers. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Hamilton Community Center. Park benches will be available, or attendees may bring lawn chairs.
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to mark sister city anniversary with trip to Japan
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) has announced that the group will be travelling to Japan to perform in June 2013. The trip will include a performance in Manitowoc’s sister city, Kamogawa, which the group also visited during a 1995 trip.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker acknowledged the significance of the trip. “Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Kamogawa in Chiba Prefecture, Wisconsin's sister state,” he remarked. “As we look to build on this partnership I would like to thank the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and others for traveling to Japan celebrate the 20th anniversary.”
The former mayor of Kamogawa, Toshio Honda, invited the LWE to return as part of the 20thanniversary celebration. Approximately 40 musicians are expected to participate in the trip and performances are tentatively scheduled in Kamogawa, Chiba City, and at Tokyo’s Disneyland.
“The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble truly embodies the Wisconsin Idea – extending the campus borders across their community, the state and around the globe,” said Kevin Reilly, UW System President. “I congratulate the group and its conductor, Professor Michael J. Arendt, on their invitation to perform and extend my sincere best wishes for a successful tour.”
According to Arendt, “This trip is a great opportunity for the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to strengthen Manitowoc’s sister city relationship while we also commemorate our own 30thanniversary.”
The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble was founded in 1983 by Arendt and is comprised of both student and community members. The group currently has more than 90 members and is known as one of the Lakeshore’s premier musical groups. More information about the LWE can be found online here and www.facebook.com/lakeshorewindensemble.
Assistant Director Named
Professor Michael J. Arendt, founder and conductor of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band, has announced that Anthony Bauer will serve as assistant conductor of the Lakeshore Big Band.
Mr. Bauer is a member of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band alto saxophone sections. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, and has a Wisconsin Music Educator’s License. He has taught music in several Wisconsin school districts, has taught in afterschool classes in New York City, math skills in the Valders summer school program, and with the summer Americorps Vista with Preschools of Hope in Madison, Wisconsin, working to boost students’ literacy and math skills. He received certification after participation in International Teacher Training, and completed multiple Spanish courses at UW-Madison from 2008-2009, continuing his Spanish studies via private lessons. From October, 2010 through March, 2012, he taught English to adult students in Santiago, Chile,
An accomplished musician, Mr. Bauer has performed on tenor and alto saxophone in numerous musical venues ranging from small clubs to large theaters. He has played in jazz groups, blues groups, rock bands, concerts bands, and salsa and meringue groups. As a counselor at the 2007 UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic he designed and taught a jazz course as well as a saxophone methods class. From 2005 to the present he has had a private studio, working with students on saxophone technique, performance technique, music theory composition, and improvisation.
Professor Arendt commented, “I am thrilled to have someone with Anthony’s expertise available to assist me with the Lakeshore Big Band. With the help of David Bourgeois as Vocal Director and Anthony’s skill, I’m excited that the LBB will continue to grow and evolve as a major musical force in the area.
Neustadter to Compose Piece for LWE Aniversary Season
Professor Michael J. Arendt, founder and conductor of UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’s Lakeshore Wind Ensemble has announced that the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association has commissioned a work by Garth Neustadter to be performed by the wind ensemble during its 30th anniversary concert season, 2013-2014. Professor Arendt stated that the commission was awarded to Mr. Neustadter at this early date in consideration of his active academic and professional schedules. He is a graduate student at Yale University, pursuing his master’s degree, and has won numerous awards for his compositions, most notable the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for his score for the PBS documentary “John Muir in the New World.
As a high school student at Lutheran High School in Manitowoc, Garth won the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association’s Young Artist Competition twice. He won the high school division with an alto saxophone solo in November of 2001, and performed the solo with the wind ensemble at its “Winds of March” concert in 2002. In November, 2003, he auditioned on piano and again won the high school division, performing with the ensemble in March of 2004. Garth was also a member of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Big Band’s saxophone section during the 2003-2004 concert season.
Commenting on the announcement, Arendt said: “I’m really excited about this project. I’m looking forward to consulting with him regarding the type and scope of the work. To have a work commissioned by the LWEA by someone of Garth’s expertise is in itself phenomenal, let alone his ties to our community, makes it even more meaningful.”