Archive for February, 2010

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B. & R.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

We’ve been Civic Music members for over 25 years and have missed only 2 concerts, both due to travel–that’s how important CM is to us. We are never disappointed!!


Monday, February 15th, 2010

This is my second year as a member. I am thoroughly enjoying the variety of performances Civic Music brings to Green Bay. We’re still talking about last year’s concerts!

M. G.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

When I found out that we were moving back to the Appleton valley, before we even came back to look for housing, I went online, looked-up BCCM and called to join…

J. S.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Congratulations and thank you, Civic Music. You folks continue to present wonderful, appealing programs. Clearly the best show in town.

R. K.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

There have been nights that we leave, so moved that we have had tears in our eyes. Thanks for the hard work and all the joy you have brought our way.

D. W.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

…beautiful evening with the awe of exceptional talent.

L. H.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The performance was flawless in all aspects!

Family membership devotee

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In my financial position, this is an opportunity to expose my family to first-class live performance and expression of cultural diversity that we simply could not get through other means. The fact that my teenage son each year makes a choice about whether he wants to attend and that it continues to capture his attention speaks volumes about the quality of entertainment that we are seeing.

Green Bay Press Gazette: Pianist hits the ‘wow’ note

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Nakamatsu takes difficult piece on thrilling coaster ride
Concert Review by Warren Gerds • Green Bay Press Gazette • February 12, 2010

Shining review from the Green Bay Press Gazette’s Warren Gerds:

“Wow. It’s rare that a winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition appears in Green Bay, so hearing one is … wow.

Jon Nakamatsu, an American who won the famed competition in 1997, has advanced to greater performance levels.

He took on reputedly one of the most difficult concertos in standard repertoire Tuesday night in a Brown County Civic Music Association series concert with the Philharmonia of the Nations in Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High School.”

The full story is available on the Press-Gazette website:

Philharmonia of the Nations with pianist Jon Nakamatsu

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Photo of Philharmonia of the Nations and conductor Justus Frantz

Philharmonia of the Nations and conductor Justus Frantz

photo of pianist Jon Nakamatsu

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu

Leonard Bernstein’s idea “Let’s make music as friends” was realized in 1995 when colleague Justus Frantz assembled a multicultural orchestra featuring star talent from 40 nations. Serbs and Slovenians, Syrians and Israelis, Chinese, French, Russians, Italians and others share a common language (music) in their recordings, tours and special appearances at the invitation of notables including the UN Secretary General and the Pope. Special guest Jon Nakamatsu, the most recent American winner of the Van Cliburn Competition, has been hailed by the New York Times for his “stunning” elegance, clarity and power.

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Philharmonia of the Nations