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Brass-E5 – Replacement Concert

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

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Photo: brass instrument detail

Photo credit: Garry Knight

The season has been extended one week to Saturday, May 18 with a performance from Brass-E5, a brass quintet that will replace the March 8 cancellation. Performing a similar program, Brass-E5 features four of the brass players from the previously scheduled group joined by one former member of the American Brass Quintet. Members include, Marc Reese and Chris Gekker (trumpet), Greg Miller (French Horn), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), and Ken Amis (tuba). We look forward to an exciting evening. Your Empire Brass tickets dated March 8 will admit you to this concert.


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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Photo: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Edo de Waart Music Director

It’s tradition! For the sixth consecutive season, Brown County Civic Music closes its annual concert series with the majestic power and superb musicianship of one of America’s preeminent orchestras. Back yet again by popular demand, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present an appealing program. From delicate solo passages to bold sweeping crescendos, the full-time professional musicians of the MSO demonstrate anew there’s nothing quite like an evening of live classical music.

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E-Notes—May 2013 Season Finale Times 2!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Two grand finales will close the Civic Music season: the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Sat., May 11th and Brass-E5 one week later on Sat., May 18th. Both audience favorites, one is the season finale by tradition and the second is a re-scheduled concert that was cancelled in March. Both concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High School.

With the youthful, energetic Francesco Lecce-Chong conducting, the MSO will present an appealing program including the works of Beethoven, Wagner and De Falla.  According to last fall’s membership survey, the symphony orchestra is the favorite performance ensemble. Tickets for this concert are $35 adults, $10 students.

Another survey favorite, the Empire Brass, had to cancel in March, and 4 members of that quintet return with a new name, Brass-E5. They will perform much of the originally scheduled program. Empire Brass tickets will be valid for this concert. For those who discarded their tickets, check in at the table in the lobby and tickets will be given to those on the membership list.  Tickets can be purchased for $25 adults and $10 students.

2 Bonus Concerts!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Tradition since Civic Music’s first concert in 1927, the final concert of the series is a free “signing bonus” for new members. This year, with two concerts at the end of the season, both will be free to next season’s new members. By joining before May 11th (credit card on website or by check to the CM office), or by check the night of the concert, new members receive 7 concerts for the price of a 5-concert series!  That includes 2 MSO concerts! Do the math: 2 MSO concerts x $35 = $70. A 5-concert series + 2 bonus concerts = $80. A bargain for your entertainment dollar! For more information, call the Civic Music office at 338-1801 or visit the website:

Brass-E5 Biographies

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

 Season Listing | Program | Biographies

Marc Reese, Trumpet

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Marc Reese joined the Empire Brass in 1996.  Mr. Reese maintains a busy schedule as a chamber musician and soloist touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East.  Highly regarded as an orchestral musician, Mr. Reese has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He is a frequent performer and teacher at the world’s great summer festivals including Marlboro, Tanglewood, and the Pacific Music Festival.  He has also created dozens of new arrangements for both the trumpet and the brass quintet.  In addition to recording for Telarc with the Empire Brass, Mr. Reese has recorded for Sony with the Boston Pops and has been featured on the Naxos label with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.  He has performed on PBS’ Evening at Pops, and has appeared on Japan’s NHK TV.   (more…)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Program

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM; Green Bay, WI

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor (more…)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Program Notes

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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MSO: Green Bay; 5/11/13…Notes by Roger Ruggeri © 2013

Ludwig van Beethoven


Egmont: Overture (more…)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Biography

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Season Listing | Program | Program Notes | Biography

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Edo de Waart, has embarked upon a new era of artistic excellence and critical acclaim. In his fourth year with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited rave reviews and conducted a performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012, in the Spring for Music festival. (more…)

Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

All Brown County Civic Music Association members are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: First United Presbyterian Church,
(corner of Webster Av & George St)

605 N Webster Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115