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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Chamber Music Society, Lincoln Center

An evening to treasure! A talent-rich assemblage of some of classical music’s brightest stars, straight from Alice Tully Hall, will dazzle with world-class musicianship and an awe-inspiring program. From Harry Burleigh spirituals and a Dvořák quintet to a Leonard Bernstein sonata and Copland’s masterful Appalachian Spring, this elite ensemble will share a bold, clean, American sound suggesting open spaces and endless possibilities.
Special Venue: Weidner Center for the Performing Arts,
UW‑Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Brass

The classical Marsalis! Whether early brass, big band swing, Baroque or jazz, this 10-member brass ensemble blends exceptional technique and energetic flair. The New Orleans-born Rodney, a former student of his famous cousin Wynton, is a trumpeter extraordinaire in his own right and shines in classics by Bach, Rossini, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Harry James, Duke Ellington and others.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Maxwell Street Klezmer

A classic tradition! Embodying the colorful spirit of immigrant America, this Midwest-based group spotlights the widely influential classical music of Jewish tradition. They’ve played at Carnegie Hall and toured Europe, collaborated with The Lyric Opera and Chicago Sinfonietta, and brought irresistible musicality and cultural outreach to audiences across the nation.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Washington Saxophone Quartet

Veterans, variety, virtuosity! Ever listened to NPR’s “All Things Considered”? If so, you’ve enjoyed engaging musical interludes by this D.C. foursome of former military-band standouts. They delight audiences with the amazing range of their instruments — baritone to soprano — evoking the refined sounds of a string quartet, the harmonies of an organ prelude or the improvisation of jazz.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

MSO returns to the Weidner! Having opened with one of the world’s great chamber orchestras, we bookend the season with the power and elegance of a full symphony orchestra. Under new direction and maintaining its longstanding commitment to musical excellence, the Milwaukee Symphony consistently ranks among America’s finest orchestras. Back by popular demand!

Special Venue: Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, UW‑Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive

Past Performances

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

MSO at the Weidner!

Catherine Lan

Featured soloist
Dr. Catherine Lan
Pianist

For more than a decade, Civic Music has proudly closed its season with the musical magnificence of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. This season, we improve our proven formula by featuring guest soloist Dr. Catherine Lan performing the exquisite Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor and the MSO’s first BCCMA performance on the grand stage of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Join us for a spectacular evening!

Special Venue: Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, UW‑Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI 54311

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Janoska

Janoska

Direct from Vienna! Recently signed to the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label, this crossover ensemble of four brothers features two former Vienna Philharmonic standouts. Exceptional musicians fluent in traditional classical music as well as American jazz, Gypsy, tango and Latin, Janoska has won standing ovations from Vienna to Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

Friday, March 22, 2019
Siberian Virtuosi

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Siberian Virtuosi

Classical excellence! An ensemble of 11 violinists and a pianist, the Virtuosi are the state ensemble of the Russian republic of Yakutia. Winners of numerous international competitions, these gifted young players have dazzled American audiences with their warm tone, flawless precision and expressive musicality in the finest Russian tradition.

Date change: This event, previously booked for Saturday, March 9, 2019, has rescheduled to Friday, March 22.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Cantus

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Cantus

Premier ensemble! This eight-member, a cappella group is regarded by many as America’s premier male vocal ensemble. Cantus brings finesse, grace and power to repertoire spanning Renaissance to 21st century. Impeccable technique and an engaging stage presence combine for memorable, crowd-pleasing concerts.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Raúl Prieto Ramírez

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Raúl Prieto Ramírez

Colossally talented’ organist! With brilliance and bravado, elegance and energy, this young, Spanish-born artist has staked his claim among the world’s elite performers. Writes the Washington Post, “His fearless playing and, at times, brazen registrations give his eclectic programs a nervy, exciting flair so often lacking in (other) classical recitals.”

Special Venue: This concert is at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts (UW‑Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI 54311 ) to make use of the facility’s world-class, 3,700‑pipe organ.

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Opera in the Garden

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Opera in the Garden – Green Bay Botanical Garden ampitheatre – Florentine Opera Company

The Brown County Civic Music association is partnering with the Green Bay Botanical Garden to present Opera in the Garden on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from  4 to 5:30 pm. Music lovers will enjoy a variety of popular and Broadway opera performances by The Florentine Opera featuring the Summer Concert Residency Artists. Lawn seating is free, no ticket is necessary. Cowles Terrace tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at gbbg.org/Opera.