Classical sax! They have been heard in major concert halls, on NPR and even at the White House in command performances for sax-loving former president Bill Clinton. Winning new fans for the serious saxophone quartet, New Century plays music from Baroque to innovative contemporary to imaginative transcriptions. “Polish and vitality distinguish this group,” writes the Los Angeles Times. “Tackling new territory in the conservative-leaning realm of classical music tradition takes a unique blend of conviction, refined talent and damn-the-torpedoes ambition… They made believers here.”
2 p.m. Sunday Matinee
Please note that the New Century Saxophone Quartet concert will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
A marriage made in music heaven! Paul Jacobs, America’s most celebrated concert organist, is the only organ soloist ever to receive a Grammy Award (2011). His phenomenal technique and charismatic stage presence dazzle audiences and critics alike. (“A brilliant organist…impressive clarity…rollicking energy,” raves the New York Times.) Paired with the Weidner Center’s superb acoustics and spectacular Wood Family Organ — three manuals, 44 stops and 68 ranks of 3,702 pipes — he promises a delightful reprise of his 2008 concert, which yielded three standing ovations and one of the most memorable evenings in the 87-year history of the Civic Music series.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Edo de Waart Music Director
It’s tradition!For the seventh consecutive season, we close with the majestic power and superb musicianship of one of America’s preeminent orchestras. From delicate solo passages to bold sweeping crescendos, the 85 full-time professional musicians of the MSO demonstrate anew there’s nothing quite like an evening of live classical music. Maestro Edo de Waart and the MSO are earning strong reviews; critics and industry professionals raved about last year’s Carnegie Hall festival appearance.
An orchestra of voices! Civic Music opens its new season with a Grammy Award-winning group described as “ America’s Favorite Choral Ensemble” by The New Yorker. From its hometown of San Francisco to the great cathedrals of Europe, from New York City concert halls to NPR and “Prairie Home Companion,” Chanticleer enchants audiences with luxurious harmony, crisp clarity and a diverse repertoire including Renaissance, jazz, gospel, Mexican baroque, folk and adventurous new music.
World-class strings! Spend an evening with internationally acclaimed violinist Dmitri Berlinsky and friends, a classic chamber orchestra that also celebrates the individual virtuosity of its members. Berlinsky has been an in-demand soloist since his debut as the youngest winner ever of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. Touring today with extraordinary young soloists from Eastern Europe, the Pacific Rim, South America and the United States, he promises elegant ensemble playing, impeccable technique and electrifying live performance of classical favorites.
When I read the program for Jitro, I thought that I might not be too thrilled with the concert. This looked like “a bunch of little girls singing songs in foreign languages”. SURPRISE!!! A great concert, sung with grace, vigor, and great skill. Add to that a cowboy song and great arrangements of two American songs. Four Stars out of four!!!!!!
— Lee Kersten
Brown County Civic Music Association
P.O. Box 5243
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 338-1801
Fax: (920) 338-9702