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Chanticleer Program

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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She Said | He Said

Gregory Peebles, Kory Reid, Darita Seth – soprano
Cortez Mitchell, Alan Reinhardt, Adam Ward – alto
Michael Bresnahan, Brian Hinman, Ben Jones – tenor
Eric Alatorre, Matthew Knickman, Marques Jerrell Ruff – baritone and bass

Jace Wittig, Interim Music Director (more…)

Brass-E5 – Replacement Concert

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

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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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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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Pianist Menahem Pressler and Four Winds

Friday, April 5th, 2013

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Photo:  Pianist Menahem Pressler and Four Winds

Pianist Menahem Pressler and Four Winds

Evening with a legend! Menahem Pressler, founder of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio, ranks with the world’s great pianists. He fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and launched his career post-war with first prize at the Debussy International Piano Competition in San Francisco, followed by his American debut with Eugene Ormandy’s Philadelphia Orchestra. His recording and touring, with Beaux Arts and as a featured soloist, earned worldwide acclaim; in 2011 the International Classical Music Awards recognized him with lifetime achievement honors. He continues to earn strong reviews for the emotion and finesse of his playing. Pressler will be joined by the Four Winds ensemble (who you may recognize from last season’s New York Chamber Soloists concert).

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Menahem Pressler, New York Chamber Soloists perfect partners during Kravis Center concert — Palm Beach Daily News, Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brass-E5 – Program

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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The Brass-E5

Marc Reese (trumpet)
Chris Gekker (trumpet)
Greg Miller (French Horn)
Mark Hetzler (Trombone)
Ken Amis (tuba)

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Ralph Holter Auditorium, Green Bay West High School (more…)

CANCELLED: Empire Brass Quintet

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Cancellation notice: This concert has been cancelled due to the illness of the leader.  The Brown County Civic Music Association has scheduled a replacement concert.  Empire Brass tickets dated March 8, 2013 will admit you to the Brass-E5 concert on Saturday, May 18.

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CANCELLED: Empire Brass Quintet Concert March 8

A Civic Music favorite! America’s No. 1 ambassadors of classical and crossover brass return for a fifth time to the stage of Holter Auditorium. Led by engaging, world-class trumpeter Rolf Smedvig, this internationally known ensemble brings impeccable virtuosity and entertaining flair to music from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway show-stoppers. Raves The Boston Globe, “They simply have no competition…any Empire Brass performance live or on a recording sends a thrill of pleasure through your nervous system.”

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Calefax Reed Quintet

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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Photo: Calefax Reed Quintet with a vintage Fiat

Calefax Reed Quintet

Calefax Reed Quintet

Calefax Reed Quintet

Brilliant! That’s the best way to describe the music of this Amsterdam-based quintet, which records and tours worldwide. Calefax wins fans with its unusual instrumentation — saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, bassoon and oboe— and stunning phrasing and masterful interpretation. From early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax, it’s fresh and new. The New York Times praises their “unadulterated virtuosity,” while The Times of London calls them “five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost make the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.”

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Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band

Friday, October 5th, 2012

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Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band

Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

Red, white and blue! Civic Music opens its 86th anniversary season with an evening of classic All-American music. Keith Brion, former director of bands at Yale University, has assembled a tight, polished ensemble of top players who gather from around the country to tour and pay homage to John Philip Sousa. Their concerts celebrate an era when this beloved composer would bring his rousing marches and stirring melodies directly to the people of America’s cities and small towns.

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