Artist Music Series
The Artist Music Series presents outstanding guest artist performances each year, providing artistic and master models of musicianship for music students, and showcasing memorable music performances for the public. The 2013-2014 season marks the first series in the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, with seven unforgettable performances.
Season and single concert tickets will be available through the Capitol Civic Centre box office at www.cccshows.org or by calling 920-683-2184. You can also order tickets by using our ticket order form. Season tickets are $98, and single concert tickets are $17 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors (65+). All concerts are presented in the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 pm
Making classsical music accessible
The Concord Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1975 to provide volunteer musicians the opportunity to create stimulating musical experiences for the enjoyment and inspiration of Milwaukee area audiences and, through their annual concerto competition, to give promising young musicians a venue in which to perform. The membership of approximately 50 musicians consists of players from various professions and age groups united by a love of music. The orchestra made the community of Wauwatosa its home in 1993, and now performs regularly at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30 pm
Bay Area Big Band is a 17-piece ensemble comprised of musicians in and around the Green Bay area and specializes in jazz, swing, 1940s big band and dance music along with some popular contemporary vocal tunes. Created at the inspiration of saxophonist friends Kellie Beno and Cindy Swain, the band is comprised of friends from many backgrounds including university professor, engineers, welder, teachers, animal veterinary care, massage therapy, sales and human services. Players range in age from retirees to young people and share the common interest of making music we love, to get the audience toes a-tappin’ and inspire dancing in the aisles!
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 pm
Bells of the Lakes is a community handbell ensemble representing the Twin Cities of Minnesota and is directed by William H. Mathis, a nationally known conductor and arranger of handbell and choral music. The ensemble was founded in the fall of 1996 by Paul McKenzie and Bill Mathis. The group’s first recording Ring the Bells of Christmas was released in 2000, and Bells of the Lakes Celebrates 10 Years was released in 2006. Hymns was released in 2011 to celebrate the history of handbells in worship and the first Handbell Musicians of America Director’s Seminar held in Minneapolis, MN.
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
Based in Chicago, these eight accomplished musicians, each with outstanding solo quality, blend into some of the most beautiful and exciting live performances and studio recordings you’ll ever hear. They’re also incredibly versatile with a repertoire that’s deep and wide: original arrangements and covers from the Beatles, pop rock, new metal, 50s doo-wop, jazz, disco and more. An Octave Above has been featured in the Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts with the DuPage Jazz Band, with Michael Lerich and his orchestra, and three times with the Elgin Symphony’s “Home for the Holiday’s Spectacular.”
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music. The group has performed extensively throughout the Midwest and nationally, including appearances at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Additionally, they have released three recordings and perform annual live broadcast concerts on Wisconsin Public Radio. Barry Kilpatrick writes for the American Record Guide: "I've reviewed over 250 brass recordings in the past five years, and this is one of the very best. The WBQ is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety and interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory."
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
Formed in Milwaukee in 2004, Atlantic Wave plays music of Celtic nations that touch the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. A highly respected regional band, Atlantic Wave's performances pay special attention to Cape Breton music along with Irish and Scottish tunes featuring dueling fiddles. The band features founders Ed Paloucek on fiddle and hurdy gurdy, Kaitlin Hahn on fiddle, John Karr on bouzouki, bodhran, percussion and vocals, and Barry Houlehen on guitar, bass and vocals, as well as new band member James Reilly on flute, whistle and vocals.
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Russian natives Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro met at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, where they were encouraged to play as a piano duo. The collaboration brought the pair international acclaim, and they have won piano competitions worldwide. In 2005 they came to the U.S., and both earned Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from UW-Madison. In 2012 the duo was invited to join the prestigious Astral Artists roster after winning the organization’s National Audition in Philadelphia. They recently released a recording with compositions by Stravinsky, Brahms and Reger, captured live with Wisconsin Public Radio.
Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors!
- Coldwell Banker, Peter Dorner, Broker Associate
- Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do, Manitowoc
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc