Join us for a variety program of chamber wind music as well as traditional and contemporary works for full band ensembles.
The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual fall concert featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds, and compositions from the past 25 years. The program will include recent works by Emma O’Halloran, Jason Treuting, Annika Socolofsky, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid. Other works will include Takayoshi Yoshioka’s “Square Dance,” Nigel Westlake’s “Moving Air,” and Emmanuel Séjourné’s “Akadinda Trio.”
This exciting night of music will feature music from Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago performed by UWM students and Milwaukee community members. The UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band and the new University Community World Music Ensemble will join forces on a program highlighting traditional and arranged music played on Guatemalan marimba doble and Trinidadian steel pans.
The UWM Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, a viola professor who will perform a recently discovered Viola Concerto by J.S. Bach with harpsichordist David Schrader. Under the baton of Jun Kim, the orchestra will perform Haydn's final Symphony No. 104, the crowning of all of Haydn's symphonic works, also known as "London", and the Eight miniature pieces by Stravinsky.
The New Music Ensemble will perform works by contemporary and living composers. This eclectic musical group will also perform compositions for chamber ensembles and large ensembles mixing winds, brass, and percussion. Featured pieces are by student composers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Vocal Arts Festival provides an opportunity for talented singers to interact with, perform for, and join their voices with peers from around the region as they learn and grow as both soloists and choral artists. The festival also includes the UWM Vocal Showcase Recital and the Final Concert with UWM Concert Chorale.
This concert features two World Premieres. 'Cellist and composer Paul Wiancko of the prestigious Kronos Quartet has written a brand new work for Present Music, and will perform some of his other compositions, including American Haiku, When the Night, and Closed Universe. Pamela Z performs her solo works for voice and an array of electronics, and contributes another World Premiere to the program, Raise, a stirring tribute to the people who raised us, written for 'cellist Nick Photinos (founding member of 8th Blackbird) and three additional cellists, plus voice samples and multi-media. Is the plural of cello "cellos" or "celli"? We say Cello Cello!
The UWM Percussion Area hosts World Percussion Night in the beautiful Jan Serr Studio, featuring a special community guest alongside the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band and other student ensembles. Audiences will love the upbeat, exciting energy of Brazilian Samba and Puerto Rican bomba in addition to traditional and arranged music for ensembles consisting of Guatemalan marimba doble and Trinidadian steel pans performed by UWM students and faculty and vibrant community ensembles.
The Fisher/Lau Project (percussion duo of Dr. Abby Fisher and Dr. Matthew Lau) cultivates an international presence through engagements such as the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium (Brisbane, Australia), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, USA), and Ensemble Mise-En Curator Series (Brooklyn, USA). F/L Project promotes the contemporary and avant garde aesthetic with clarity and approachability at concerts, engagement at masterclasses, and through their interactive social media presence. With repertoire extending from European master Philippe Manoury to esteemed compositional voices of today including Alex Temple and Jordan Munson, F/L Project works to perform music from a diverse range of composers.