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Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall

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Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

A state-of-the art venue home to the critically acclaimed Fine Arts Quartet, the “Zelazo Center” boasts a grand entrance, two elaborate stained glass displays, as well as exquisite molding, arches, and decorative elements. The Zelazo Center includes the 758-seat Helen Bader Concert Hall, a large ensemble practice ballroom, an intimate chamber music recital room, and six new warm-up/practice spaces.

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October 2019

Jazz Artist Adam Larson with UWM & UJAY Jazz Ensembles

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Lauded by The New York Times and Chicago Tribune as one of the most promising artists of his generation, jazz saxophonist, scholar and clinician Adam Larson brings his "prodigious" performance style to the Peck School's Zelazo Center for an exciting evening of music.

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November 2019

Masterworks Concert Featuring Poulenc’s Gloria

November 1 - November 2
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The UWM choirs and symphony orchestra join forces to present three 20th-century masterworks. The program is anchored by Francis Poulenc's resplendent Gloria featuring the combined UWM choirs and symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Zack Durlam.

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19th Annual Double Reed Day

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Double Reed Day is open to double reed players of all ages and levels. Join Katherine Steele and Beth Giacobassi, the UWM Music Department's double reed faculty, and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops, and faculty and student ensemble performances.

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UWM Percussion Ensemble

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual fall concert, featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds and compositions from different periods. Come hear an exhilarating mix of musical styles and sounds that only a percussion concert can provide!

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UWM Symphony Band – Concert #2

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The UWM Symphony Band presents a public concert in conjunction with the UWM Middle School Honor Bands Festival.

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December 2019

University Community Band Fall Concert

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join the University Community Band for a concert of classic and contemporary works.

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Flint, Gipps and Nutcracker

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

UWM’s own, Professor Greg Flint joins UWM Symphony Orchestra to perform the horn concerto by British Woman Composer, Ruth Gipps. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, a holiday tradition that sets the tone for the season, will be performed in its suite version, along with Suite for Strings by Carl Nielsen in this concert.

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University Community Orchestra Concert

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

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Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir and Women's Chorus for an evening of seasonal choral music.

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Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

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Hip-Hop Showing

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

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UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #2

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) are joined by UWM Professor of Trumpet Kevin Hartman on their second performance of the season.

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UW-Milwaukee Jazz Ensemble

December 15 @ 7:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble finish off the fall semester with some hot jazz charts!

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February 2020

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

This free concert concludes the 2020 UWM Vocal Arts Festival, with featured performances by the university's concert chorale and Vocal Arts Festival Choir.

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Concerto Competition Winners Concert

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The annual UWM Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition winners will be performing, in addition to orchestral works by Ravel and Weber.

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UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #3

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) are joined by the UWAY Middle School "All-Star Band" and UWM Director of Percussion Studies Alex Wier on their third performance of the season.

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Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band With Guest Conductor Craig Kirchhoff

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

UWM alumnus Craig Kirchhoff, Professor Emeritus at the Unversity of Minnesota will lead the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band in an exciting program of music for wind band.

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March 2020

Sing Into Spring Choral Concert

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join the UWM Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus for a wonderful evening of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods!

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April 2020

Clippert Plays Mozart & Beethoven’s “Eroica”

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and, to celebrate it, UWM Symphony will perform Beethoven's "Eroica".

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University Community Orchestra Concert

April 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

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University Community Band Spring Concerto

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join the University Community Band as they present their spring concert.

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May 2020

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

UWM Symphony Orchestra's season finale concert featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

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Choral Collage Concert

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus in their final concert of the 2019-2020 school year as they present a collage of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods.

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UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #4

May 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) celebrate the end of another successful season in their final performance of the year.

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Gospel Choir Spring Concert

May 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join the UWM Gospel Choir for their final performance of the 2019-2020 school year!

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Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

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Hip-Hop Showcase

May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – Helen Bader Concert Hall, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
MIlwaukee, WI 53211 United States

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

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