On Thursday, May 3rd, three of UW-Sheboygan’s talented musical ensembles - Instrumental Jazz, Vocal Jazz and Chorus- will combine efforts to present the annual MUSE CONCERT (Music of the University Soloists and Ensembles). The concert begins at 7pm in UW-Sheboygan’s Fine Arts Theatre, located at One University Drive in Sheboygan.
This concert combines all that’s best about a university music department, according to Dr. Christy Talbott, Professor of Music. She stated, “We engage the students in a variety of musical styles and encourage them to excel by gently raising the level of difficulty. Our success is due, in large part, to the volunteer community members who participate in all three ensembles. They mentor the sheer joy of making music together. It’s no longer a course to take for credit; it’s a physical, emotional, and spiritual demonstration of social engagement and lifelong learning.”
The Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles are directed by Professor Paul Sucherman. Selections will include Duke Ellington’s In A Sentimental Mood featuring UW Music Major, Jessica Crist on alto sax. Other UW Sheboygan students include Brooke-Lynn Faucher playing tenor sax on the classic ballad, Traces and a blues guitar battle, Basically Yours, featuring Owen Vihos-Hoover and Sheboygan South student, Marcus Ellair. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s music includes Dave Brubeck Quartet, Take Five, Joao Gilberto, Bim-Bom, and Chicago’s Johnny Frigo, Detour Ahead.
UW-Sheboygan’s Choir is under the direction of Mike Schulz. Audiences will appreciate the difficulty and diversity of such pieces as: Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure,Three Contemporary Madrigals by Emma Lou Diemer, and Bone Aba, a traditional Zambian
song of celebration. The chorus truly demonstrates inter-generational music - connecting first year freshmen with lifelong singers. This allows quick development and great mentorship to our students while they work on difficult repertoire. Accompanist is Mrs. Tricia Marton, who is also a piano instructor at UW-Sheboygan.
Tickets for the MUSE concert are $10/adults and free to all students with ID. They can be purchased from the box office, which opens at 6pm.
For more information about UW-Sheboygan’s music programs, contact Dr. Talbott at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, sheboygan.uwc.edu.
Handicapped seating is limited and may be reserved by sending an email to Talbott.