Weidner Center announces next season, new philharmonic orchestra

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Weidner Center announced performances for the 2019-20 season starting in September, and it includes the inaugural season of a new philharmonic orchestra.

The Weidner Center Philharmonic Orchestra will bring University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty together with orchestral musicians who live and work in Northeast Wisconsin, filling a cultural void since the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra was disbanded in 2015.

A complete schedule from September 2019 through May 2020 appears below.

With a theme this year of "Connection," the Weidner Center's plans include Broadway's RENT (October 9), Russian Ballet Theatre's "Swan Lake" (October 25) Paw Patrol Live! (November 9-10) and, just ahead of the holiday season, Cirque Dreams Holidaze (November 21).

There are tributes to Duke Ellington (December 12), Carole King (April 6) and Patsy Cline (May 8-24).

Local talents are showcased, including the philharmonic orchestra, Dudley Birder Chorale and the Allouez Village Band.

Shakespeare gets the hip-hop treatment in "The Q Brothers present 'Othello:' the Remix" on February 14 and "Broadway Princess Party" brings some popular singing princesses to the stage (appropriate for girls 6 to 116) on March 27.

The Weidner Center says it will bring "immersive onstage experiences" to audiences, including two shows in Cofrin Family Hall where the audience will be seated on the stage with the artists: (M)iyamoto is Black Enough on February 20 and Speakeasy on Stage on March 28.

Tickets are available first to Weidner Center subscribers. Single tickets go on sale June 14 at 11 a.m. (except single tickets for Paw Patrol Live, which are on sale now.) You can become a subscriber or purchase single tickets the same ways, online at WeidnerCenter.com, or calling or visiting Ticket Star locations.

September
6 - Ballet Folklorico - University of Nayarit
11-13 - UWGB American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition
12 - Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
15 - UWGB Wind Ensemble/Orchestra & Symphonic Band
16 - Pro Arte String Quartet
18 - UWGB Concert Choir & University Singers
28 - Weidner Philharmonic: "The New World Symphony for a New Symphony"

October
9 - RENT
12 - Brown County Civic Music Association presents Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
17-19, 23-26 - "Mary Jane"
25 - Russian Ballet Theatre presents "Swan Lake"
28 - Michael Rector Piano Recital
29 - The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

November
9-10 - "PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure"
14-16 - And So We Walked: "An Artist's Journey on the Trail of Tears"
21 - Cirque Dreams Holidaze
21-23 - "The Rocky Horror Show"
25 - UWGB Jazz Ensembles (in University Theatre)

December
3 - UWGB Chamber Ensembles
4 - UWGB Concert Choir & University Singers
6 - UWGB Wind Ensemble/Orchestra & Symphonic Band
12 - Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite"
16 - Allouez Village Band
20-21 - Holiday Pops

January
18 - Doctors in Recital
25 - Jazz Fest 50 with special guest Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

February
8 - UWGB Annual Honors Recital
11 - Words and Music: A Program of Monologues
14 - The Q Brothers present "Othello: The Remix"
20 - (M)iyamoto is Black Enough
22 - Weidner Philharmonic: "Casablanca - An American Classic with Live Orchestration"
27-29 - "This Random World, The Myth of Serendipity"
28 - UWGB Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band
29 - A Very Small Consortium

March
4-7 - "This Random World, The Myth of Serendipity"
6 - UWGB Concert Choir & University Singer
10 - Future/Primitive: Percussion and Technology - Bill Salak percussion
12 - Joe Bonamassa
12 - UWGB Jazz Ensembles (in University Theatre)
27 - "Broadway Princess Party"
28 - "Speakeasy on Stage"

April
6 - "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
18 - UWGB Opera Workshop
20 - DanceWorks
23 - UWGB Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band
24 - UWGB Concert Choir & University Singers
24, 25, 30 - "A Doll's House, Part 2"
29 - Pierrot Lunaire
30 - UWGB Jazz Ensembles

May
7 - Brown County Music Association presents the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
8-24 - "Always... Patsy Cline"
20 - UWGB Chamber Ensembles

The establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (announced in a separate release) builds upon the success of the Weidner Center’s 25thAnniversary Concert and fulfills the promise of Cofrin Family Hall’s celebrated acoustics. The orchestra will showcase the talented UW-Green Bay music faculty and their accomplished musician colleagues who work, play and live in the region.

2019-2020 Performing Arts Season lineup
September 2019
6 Ballet Folklórico - University of Nayarit
28 Weidner Philharmonic: The New World Symphony for a New Symphony

October 2019
9 RENT
12 Brown County Civic Music Association presents Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center
25 Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake

November 2019
9-10 PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
14-16 And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey on the Trail of Tears
21 Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 2019
12 Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
16 Allouez Village Band
20-21 Holiday Pops

January 2020
18 Doctors in Recital
25 Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

February 2020
14 The Q Brothers present Othello: The Remix
20 (M)iyamoto is Black Enough
22 Weidner Philharmonic: Casablanca- An American Classic with Live Orchestration

March 2020
12 Joe Bonamassa
27 Broadway Princess Party
28 Speakeasy on Stage

April 2020
6 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

May 2020
7 Brown County Civic Music Association presents the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
8-24 Always…Patsy Cline

UW-Green Bay Music Season
October 2019
11-13 American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition
15 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra & Symphonic Band
18 Concert Choir & University Singers

November 2019
25 Jazz Ensembles*

December 2019
3 Chamber Ensembles
4 Concert Choir & University Singers
6 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra & Symphonic Band

January 2020
25 Jazz Fest 50 with special guest Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

February 2020
8 Annual Honors Recital
28 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band

March 2020
6 Concert Choir & University Singer
12 Jazz Ensembles*

April 2020
18 Opera Workshop
23 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band
24 Concert Choir & University Singers
30 Jazz Ensembles

May 2020
6 Chamber Ensembles

*Event held in University Theatre in the UW-Green Bay Theatre Hall building.

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance Season
October 2019
17-19, 23-26Mary Jane

November 2019
21-23 The Rocky Horror Show

February 2020
27-29 This Random World, The Myth of Serendipity

March 2020
4-7 This Random World, The Myth of Serendipity

April 2020
4 & 5 DanceWorks
24, 25, 30 A Doll’s House, Part 2

6:30 Concert Series and Think Theatre Events
All take place in Fort Howard Hall

September 2019
12 Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar*
16 Pro Arte String Quartet

October 2019
28 Michael Rector Piano Recital
29 The Children by Lucy Kirkwood*

February 2020
11 Words and Music: A Program of Monologues*
29 a very small consortium

March 2020
10 Future/Primitive: Percussion and Technology – Bill Salak percussion

April 2020
29 Pierrot Lunaire

*A Think Theatre Series