The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will be kicking off its 35th Anniversary Season, “Celebrating 35 Years of Music on the Lakeshore,” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The event will be held at the Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc at 7:30 p.m. with “Music of the Masters.”
“Music of the Masters” will be conducted by Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor and Music Director Marc Sackman and Conductor Emeritus Michael J. Arendt, and will feature alto saxophone soloist David Lovrien. Lovrien is a Staff Arranger and Webmaster for the Dallas Winds in Dallas, Texas.
The concert will include “Egmont Overture” by Beethoven, David Lovrien’s presentation of “A Gershwin Fantasy” arranged by Ralph Martino, Maestro Arendt’s selection “Beacons” by Emmy award-winning composer Garth Neustadter and “Embraceable You” by George and Ira Gershwin. “Egmont Overture” was written for a production of Goethe’s tragic drama that was performed in the Hoftheater in Vienna, Austria in 1810. Martino’s, “A Gershwin Fantasy,” is a collection of seven Gershwin hits for alto sax including “Summertime” and “I got Rhythm.” “Beacons” was commissioned by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and first performed by the ensemble in May 2014. Neustadter said of his composition in 2014, “Beacons is inspired by the people and sources that provide guidance and direction in our lives.” “Embraceable You,” a Gershwin favorite will be performed along with LWE/LBB vocalist, Kim Hofmann.
The recipients of the 2018-2019 Arendt Family Talentships — a program established by Michael and Peter Arendt to recognize and encourage musically talented UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus students who are members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble — will be introduced during the concert. The Arendt Family Talentships are funded and supported by the Arendt family and Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association.
Tickets for “Music of the Masters” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket preservation fee. For further information, please call the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office at 920-683-218.