|Wisconsin Wind Orchestra||
Carroll University's resident professional ensemble, the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, will be back home for a performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The concert will be in the Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha, and is $10 adults, $5 students and seniors 60 and older. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7 p.m. To order in advance, call the box office at 262.524.7633.
Led by conductor and Carroll professor of music Lawrence Dale Harper, the orchestra will perform "Rondino" by Ludwig van Beethoven, selections from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, "Capriol Suite" by Peter Warlock and "Beim Abschied zu Singen" by Robert Schumann, with the Carroll Concert Choir. A special performance of "Benny's Gig" by Morton Gould will feature Dan Roberdeau, clarinet, and John Babbitt, bass.
The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra also will perform these selections in Kenosha on Sunday, Jan. 30, and in Fond du Lac on Thursday, Feb. 3, as part of the cities' subscription arts series.
First United Methodist Church
121 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra was established in 1995 and became the resident professional ensemble of Carroll University in 1998. The group features some of the finest musicians in southeast Wisconsin and is recognized as one of the only ensembles of its kind in the world.
The ensemble builds on the tradition of musical excellence found in major symphony orchestras, the innovation of wind groups such as the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and the technical versatility of the premier military bands.