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Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 United States

Upcoming Events

Nov. 2017

The 1957 album Birth of the Cool was the result of a creative collaboration between then up-and-coming trumpeter Miles Davis and innovative arranger Gil Evans. Drawing upon the influences of bebop and European impressionism and scored for an unusual instrumental nonet, this recording imagined a new future for jazz. An ensemble of UWGB music faculty and friends will recreate the album live from the restored manuscript. Historian Clif Ganyard will introduce the concert.

Feb. 2018

Duo Piano Recital

Feb. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

In preparation for their appearance with the Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, duo-pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector present works by Poulenc, Ravel and Mozart.


A Very Small Consortium

Feb. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This innovative ensemble consisting of UWGB music faculty and friends performs “miniature morsels of music” that either consist of 100 or fewer or last one minute or less. The eclectic repertoire for this concert will be drawn from pieces submitted to our yearly international call for scores.

Mar. 2018

Duets at Weidner Center

Mar. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by a concept popularized by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, saxophonist John Salerno and soprano Courtney Sherman will host an evening of duets with an array of duet partners. The program will feature “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a dramatic composition by Lori Laitman.


Percussion: Classical to Contemporary

Mar. 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Percussionist Bill Sallak will perform solo and chamber music featuring the marimba, from Bach to the present day. Works by Bach, Osvaldo Golijov, Minoru Miki, and Dan Moore, as well as traditional music from northern Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Apr. 2018

Gypsy Trip: Live Recording Session

Apr. 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Local favorites Gypsy Trip will bring their eclectic blend of gypsy jazz, pop influences and original compositions back to Fort Howard Hall – with a twist! Come witness the live recording of the band’s second album, a follow-up to 2015’s Alt-Nostalgia.

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