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March 28 – A Full Spectrum Sampler, UWGB Music Faculty Concert,

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Music Faculty

Like a box of sweets, the UWGB Faculty Ensemble will provide an irresistible collection of tasty musical treats on Friday, March 28 at 7 pm at the Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay.

While their name implies the embodiment of a collection of artists performing together en masse, the UWGB Faculty Ensemble members have such a wide range of capability, in so many different musical niches that their shows are more like a talent revue. At their upcoming Sturgeon Bay concert, you can expect to hear “musical compositions that span history from the 16th century to current Broadway pops,” says vocalist Sarah Meredith Livingston.

The ensemble artists are drawn from current UWGB music faculty and alumni that include: Abigail Mace, piano; Courtney Sherman, soprano; Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzosoprano; Adam Gaines, trumpet; Eric Hansen, clarinet and Chris Salerno, jazz vocalist/piano. They will be joined by David Robertson, baritone, former music teacher at Sturgeon Bay high school and UWGB alum, now teaching in Algoma. Together, their individual interests and musical specialties permit them to provide audience members with a delightful and diverse sampling that ranges from classical and jazz to contemporary original works.

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay Faculty Chamber Ensemble plans to perform a delightful repertoire that will include:

Toccata in D major, BWV 912, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Abigail Mace, piano

Suite in D, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Adam Gaines, trumpet with Abigail Mace, piano

Premiere Sonata, Francois Devienne (1759-1803)
Eric Hansen, clarinet with Abigail Mace, piano

Solo De Concours, Andre Messager (1853-1929)
Dobru noc, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Reingestimmt die Saiten from Ziguenermelodien
Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzosoprano with Abigail Mace, piano

“Song to the Moon” (Mesicku na nebi hlubokem) from Rusalka, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Courtney Sherman, soprano with Abigail Mace, piano

The Prayer Duet, David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis (Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999)
Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzosoprano and David Robertson, baritone with Abigail Mace, piano

“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Song and Dance, Andrew Lloyd Webber
“My Funny Valentine” from Babes in Arms, Rodgers and Hart
“Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
“I Could Have Danced all Night” from My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe
Courtney Sherman, soprano with Abigail Mace, piano

Prince of Peace Church is located at 1756 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. Children, music students and students of all ages are admitted free to Door Concerts, Inc. events. Single ticket prices for adults are $10. For more information or reservations please email music@doorconcerts.com or call 920.493.0517. Immediately following the concert there will be a meet-the-artist informal talk and reception with refreshments in the meeting area of the hall. Students and children are especially encouraged to ask questions. Learn more about the performing artists and Door Concerts, Inc.’s superb quality musical events at affordable prices with a visit to their Website: www.DoorConcerts.com.