University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

02/10/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/10/2020 15:29

Mozart music and promising young musicians are a highlight of the next Lakeshore Wind Ensemble

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to perform 'Winds of March' with winners from the 28th Young Artist Competition

Green Bay, Wis. - The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble is once again ready to impress audiences with a new show featuring music by Mozart. On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Capital Civic Centre in Manitowoc, Wis., the 'Winds of March' concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., presented by Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor Prof. Marc Sackman (Music).

In addition, the show will feature performances by the first and second place winners of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association 28th Young Artist Competition, which have been recently announced.

The first prize recipient of the 28th Young Artist Competition is saxophonist Becky Swanson (pictured above). She is a senior at Lawrence University pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree under the instruction of Prof. Steven Jordheim (Music). Swanson will be performing the first movement of 'Saxophoonconcert' by Henk Badings at the concert, and she will receive a scholarship check for $1,500.

Adam Nelson was awarded second place. He is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee working towards degrees in French Horn Performance under Associate Prof. Greg Flint (Horn), as well as Mathematical Sciences. Nelson will receive a scholarship check for $1,000 and will be performing 'Concerto for Horn No. 1,' movement 1 by Richard Strauss at the concert.

While Pulaski High School junior, William Murphy, was the third-place winner and will not be performing at 'Winds of March,' he did receive a scholarship check for $750 for his performance of 'Piano Concerto in A Minor,' movement 1, by Edvard Grieg. He studies piano with Dr. Michael Rector of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Tickets for the show are available for purchase at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office during business hours or online at cccshows.org. Individual tickets for adult's main floor and mezzanine are $16; student and balcony seating is $9. Quoted ticket prices do not include sales tax and preservation fees. For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184 or visit the website.