Fill the holidays with music by attending instrumental and vocal ensemble concerts at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this December.
The following concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point.
Friday, Dec. 6, Choir Collage Concert - The Campus Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers will perform winter-themed music, including the Spanish carol 'Riu, Riu, Chiu' as well as a student-created musical of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.'
Tuesday, Dec. 10, Jazz Ensemble Concert - Guitarist Kelvin Kaspar of Neenah, Wis., will be featured in a concert that includes guitar-focused jazz favorites by Bill Frisell, Gil Evans, Wes Montgomery, Jelly Roll Morton and more.
Thursday, Dec. 12, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert - The Wind Symphony will premiere 'In the Shadow of the Mountain' by Larry Tuttle as well as perform a work by an alumna and a collection of folk tunes. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform a blues piece named for a mid-20th century train, a work that honors legendary conductor John Paynter and 'Lincolnshire Posy,' one of the most iconic works written for wind band.
Friday, Dec. 13, Tuba Christmas - Featuring traditional Christmas carols arranged for a low brass ensemble, this ninth annual event invites tuba and euphonium players of all ages to perform. Rehearsal will be from 5-6:30 p.m. in Michelsen. To register as a player or learn more, go to www.uwsp.edu/music/Pages/TubaChristmas or call 715-346-4052. Players and audience members are encouraged to wear festive attire. This concert is free.
Tickets for the choir, jazz and wind ensemble concerts are $15 for adults and $10 for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and youth and free the day of the concert for students with a UW-Stevens Point I.D. if not sold out. Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Tickets also may be purchased at the door if available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.