Apollo5 group photo

Saturday, April 13, 2024 Venue TBA

Praised for their powerful singing and distinctive sound, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 proves how dynamic only five voices can be, showcasing each individual while still achieving their critically acclaimed blend. Whether performing jazz, pop, classical or even early sacred music, they are known for their exceptional rapport with audiences and inspirational outreach to communities.

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Quartetto Gelato

Quartetto Gelato group photo

Friday, March 15, 2024 Venue TBA

It’s the return of a longtime Civic Music favorite! For decades, this Canadian foursome has dazzled with virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, attractive vocals, forgotten chestnuts, and blazing gypsy, klezmer, and tango tunes, all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery. Quartetto Gelato has set the bar high as a crossover and crowd-pleasing classical quartet.

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The Fourth Wall

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 Venue TBA

They play Chopin on hoverboards. They execute graceful, choreographed gymnastic movements while exploring the performance space. They bring a fresh twist to classical chamber music with flute, bass trombone, accordion and humor. This trio of accomplished musicians will amaze and impress with a Civic Music matinee tailormade for kids of all ages, parents and grandparents.

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Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi group photo

Saturday, Oct 14, 2023, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

This elite, 18-member string orchestra has earned rave reviews from The New York Times and others for their engaging mix of classical masterworks and rarely heard gems. With a roster of some of America’s finest multicultural artists and a mission to reach diverse new audiences, they’ll also lead a daytime clinic for Green Bay-area students invited to our Weidner Center concert free of charge.

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Maxwell Street Klezmer Band & Chicken Dinner June 26

Sunday, June 26, Historic Riverside Ballroom

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band outside in grass

A celebration of music and culture, with Social hour at 3 o’clock, Dinner at 4, Music at 5:

For centuries, traveling Jewish and Roma musicians crisscrossed Eastern Europe playing for weddings and celebrations. The unique music that emerged from the Chassidic and gypsy folk styles is Klezmer. Jewish immigrants arriving in America added jazz and new instrumentation to the Old World tradition. Klezmer’s influence spread widely in the U.S., including the clarinet-forward sounds of Big Band music. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band will lead us on a cultural, musical tour of different eras and styles.

  • Venue: The Historic Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main Street, Green Bay
  • Ticketing: For subscribers, this is a makeup from the pandemic-canceled March date in 2020. Tickets from that date will be honored at the door, as will tickets re-issued as part of this year’s Spring Series, along with any Civic Music “bonus tickets.” For non-subscribers, tickets are available only through Civic Music, $25 for adults, $10 for youth K-16, and group discounts for six or more; for info, inquire at the door on concert day or call 920 338-1801 in advance.
  • RSVPs needed for chicken dinner: Already have your concert ticket? For only $12.95 per person, you can sign up for the Riverside’s famous chicken dinner, with table seating at 4 p.m., one hour before the concert begins. Call Civic Music (920 338-1801) to add the dinner option. You will be checked in at the door, and given a wristband.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

These London-based players form one of classical music’s finest ensembles, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretation of the world’s most beautiful music. Drawn from the principal players of the Academy Orchestra and led by violinist Tomo Keller, the Chamber Ensemble performs in all shapes and sizes, from string quintets to octets, and in various other configurations featuring winds. Recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs. On the same weekend Green Bay’s most famous ambassadors, the Packers, make their London debut, these towering talents return the favor with a not-to-be-missed Civic Music performance.

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Davin-Levin Duo

Harp and guitar duo Davin and Levin

Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 7:30 p.m., Cup O Joy auditorium

The harp and guitar are both plucked string instruments, but the resonance and range of the harp combined with the precision of the guitar create an extraordinary sound. The Davin-Levin Duo features Emily Levin, principal harp with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Colin Davin, an accomplished performer and educator with the Cleveland Institute of Music. In the intimate setting of the Cup O Joy auditorium, this concert promises a beautiful yet out-of-the-ordinary musical experience for Civic Music subscribers.

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Image of woodwind ensemble Frisson

Friday, March 3, 2023 7:30 p.m., Cup O Joy auditorium

Woodwinds and strings come together for a sublime evening of music. From New York City, Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks, and the group expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, nonets, and a small chamber orchestra. The ensemble is rapidly building a name for itself as one of the genre’s most exciting new attractions.

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New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Monday, March 27, 2023 7:30 p.m., Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Here’s a Weidner Center delight: a fully staged and costumed operetta with Broadway-caliber vocalists and comic actors in an entertaining evening of musical theatre. Celebrate the return of New York opera to the Green Bay stage and Civic Music lineup with Mabel, Frederic, that most Modern Major General, and a deep and talented cast accompanied by a live pit orchestra. Reviewers laud the Players for excellence in both music and production, with ‘crisp dancing and staging and the rib-tickling comic business that enlivens the entire performance.’

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Overhead view of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 3 p.m., Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

For nearly two decades, Brown County Civic Music has capped its annual classical-music subscription series with a visit by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Led by Music Director Ken-David Masur, the MSO is among the finest orchestras in the nation. The full-time professional musicians perform more than 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Green Bay’s acoustically superb Weidner Center was built for concerts such as this.

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