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.

For more on the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, visit https://www.asmf.org/

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.

For more on the Davin-Levin Duo, visit https://www.davinlevin.com/

Frisson

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.

For more on the Frisson ensemble, visit https://www.frissonensemble.com/home

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.’

For more on the MFor more on the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, visit https://nygasp.org/

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.

For more on the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, visit https://www.mso.org/