Isthmus Brass – April 2016 e-Notes

After starting the season with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Ensemble, we changed direction — two toe-tapping, hand-clapping concerts featuring squeezeboxes galore with the Accordion Virtuosi of Russia and then a repeat performance by the highly popular Quartetto Gelato.

On April 23, we will continue the trend with an encore performance by the Madison-based Isthmus Brass Ensemble. They last appeared on our stage in December 2014. You — our members — enjoyed that concert so much that you joined the musicians in asking for a repeat engagement. You spoke. We listened. Here they come!

This month we also unveil our 2016-17 season. It includes chamber and brass groups, a trio, a male a cappella ensemble and, of course, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. We are confident that you will enjoy these five concerts for the bargain price of $80 for the season. We offer early membership incentives and a bonus concert for new members.

We also remind you that we have numerous opportunities to volunteer and that your financial contributions help make these concerts a vital part of the Green Bay cultural scene.

You can also join fellow music lovers at a post-concert reception at Titletown Brewing Co. and for monthly dining at Perkins, Military and Shawano, Green Bay. So many opportunities, for fun and fellowship. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors — even strangers on the street about Brown County Civic Music Association.

We look forward to joining you April 23 for the exciting Isthmus Brass concert as well as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on May 21 — and all next season.

Now, whet your appetite for the upcoming performance by Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble by checking out the program and player bios.