Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Door County series includes four state ensembles

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Door County series includes four state ensembles

Concerts held in Sturgeon Bay area.

PHOTO: The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Pro Arte Quartet is among five ensembles performing for Door Concerts Inc.

GREEN BAY, WISC., (WFRV) – A vein of fine Wisconsin musicians runs through the 2013-2014 season of Door Concerts Inc.

The community concert series includes five ensembles, four of which have state connections. Performances are at 7 p.m. at locations in the Sturgeon Bay area. Information is at (920) 743-3755 or (920) 493-0517.

The lineup:

- Sept. 16: Pro Arte Quartet. The quartet-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is in its 101st year of existence. This is its 18th year with members David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violins; Sally Chisholm, viola, and Parry Karp, cello.

- Oct. 3: Wisconsin Brass Quintet. The faculty ensemble-in-residence at UW-Madison since 1972 features John Aley and Jessica Jensen, trumpets; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone, and John Stevens, tuba.

- Nov. 23: Wingra Woodwind Quintet. This UW-Madison faculty ensemble-in-residence was founded in 1965. It has played Carnegie Hall and recorded several albums. Players are Stephanie Jutt, flute; Kostas Tiliakos, oboe; Linda Bartley, clarinet; Marc Vallon, bassoon, and Linda Kimball, horn.

- Feb. 28: Goldwing Express. The touring quartet is originally from Oklahoma and today is based in Branson, Mo. The performers – a father and three sons – dedicate a part of each concert to their Native American heritage. Each brother wears a head dress representing the Creek tribe of their mother.

- March 28: UW-Green Bay Music Faculty. The program ranges from classical to cutting edge, including original compositions. Performers are Cheryl Grosso, percussion; Adam Gaines, trumpet; John Salerno, saxophone; Chris Salerno, jazz vocals; Courtney Sherman, soprano; Sarah Meredith Livingston, mezzo-soprano; Eric Hansen, clarinet, and composer Michelle McQuade.

The series is in its 30th season.

Please email me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com.

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