Symphonic Band: The Melting of the Winter's Snow
The UW-Superior Symphonic Band will feature two soloists along with great works for band and chamber ensembles.
Flutist Summer Thomas is a featured winner fo the 2015 Symphonic Band Concerto competition. Soprano Jennifer Robbins will also perform with the Symphonic Band on a work entitled, "Melting of the Winter's Snow."
Other works include The Forest of Arden, Dances with Winds featuring Macedonian and Irish folk tunes and instruments and Nostalgic Dances that includes a foxtrot, waltz and polka. An arrangement of O Magnum Mysterium will be performed by the saxophone chamber group.
Summer Thomas is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Superior pursuing degrees in music (B.A.) and psychology. She is a graduate of Mellen High School and a native of Highbridge, Wisconsin. Summer studies flute and body mapping with Melanie Sever. She is an active performer with the UW-Superior Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Chamber Wind Ensemble, and the North Wind Flute Choir. Summer currently works as a residential counselor with the Challenge Center in Superior and plans to pursue a master's degree in Music Therapy upon graduation.
A classroom music specialist and choir director for over fourteen years, Jennifer Robbins' passion for music education is well-rooted in her professional choral, off-Broadway, and regional theater performance experiences, among which she received critical acclaim from the Boston Globe and Opera Magazine (UK) as a coloratura stand-out in Chicago Opera Theatre's There Is a Garden: The Musical Genius of Leonard Bernstein. Jennifer has toured and recorded with the Grammy Award-winning, Austin, Texas-based choral ensemble, Conspirare, led by Craig Hella Johnson. Mom to five beautiful children, she is currently Associate Artistic Director of the Lake Superior Youth Chorus and sings with the Twin Ports Choral Project.
Location: Thorpe Langley Auditorium
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults-$5; Students and Seniors-$3. Free admission for students with school ID.
Thorpe Langley Auditorium is located in Old Main on the UW-Superior campus, 1710 Weeks Ave. For maps and directions to campus, visit www.uwsuper.edu/directions.