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Silver Lake College Presents Choral and Instrumental Concert

October 8, 2010

Silver Lake College Presents Choral and Instrumental Concert

The Silver Lake College Fall Choral and Instrumental Concert will be held on Friday, October 15th at 7:30 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. The concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jeremiah Eis, and the Silver Lake College Chorale and Concert Choir, directed by Damon Carlson.

The Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble will open the concert with a series of jazz favorites. Selections include Ain’t Misbehavin, Moonlight in Vermont, How About You, featuring vocalist Tammy Reigel, and 25 or 6 to 4.  The Silver Lake Wind Ensemble will conclude the instrumental portion of the concert with Overture for Winds by Charles Carter, Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli, Currents by Robert W. Smith, and The Conqueror by Carl Teike.

The Silver Lake Chorale and Concert Choir will present an eclectic mix of music.  The Concert Choir will feature contemporary music from composers such as Z. Randall Stroope, Randall Thompson and Howard Helvey, as well as a delightful setting of Feller from Fortune, a Newfoundland folksong.  The Silver Lake Chorale will present works from the Renaissance through contemporary stylistic periods from composers such as William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, Randall Thompson and Noël Goemanne.


Vocal-Piano Concert to be performed at Silver Lake College

September 13, 2010


Soprano, Svetlana Strezeva and Pianist, Milana Strezeva will open t he Silver Lake College Guest Artist Series for this year with an outstanding Vocal-Piano Concert in the SLC Chapel on Sunday, September 19th at 3:00 PM.  The Concert program will include four well-known settings of t he Ave Maria text, settings by Italian and German composers, Santiago, Lotti, Schubert, and Caccini; several art songs from the Romantic literature by Dvorak, Catalani, and Chopin, and a variety of colorful song texts by well-loved Russian Romantic and early 20th century composers, namely, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Khrennikov, Bakaleinikov, Gulak/Artemovsky, and Dunaevsky.  Svetlana herself wrote the final two selections, “I meet in Sunrise”, and “The love has come”.

Svelana Strezeva is a prominent Russian-born American soprano.  A Laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, she did her professional studies at La Scala in Milan.  Strezeva was Prima Donna of the Moldova National Opera Company, debuted at the Bolshoi Theater and sang at the Kirov Theater in St. Petersburg.  She has recorded with the Bolshoi Opera Orchestra, the Moscow Pops Symphony, and has been praised as “The Great Russian Nightingale” by Russia’s St. Petersburg Press.  Now residing in the United States, Mme Strezeva performs with her pianist daughter Milana in concerts around the world.

Milana Strezeva, a talented vocal collaborator and a consummate voice coach, has made her mark with opera productions including Dicapo Opera and American Opera Company in New York and Sorg Opera in Ohio.    She is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and the founding member of the award winning Manhattan Piano Trio.  Along with her Trio, she has performed over 300 concerts spanning 30 US states, South Africa and Australia.

Tickets for Sunday’s concert can be purchased at the door.  Seating on a first-come basis.  Single adult tickets are $12.00; student and senior tickets are $8.00.  Season tickets for the 5 concerts can also be purchased at the door; they are $50.00 for adults and $30.00 for students and seniors.  For more information call Amy at 920-686-6173.


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Silver Lake College Guest Artists Music Series 2010-2011

September 8, 2010

Silver Lake College is proud to present its roster of outstanding musicians assembled for the 2010-2011 Guest Artist Music Series.  The varied roster of exceptional musical talent will be entertaining, enriching, and appealing to every age.   Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is dedicated to bringing quality musical experiences to our community.  We appreciate your support and ask you to invite family and friends to attend these events with you.  Each of the five events is a musical gem in its own right.

Sunday, September 19th at 3:00, prominent Russian-born American soprano, Svetlana Strezeva and her daughter, pianist Milana Strezeva will create rich heart-rending and sensitive soul music from the masters.  Svetlana has won numerous international voice competitions and has performed as Prima Donna in world-renowned opera houses, world-class concerts and recordings.  Milana is the founding member and pianist of the Manhattan Piano Trio, performing hundreds of concerts on worldwide tours.

Sunday, October 10th at 3:00, the Celtic Music Wizard, Laura MacKenzie, will charm her audience with a wealth of tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, Central France and Northern Spain on a dazzling array of instruments – flutes, whistles, concertina, bagpipes, and voice.  With rich artistry, Gary Rue’s guitar styles and vocal contributions ensure an extraordinary duo performance.

On Sunday, November 7th at 3:00, Sole Nero, a percussion and piano duo, will perform a repertoire of new and exciting works composed for varied and multiple percussion instruments and piano.  Percussionist Anthony Di Sanza and Pianist Jessica Johnson are committed to programming new and existing works, as well as commissioning  works by today’s composers.  Both Di Sanza and Johnson are professors of music at the UW-Madison School of Music.

Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3:00, ETA3 (Flute, Clarinet, and Piano Trio) formed at The Juilliard School of Music in 2006, will perform a varied range of repertoire.  Named after a luminous star-forming Nebula in our galaxy, ETA3 is an award-winning classical trio, with American flutist Emily Thomas, Japanese pianist Tomoko Nakayama, and Russian clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky.  ETA initializes the first letter of each musician’s first name.

And finally, on March 27, 2011 at 3:00, the brass ensemble Brass Circle Quintet will perform music from Bach to Gershwin and Classical to swing.  The musicians, all from northeastern Wisconsin are:  Michael Henckel (SLC Music Alum), Bruce Atwell, Marty Robinson, Andrew  Zipperer  and Eric High. All of these brass performers are committed to providing the highest level of musicianship.  All perform and serve in a variety of professional venues in the Fox Valley and beyond.

Adult season tickets for the SLC Artist Music Series are available for $50.00; Student & Senior (65+) season tickets are $30.00. Individual concert tickets for each event are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and seniors.  For more information and to purchase season tickets, call 920-686-6173.


Silver Lake to Host Earth Day Plant Sale

April 16, 2010

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, Silver Lake College, located at 2406 S. Alverno Road in Manitowoc, will host a Plant Sale from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm on the Art Patio.  The sale will feature a variety of house plants from the Greenhouse along with a large selection of bulbs and perennial plants.

Some of the varieties being offered include:

House Plants from the Greenhouse:Variety of large & small plants, succulents, ferns, etc.

Perennials: Sedum, Monarda (Bee Balm), Foxglove, Liatris, Purple Coneflower, Sea Lavender, etc.

Bulbs: Dahlia, Canna, Calla Lily

All proceeds go to purchasing plants, shrubs and flowers to beautify the campus.


Silver Lake College Celebrates Anniversary Year

December 18, 2009

The beginning of 2010 marks a celebratory milestone in Silver Lake College’s long educational history. While educating young people dates back well into the 1800’s, in 1935, the State of Wisconsin issued Silver Lake College its official charter as an undergraduate institution. 

To celebrate this educational legacy, and in honor of the 75th anniversary of its charter, Silver Lake College will host a year-long celebration of events.  All alumni, friends, students, parents, and guests are invited to attend any and all of the events.

January 28, 2010 – Anniversary Mass by Bishop Morneau – 11:00 am in the College Chapel

February 2010 – Winter Carnival

March 2010 – Silver Lake Chorale Performance Tour:

  • Saturday, February 27 – Ladysmith, WI – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 28 – Rhinelander, WI – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, March 1 – Wausau, WI  – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 2 – Marinette, WI – 7:30 pm

April 2010 – College Symposium and Scholarship Gala

May 9, 2010 – Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies

June 11 – 13, 2010 – Alumni Weekend on Campus

July 16 – 18 – Sister’s All Community Homecoming

August, 2010 – Special Guest Speaker to Campus

September 2010 – Matriculation and Launch of the New Liberal Arts Curriculum

October 2010 – Francis Fest

November 2010 – Silver Lake College Homecoming

December 12, 2010 – Anniversary Mass with Bishop Ricken – 11:30 am College Chapel