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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.


Photo: Svetlana&MilanaStrezeva.jpg


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.


Spring 2010 Course Registration Now Open

December 3, 2009

Silver Lake College 2010 Spring course schedules are now available online at Registration will continue until January 4, 2010.



November 3, 2009
Pancake Breakfast

Student Dan Connolly works to catch a pancake tossed by the Pancake Brothers at last year’s Pancake Breakfast

This year marks the 35th annual Silver Lake College Pancake Breakfast.  The breakfast began in 1975 under the direction of Sister Imelda Ann Dickrell, Silver Lake College Dietician at the time, at the request of three students, Kevin Kumbalek, John Kaufman and Steve Krupski who wanted to do a fundraiser.  Under Sister Imelda’s direction, she contacted vendors who donated all of the ingredients for the breakfast and organized students, faculty, and administration who worked together frying pancakes in the college kitchen and serving it to the patrons in the college cafeteria.

This year’s breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 15, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Manitowoc college campus. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, apple sauce, coffee, juice and milk.  Tickets are $5.50 in advance and $5.95 at the door; children five and under are free. A bake sale featuring homemade kolaches, bread, cookies and other baked goods will be held in the Cafeteria. Visitors are welcome to attend Mass in the College Chapel at 10:00 AM. Pancakes will be prepared by the Pancake Brothers.  For advance tickets, please call 920-686-6188.


Silver Lake College Dedicates new on campus Student Housing Facility

August 24, 2009
Clare Hall Lobby

Architect's Rendering of the Clare Hall Lobby

On Wednesday, August 19th, Silver Lake College will officially dedicate its new on campus student housing facility. Clare Hall, formerly occupied by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, has undergone extensive renovation to make way for housing up to 178 students on campus.  The building features a variety of amenities and living options, including group study areas, kitchenettes, entertainment areas, wireless internet and both individual and suite style rooms.

As part of a multi-year strategic plan, Silver Lake committed to making an exceptional residential experience available to each undergraduate during his or her time at the College.  “We view a dynamic residential experience as one of the most important elements in creating a successful environment for our students,” said Dr. George F. Arnold, President of Silver Lake.  “We believe that learning takes place around the clock, both inside and outside the classroom.  Therefore, it is essential that the ‘outside the classroom’ activities, facilities, and personnel be exceptional in every way.”

Part of the exceptional personnel includes Rachel Fischer, the new Director of Residential Life.  “I am excited about having the opportunity to help create an outstanding residential experience here on campus,” said Rachel.  “It is a chance to really build student engagement through activities and events that they (the students) view as being of real interest and value.”

In order to showcase the new facility, a community open house will be held on August 20th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm where individuals can tour the facility and take a first hand look at the residence hall.  “We are excited to invite the entire community to see this wonderful facility,” said Dr. Arnold. “Bringing this new residential experience to campus is the lynchpin in the next evolutionary step of Silver Lake College.”

Silver Lake College is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity