Posts Tagged ‘concert’


“Celtic Wizard” to perform at Silver Lake College

October 4, 2010

“Celtic Wizard” to perform at Silver Lake College

Laura MacKenzie, “the Celtic Wizard”, will appear with Gary Rue in the second of the 2010-2011 Silver Lake College Guest Artist Series, scheduled for Sunday, October 10th at 3:00 PM in the SLC College Chapel.   Laura MacKenzie,  named the “High Priestess of Celtic Music” by the Minnesota Public Radio, commands a vast repertoire of music from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, England, Central France and Northern Spain on a splendid array of wind-powered instruments including flutes, whistles, concertina, bagpipes and voice.  With astonishing versatility, her performance is supported by the grace, warmth and humor, the craft, knowledge and lore gleaned over years of music-making.

Laura will appear with Gary Rue on guitar and voice.  Rue’s full-throated, melodic guitar style and vocal contributions perfectly compliment MacKenzie’s musical prowess.  Together they present a sparkling and original duo, rooted in tradition, and presenting a rich tapestry of marvelous music.  The Concert, titled “Celtic Harvest”, is a “Bountiful Banquet of Celtic Music and Song”.

Sunday’s concert begins at 3:00PM in the SLC College Chapel.   Adult tickets are $12.00 and Senior (65+) and Student tickets are $8.00.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.   Seating is on a first come basis.  For more information, call 920-686-6173.


SLC Presents Java Jam with Nick Motil

September 29, 2010

SLC Presents Java Jam with Nick Motil

Silver Lake College invites the community to attend Java Jam on Saturday, October 2, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Java Jam will feature the music of Nick Motil, an Ohio guitarist and vocalist influenced by Paul Simon and David Gray. Coffee and specialty drinks will be available for purchase. Designed to be a night of music, coffee and fun, Java Jam is open to individuals of all ages and free to the public. All proceeds from the event will benefit SLC Campus Ministry and SLC Optimist Club projects. Java Jam serves as a close to a full day of Francis Fest activities including horse drawn wagon rides, bingo, and a bake and plant sale. For additional information, please call 920-686-6163.


Professor Gilbert De Greeve to perform Piano Concert at Silver Lake College

June 24, 2010

Gilbert De Greeve

Professor Gilbert De Greeve, an outstanding pianist, composer, and educator from Antwerp, Belgium, will perform a full concert on Tuesday, July 6th at 7:00 PM in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.  The Piano Concert is a special offering in the 2010 Summer Music Session which has drawn 80 musicians and educators from 13 states and 5 countries (Australia, China, Ireland, Indonesia, and Singapore).

The Piano Concert will include the Sonata in A, K331  by Mozart, the six Intermezzi, Ballade in g, and Romanze in F of the Klavierstucke, opus118 by Johannes Brahms,  the three movement Suite  Estampes by Claude Debussy,  a Meditation on a motif by Claude Debussy by Zoltan Kodaly,  the eight short Couleurs by contemporary Hungarian composer Erzsebet Szonyi, and the well-loved Ballade op.23, no.1 of Frederic Chopin.

Professor De Greeve performs in Europe, the U.S. and around the world, as a soloist with orchestra, in solo Piano Recitals, in Chamber Music Programs, as a collaborative accompanist with singers and instrumental soloists, and in Lecture Recitals on various topics.  He gives Master Classes in Piano, Chamber Music, Lied interpretation and accompaniment, Composition, Conducting, and presents lectures on various musical and educational topics.   De Greeve was a Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and Director of the State Music Academy of Antwerp for many years, growing the latter Academy into a major institution of more than 4,200 students.

Besides his performance and educational appearances, De Greeve has served, since 1995, as President of the International Kodaly Society which is based in Budapest, Hungary.  He travels the world appearing at local, regional and national music education training conferences and centers, giving support and leadership to the various Kodaly music education groups.  His strong association with Silver Lake College has grown through his consistent professional support of the Kodaly Music Education programs established at Silver Lake College. 

The Concert is free of charge and open to the public.


Senior Guitar Recital to be performed by Doug Resch

November 19, 2009
Doug Resch

Doug Resch, a Music and English major at Silver Lake College will present his senior recital on classical and electric guitar on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm.   This recital, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the College Chapel located on the Silver Lake College Campus, 2406 South Alverno Road. 

Doug’s program includes “Lagrima” by Francisco Tarrega and “Allegro op. 15, no. 13” by Mauro Giuliani on classical guitar and “Caprice #24” by Niccolo Paganini and “Always With Me, Always With You” by Joe Satriani on electric guitar. SLC Instrumental professor Kelly Meyer, along with Barry Buechner, SLC ’08, will accompany Doug for the electric guitar portion of the concert.

During his time at Silver Lake, Doug has been an active member of the Concert Choir, Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference Student Chapter and Mattermind, an SLC English club.

Doug is native of Branch, Wisconsin and was homeschooled through high school.  He started playing guitar during high school with lessons at the Holy Family Conservatory and then continuing with Professor Meyer. Doug teaches guitar lessons at Mad About Music in Manitowoc and also works part-time on his parents farm.



November 18, 2009

Silver Lake Chorale

Silver Lake College will kick off the holiday season by holding its second annual “Christmas at Silver Lake” celebration featuring two separate music concerts.

“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”, a collaborative effort between the Silver Lake College Choral Organizations, Handbell Ensemble and Campus Ministries Program, will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and a “Christmas Instrumental Concert” featuring the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm.  Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Silver Lake College Chapel located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. Canned Goods to benefit Peter’s Pantry will be taken at the door.

 The “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” concert will present a variety of Choral and Handbell Repertoire that includes Christmas Anthems, Audience Carols, and Seasonal Readings. The “Christmas Instrumental Concert” will present such pieces as Christmastime Around the World by Robert W. Smith, Shepherds’ Farewell by Hector Berlioz, and Irving Berlin Christmas arranged by Warren Barker.

The Silver Lake College Choral Organizations are under the direction of Damon Carlson and Dr. Perry D. White, the Handbell Ensemble is lead by Sandra Eithun and the Campus Ministries Program is lead by Deacon Paul Gleichner. The Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble are under the direction of Kelly Meyer.


Cello-Piano Concert to be performed at Silver Lake College

November 17, 2009

Melissa Martiros and Arpad Muranyi

On Sunday, November 22nd, Silver Lake College with host a Cello-Piano Concert featuring the talents of Hungarian Guest Cellist, Arpad Muranyi and Silver Lake College Piano Professor Melissa Martiros.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3:00 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc.

Sunday’s program will feature several classic and contemporary masterworks for cello and piano, beginning with the 4-movement Sonata #2 in D Major (BWV 1028) by J.S. Bach, followed by the 4-movement Sonata #4 in C Major, op. 102, No. 1 by Beethoven, and Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano by Dmitri Shostakovich.  The program will conclude with The First Rhapsody by 20th century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

Cellist Arpad Muranyi received his Performance Artist and Pedagogy degree in cello performance from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary in 1981 and his Master of Music degree in cello performance from Florida State University, Tallahassee. After completing his coursework for his doctoral degree at Boston University, he joined the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra in 1989.  While working in the orchestra, Arpad returned to school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering.  From 1991 to 2007 Arpad worked as a signal integrity engineer at Intel Corporation and currently is a principal engineer for Mentor Graphics Corporation.

Melissa Martiros is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she has completed course work for degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy as well as Special Education.  She holds degrees in piano performance from Bowling Green State University and Westfield State College.  Her primary area of research involves teaching piano to children with disabilities.  Melissa is currently the Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Silver Lake College and a Music Lecturer at the UW-Fond du Lac.  Previous positions include Bluffton University in Bluffton, OH, and the Arboretum Music School in Waunakee, WI.