Calendar – Music – Marquette City Band “Winter Carnival” Concert – Feb. 19

February 16, 2017

Marquette – Marquette City Band will present their winter concert “Winter Carnival” on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Join them “in doors” for their first 2017 Concert with Dr. Stephen Grugin directing. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted and appreciated.

For more information, contact Fran Darling at 249-1514 or visit www.marquettecityband.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Yooper Uke Week 2 Workshops – Feb. 18

February 15, 2017

Marquette – Warm up in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter with the pleasant sounds of the ukulele! Yooper Uke Week 2, February 14 through 18, sponsored by Hiawatha Music Co-op and presented by “Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador” Ben Hassenger.

Ukelele Workshops will be offered on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge Street, Marquette.

Learn to play the ukulele or brush up on your skills in these fun and informative workshops, co-presented by Jim’s Music. The cost is $15 in advance from Hiawatha or at the door. Loaner ukes will be available.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Yooper Uke Week 2 “Strum and Sing” – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – Warm up in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter with the pleasant sounds of the ukulele! Yooper Uke Week 2, February 14 through 18, sponsored by Hiawatha Music Co-op and presented by “Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador” Ben Hassenger.

Ukelele Strum and Sing will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge Street in Marquette.

A ukulele group strum and sing is always a fun time! Enjoy the most social of instruments; sing, play, and meet new friends from the Yooper Uke Club. The event will be co-led by Jeff Krebs of Jim’s Music and Ben Hassenger. The event is free. … Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Yooper Uke Week 2 Concert – Feb. 15

February 12, 2017

Marquette – Warm up in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter with the pleasant sounds of the ukulele! Yooper Uke Week 2, February 14 through 18, sponsored by Hiawatha Music Co-op and presented by “Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador” Ben Hassenger.

Warm Up Wednesday, part of Hiawatha’s concert series, will be offered on Wednesday, February 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W. Spring Street in Marquette. Bring your uke! Admission will be $5 at the door for Hiawatha members and $7 for non-members. … Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Screening of The Royal Opera’s Production of “Boris Godunov” – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Siril Endowment for the Music Arts will offer a screening of the Royal Opera’s production of Mussorgsky’s only completed opera, “Boris Godunov,” on Sunday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus.

The opera features a towering central character, a tsar whose power and vulnerability combine in one of the greatest bass-baritone roles in the canon. The performance was filmed in London and will be projected in high definition in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium.

The event is free for NMU students with ID and $15 for adults.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Traditional Music Jam – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Marquette – A traditional music jam will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the at the Peter White Public Library.

Join other musicians for a community jam session celebrating traditional folk music. Acoustic musicians and vocalists are invited to bring their instruments for an informal gathering to play music together. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for use for those not familiar with the songs.

A music jam is not about performing, but a chance for people interested in traditional acoustic music share their love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. Listeners and singers are always welcome.

There is no admission charge. For more information, call 226-4328 or visit www.pwpl.info. … Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Royal Opera’s “La Traviata” Film Screening – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Opera’s production of Verdi’s most famous opera, “La Traviata” on Sunday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall on the NMU Campus.

This classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. Beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions.

“La Traviata” is inspired by Alexandre Dumas Fils’s play, La Dame aux camellias, based on the true story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis. Its combination of drama, emotion and melody has made it an enduringly popular opera.

The NMU Siril Endowment for the Music Arts is sponsoring this presentation. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $15 for adults and $5 for students under 18. … Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Marquette Symphony Orchestra “Romantic Impressions” Concert – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra will present the concert “Romantic Impressions” on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

The concert will include the “Barber of Seville Overture” by Rossini, “Overture to Tannhäuser” by Wagner, and “La Mer” by Debussy. Performing with the orchestra will be this year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner, Timothy Bedard, who is completing his Master’s degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Tickets are on sale at NMU’s Central Ticket Office in the Barry Events Center as well as through www.nmu.edu/tickets or by phone at 227-1032. … Read the rest

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