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This afternoon will feature soloists Scott Lowery on guitar, and Eric Langford on mandolin.
We will be at the Lakeshore Bluff Amphitheatre (bring chairs) area unless the temperatures that day are under 60 degrees; in that case we will be inside at the school’s chapel.
Scott Lowery recently moved to Wauwatosa from SE Minnesota, where he’s been performing hillbilly heirloom classics, pan-fried blues, and organic originals for the past 20 years. Scott enjoys playing outdoors at farmer’s markets, pizza nights and backyard barbecues, and will plan to bring along extra implements of percussion, in case anyone wants to sit in with him. He’s a charter member of the Beef Slough Boys, Turkey Creek and Northern Shoveler, with tracks available online from all of these groups. He plays six- and twelve-string guitar, harmonica, kazoo, tin whistle, and washboard.
Eric Langford of Waukesha plays mandolin in the bluegrass tradition: old tunes fused with elements of jazz, blues, and swing; moods ranging from haunting melodies to upbeat stomps. Eric was a member of the award-winning Liberty Bluegrass Band and has performed with several groups in the area.
Open to any middle and high school students currently in private lessons, Stories Framed Photography is allowing us to come in to their space to perform a piece or two in front of a backdrop of the students’ choice.
Each student musician or composer should bring along his or her pre-prepared music, instrument, and willingness for an amazing photo op! Music stands and a Roland Go Piano will be provided. Parents and friends are welcome to come along, although seating will be limited.
Stories Framed will not be taking pictures at the actual event; they are simply allowing a great setting for students to be instagramed, etc.
Snacks will also be served.
WMV Founder Allison Schweitzer is a hornist from Wauwatosa who currently plays with Avec le Bois quintet, is on the sub list for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and freelances otherwise in the area. At this event she will have along a variety of horn duets, trios and quartets to try. Student hornists should bring their instruments and music stands along.
Following each ticket purchase, the student will be asked for their current grade and most recent WSMA solo level, so appropriate repertoire will be selected for the day.
Wisconsin Music Ventures is a member of Local First Milwaukee, and will be providing holiday music for this Buy Local Gift Fair in the early afternoon. Come on out, shop from AND listen to artists from your own neighborhood!
Musicians featured that day:
1:00 – 2:00 Penny and the G-Man
Penny and the G-Man have been performing, as a acoustic guitar duo, in Minnesota, Illinois, Milwaukee and surrounding area for many years.they have experience in performing for festivals, art walks, wine and coffee shops and markets. They have developed an eclectic selection of favorite music perfect for any occasion. Genre’s include Jazz, blues, R&B, rock, country and more.
2:00 – 3:00 Avec le Bois Woodwind Quintet
Avec le Bois Woodwind Quintet formed in December 2011. The wind quintet is comprised of five musically accomplished young women, and is based in the Milwaukee area. Avec le Bois plays primarily classical music, which is well-suited for wedding ceremonies and other special events such as gallery openings and private parties. The quintet also has repertoire appropriate for children’s events and church services.
The full event runs from 11:00 – 5:00 that day. Click here for more info on featured vendors and the other activities provided that day.