Wisconsin Music Ventures

Featuring the Dairy State's Own Musicians in Distinctively Wisconsin Settings

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Motivating musicians and audiences to experience inspiring performance environments by partnering with unlikely local destinations.

Upcoming Events

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Symposium of Sound: Extended Woodwind Techniques with Nick Zoulek @ Grant Park
Aug 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Symposium of Sound: Extended Woodwind Techniques with Nick Zoulek @ Grant Park
Breaking it Down: Extended Techniques with Nick Zoulek
After his show, Nick Zoulek will host a Q&A and will give a workshop on the techniques used throughout the performance, including circular breathing, slap tongue, growling, flutter tongue, multiphonics, and more. All ages and skill levels are welcome!
Find more info on Nick’s bio/background in this performance description. 

The class will be held at the Beach Access point, by the stone staircase (just past Seven Bridges). Check out this map for more info.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Find Us at Doctors Park: North Point Brass Quintet @ Doctors Park
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find Us at Doctors Park: North Point Brass Quintet @ Doctors Park

The music will be on the north end of the park, near the Schlitz Audobon Nature Center. Check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

The North Point Brass Quintet was founded as a ceremonial ensemble in 2013 by some of the top brass players from the Milwaukee and Chicago area. Our repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, Broadway, Patriotic, holiday and sacred music that reflect both the versatility of our players and the many directions that brass quintet music reaches.

North Point Brass members have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Festival City Symphony, Racine Symphony, Kenosha Symphony and Madison Symphonies. In addition to maintaining busy performance schedules covering classical, jazz, Latin and Broadway styles, we are involved in music education; both through curricular and extra-curricular school programs and through private lesson instruction at Lakeland College, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Brass Bell Music Store, Be Sound Music Studio, J.S. Cable Music Studio and White House of Music.

Our performances have brought us to many churches including Fox Point Lutheran, The Basilica of St. Josaphat, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Gesu Parish, All Saints Cathedral, and many universities including University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Mount Mary College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Alverno College and Concordia University.

North Point Brass Quintet Members:

Dale Elenich, trumpet
Eric Sperry, trumpet
Sarah Fleming, horn
Jake Tomasicyk, trombone
Laura Meyer Demers, tuba
Sep
28
Sat
2019
Find Us at Pike Lake: Marcya Daneille @ Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Find Us at Pike Lake: Marcya Daneille @ Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit

Marcya Daneille and her band will present “All Hail the Queen of Soul! A Tribute to Aretha Franklin.” It will be a journey through the Queen’s songbook. The group will perform Aretha’s classic Soul tunes, as well as tunes from her Jazz repertoire . Expect the vibe to be soulful and the arrangements as diverse as the Queen herself!

Head over to the Lake, with your chairs, for the concert – we’ll be right alongside it. Bring along your favorite snacks and beverages of any sort. Special event day use fee of $5.00 per vehicle (or current state park vehicle pass) will be the entrance fee. Should make for a beautiful fall afternoon!

 

 

 

 

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Find Us at Boelter: Dream City Strings @ Boelter SuperStore
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find Us at Boelter: Dream City Strings @ Boelter SuperStore

Head through the store to the Events Center in back.

No need to bring chairs to this one – Boelter will supply them!

While the store closes at 3pm, all concert attendees will receive a coupon for their next shopping experience at the store.

Dream City Strings is a string quartet that comprises of some of Milwaukee’s top violinists, violists and cellists. Their fun and up-beat repertoire consists of everything from Beethoven to Katy Perry. If you’ve enjoyed the top-40s covers by the ever-popular Vitamin String Quartet, you’ll love Milwaukee’s own Dream City Strings.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Arrive to the Arts Center (Instead of Bike to the Barn!) @ Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts - Dawes Studio Theater
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Arrive to the Arts Center (Instead of Bike to the Barn!) @ Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts - Dawes Studio Theater

BIG UPDATE! Due to the cold temps expected for Sunday, we’re moving to an indoor venue. Check out the address. You’re still welcome to bike to the event – route links have been changed and will still work.

Live music will be happening from 1:00 – 4:00 PM:

1:00 Justin Jagler

2:00 Tabula Nova Ensemble

3:00 Matt “MF” Tyner

Your ticket includes one beer and various snacks (fruit, cheese, nuts, chips, dips, etc.) provided by My Family Roots Catering.

Additional beer will be available for purchase, provided by Stockhouse Brewing.

Tickets are non-refundable. Event will happen, rain or shine. 


Drum Circles with Andrew Moreno in July, 2019, at "Family Music, Alfresco." Despite there being a heat advisory/100 degree weather that day, we still had some awesome and willing takers for our event! We are looking forward to hosting many more fun, interactive events such as this in the future.