April 9, 2016
The sixth annual Musica Viva! concert was held on Saturday,
April 9, 2016 in the Arts & Communication Music Hall.
The evening's Master of Ceremonies was James Grine. Dr. Grine is a retired member of the music faculty, who also served as chairperson during his tenure. Widely known as a fine teacher, many of his students have been chosen to participate in master classes of internationally famous flutists. James served as Associate Conductor of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, as Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria (Texas) Bach Festival, and as conductor of the annual Oshkosh performances of Messiah. After retirement in 2003, Dr. Grine served as Board President and as Executive Director of the Oshkosh Symphony. James has remained active in the community by serving on numerous boards and commissions. He recently received the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Lynn Webster Leadership Award. Last year, with his wife Geraldine, he was honored with the Marvin Rabin (State) Arts Achievement Award.
This year's featured guest was Ed Karrels, who is giving back to the Department of Music by funding the Ed Karrels Scholarship. Ed graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 1997 with a degree in computer science. Though he wasn't a music major, he took trombone lessons and played in a number of ensembles. After working in Silicon Valley for a few years, he is now back in the Midwest working on a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Illinois, and he continues to study the trombone and play in one of the university orchestras.
Again this year guests experienced an exquisite evening of contemporary and historic musical entertainment as talented faculty, students and alumni of UW Oshkosh’s music department performed a broad range of instrumental, vocal, solo and ensemble compositions. Even more than last year! Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks topped off this elegant affair.
6 p.m. — Opening reception with hors d'oeuvres featuring wines and other beverages. Included with $60 pre-concert reception ticket.
7 p.m. — Performances by UW Oshkosh faculty, students and alumni
2016 Musica Viva! Program
9 p.m. — Afterglow reception with desserts and live music
The evening also included a number of silent auction of items donated by area businesses.
Semi-formal attire was appropriate for this event.
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Full concert ticket: $60 concert ticket included hors d'oeuvres and pre-concert reception featuring wines and other beverages, as well as a post-concert dessert buffet.
Concert with Afterglow: $30 concert ticket included the delicious post-concert dessert buffet.
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For the Event - Parking on Campus
Guests could park in three different lots on campus for this event. Parking lot attendants greeted Musica Viva! attendees upon arrival.
Lot #4 - enter from Elmwood Ave
Lot #4a - enter from Algoma Blvd
Lot #11 - enter from either Elmwood Ave or Woodland St.