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Summer Concert Series Set
MAY 20, 2005--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2005 Summer Concert
Series features music for all ages and tastes in June, July and August.
All concerts will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Melvin Wall Amphitheater
on campus and are free and open to the public. Rain sites vary.
For more information, call the UW-RF Leadership Center at 715/425-4911
or visit its Web site at www.uwrf.edu/leadership.
21: The Max Allen Band (rock, blues, jazz, funk). Allen is a 20-year-old
singer/songwriter/guitarist from Indiana. He has performed professionally
for more than four years and has several hundred shows at more than 100
venues under his belt. Despite his youth, he is a seasoned jazz, funk,
R&B, rock and jam performer. The rain site will be Abbott Concert
Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, visit www.maxallenmusic.com.
June 28: The Tommy Bentz Band (rock). Originally from Alma, Bentz is a
multi-instrumentalist who has performed and composed several album projects,
commercials and recording sessions. In addition to owning and operating
Brickhouse Music in River Falls, Bentz has two albums of original music
with his band. Bentz has performed and shared the stage with the Temptations,
Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, David Baker, Ira Sullivan, Willy Porter, Tim
Mahoney and the Pat McGee Band. The rain site is Brandy's Nightclub and
Eatery in the Hagestad Student Center.
July 5: Kids from Wisconsin (show choir). A true representation of Americana,
Wisconsin's own musical ambassadors perform the music of Broadway, country
hits, rock 'n roll, swing, jazz and many other styles. KIDS from Wisconsin
have been performing a variety of music since 1969. The rain site is North
Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit www.kidsfromwisconsin.com.
12: River Falls Brass (brass quintet). Faculty from the UW-RF music department
make up this brass quintet. The River Falls Brass has a varied and impressive
background in performing symphony orchestra, jazz ensembles, Broadway
musicals, film and television scores and a variety of brass chamber ensembles.
The quintet has performed with many distinguished groups including the
Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic
and New World Symphony. The rain site the Falcon's Nest in the Hagestad
Student Center. For more information, visit www.uwrf.edu/brass.
July 19: St. Croix Valley Community Band. This concert features more than
50 local musicians from the St. Croix Valley and is now in its 20th year.
The band will perform a musical adventure, directed by associate Professor
of Music Kristin Tjornehoj. The rain site is in the Abbott Concert Hall
of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, contact the
UW-RF music department at 715/425-3183.
26: Sabor Tropical (salsa). This high-energy salsa band and classic Afro-Cuban
orchestra brings in large doses of excitement, romance, feeling and Caribbean
swing to their concerts. Sabor Tropical blends tropical, big-band Latin,
retro-Cuban, salsa and original jazz to create a nonstop, fully choreographed
show. The rain site is Brandy's Nightclub and Eatery in the Hagestad Student
Center. For more information, visit www.thecollegeagency.com/artists/sabor_tropical.cfm.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:24 Central Daylight Time