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Our history of presenting incredible talent through the 4 O’clocks Concert Series continues in the 2016 season. Concerts are open to all, the atmosphere is informal and friendly, and the music is always of the highest caliber.
FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Rene Izquierdo Musical Director
The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra concert features the lovely and unique orchestral sound of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars, and bass as Elina Chekan conducts the oldest fretted-instrument music organization in the United States. The program includes classical works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms interspersed with pieces from the traditional mandolin orchestra repertoire of the early twentieth century. Milwaukee vocalist, Robin Pluer, will provide selections from the Great American Songbook.
Click for more information about the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra.
MARCH 13, 2016
Now in their eighth season, the critically acclaimed Philomusica Quartet continues to delight with jewels of the string quartet repertoire. Violinists Jeanyi Kim and Alexander Mandl, Violist Nathan Hackett, and Cellist Adrien Zitoun will perform Beethoven’s charming and courtly Opus 18, no. 2 as well as Tchaikovsky’s towering Opus 11 with its famous, heart wrenching Andante Cantabile 2nd movement.
More about the Philomusica String Quartet on their website.
APRIL 24, 2016
Dr. Patrick Dill and Paula Foley Tillen, Directors
An eclectic program of choral music by the Carroll University Chamber Singers and Women’s Ensemble. Led by Paula Foley Tillen, the Women’s Ensemble will open the concert with a set of diverse repertoire of music distinctly exemplifying women’s voices. The Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Patrick Dill, will perform medieval settings of “Carmina Burana” texts for chamber chorus and instrumentalists, followed by a set entitled “Singing and Dancing” incorporating musical traditions from all around the globe.
Learn more about the Carroll University music program on their website.