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        the  community in the Wisconsin River Valley and beyond.


 

   2018 Summer    

   Concert Schedule   

July 16, 7:30 p.m.

 


 

 RMF brings Ben Ferris Jazz Trio to Hillside Theatre
 
A diverse selection of jazz music spanning many genres and
time periods will come alive at Taliesin’s Hillside Theatre
Monday July 16 at 7:30 PM with the Ben Ferris Jazz Trio. This
is the third concert of the Rural Musicians Forum summer
series Beautiful Music-Beautiful Space.

    And its all about the bass.  This is not one of those bands

where the bassist gets to stand in the back while his mates

carry the load.  Ben Ferris is the bassist, and also an educator

from Madison, WI. A student of National Endowment for

the Arts Jazz Master Richard Davis, he performs regularly

throughout the Midwest with his trio, his quintet, and his

octet, and plays with a diverse selection of musical ensembles

including Mr. Chair, the Darren Sterud Orchestra, Gabe

Burdulis Band, Nuggernaut, The Jon Hoel Trio, The Big

Payback and the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra.

    Also featured is pianist Dave Stoler, and drummer Kelby

Kryshak.  One of the busiest keyboarders in the Madison

area, Dave also performs regularly at Smalls Jazz Club in

New York City. Kelby plays drums with a number of

groups in Madison, including Nuggernaut, the Ted Keys

Trio, Better Yetti and the UW Dance Department.

    There will be no admission charge for this exciting live

jazz event, although the audience is encouraged to support

the concert series with free will offerings, which it has done

for the past 33 years.  Hillside Theatre is located at

6604 State Hwy 23, about five miles south of Spring Green.

 

Make plans for the rest of the season:        

July 16.  Ben Ferris Jazz Ensemble
            It’s all about that bass!
            Hillside Theater, 7:30 PM
         
July 30.  Shannon & Matt Heaton Irish music
            Passionate American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal
            Unity Chapel, 7:30 PM
            
Aug 13.  Ancora String Quartet
            Beloved chamber music – “Absolutely Mesmerizing”
            Unity Chapel, 7:30 PM
 
Sept 2.  Grupo Balança, Brazilian Music
            Move your feet to the hot Brazilian beat
Plus a mouth-watering supper.
Ticketed event $15-$25.  See link upper right to purchase tickets.
            Outdoors at Wyoming Valley School Cultural Center,
Supper and grounds open at 6:30 PM, Music at 7:30 PM
 

 

 

 
 

Purchase tickets for Grupo Balanca,

Sept 2, 2018

by clicking on this link:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3556968

 

We are delighted to introduce our new Artistic Director, Ivana Ugrcic.  Iva is an accomplished flute player and she recently received her PhD in music performance from UW-Madison. Her ideas and enthusiasm are infectious and will surely result in wonderful programming for 2018 and beyond.  

 

Venue Addresses

Unity Chapel
6597 County Hwy T, Spring Green
 
Taliesin's Hillside Theater 
 6604 State Hwy 23, Spring Green
 
Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center
6306 State Hwy 23, Spring Green