UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series goes virtual

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music’s 6:30 Concert Series is going virtual this season. The 2020-2021 season will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, with Luis Fernandez in recital.

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, all 6:30 Concert Series events will be livestreamed from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts with no in-person attendance for the 2020-2021 Season. All 6:30 Concerts will remain free and open to the public.

Concert violinist Luis Fernandez will kick off the virtual 6:30 Concert Series performing violin solos spanning more than 300 years of creative works, from Johann Sebastian Bach to Emily Joy Sullivan. The 6:30 Concert will stream live on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel. Fernandez will answer questions from the livestream audience immediately after the performance.

Questions may be submitted in the comments of the YouTube livestream, or by emailing to 630concertseries@uwgb.edu.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fernandez earned his master of arts degree from the University of Florida and his doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. Fernandez has performed across the globe as part of the Nuevo Mundo Quartet.

In addition, Fernandez has performed with orchestras across the globe, including the Florida Grand Opera, Amarillo Symphony, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and many others.

As an instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach in Bolivia, Cuba, Columbia, Mexico and across the United States.

He joined the faculty of UW-Green Bay in the fall 2019 and serves as the Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Professor of Strings and Music Education.

Fall 2020 6:30 Concert Series Events will be announced during the September concert stream. The Pierrot lunaire performance previously scheduled for Sept. 30 will be rescheduled for fall 2021.


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