|By TimeOut Staff||
January 23, 2014
WAUKESHA - Thomas
J. Weis angles for an afternoon of “Fish, Fishing, and Fishermen,”
his faculty voice recital accompanied by Rhonda Kwiecien at Carroll
The event will be
at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave. It is
free and open to the public. Audience members are encouraged to wear
apparel representing the theme.
and Fishermen” will include several songs by German Lieder composer
Franz Schubert, including “Die Forelle - The Trout,” selections
from Gustav Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn,” late 19th- and
early 20th-century works by Stephen Foster and Kurt Weill, Broadway
musical selections and more. The Midwest Guitar Trio will perform
during the intermission as a special guest.
Weis, a lyric
bass, has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and is an active soloist who
has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, Menomonee Falls Symphony,
Beloit/Janesville Symphony, Milwaukee Youth Symphony, Oshkosh Chorale,
Waukesha Choral Union, Arizona Opera, Skylight Opera, Florentine Opera
and Opera for the Young. He also performs musical theater, including
productions of “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The Music Man.”
A member of the
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Weis has served on the
Wisconsin NATS board and participated in the esteemed NATS Intern
Program. He is an instructor of voice at Carroll University, offering
recitals, master classes and numerous faculty collaborations. He also
teaches voice at Hartland Music: Waukesha County Conservatory.
Kwiecien is a
professional accompanist and collaborative pianist. Her current
professional endeavors include working with Carroll University’s
music and theater programs, the choral music department of Muskego
High School, the Jubilate Chorale and Ascension Lutheran Church in
Waukesha. She has an ongoing professional collaboration with Weis and
other local musicians.
During her career,
Kwiecien has worked with and premiered compositions by composers Craig
Hella Johnson, Eric Barnum, Vijay Singh, Robert Harris and Joseph
Martin. World premieres in 2013 included Jim Bassi’s “Seven Last
Words” with the Carroll University Concert Choir, directed by
Kristina Boerger, and Jocelyn Hagen’s “Ladies in Green” with the
Muskego High School Sorelli Cantanti, directed by Meredith Sipe.
Kwiecien serves on the board of the Milwaukee Opera Theater and worked
with the All-State Collegiate and Children’s choirs for the 2014
Wisconsin Choral Director’s Association Convention in Milwaukee.
information on the faculty recital, contact Carroll’s music office
at 524-7182 or email email@example.com