Brass, Organ and Choral Christmas Spectacular
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7 p.m.
Come and hear the beautiful organ and spectacular brass playing inside St. Norbert Abbey. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.
All proceeds go to the SNC “Nubbie” Ecker Chamber Music Endowment.
The St. Norbert College Faculty Brass and Friends:
Abbey Organist Rev. Michael Frisch, O. Praem.
Abbey Singers of St. Norbert College
St. Norbert College Women’s Chorus
Green Bay Girls Choir
Special Guest: Christopher Cramer, Classical Guitarist
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 2 p.m.
Music from the Renaissance Through the 20th Century (including Cuban and Spanish Music)
Featuring works by the following composers: Fernando Sor, Luis de Milan, Georg Friedrich Handel (featuring guest artist Yi-Lan Niu), Johann Kaspar Mertz, Leo Brouwer and Isaac Albeniz
Admission is open to the public. Free will offering.
As a solo recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician, classical guitarist Christopher Cramer has performed in the United States, Canada, and Asia. From college campuses to performing arts centers, Dr. Cramer has presented numerous solo recitals featuring an expansive repertoire that includes masterworks of the past, as well as newly composed works by contemporary composers. Dr. Cramer made his concerto debut in 2005 performing Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in D major for guitar and strings with the Madison East Orchestra. More recently, he has appeared as soloist with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. As a chamber musician, Dr. Cramer has collaborated with a variety of instrumentalists and performs regularly with award-winning soprano Yi-Lan (Elaine) Niu. Concert season highlights have included the world premieres of new works by Hong Kong composer Chiwei (Jerry) Hui and New York based composer Alexander Nohai-Seaman, a broadcast performance on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen concert series, and tours of the U.S. and Taiwan, including a featured performance at the prestigious National Taiwan University in Taipei.
Dr. Cramer currently serves on the faculty at Beloit College, where he teaches studio guitar lessons and directs the guitar ensemble program. He also teaches guitar related courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Rock County.