Salut Salon
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Salut Salon

  • Merrill High School Auditorium, Door #16

German string-piano quartet redefines the conventional chamber music concert—combining unbeatable artistic interplay with effortless flair and passionate virtuosity.


The Salut Salon quartet knows better than any other chamber music ensemble how to seduce their audience with passionate virtuosity, instrumental acrobatics, charm and a great sense of fun. They combine beloved classical music with tango, chansons, folk, film soundtracks, all with effortless flair and disarming self-irony.


Maniacal 4
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Maniacal 4

  • Merrill High School Auditorium, Door #16

Internationally acclaimed trombone quartet delivers a unique evening filled with innovative energy and tight brass harmonies.


Maniacal 4 is an internationally acclaimed trombone quartet telling "one unified, inspiring story after another." Hailed as "a force to be reckoned with", Maniacal 4 has performed on three continents, entertaining audiences with a wide range of styles and time periods. Originating from Denton, Texas, the group is well versed in classical, jazz, Latin and rock.


Alaska String Band
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

Alaska String Band

  • Merrill High School Auditorium, Door #16

Prepare for a Southeast Alaskan Odyssey—a family-friendly performance weaving American roots music with one of our nation's most treasured and pristine wilderness escapes.


Join the Alaska String Band for a Southeast Alaskan Odyssey. Hailing from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family bring the best of Americana music to every performance. This family-friendly group presents American-roots music favorites that are showcased touching on additional genres such as swing, jazz, bluegrass, pop, Celtic and gospel.


A SwingShift Christmas
Dec
19
3:00 pm15:00

A SwingShift Christmas

  • Merrill High School Auditorium, Door #16

with John Greiner's SwingShift Big Band

Start the holiday celebrations with Central Wisconsin's favorite big band.


John Greiner’s SwingShift Big Band features the music made famous during the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s.  Fans of all ages instantly recognize the sights and sounds of the music immortalized during World War II.

Swinging rhythms combined with vocal stylings make every performance a night to remember.  Whether you’re rekindling fond old memories or discovering an interest in swing music for the very first time, SwingShift will instantly whet your musical appetite for dancing or listening pleasure.

The finest musicians in the state of Wisconsin join John in re-creating the sights and sounds of an era of which there will never be another.   SwingShift is comprised of five saxophones, three trombones, three trumpets, piano, bass and drums, with two vocalists (and a partridge in a pear tree).  

An incredible combination—SwingShift authentically performs the biggest hits of the most famous bands in the Big Band Era.


An Evening with Gary Mauer
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Gary Mauer

  • Merrill High School Auditorium, Door #16

Best known for his portrayal of the Phantom, tenor Gary Mauer will beguile us with the gems of Broadway.


Broadway veteran and longtime star of Phantom of the Opera, Gary Mauer has traveled the world entertaining audiences with his powerful tenor voice. He has performed extensively with Marvin Hamlisch and appeared on ABC's "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee", "The View", and NBC's "The Today Show". Other Broadway and National Tour credits include Les Miserables, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Show Boat.


The Piano Men
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

The Piano Men

  • Merrill High School Auditorium; Door #16

with Jim Witter, your tour guide to a multi-media rock 'n' roll journey through the 70s, featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John.


The Piano Men is a musical celebration of a decade we all fondly remember: The Seventies! Set to the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, two of the creative icons of the period, Jim Witter will take us for a trip we'll long remember. Jim makes no attempt to mimic his heroes, rather uses the familiar arrangements and his phenomenal singing ability to evoke their music.


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