“I know the community is craving live music right now, and a return to normal concerts. While we aren’t there yet, I am excited that we will be able to share solo and chamber music this fall by live-streaming the First Fridays concert series from Pablo. Since the inception of the series, audiences have enjoyed excellent performances by UW-Eau Claire faculty, combined with the intimacy of the Pablo Center. Now it will be even more intimate, as listeners tune in from their living rooms! We have curated four incredible concerts for this fall, including solo flute, solo piano, British music from Byrd to Britten, and a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. I hope you will join us.” –Nicholas Phillips
Friday, September 4 “Homeland”
The First Fridays series features faculty from the UW-Eau Claire Music Department, livestreamed from the Pablo Center, this concert by flutist Brian Allred centers around Homeland, a piece by Allison Loggins-Hull which questions the meaning of home in times of distress. The recital expands on this inquiry, exploring how a composer's experiences translate into a unique voice in their repertoire for solo flute.
Friday, October 2 “Mendelssohn and Schubert”
The First Fridays series features faculty from the UW-Eau Claire Music Department livestreamed from the Pablo Center. This concert features pianist Nicholas Phillips performing a collection of piano miniatures by Fanny Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert’s monumental Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D.960.
Friday, November 6 “British Music from Byrd to Britten”
The First Fridays series features faculty from the UW-Eau Claire Music Department livestreamed from the Pablo Center. This concert presents solo and chamber music by composers from across the pond dating back to William Byrd (Renaissance) to the time of Britten (modern day).
Friday, December 4 “Beethoven @250”
The First Fridays series features faculty from the UW-Eau Claire Music Department livestreamed from the Pablo Center. Ludwig van Beethoven was born December 17, 1770, and this concert celebrates his 250th birthday with performances of music for voice, piano, and violin.
There will be a nominal $2.50 fee for the livestream. Please check our calendar of events for updates and links.