“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 spring 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 the semester, including saxophone, piano, voice and woodwinds. I hope you will join us.” –Nicholas Phillips
Friday, February 5
“Tradition and Innovation: Music for Saxophone and Piano”
This First Friday’s concert features Alastair Wright with guest pianist Roger Bethard live-streamed from the RCU Theatre.
Friday, March 5
“Crossing Over: Musical Intersections”
This First Friday’s concert features faculty from the UW-Eau Claire Music Department live-streamed from the RCU Theatre. The idea of “crossover music” is that it draws from different types of music (like classical and popular). This concert features works from the classical repertoire that are infused with elements from other genres.
Friday, April 2
“Woodwind Chamber Music”
This First Friday’s concert features faculty from the UW-Eau Claire Music Department Wind Division in an evening of chamber music live-streamed from the JAMF Theatre.
Friday, May 7
"Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Songs and Lullabies for Voice, Oboe, and Piano"
This First Friday’s series features Christa Garvey (oboe), Diana Cataldi (soprano), and Lori Cruciani (piano) in an evening of chamber music live-streamed from the JAMF Theatre.
First Fridays events are free, but registration is required prior to the event for livestreaming. Please check our calendar of events for updates and links.