The Stooges Brass Band, MYSO & More Set for Marcus Center's Live @ Peck Pavilion Series
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2014 season line up for Live @ Peck Pavilion Series. The series, presented in the Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion, runs Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm on July 22 through August 26.
The new River's Edge Patio will be open for all performances with food and beverages available for purchase from Sazama's Fine Catering.
The Live @ Peck Pavilion season includes:
July 23: Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with the Sons of the Never Wrong
Walking the line between Beethoven and B.B. King and armed with the creative genius and instrumental prowess that have defined his career for nearly four decades, Corky has pioneered an original, genre-busting Chamber blues - a fresh, innovative sound capturing the sparkling qualities of classical music merged with the emotional melodic style of blues, all within an intimate chamber setting. Praised by critics internationally their music and concerts have delighted diverse audiences globally bringing classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder and obliterating musical categorization in the process. The Chicago folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong joins Chamber Blues for an unforgettable series kick off.
Regarded as the nation's largest and most extensive youth orchestra program, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) offers the highest level of training in ensemble musicianship to motivated young people from diverse backgrounds across southeastern Wisconsin. Students with varied levels of instrumental skills benefit from the broad range of MYSO experiences, all created to foster talent, build character and enhance lives by nurturing an enduring love of music.
August 5: The Stooges Brass Band
The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats.
August 12: Altan
With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan has existed as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage. From sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels, Boston Globe describes them aptly as "The hottest group in the Celtic realm!"
August 19: The Florentine Opera Company
The Florentine Opera Company reflects the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. As a leader in Wisconsin's art community and the nation's sixth oldest opera company, the Florentine Opera seeks to establish a significant presence in the cultural, educational and civic life of the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
August 26: Desert Noises
Desert Noises are four adventurers from Utah Valley, UT. Ask about their recent musical influences, and you'll extract a litany on the riches of Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and Tame Impala. Desert Noises make music for shouting into canyons, jumping into rivers, and getting married to the wide-open road. With a strong maturity in their songwriting, they conjure the majesty of the American pastoral landscape. They have shared the stage with such notable contemporaries as The Head and The Heart, Local Natives and Blitzen Trapper. The band has booked notable appearances for 2014 at The Hangout Festival, Bonaroo and Lolapalooza.
General admission tickets for the fixed seats of the Peck Pavilion bowl are $8 per concert with kids 12 and under admitted free with an adult. A six show season pass is available for $40. Tickets are available in person at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by calling 414-273-7206, online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com.
Ground seating is available for free around Peck Pavilion.
Tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more are $5 and are available by calling 414-273-7121 ext. 210 or 213.