Searl Pickett Chamber Music Series-Wisconsin Wind Orchestra

Price: $20 - adults; students & children - free (single tickets sold at door for each concert)

The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Lawrence Dale Harper, will open the series on September 19. A former professor of music at Carroll University, Harper established the group in 1995 as one of the only professional wind ensembles in the world. They regularly perform concerts at venues throughout Wisconsin and internationally and have made numerous CD recordings acclaimed by the American Record Guide and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.

Now in its 24th and final season, the Pickett series was organized by Gainacopulos to honor Searl Pickett, the band director at St. Mary’s Springs High School in Fond du Lac from the 1950s until his death in 1982. A graduate of the Lawrence Conservatory, Pickett also taught clarinet students at several area colleges and was clarinet specialist at the UW-Madison Music Clinics in the 1950s. Searl Pickett inspired and challenged generations of musicians who came under his influence. Many of them are still teaching and performing as his legacy is passed to future generations.

Season tickets for all four concerts are $50 and will be sold at the first two concerts.  Single tickets are $20 at the door. Students are admitted free.