Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue offering unparalleled access to music, film, classes, and art exhibits with a stunning backdrop for corporate meetings, weddings, and other social gatherings.

The cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in Downtown Fond du Lac, THELMA is a regional venue for high-profile concerts, exhibits with prominent artists, and independent films.

Whether it’s relaxing or watching a film on the spacious outdoor plaza or listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or a major concert in the street, you will want to visit again and again. There will always be more to see, more to do at THELMA.

Location

51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Events

 Laura Schneider and Juliane Troicki: Illuminating Women

Laura Schneider and Juliane Troicki: Illuminating Women

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Saturday, March 28, 2020

Illuminating Women is a collaboration of journalism and documentary photography. The project combines portraits of 30 inspiring women from the Fond du Lac community represented through black and white photography and biographical narratives.

Laura and Juliane created this project to shine a light on exceptional women and their gifts to the community. Laura and Juliane hope that the Illuminating Women Project will move the Fond du Lac community to be inspired by their stories.

Eric Jacobson Quartet

Eric Jacobson Quartet

Friday, February 21, 2020

In collaboration with the Fond du Lac High School, attend our jazz night with the Eric Jacobson Quartet! As a performer, teacher and clinician Eric Jacobson is in high demand. Eric has performed with Grammy Award Winners Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Tito Puente Jr., and Eric Benet. Eric has had the privilege to perform and study with well-known jazz artists such as David Hazeltine, Joe Farnsworth, Jim Rotondi, Tim Hagans, Willie Thomas, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, and Doc Severinsen.

Eric studied trumpet under the infamous Johnny Hemkes throughout his High School years in Racine, WI. Eric toured the world in 2010-2013 with Milwaukee’s local soul band “Kings Go Forth” but now stays a bit closer to home and is a top call trumpeter for high profile gigs in Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. He recently performed in the windy city at the Green Mill with the Chicago Yestet and at Andy’s Jazz Club with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and We Six. He frequently plays with the popular Milwaukee-based Latin band De la Buena. Since 2010, he has been the trumpeter with the Conservatory’s resident jazz sextet We Six, providing fiery solos and contributing arrangements and original compositions to the band’s repertoire. Eric has also been busy in the recording studio. He recently recorded for Johannes Wallmann “The Sweet Minute Big Band” and Willy Porter’s CD Human Kindness. Watch for Eric’s latest CD as a leader, Discover, to be released under Brian Lynch’s jazz label Holistic MusicWorks. “Eric is the real deal! – a truly world-class jazz trumpeter with a gift to inspire, motivate and teach students of all ages with dramatic results. By sharing his own passion for the music with his students, he instills that “fire in the belly” that makes great musicians; and in instilling a love of practice and a robust work ethic, he equips his students with the tools to excel for a lifetime. And most importantly, he provides a compelling example of excellence for his students by his own brilliant playing.