LWE, The Winds of March, Honor and Remember
Conducted by Jeremiah Eis, this concert aims to “Honor and Remember” the 40-year history of the band by remembering musicians no longer with us who dedicated their time and talents to the band.
The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble honors late LWE founding member and contributor to the arts in our community, Dennis Kosloski, with the Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts. He played for 40 years with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble as first chair clarinet and concert master. He later taught himself to play the guitar, banjo, and harmonica and also picked up the saxophone, which he played with the Lakeshore Big Band. He played in several other community groups, including the Mystic Moods at the Manitowoc Senior Center, and occasional solo gigs throughout the lakeshore area and in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
We welcome back to the Capitol stage, Manitowoc native and Kosloski’s daughter, Emily Kosloski, Los Angeles-based singer and television actress singing “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables and Ave Maria by Bach-Gounod and Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin.
The ensemble also remembers foreign tours to Manitowoc’s Sister City, Kamogawa, Japan, which is celebrating 30 years of friendship, by playing music given to the ensemble, Super Mario Bros. Also in the concert line-up is a medley from the Japanese fantasy film My Neighbor Totoro, which is wildly popular in Japan. If you’re not familiar with the film, it is considered one of the top animation films, ranking the number-one animated film, on the 2012 Sight & Sound critics’ poll of all-time greatest films. The film and its title character have become cultural icons in Japan and is recognized as one of the most popular characters in Japanese animation.
If you go: This performance is rated G and tickets are $20 main floor and mezzanine and $15 balcony; $10 for student tickets.