Genesis, Phil Collins guitarist to rock HFAC stage

World famous lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer gets set to rock the stage at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC) on Jan 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Virtuoso lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer of the super-group Genesis and Phil Collins has been touring the world to sold out crowds since 1978, creating the signature guitar sound of the Phil Collins mega hits, including “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover.” As co-writer of the Phil Collins 1989 Grammy Award Winning, Billboard #4 single “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven,” Stuermer continues to write music for his eight solo albums of original music and continues to cover his favorite Genesis tunes along the way. His new band, Daryl Stuermer-Genesis Rewired, is an exciting fusion of Stuermer’’s unique Genesis renditions and the soulful Collins-like voice of French-Canadian Martin Levac. Together with a five-piece band and sensational light show, they create an unforgettable evening that reinvents the Genesis experience. The concert is sponsored by the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. Tickets are for reserved seating. For more information, visit the Web site at Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (55+) and $15 for students.

Don’t miss out on the other exciting shows in the HFAC’s performing arts season:

UW-Madison Varsity Band Show – Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Under the direction of legendary Michael Leckrone, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Band returns to the HFAC. Badger fans are treated to the familiar strains of “Varsity,” “On Wisconsin,” “Songs to Thee Wisconsin” and “You’ve Said it All” during their traditional Fifth Quarter, as well as this year’s themes of “Sounds of the Beach Boys,” “The Musical Legacy of Michael Jackson,” “The Legend of Benny Goodman” and “Miss Saigon.” The performance is sponsored by the HFAC and supported by the Hamilton High School Band Booster Club. Tickets are for reserved seating. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (55+) and $10 for students.

Special guest performances
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce special guest performances by the Master Singers of Milwaukee and the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra throughout the 2009-10 performing arts season. Both groups have made a commitment to collaborate with the students of the Hamilton School District to provide musical guidance and performance opportunities

Ko-Thi Dancers and Master Singers of Milwaukee – March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Brilliant, colorful African dancing and drumming meet the traditional Latin Mass in an unforgettable work from the Congo entitled MISSA LUBA. With stunning choral pieces by Bobby McFerrin and irresistible, ultra-rhythmic ensemble works for dancers in traditional costume, this world-class production has its premiere at the HFAC! You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are for general seating. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (55+) and $10 for students. For more information, view the website at

Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “National Treasures” – May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” Tickets are for general seating. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55+) and $6 for students.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Townline Road, Sussex. No phone orders accepted, please.