Hamilton Fine Arts Center new home to MFSO

Making its new rehearsal and performance home in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra dedicates its first concert Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to the students of the Hamilton School District. The Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra has made a commitment to collaborate with Hamilton students to provide musical guidance and performance opportunities. This first orchestra concert includes light classical works with explanations, attempting to engage students in the sounds of the orchestra, the stories of the composers and the styles of various eras and countries. Repertoire will include some movie favorites such as “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” Tickets are for general seating and are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55+) and $6 for students.

Don’t miss out on the other exciting shows of the performing arts season:

Glenn Miller Orchestra presents “In the Christmas Mood” – Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956, includes 19 band members and continues to play many of the original Glenn Miller arrangements. Join us as we tap our toes to the great songs of yesteryear, including “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000” and “The White Cliffs of Dover” as well as some Christmas favorites in the big-band style that made the Glenn Miller Orchestra famous. This show is sponsored by the HFAC and supported by the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel. Tickets are for reserved seating. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (55+) and $15 for students.

Daryl Stuermer – Genesis Rewired – Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Since 1978 lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer has been a touring member of the super-group Genesis, performing for sold-out audiences all over the world. In between tours Stuermer has recorded eight solo albums of original music and covered 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 they create an unforgettable evening that reinvents the Genesis experience. Destined to become this year’s most requested concert, this five-piece band with a sensational light show, presents the music of Genesis with pure abundant authenticity. Sponsored by the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. Tickets are for reserved seating. For more information, visit the Web site at www.urbanisland.com/genesis_rewired. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (55+) and $15 for students.

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 “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.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com 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.