Performing Arts http://wuwm.com en Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature http://wuwm.com/post/composer-searches-micro-aural-worlds-nature <p></p><p></p><p>Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.</p><p>That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer <a href="http://www.allwaysnorth.com/" target="_blank">Cheryl Leonard</a> was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:48:25 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 29383 at http://wuwm.com Composer Searches for Micro-Aural Worlds in Nature Fortissimo Is Not a Problem for the Knightwind Ensemble http://wuwm.com/post/fortissimo-not-problem-knightwind-ensemble <p>When we talk about classical music we usually talk about symphonic groups. Bands are for militaries and other kinds of marching, like for football game half times. But symphonic bands can be just as musically sophisticated as orchestras. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 28470 at http://wuwm.com Fortissimo Is Not a Problem for the Knightwind Ensemble How Shakespeare Helps These Wisconsin Veterans Suffering From PTSD http://wuwm.com/post/how-shakespeare-helps-these-wisconsin-veterans-suffering-ptsd <p></p><p>A little over a year ago, <a href="http://www.feastofcrispian.org" target="_blank">Feast of Crispian</a> began holding weekend Shakespeare intensives at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:59:48 +0000 Bonnie North, Eleanor Peterson & Michelle Maternowski 26229 at http://wuwm.com How Shakespeare Helps These Wisconsin Veterans Suffering From PTSD October, Before I Was Born: a New Play Offers a Personal Account of a Public Tragedy http://wuwm.com/post/october-i-was-born-new-play-offers-personal-account-public-tragedy <p></p><p>In October of 1960, an explosion ripped through the Tennessee Eastman Company factory in Kingsport, Tennessee. Out of 12,000 men at the factory, 16 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. It threw Kingsport’s largest employer into disarray at the time. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:03:08 +0000 Bonnie North & Eleanor Peterson 25184 at http://wuwm.com October, Before I Was Born: a New Play Offers a Personal Account of a Public Tragedy Queens of Harmony Strike a Chord at The Pabst http://wuwm.com/post/queens-harmony-strike-chord-pabst <p>Milwaukee’s gospel quartet <a href="http://wisconsinfolks.org/queens1.htm" target="_blank">Queens of Harmony</a> has been singing in Central City churches for almost half a century. They have also performed in Washington, DC and as far away as Japan. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:09:04 +0000 Bonnie North & Eleanor Peterson 25174 at http://wuwm.com Queens of Harmony Strike a Chord at The Pabst