Optimism Jazz Sextet
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Optimism Jazz Sextet

Swinging, straight-ahead joy fest with the Optimism Jazz Sextet featuring original compositions by members of the band and modern and classic arrangements for the three horn line up.

Jon Ailabouni - Trumpet

Jeff Erickson - Tenor Sax

Greg Balfany - Tenor Sax

Larry Price - Piano

Karyn Quinn - Bass

Rich MacDonald - Drum Set

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Optimism Jazz Sextet
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Optimism Jazz Sextet

Swinging, straight-ahead joy fest with the Optimism Jazz Sextet featuring original compositions by members of the band and modern and classic arrangements for the three horn line up.

Jon Ailabouni - Trumpet

Jeff Erickson - Tenor Sax

Greg Balfany - Tenor Sax

Larry Price - Piano

Karyn Quinn - Bass

Rich MacDonald - Drum Set

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La Crosse Symphony Orchestra
Jun
6
4:00 PM16:00

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating Percussion Music – June 8, 2019 7:30pm

Concert Location: Viterbo Fine Arts Center: 900 Jackson Street, La Crosse, WI  

Rossini: overture to La Gazza Ladra
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in g minor (Frederic Chiu, soloist)
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Percussion demonstration
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

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During this concert, the two remaining Conductor Wannabes will each direct a short movement of a piece to be announced.  Also, the symphony’s newly acquired percussion instruments will be introduced by a percussion ensemble from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Onalaska High School performing under the leadership of Tammy Fisher, the LSO’s timpanist.  Starting out the evening is an exciting overture called, in English, “The Thieving Magpie!”  Following that stimulating performance is the “Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in g minor”, performed by Frederic Chiu in his return to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra’s concert stage.  Closing out the night – and the 2018-19 concert season – is “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modeste Mussorgsky.  The suite, Mussorgsky’s most famous composition, is known through Maurice Ravel’s majestic orchestration.

Guest Artist: Frederic Chiu, Piano

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Inbox @ Art Box - Blake Nellis and Jon Ailabouni - "Desert Loon"
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Inbox @ Art Box - Blake Nellis and Jon Ailabouni - "Desert Loon"

Blake Nellis and I are performing Blake's piece entitled Desert Loon at Inbox @ Art Box an evening of new (short) works by local choreographers. The performance is presented by Sarah Hauss and Off-Leash Area. If you want to see me move a lot and play trumpet at the same time, this one's for you. Buy tickets ($10-25 sliding scale) below:

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Inbox @ Art Box - Blake Nellis and Jon Ailabouni - "Desert Loon"
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Inbox @ Art Box - Blake Nellis and Jon Ailabouni - "Desert Loon"

Blake Nellis and I are performing Blake's piece entitled Desert Loon at Inbox @ Art Box an evening of new (short) works by local choreographers. The performance is presented by Sarah Hauss and Off-Leash Area. If you want to see me move a lot and play trumpet at the same time, this one's for you. Buy tickets ($10-25 sliding scale) below:

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Inbox @ Art Box - Blake Nellis and Jon Ailabouni - "Desert Loon"
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Inbox @ Art Box - Blake Nellis and Jon Ailabouni - "Desert Loon"

Blake Nellis and I are performing Blake's piece entitled Desert Loon at Inbox @ Art Box an evening of new (short) works by local choreographers. The performance is presented by Sarah Hauss and Off-Leash Area. If you want to see me move a lot and play trumpet at the same time, this one's for you. Buy tickets ($10-25 sliding scale) below:

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Western Iowa Synod Assembly
Jun
7
to Jun 10

Western Iowa Synod Assembly

  • Sioux City Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am part of the Glocal Music Team who will be helping to lead worship at the Western Iowa Synod Assembly in Sioux City, IA. The mission of Glocal (Global + Local) Music is to use song learning as a way to open up and share the stories of Christians from around the world. The goal of this work is for participants to hear and feel the connection between their local communities and their global neighbors. 

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