Posted by Jeremy Pittenger on June 25, 2013
George Williams College of Aurora University is bustling with activity as preparations for the 13th season of Music by the Lake get underway. The summer lineup has something for everyoneâ€”from big band beats to classic musical numbers to fun family tunes.
Seven concerts make up this yearâ€™s season which begins on Saturday, June 29 with a performance by Gordon Goodwinâ€™s Big Phat Band with special guest Ann Hampton Callaway. Other performers include country music star Lee Greenwood, childrenâ€™s artist Laurie Berkner and the vocal ensemble Teatro. All concerts take place in The Ferro Pavilion on the GWC campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
â€śIâ€™m so excited to bring a wide array of artists who are waiting in the wings to delight and entertain audiences this summer,â€ť said Christine Flash, Executive Director of Music by the Lake. â€śEach performance will be a celebration of marvelous music and wonderful live entertainment.â€ť
Along with bringing professional acts to the Ferro Pavilion, Flasch has invited lead artists back to the stage who have performed in the past 12 Music by the Lake productions. Artists from performances such as â€śMadama Butterflyâ€ť and â€śDie Fledermausâ€ť will revisit their roles in a special retrospective, Gala of Stars: The Reunion.
â€śThe show will be presented in a staged, nonstop, 95-minute format with full orchestra,â€ť said Flasch. â€śIt will feature 40 of our original leads. I couldnâ€™t be prouder of our stunning young artists who now sing all over the world.â€ť
For tickets and more information, including the complete lineup of performances, visit musicbythelake.com.