2014-15 Performances

ISTHMUS BRASS
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
SONS OF THE PIONEERS
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
COONEY’S IRISH CABARET
April 25, 2015

We are pleased to present our sixteenth season of concerts to our Verona neighbors and couldn’t be prouder of the fine groups we are presenting! We will host the finest brass players in the Midwest with Madison’s own Isthmus Brass; the legendary Sons of the Pioneers, founded by Roy Rogers and the group that created cowboy music; and then Andy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret, featuring Andy Cooney who has sold out Carnegie Hall twice!

 

ISTHMUS BRASS

NOVEMBER 22, 2014
“Love is like a Brass Band” wrote Joni Mitchell. She was right. That’s why we are proud to present Isthmus Brass, comprised of the finest brass players in the Midwest. Established in 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin, Isthmus Brass is comprised of brass faculty members of UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-Whitewater, playing a variety of music from classical to jazz. Isthmus Brass is conducted by John Stevens, a Madison musical icon.

 

SONS OF THE PIONEERS

FEBRUARY 7, 2015
For over 75 years, the Sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American West. Love songs to the West that they originally introduced include, “Tumbling Tumbleweed,” “Cool Water,” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” These and other favorites entwine the fabric of the West. The group embraces the western heritage and strives to honor it. As performers, they have accumulated more types of honors and awards than anyone in western music. Sons of the Pioneers rightfully hold a legendary place in Americana.

 

COONEY’S IRISH CABARET

April 25, 2015
Enjoy an evening of Irish music, laughter, and dance with Cooney’s Irish Cabaret. Christened Irish America’s favorite son by The New York Times, Andy Cooney is one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish music scene today. He has sold out performances at Carnegie Hall twice. He has gathered fine Irish musicians, both from America and Ireland, as his band tours both nations. Enjoy Irish ballads, such as “Galway Bay,” “Danny Boy,” and “My Kathleen.” Cooney has recorded 18 albums, including his latest title “Bright Brand New Day,” which he recorded in Ireland with the RTE Orchestra. He has collaborated with many musicians, including Crystal Gayle and Larry Gatlin, The Statler Brothers, Phil Coulter and Cherish The Ladies and Joan Madden. Enhancing the show will be local dancers from the Trinity School of Dance.