Arts at the Waelderhaus
Join us for another season of Arts at the Waelderhaus!
Reservations are strongly encouraged for each program. Please call Waelderhaus at 920-453-2851 or email Jen. Balge@kohler.com to reserve your spot. Admission is free.
Arts at the Waelderhaus 2023
Arts at the Waelderhaus brings free programming to Kohler’s "house in the woods.” Make a reservation today to enjoy outstanding performances in this historic building. All Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. “Arts at the Waelderhaus” is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 920-453-2851 or email Jen.Balge@kohler.com to reserve your seat.
Sunday, April 30
2022 RDK Scholarship Recipient
Annika Nelson began playing guitar at 7 years old and is currently majoring in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under Prof. Rene Izquierdo. She participated in band through Plymouth High School and was involved in the Junge Kameraden German Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir Combo, and Musical Pit Band. She competed in various national guitar competitions and is proud of winning 1st prize at the Indiana University Senior Youth Competition in 2022. n 2022, she was the recipient of the Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholarship for Artistic Excellence. Annika’s aspiration is to become a professor and have opportunities to perform, compete, and teach at the collegiate level.
Sunday, May 7
Clipper City Chordsmen
Concert on the lawn
A cappella barbershop-style ensemble
The Clipper City Chordsmen is an a cappella men’s chorus whose mission is to preserve and encourage the barbershop style of music in our communities. Barbershop-style singing originated in the U.S. between 1890 and the 1920s and is characterized by four-part, unaccompanied, close-harmony singing. The Clipper City Chordsmen Chapter was established in March of 1945, founded by O.H. “King” Cole, a former Kingsbury Brewery Executive. Come see them perform on the lawn at the Waelderhaus and don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair to stay comfortable during the performance. Learn more on their website: clippercitychordsmen.org/
Sunday, June 4
Woodwind Chamber Group
SONORA WINDS was formed in 2016 with the goal of bringing accessible, lesser-known music to audiences through transformative performance experiences. Sonora wants their patrons to discover and re-discover works that are worth hearing, but got lost in the midst of standardized performance programs. The group embarked on a recording project supported in part by grants from the Polish American Institute of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities Polish Festival to bring to the forefront lesser-known and some never recorded chamber music by Polish composers. The project brought three different instrument combinations onto one recording. The CD has been released this fall 2019 by MSR Classics Discover label.
Following the recording, the group concentrated on programming in different venues across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Also in the fall of 2019, Sonora was a recipient of a Travel Grant from University of Minnesota to tour Texas. At the same time, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council supported Sonora’s community engagement efforts through Arts Project Support Grant to create a chamber concert series in retirement communities across St. Paul. Sonora Winds have been invited and performed at Chamber Music America’s Conference 2020 in NYC and International Double Reed Society Virtual Conference 2021. Learn more about Sonora Winds on their website: sonorawinds.com/
Sunday, June 18
Eric Jacobson Trio
Milwaukee-Based Jazz Ensemble
Concert on the Lawn
Eric Jacobson Trio, a Milwaukee-based Jazz ensemble, will play jazz standards from the greats like Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard as well as exploring some of their own originals throughout the performance.
Sunday, July 23
Daniel Adam Maltz
Daniel Adam Maltz is a fortepianist based in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in the First Viennese School — Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. He made his Carnegie Hall (Weill) debut at age 22 and has 50+ tour dates per year as a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and clinician. Daniel studied historical performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He refined his command of historical practices through private study with Andreas Staier and Ingomar Rainer.
Daniel is devoted to performing on Viennese fortepianos — utilizing the vast range of tones and colors familiar to the composers. He brings his expertise in the Viennese sound, culture, philosophies, and performance practices of the Classical era to his interpretations. He also enjoys the 18th-century practice of leading orchestras in concerto and symphony performances from the keyboard, acting not as a modern conductor, but as a leader from within the ensemble. Daniel hosts Classical Cake, the podcast about Viennese classical music and culture. Learn more about Maltz on his website: https://www.danieladammaltz.com/
Sunday, October 1
Family-friendly puppet show featuring whimsical puppets and scenery, titled “In the Mirror: Three Tales from Asia”
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is a non-profit puppet company organized to promote the art of puppetry by producing and presenting high-quality performances and workshops. The company is committed to educating the public about the arts, serving as a center for the exchange of ideas, and enhancing the quality of community life.
They will be presenting “In the Mirror: Three Tales From Asia”. A set of three tales from Korea, Japan and Turkey, these stories all feature atypical heroes. A favorite is the little old lady outsmarting two Onis (Japanese trolls) who imprison her in order to sample her delicious cooking. The show uses a clever stage that rises and folds out of a decorated box. It features rod puppets, paper puppets, masks, and a combination rod puppet/rod marionette. This show is appropriate for ages 4 and up. Learn more about Eulenspiegel at puppetspuppets.com