Music Performances

UW-Parkside is an exceptional location for students studying performing arts. Students are exposed to numerous cultural events on campus. In addition, we are just minutes from the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas, which provide our students with hundreds of first-rate performing arts opportunities.


The UW-Parkside Music Department sponsors numerous evening and weekend concerts including ensemble performances, master classes and visiting musicians, as well as student recitals.

Nguzo Saba
Nguzo Saba Suite

Featuring Parkside Choirs
Bedford Concert Hall
Dec 1  |  7 pm
Dec 2  |  3 pm

A cherished tradition continues as Parkside Choirs and community friends present Glenn Burleigh's Nguzo Saba Suite. Commissioned during UW-Parkside 25th Anniversary a quarter of a century ago, this amazing and uplifting concert draws together classical, jazz, gospel, and blues idioms in celebration of Kwanzaa with songs of community, faith, hope, and joy.

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Mar 16 Jazz Thumb
Jazz Ensemble

Dec 4  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

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Orchestra Thumb
Wind Ensemble and Community Band

Music for a Celebration
Dec 6  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

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The BMO Harris Noon Concert Series is a highly popular series of free performances presented Friday at the noon hour during the Fall and Spring semesters, featuring an interesting and diverse range of performances, including solo and chamber recitals, large group concerts, and lecture/recitals.

The Fall BMO Harris Noon Concert Season has concluded.

Check back for the Spring 2019 lineup.

*Click for parking details and more information about the noon concert series
  • Concerts begin at 12 noon in Bedford Hall, Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities
  • The schedule is subject to change
  • Free parking is available during the Noon Concerts in Lots B and C
  • UW-Parkside Music Department Noon Concerts are free of charge.
  • Food and drink are not allowed at the concerts
  • For more information, contact the UW-Parkside Fine Arts Box Office at 262-595-2564 or email

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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