At the Rita: Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities


Wind Ensemble Mar 14

Wind Ensemble and Community Band

A Concert of Wind Masterworks

Mar 14  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

A concert of wind masterworks commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of French composer Hector Berlioz and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Symphony and Community Orchestra

Symphony and Community Orchestra

with Howard Brown Visiting Guest Artist, Paul Cortese, viola

Mar 16  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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Jazz Week

Jazz Week


Mar 18-23

World-class musicians and jazz experts entertain and inform audiences in a week-long celebration of the musical genre often hailed as one of America's original art forms. Events are open to the public, and many of these events are free.

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Choral Treasures

Experiencing Choral Treasures 

Parkside Choirs with Tremper High School Choirs

Apr 8  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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Symphony and Community Orchestra

Symphony and Community Orchestra


Apr 27  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble


May 7  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble and Community Band

Featuring Artist-in-Residence and Guest Conductor, Ray Cramer

May 9  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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Alumni Concert Band

Parkside Alumni Concert Band

Featuring musicians and conductors from 50 years of Parkside bands

May 11  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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Parkside Choirs

Parkside Choirs


May 12  |  3 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall


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For your convenience we offer you a number of ways to contact the Rita Box Office for performance information and to purchase tickets. The easiest method is to purchase your tickets online.

Order your individual tickets online

Individual Ticket Prices*:

  • General Admission Tickets = $10
  • Senior & Parkside Staff Tickets = $5
  • Student Tickets = $10

*Some concerts may have different prices. Visit the online box office for exact prices.

You can also email your ticket requests to, call 262-595-2564 and speak with our friendly staff about available tickets and purchasing, or visit the the Rita Box Office. Call the Box Office for detailed hours or stop by one hour prior to each performance.

Please note that all ticket sales are final and that we do not provide refunds nor guarantee exchanges. We will do our best to exchange individual tickets for other concerts/productions but can make no promises that alternate ticketing will be available.


Noon Concert Series

Fumi Nishkiori Nakayama


Feb 8  |  12 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

Tickets are not required for this free public event.


FEB 8  |  Fumi Nishkiori Nakayama, piano
FEB 15  |  Philomusica Quartet
FEB 22  |  MLK Celebration, Parkside Choirs and Jazz Band

MAR 1  |  TBA
MAR 8  |  Student Recital
MAR 15  |  Parkside Choirs
MAR 22  |  Jazz Faculty Concert

APR 5  |  Flute and Brass Ensembles
APR 12  |  Percussion Ensemble
APR 26  |  Parkside Range


The 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.

Noon concerts begin at 12 pm in Bedford Concert 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 the Rita Box Office at 262-595-2564 or email


Students take you on a virtual tour through the Rita

Box Office


The Rita, Ground Floor
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot B, C

About The Rita

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has continued to build a reputation as an outstanding liberal arts institution with particularly strong fine arts programs. With The Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts & Humanities, our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues match our award-winning academic programs and provide even greater community access. 

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