|7:59 am||Show close: 'close'||5/16/2013|
|7:43 am||The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits: 'Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 (1986)'||5/16/2013|
|7:40 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|7:26 am||Interview with and performance by percussionist Jacob Wolbert with the UW Symphony directed by James Smith: 'Third movement of Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra'||5/16/2013|
|7:25 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|7:08 am||Interview with pianist Yana Groves who presents a concert at noon on 5?18 at Grace Episcopal Church: 'Interview and performances of Bartok's "Allegro barbaro and Liszt's "Remembrance"'||5/16/2013|
|7:06 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|7:01 am||BBC News: 'News'||5/16/2013|
|6:59 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|6:57 am||Amy Haworth, soprano accompanied by Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano: '"Heidenröslein" (Little rose in the field)'||5/16/2013|
|6:56 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|6:41 am||The NDR Radiophilharmonie, Eiji Oue, conductor: 'Movements III and IV of Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 in C, 1955-1956'||5/16/2013|
|6:40 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|6:34 am||Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosl'||5/16/2013|
|6:33 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|6:08 am||The NDR Radiophilharmonie, Eiji Oue, conductor: 'Movements I and II of Symphony No 4 Op. 54 in C, 1955-1956'||5/16/2013|
|6:06 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|6:01 am||BBC News: 'News'||5/16/2013|
|5:59 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|5:57 am||John Rafoth, organist at Madison's Christ Presbyterian Church: '"The Cuckoo"'||5/16/2013|
|5:55 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|5:32 am||Robert Gruca, guitar: 'Suite No. 7 in D minor (originally written for harpsichord in G minor) (1720)'||5/16/2013|
|5:30 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|5:09 am||James Brawn, piano: 'Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1 (1795)'||5/16/2013|
|5:06 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/16/2013|
|5:00 am||Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk'||5/16/2013|
|7:52 am||George Jessel and Vaughn DeLeath: 'My Mother's Eyes (1929) and "Baby YOur Mother" (1927)'||5/9/2013|
|7:52 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/9/2013|
|7:40 am||The US Marine Band conducted by Michael Colburn: 'Jericho Rhapsody'||5/9/2013|
|7:38 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||5/9/2013|
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Rich Samuels
On the left is a photo of me (snapped by April 14, 2009, by Chicago Sun-Times photographer Brian Jackson) seemingly yelling at Rod Blagojevich. The former Illinois governor had just exited Chicago’s Dirksen Federal Building where he had entered a “not guilty” plea to a wide variety of corruption charges, including the allegation that he had attempted to market, for personal gain, the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant when Barack Obama was elected President.
I was part of the media scrum (a correspondent for the “Chicago Tonight” show which airs on WTTW, one of Chicago’s public television stations) that pursued Blago that day: and, to be quite frank, I only appear to be yelling at the disgraced former governor: in reality, I was trying to locate my camera operator who had disappeared into the crowd, nowhere to be seen.
A month short of three years after that picture was taken (it’s recently been recycled as the cover art for Natasha Korecki’s book “Only in Chicago”), Rod Blagojevich began serving a 14 year sentence at the Federal Correctional Center Englewood near Denver. I wasn’t around to witness the denouement of his prosecution: I retired from television journalism at the end of 2009 and, as Garrison Keillor once put it, “moved up to radio”.
Since November of 2010 I’ve been hosting WORT’s “Anything Goes” show, bringing my listeners classical music every Thursday morning between the hours of 5 and 8.
To the greatest extent possible, I try to feature the work of local artists and composers, especially those who are younger. When necessary, I have the capability of recording interviews and performances in the field.
I hope you’ll be able to join me each week. I also hope you can continue to provide WORT with the financial support that makes this kind of programming (which is obviously not for everyone) possible.
The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 23, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
05/20/13 10:57 AM | Rich Samuels
Sunday May 26 11 am-7 pm at the Spring Green General Store and Cafe, Spring Green BobFest. This 16th annual free outdoor Music Festival will be celebrating the music of Bob Dylan with local bands performing from 11am to 7pm. A Special Festival menu will be served, and hometown brewer Furthermore Beer will be on tap. BobFest 2013 Performance Schedule 11:00 a.m. Bob Weinswig 11:20 a.m. Old Gray Cats 11:35 a.m. Hannah Ruth Adams 11:50 a.m. Jesse Patrick 12:05 p.m. Dead Fortune 12:25 p.m. Wade Pronschinske 12:45 p.m. Janna Johnson 1:15 p.m. Jodi Jean Amble 1:45 p.m. The McDougals 2:15 p.m. Ten Minute Break 2:25 p.m. Lost Conversation 2:55 p.m. Troye Shanks 3:15 p.m. Redneck Victim 3:45 p.m. Don Greenwood 4:00 p.m. Cupola 4:15 p.m. Blue Shield Band 4:45 p.m. Ida Jo 5:15 p.m. River Willows 5:45 p.m. Better Daze 6:15 p.m. Rick Harris and the Cozys Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), 10 am in Monona. 58th annual Monona Memorial Day Parade. From the 5400 block of Monona Drive to Edna Taylor Parkway (via Femrite Drive), with 100+ units, followed by brief ceremonies at Blooming Grove, Highland Memory Gardens & Roselawn cemeteries More Information: Monona Memorial Day Parade Date: May 27, 2013 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM www.monona.com Monday, May 27 1 pm at James Madison Park, 622 East Gorham St., Madison Annual Veterans for Peace event, with talks by Eileen Ahern, Jeff Goldstein, Will Williams, moderator David Giffey, music by Old Cool, Sean Michael Dargan. Also: Veterans For Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25 Memorial Mile. A visual display of the ultimate cost of war. Olbrich Park beach side. Set-up of the Memorial Mile will take place on Saturday, May 25, at 9:00 AM. All all welcome to help assist. The take-down will be on June 2, at 3:00 PM. 437-5478 Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), 2 pm at Sunset Memory Gardens, 7302 Mineral Point Road, Madison. Memorial Day Observance. invocation, veterans roll call, military officer gives an address,firing squad and buglers. sponsored by American Legion Post 151. Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 pm at the Miodleton-Cross Plains area Performing Arts Center, Middletron High School, 2100 Bristol St, Middleton. The Middleton Community Orchestra presents works by Saint-Saens, Schumann & Tchaikovsky, with guest cellist Mark Bridges. The concert features rising star, cellist Mark Bridges in the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto. Other works on the program are: Schumann Julius Caesar Overture Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Mark Bridges, Cello Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 Pathetique Mark is a graduate student at ….read article »
Music Featured on the May 23, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.
05/18/13 8:53 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Nocturne no 6 by John Field; Nocturne in D-flat Major by Frederic Chopin. Performed by David Hays, violin and Peter Collins, piano. 5:23 am: Concerto No. 12 in A Minor for Bassoon RV 499 by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson and an ensemble conducted from the harpsichord by Nicholas McGegan. 5:32 am: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Performed by pianist James Brawn. 5:58 am: Der Juengling an der Quelle by Franz Schubert (text by Johann Gaudenz) performed by soprano Amy Haworth with Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano. 6:08 am: Concerto for Orchestra Op. 61 by Alfredo Casella performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 6:48 am: Gargoyles for piano by Lowell Lieberman performed by pianist Pola Baytelman. 7:08 am: The Modern Mandolin Quartet performs Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 in F major op. 96. 7:38 am: Music from the ballet “Frankie and Johnny” by Jerome Moross. Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. 7:57 am: Cowboy’s Breakdown by Edward Joseph Collins. Performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.read article »
The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 16, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
05/15/13 9:27 AM | Rich Samuels
Thursday, May 16 10 am at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd. , Middleton. (Also at Oakwood Village West, 7 pm on Friday, May 17). Concert by the Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet. Black Marigold is honored to be featured in the pilot year of Overture EngAGES, a new program for the senior community of Madison. This program is designed to help the elders in our community connect and create with art in various ways. Concerts are open to the public. Please check http://overturecenter.com/community/overture-engages for more info. Friday May 17, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents soprano Rachel Eve Holmes and Thomas Kasdorf, piano. Music of Verdi, Copland, Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, Gilbert & Sullivan and more… Friday May 17, 6:30 pm at the Overture Center-Promenade Hall 201 State St. , Madison. Nathaniel Bartlett/Sound-Space Audio Lab. Nathaniel Bartlett and Electronic Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen Nathaniel Bartlett/Sound-Space Audio Lab presents a performance featuring the multi-channel (surround) electronic compositions GESANG DER JUNGLINGE (SONG OF THE YOUTHS, 1955-1956), routinely described as “the first masterpiece of electronic music,” and KONTAKTE (CONTACTS, 1958-1960) by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007). This event will also include a performance of Autumn Island (1986) for solo marimba, by Roger Reynolds, performed by Nathaniel Bartlett. Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Ave. , Madison Con Vivo. Chamber music concert featuring works by Mozart, Corelli, Bach, Tchaikovsky & Gliere The performance will feature an evening of diverse chamber music by Mozart, Corelli, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Gliere. The magnificent organ will be featured with none other than Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in b minor, BWV 544. The famous Kegelstatt trio by Mozart, and works for strings by two Russian composers, Tchaikovsky, and Gliere will also be performed. As part of their student outreach, con vivo! has invited some outstanding musicians from WYSO to join them in performing Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 3 in C Minor. Audience members are invited to join con vivo! musicians after the concert for a free reception to discuss this chamber music literature and to hear about their Carnegie Hall debut this past December. Saturday May 18 at noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 118 W. Washington, Madison.Grace Presents Ukrainian Pianist Yana Groves. Yana will play works by Bach, Debussy, and Schubert. The concert, as always, is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring in your lunch from the Farmer’s Market to enjoy during the concert. Saturday ….read article »
Music Featured on the May 16, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.
05/11/13 7:03 PM | Rich Samuels
5:08 am: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1795) performed by James Brawn. 5:32 am: Suite No. 7 in D minor (originally written for hsrpsichord in G minor) by George Frideric Handel, performed by guitarist Robert Gruca. 5:57 am: John Rafoth, organist at Madison’s Christ Presbyterian Church, performs “The Cuckoo” by Louis-Claude d’Aquin. 6:08 am: The NDR Philharmonie under the direction of Eiji Ouse performs Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 in C by Dmitri Kabalevsky. 6:57 am: Soprano Amy Haworth, accompanied by Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord, performs Franz Schubert’s song “Heidenroeslein”, 7:08 am: Interview with pianist Yana Groves who presents a concert at noon on 5/18 at Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church. The interview includes her performance of Bela Bartok;s “Allegro Barbaro: and Franz Liszt’s “Remembrance”. 7:26 am: Interview with percussionist Jacob Wolbert who performs the 3rd movement of Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra with the UW Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith. 7:43 am: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 (1986) by Ivan Karabits performed by the Nournemouth Symphony Orchesrtra conducted gy Kirill Karabits.read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar For the Week Beginning May 9, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
05/8/13 9:16 AM | Rich Samuels
Thursday May 9, 7:30 pm at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St. , Middleton. The Middleton High School Cardinal Band and Wind Ensemble present works of John Mackey. Friday May 10, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University May Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Consuelo Sañudo , mezzo soprano and pianist Jeff Gibbens. Friday May 10, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. , Madison SoundWaves presents “Getting the Job Done: Humans & the Tools We Use”. Curated by Daniel Grabois, UW professor of horn. SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening’s theme. The science lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas. The music lectures, while demanding careful listening, are likewise designed for the layman and not the specialist. The May 10th theme will be “Getting the Job Done: Humans and the Tools We Use,” with electro-acoustic music by “Sinister Resonance,” a quartet featuring Mark Hetzler on trombone and electronics, Vincent Fuh on piano, Nick Moran on doublebass and Todd Hammes on drums/percussion. Learn more at SoundWaves: http://discovery.wisc.edu/SoundWaves Friday May 10, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent St. , Madison. Organ concert by Carson Cooman. Friday May 10, 7:30 pm at Saint Stephen’s Church, Monona (repeated 5/11 at Asbury Methodist Church The Madison Area Concert Handbells presents “Ring Tones” Saturday May 11, 7:30 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison. Sound Ensemble Wisconsin Presents “American by Design”. Music of Joan Towerm Darius Milhaud, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky. Saturday May 11, 7:30 pm at the Edgerton Performing Arts Center 200 Elm High Dr. , Edgerton Candid Concert Opera presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. The cast includes: Pamina – Chelsea Morris, Lyric Soprano and a Michigan native holds a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from DePaul University and a Master of Music from Rice University. Tamino – Javier Bernardo, Lyric Tenor and holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. Queen of the Night – Amanda Kingston, Soprano A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Amanda completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Houston and an Undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from The University of Michigan. Papageno – Dan ….read article »
Music Featured on the May 9, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin
05/3/13 1:46 PM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Concerto No. 6 in E minor for bassoon by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Nadina Mackie Jackson and an ensemble conducted from the harpsichord by Nicholas McGegan. 5:20m am: Guitarist Robert Gruca performs Handel’s Suite No. 8 in D originally written in G major for harpsichord). 5:39 am: Sonatine d’amour Op. 82 by Arnold Rosner, performed by harpsichordist Barbara Harbach. 6:08 am: The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra directed by Isaac Karabtchevsky performs Symphony No. 3, “War”, by Heitor Villa-Lobos. 6:47 am: “Pagine di Guerra” by Alfredo Casella, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 6:58 am: Morton Gould’s “March of the Lethernecks” performed by the United states Marine Band conducted by Michael Colburn. 7:08 am: Interview with Daniel Grabois (professor of horn) and Mark Hetzler (professor of trombone) of UW Madison) about the 5/10 SoundWaves presentation at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 7:20 am: Interview with Mary Theodore about the Sound Ensemble Wisconsin concert at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on 5/11, 7:34 am: David Lang’s “I Want to Live” performed by The Crossing conducted by Donald Nally. 7:40 am: Morton Gould’s “Jericho Rhapsody” performed by the US Marine Band conducted by Michael Colburn. 7:52 am: A Mother’s Day tribute featuring George Jessel (in 1929) and Vaughn DeLeath (in 1927).read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 2, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
05/1/13 2:20 PM | Rich Samuels
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St. Madison. UW Jazz Orchestra with the new High School Honors Jazz Band. UW’s final jazz concert of the year will feature the UW Jazz Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Les Thimmig as well as the premiere performance of the UW High School Honors Jazz Band. Formed only this year, the UW Honors Jazz Band performs challenging and engaging big band repertoire. The band is comprised of top high school jazz musicians from the greater Madison area. In the two weeks leading up this concert, students interact closely with UW School of Music instrumental faculty in sectional rehearsals and perform under the direction of Jazz Studies Professor Dr. Johannes Wallmann. The UW Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Johannes Wallmann will perform a program of contemporary big band repertoire by Bob Brookmeyer, James Darcy Argue, Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider, and Johannes Wallmann. Established in 1968 by trombone professor Chase Allen, the UWJO workshops and performs music ranging from the classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers. Thursday, May 2, 5:30 pm at the University Club. 803 State Street, Madison.The Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Works by Gershwin, and the WBQ’s own Daniel Grabios and John Stevens Enjoy the WBQ with your cocktails and dinner. Your final chance to watch a performance this 40th anniversary year! Tickets; $40, reservations are required. Click this link for more info. http://uclub.wisc.edu/wisconsin-brass-quintet-dinner-2 Friday May 3, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Sociaty, 900 University Bay drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Jim Reilly, tenor, Jeff Wagner, piano. Friday, May 3, 7 pm at Saint Joseph Chapel at Edgewood College, 1000 Eddewood College Drive, Madison. Spring Concert of the Instrumental Ensembles. The Edgewood College Music Department is proud to present the Guitar Ensemble, Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble in concert. Friday, May 3, 8 pm, Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison (repeated 7 pm Saturday May 4 at the River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac). The UW Symphony Orchestra with retiring UW-Madison Professor of Violin, Tyrone Greive. Conducted by James Smith. Prof. Greive will perform the Concerto for Violin, No. 2, op.61 by Karol Szymanowski. Prof. Greive is especially well-known to Madison-area audiences after serving for 20 years as concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about Prof. Greive on our website:http://music.wisc.edu/faculty/bio?faculty_id=60 Other works on the program include Symphonische Minuten, Op. 36 by Ernst von Dohnanyi, and Symphony No. 2 by Charles Ives. Saturday, May ….read article »
Music Featured on the May 2, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
04/26/13 9:23 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Capriccio in A Major ZWV 124 by Jan Dismas Zelenka, performed by the Virtuosi Saxoniae direceted by Ludwig Guettler. 5:31 am: Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel’s “Almira” arranged by Franz Liszt. Performed by pianist Alessio Bax.. 5:44 am: Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 26 in C major for oboe RV 479 performed by oboist Nadina Mackie Jackson and an ensemble led from the keyboard by Nicholas McGegan. 5:53 am: Prelude and Fugue in F major by Dieterich Buxtehude performed by John Raforth on the organ of Christ Presbyterian Church of Madison, Wisconsin. 6:08 am: Symphony No. 3 in B flat minor for orchestra and mixed chorus, “Requiem for Lenin” by Dmitri Kabalevsky, text by the poet Nikolai Asseyev. Performed by the North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and the Hungarian Radio Choir directed by Eiji Oue. 6:28 am: Variations on a Theme by Bela Bartok by Karim Al-Zand pefromed by Ivo-Jan van der Werff (viola) and Brian Connelly (piano).e ORchestra Sinfonica di Roma 6:44 am: Indra – Symphonic Poem by Gustav Holst, performed by the Ulster Orchestra directed by JoAnn Falletta. 7:08 am: Interview with soprano Shannon Prockett, soprano, who performs the aria “Pace, pace mio Dio” from Verdi’s opera “La Forza del Destino”. Accompaniment by the UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith. 7:18 am: Suite in C Major Op. 13 by Alfredo Casella, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 7:46 am: Tall Story For Orchestra by Jerome Moross performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. 7:55 am: Pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi (Zofo) perform a piano four-hands arrangement of the overture to Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”.read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 25, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
04/23/13 4:55 PM | Rich Samuels
Friday, April 26, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Amber Nicole Dilger, vocals & Paul Ester, piano “Little Suns,” A cabaret mix of jazz standards, musical theatre & contemporary favorites. Friday, Aoril 26 7:30 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 328 S. sego Road, Madison (repeated 4/28 at 2 pm at Monona United Methodist Church) The Philharmonic Chorus of Madison. Songs for the Journey. Friday, April 26, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. UW Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor; Martha Fischer, piano, and Luke Hrovat-Staedter, student conductor. Included on the concert are John Rutter’s The Falcon, as well as works by Handel, Mathais, Hindemith, Ivor Gurney, Lee Hoiby, La Crosse composer Bob Willoughby, and the world premiere of Scott Gendel’s The Singing Place. This high level group of 60 singers performs a varied repertoire. Most singers in Chorale have significant vocal and choral experience, as well as a moderately high sight reading ability, and many are voice majors. Friday April 26 at 8 pm at Overture Center Overture Hall. (Repeated Sunday 4/28 at 2:30 om) The Madison Opera presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” This brilliant opera follows the notorious seducer over the course of one sinful day as his misadventures return to literally haunt him. The ensemble cast features baritone Kelly Markgraf as the lustful Don Giovanni, bass Matt Boehler as his long-suffering servant Leporello, and tenor Wesley Rogers as Don Ottavio. Elizabeth Caballero returns to Madison Opera as Donna Anna, with Caitlin Lynch debuting as Donna Elvira. Elise Sandell directs her first production for Madison Opera; Joseph Mechavich makes his Madison Opera debut as conductor. “Don Giovanni is without a doubt one of our art form’s greatest works,” says Smith. “Madison Opera has not performed the piece in eleven seasons, so it’s time to revisit it. Our cast of exciting young talent will give the piece the vibrancy and energy that makes it work on every level.” Saturday, April 27 at 4 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, All-University String Orchestras. Janet Jensen, conductor. The program will include: Orchestra Too! 1. Concerto Grosso in G major, op. 6, no. 1 by G.F. Handel 2. Adagio (Theme from “Spartacus”) by Aram Khachaturian, arr. Longfield. Daniel Howard, student conductor. 3. Viva la Vida by Cold Play, arr. Matthew Thornton, Matthew Thornton, student conductor. 4. Washburn County by Randy Sabien Orchestra I 1. Concerto Grosso in A minor, op. 6, no. 4 by G.F. Handel 2. Calypso by Eric Minkley, James Castaneda, student conductor 3. Echoes of Harlem ….read article »
Music Featured on the April 25, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.
04/22/13 9:16 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Concerto in B minor for towo flutes, bassoon, strings & continuo bt Georg Philipp Telemann. Performed by the Hanoverian Ensemble. 5:22 am: Capriccio in A major ZWV 185 for two horns, two obesm strings and continuo by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Performed by the Virtuosi Saxoniae directed by Ludwig Guettler. 5:44 am: Sonata in A minor Op. 1 No. 4 HWV 362 by George Frideric Hndel. Originally composed for recorder, but played here in a transcription for guitar by Robert Gruca. 5:57 am: Prelude after Bach BWV BWV 755 by Alexander Siloti. Performed by pianist Alessio Bax. 6:08 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the first movement (allegro non troppo, un poco maestoso) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 6:27 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the second movement (scherzo, molto vivace) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 6:46 am: Variations on a Waltz for Ortchestra (1946/66) by Jerome Moross. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. 7:08 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the third movement (adagio molto e cantabile) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 7:25 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the fourth movement (finale, presto) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 7:52 am: An Old Soft Shoe for piano by Joseph Fennimore performed by pianist Pola Baytelman.read article »