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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 17, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Thursday April 17, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Pro Arte Quartet.presents music of Mozart, Menselssohn and Bartok String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 (1785), by W. A. Mozart String Quartet No. 1 (1909), by Béla Bartók String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44 No. 2 (1837), by Felix Mendelssohn he Pro Arte Quartet was founded in 1911-12 by students at the Brussels Conservatory. Violinist Alphonse Onnou was the leader, and the other founding members included Laurent Halleux (violin), Germain Prévost (viola), and Fernand Auguste Lemaire (‘cello). The quartet made its début in Brussels in 1913 and soon became known as an exponent of modern music. The Pro Arte played their American debut in 1926, performing at the inauguration of the Hall of Music in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. They returned for thirty tours to the United States, as well as a tour of Canada, often under the auspices of the noted patron of chamber music, Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Their first visit to Madison was in 1938, where, two years later, the musicians were stranded by Hitler?s invasion of Belgium and the outbreak of World War II. Following their concert on campus, the University of Wisconsin chancellor offered a permanent home to the quartet ? it was the first such residency ever in a major American university, and became the model on which many other similar arrangements were developed at other institutions. Onnou died in 1940, but the quartet continued until 1947 as quartet-in-residence at Wisconsin University, led first by Antonio Brosa and from 1944 by Rudolf Kolisch. The Pro Arte became the faculty string quartet at UW-Madison in the late 1950s, an appointment that continues to the present day. Thursday April 17 8:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison The Black Music Ensemble Friday April 18, 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison (repeated Saturday April 19 at 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison) The Madison Bach Musicians with the Madison Choral Project present the Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach. Marc Vallon, conduction. Cost: $25 ($20 adv.) Call: 608-238-6092 Web: www.madisonbachmusicians.org On April 18 & 19 the Madison Bach Musicians will collaborate with the Madison Choral Project in two complete performances of Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor. These concerts will feature an entirely period-instrument orchestra of outstanding baroque performance specialists hailing from throughout the United States–Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, San Francisco, Chicago, …. more »

Music Featured on the April 17, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, 11 April 2014

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanin performs the Lenore Overtyre No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:23 am: Violinist Sarah chang and pianist Lars Vogt perform the Violin Sonata in A Major by Cesar Franck. 5:51 am: Songs from a Liberal Heart by Gregg Smith performed by the Choir of Saint Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City with an ensemble led by Gregg Smith. 6:08 am: Members of the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez perform Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen. 6:40 am: The Stephane Caiollat Vocal Ensemble performs Four Motets for a Time of Penitence by Francis Poulenc. 6:56 am: The New En:56 amgland Conservatory Wind ENsemble conducted by Charles Peltz performs In Memoriam Messiaen by David Patterson 7:08 am: The Choir of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City performs Seven Stanzas for Easter by Gregg SMith. 7:15 am:The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir and soloists conducted by Ton Koopman performs the Easter Oratorio BWV 249 by J.S. Bach. 7:56 am: Clifton Webb and Leo Reisman’s Orchestra perform Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade”.   more »

Music Featured on the April 10, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT-FM 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini performs the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms (recorded in 1948) 5:20 am: Pianist James Brawn performs the Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op/ 13 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:39 am: The Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Mogrelia performes the Four Dances from Love’s Labour’s Lost Op. 167 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. 5:56 am: Pianist Carol Rosenberger performs Poissons d-or by Claude Debussy. 6:08 am: The Gregg Smith singers perform Of Time and the River by Morton Gould. 6:46 am: The vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs Observer in the Megellanic Cloud by Mason Bates. 6:53 am: Pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs the Caprice Es[angol Op. 17 by Moristz Moszkowski. 7:08 am: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Berenboim performs Symphony No. 1 by John Corigliano. 7:50 am: The movement “Spring” from Seasons a Symphony for Brass Quintet by John Stevens. more »

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 10, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Friday April 11, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Christopher Allen, guitar. Music of Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Tedesco, Breznikar, and Araujo Friday April 11, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. (Repeated Sunday, April 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday April 15 at 7:30 pm). University Opera presents Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict Friday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Guest Artists Series presents the Center for New Music, University of Iowa. Performances devoted to the late 20th Century and Early 21st century repertoire. Friday April 11, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol theater. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with pianist Stuart Goodyear Music of Goodyear and Beethoven. Stewart Goodyear returns to perform his own Piano Concerto, a dynamic 30 minute work in two movements, premiered at Wisconsin’s Peninsula Music Festival in 2010. A favorite with our Madison audience, Mr. Goodyear will also perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy along with the WCO Chorus, Festival Choir of Madison and the UW Madrigal Singers combined. The season finale concludes with Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’. Saturday April 13, 3:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Perlman Piano Trio. Music by Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert. The free annual performance of the student ensemble, the Perlman Piano Trio (+ 2) will take place on Saturday, April 12, at 3:30 PM in Morphy Hall in Humanities. The original ensemble, formed as a piano trio in 2007, is funded by Dr. Kato Perlman, a retired research scientist who was inspired by former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain, who is also heavily involved with the school of music through his support of several competitions. (One of these, the Beethoven Piano Competition, will hold its annual winners? recital on April 6 at 3:30 PM in Morphy Hall. Winners have not yet been announced.) As students graduate, new musicians audition to replace them. This year?s ensemble consists of Madlen Breckbill, violin; Alice Bartsch, violin; Daniel Ma, cello; SeungWha Baek, piano; and Jeremy Kienbaum, viola. Both Madlen Breckbill and SeungWha Baek were previously featured this year as winners of the school?s annual concerto competition, the Symphony Showcase, while Alice Bartsch was a winner two years ago. The April program will include the 40-minute long Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898, written by Franz Schubert (click here to hear audio) and finished in 1828, just before he died. It will also include the …. more »

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 3. 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

April 3 2014 Calendar Thursday April 3, 7:30 pm at the Mitby theater, Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison. The Madison Metropolitan Band. The Madison Metropolitan Band, conducted by Scott Teeple, is a community ensemble that plays classical band music. Friday April 4 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Violists Shannon Farley & Katrin Talbot with pianist Gregg Punswick Music of Bach and Handel Friday April 4 6:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. Domaine Musical: An homage to Pierre Boulez’s legendary group Presented by Marc Vallon, Les Thimmig, and a group of wonderful performers on both modern and baroque instruments. Works by Stockhausen, Berg, Boulez, J.S. Bach, and more! Friday April 4 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery 330 North Orchard Street, Madison. Sound Waves presents “Could You Repeat That? Repetition in Science and Music” 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. Every SoundWaves event brings UW?Madison scientists from several departments together with UW?Madison School of Music faculty performers to explore a topic that is relevant to our world and our lives. SoundWaves is free and open to the public. This series generally is held in the evening at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Friday April 4, 7:30 pm at Overture Center, Overture Hall 201 State Street, Madison (repeated Saturday 2/4 at 8 pm and Sunday 2/5 at 2:30 pm) The Madison Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Julian Wachner, guest organist Nathan Laube, vocal soloists Emily Birsan, Daniela Mack, Wesley Rogers, Liam Moran, Madison Symphony Chorus. The majestic Overture Concert Organ, powerful solo vocalists, and the nearly-150-member Madison Symphony Chorus will join the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) April 4, 5, 6 in an enthralling musical experience. The MSO will welcome guest organist Nathan Laube to perform Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, a work originally conceived for the largest organ in the world and a thickly-orchestrated symphony. The second half will feature Mozart’s Requiem, celebrated as one of the greatest settings of the Latin Mass for …. more »

Anything Goes
Retired Chicago television journalist rekindling his passion for music in South Central Wisconsin.

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