The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning December 5, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything GOes”.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Thursday December 5, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. UW Blue Note Ensemble, Jazz Composers’ Septet & Contemporary Jazz Ensemble Friday December 6, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Garrick Olsen, piano. Frederic Chopin – Etude, Op. 10 No. 1 Robert Schumann – Fantasy, Op. 17 Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 Information at: fusmadison.org/ Friday December 6, 7 pm at River Arts on Water, Prairie du Sac 590 Water St. , Prairie du Sac. The Kat Trio Information at riverartsandgallery.org The warm, relaxed setting of the River Arts on Water Gallery along with the classical music of the Kat Trio is a perfect combination to put you in the Christmas spirit. Vlad, Vikki, and Justin will perform selections from their classical, Christmas, inspirational and American standards repertoire. The violin-clarinet-piano ensemble from Ekaterinburg, Russia was formed in May 1998 in Ekaterinburg by three friends-Victoria Gorbich (violin), Vladislav Gorbich (clarinet) and Vasil Galiulin (piano). They had just graduated from the Ural State Music Conservatory. Today “The Kat Trio” is Victoria, Vladislav and pianist Justin Snyder. Victoria and Vlad are doctoral graduates of Arizona State University. Justin is a graduate of University of Michigan and recently has finished studying in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. House concerts are casual, intimate, solo or small ensemble musical performances designed around the notion of having friends over to your living room to enjoy live music. There is no advance ticket sale, only a $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit River Arts Inc. programs. Friday December 6 7 pm at Saint Joseph Chapel, Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood Colledge Drive, Madison. (Repeated Saturday December 7, same time and place.) Edgewood College Christmas Concert. Friday December 6 7:30 pm ay Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison (repeated at the same location at 8 pm on 12/7 and 2:30 pm on 12/8). The Madison Symphony Orchestra Christmas concerts with soprano Melody Moore & bass Nathan Stark, Madison Symphony Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. National vocalists, Madison community chorus members – and the audience – will all get a chance to shine when Conductor John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) kick off the holiday season with the much-loved tradition of the Madison Symphony Christmas concerts Dec. 6, 7, and 8 in Overture Hall. The concerts will celebrate the holidays with a banquet of “main courses” – music by Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Handel. But like any good …. more »
Music Featured on the December 5, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
5:09 am: Prelude and Fugue No 21 in B-flat major and Prelude and Fugue No 22 in G minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. Vladimir Askenazy is the pianist. 5:19 am: Concerto No. 3 in G major RV 310 by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:26 am: Colin Carr, cello and Thomas Sauer, piano perform Seven Variations of the Theme Bei Maennern welche Liebe fieglen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:36 am: Suite Lyrique by John Rutter performed by Sinfonia Cymru conducted by John Rutter. The harpist is Catrin Finch. 5:54 am: Chicago a Cappella conducted by Jonathan Miller performs Prayers of Steel by Jerry J. Troxel. 6:08 am: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Goettinger Symphonie conducted bt Christoph-Mathias Mueller perform the Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. 6:41 am: The Triton Brass perform “The Madding Crowd” by Lansing McLoskey. 7:08 am: The Pro Arte Quartet performs John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 5 (with an introduction by violinist Suzanne Beia). 7:37 am: An interview with composer Joel Puckett about his upcoming appearance with the UW Madison Wind Ensemble. Music includes the last movement of his “Southern Comforts” and “BillyTude:. more »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning November 28, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Friday, November 29. 1:30 pm at the Oakwood Village-University Woods Center for Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison. (repeated at the same time and location on Sunday 12/1) Celebrate with the Oakwood Chamber Players as they weave together heart-warming folk tales from around the world along with a feast of holiday music. The concert will feature musical performances from the familiar to folk, from classical to jazz, and from duos to octets. The family-friendly stories, interspersed throughout the concert, drawn from the wealth of global storytelling, are both cheering and poignant, expressing the cultures from which they are drawn. The Oakwood Chamber Players will present Celebration! on Friday November 29 at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday December 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Center for Arts and Education, 6205 Mineral Point Road. Guest artists Elizabeth Marshall, flute, and Jennifer Morgan, oboe, will join the core musicians of the ensemble for the concerts. This is the second concert in the Season Series titled “Origination: Exploring Musical Regions of the World.” Upcoming concerts include: Nordic – February 1st and 2nd Russian Radius – March 22nd and 23rd Down Under – May 17th and 18th The Oakwood Chamber Players is a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for 30 years. Tickets are available at the door – $20 general admission, $15 seniors and $5 students. Visit www.oakwoodchamberplayers.com for more information. The Oakwood Chamber Players are a professional music ensemble proudly supported by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries and the Oakwood Foundation, in collaboration with Friends of the Arboretum, Inc. Saturdsy November 30 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center/ The Wisconsinb Chamber Orchestra with the Canadian Brass Annual Holiday Pops Concert Middleton Tourism and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra invite you to join us for an action packed holiday celebration with the world famous Canadian Brass at Middleton’s Performing Arts Center. Thanksgiving weekend will never be the same as we say ‘Happy 50th Anniversary’ to the city of Middleton with an exciting program of seasonal favorites including Gesu Bambino, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Time is Here, and Sleigh Bells. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Overture Center Ticket Office at 608.258.4141 Saturday November 30, 8 pm at Gates of Heaven, 302 E. Gorham Street, Madison. The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble. The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble presents a concert program of baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music performed on period instruments. Consuelo Sañudo – mezzo soprano Theresa Koenig – recorder, baroque bassoon …. more »
Music Featured on the November 28, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
Saturday, 23 November 2013
5:09 am: The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta performs Morton Gould’s Steven Foster Gallery Suite. 5:29 am: “We Want Mark Twain” by John Duffy, performed by the Casatt String Quartet. Isaiah Sheffer is the narrator. 5:49 am: Music from the 1960 MGM film “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” composed by Jerome Moross performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 6:08 am: The Chicago Sinfonietta conducted by Mei-Ann Chen with the Harlem Quartet performs “West Side Story for String Quartet and Orchestra” by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Randall Craig Fleisher. 6:42 am: Samuel Adler’s “To Celebrate a Miracle” performed by the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory Wind Symphony directed by Rodney Winther. 6:57 am: The Klezmer Conservatory band performs “Oy Chanukah”. 7:08 am: Jazz Concerto in D major for Combo and Orchestra by Daba Suesse performed by the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederick Fennell. Cy Coleman is the pianist. 7:29 am: “Jazz Nocturne” by Dana Suesse performed by the composer, the Victor Orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shlkret and the Brunswick Orchestra conducted by Victor Young. 7:41 am: Three popular songs from the 1930′s by Dana Suesse: Ho-Hum, Have You Forgotten? and You Ought to be in Pictures, performed by Bing Crosby and Loyce Whiteman, Ruth Etting and Al Bowlly. 7:50 am: Blue Moonlight by Dana Suesse, performed by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra with the composer at the piano. 7:55 am: Stan Freberg tells the story of the first Thanksgiving. more »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning November 21, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything “Goes”
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Thursday November 21, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison The UW Faculty Concert Series presents the Wingra Woodwind Quartet. Friday November 22, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents Ben Solomonow, ‘cello & Claire Mallory, piano Music of Bach and Beethoven Friday November 22m 7:30 pm at Saint James Catholic Church, 11 28 St. James Court, Madison. (Repeated Saturday, November 23 at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison; and Sunday November 24 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, MononaP). Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Choral Tribute. Cecilia Singers with Joseph Testa: Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Choral Tribute. An all-American composer program featuring Bernstein, Copland, Barber, Kreutz & Fissinger. Fri. 11/22 St. James RC Church, 7:30p; Sat. 11/23 Luther Memorial, 7:30p; Sun. 11/24 St. Stephen’s Lutheran – Monona, 3:00p. Advance Tickets at Willy St. East/West, Orange Tree Imports, The Pink Poodle: $12 Gen./$10 Seniors or $15/12 at the door. For more info: Joseph Testa firstname.lastname@example.org On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Joseph Testa & Cecilia Singers will present a program titled, Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Choral Tribute. In the spirit of celebrating the arts –perhaps as JFK would have envisioned — some of Madison’s finest singers will explore the compositional artistry of a few American composers of JFK’s generation: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Robert Kreutz and Edwin Fissinger. Noteworthy among these featured composers is Wisconsin-born, Robert Kreutz, whose Improperium, composed the weekend of JFK’s tragic death, was a very personal and moving artistic response to that fatal event. His New England Frostbite is a set of three short works based on the poetry of Robert Frost — JFK’s favorite poet! And his Songs of Hope and Deliverance are a thought-provoking collection of four pieces, the third of which is a very dramatic rendering of the last homily given by the Polish Priest, Jerzy Popiełuszko, shortly before he himself was assassinated by Communists in 1984. In all, this is a program of considerable depth and breath, not to be missed! Saturday November 23, noon at Grace Episcopal Church,116 W. Washington, Madison. The Grace Presents series presents the UW Russian Folk Orchestra directed by Victor Gorodinsky. Grace Presents: The UW Russian Folk Orchestra The UW Russian Folk Orchestra, now in its 16th season, is a unique ensemble performing Russian and other East-European folk music on authentic Russian instruments, balalaikas and domras. The orchestra was founded and is directed by Victor …. more »