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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 24, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Friday April 25, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison Handel, Harbach and more by Susan Savage Day, Rebekah Demaree, Sharon Jensen, Carol Carlson, David Cooper & Thomas Taylor Dickey Music of Handel, Barbara Harbach, Lori Laitman, Alessandro Melani, Thomas Pasatieri and Eric Whitacre Friday April 25, 7:30 pm at Monona United Methodist Church (repeated 4/27 3 pm at Bethany United Methodist Church) The Philharmonic Chorus of Madison presents Legacies: Five Centuries of Choral Music. All directed by: Patrick Gorman Works of: Finzi, LeJeune, Mendelssohn, Augustinas, Britten, Byrd, Monteverdi Praulins, Vaughan Williams, and world premiere: “Song of a Second April” by: J. Guy Stalnaker Friday April 25, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW-Madison Wind Ensemble conducted by Scott Teeple. “Profanation”, Leonard Bernstein/arr.Bencriscutto “Concerto for Wind Percussion and Wind Ensemble”, Karel Husa “Colonial Song”, Percy Grainger “Raise the Roof”, Michael Daugherty “Symphony in Three Movements”, John Stevens Friday April 25 8 pm at Overture Center/Overture Hall 201 State Street, Madison (repeated Sunday 4/27 2:30 pm at the same location). Madison Opera’s “Dead Man Walking” Adaptation of Sister Helen Prejean’s book by Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally, 8 pm on 4/25 and 2:30 pm, 4/27, Overture Center-Overture Hall. $121-$18. 608-258-4141 Call: 608-258-4141 Web: “Dead Man Walking makes the most concentrated impact of any piece of American music theater since West Side Story.” – The Guardian (London). Since its premiere in 2000, Dead Man Walking has become a modern classic, one of the most important, powerful operas ever written. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book that inspired the movie of the same name, it tells of a nun’s journey as the spiritual advisor of a convicted murderer on Louisiana’s death row. From its shocking beginning to its emotionally searing final scene, this opera changes everyone who encounters it. Its stunning score and intense story combine into a work that “must be reckoned something of a masterpiece – a gripping, enormously skillful marriage of words and music to tell a story of love, suffering and spiritual redemption” (San Francisco Chronicle). Parental advisory: This opera contains nudity, graphic violence, and explicit language, and is not recommended for anyone under age 18. Saturday April 26 noon at Grace Episcopal Church. 116 West Washington Ave., Madison Grace Presents: New and Historic Music for Baroque Flute Millie Chang brings together an ensemble of some of Madison’s most talented classical instrumentalists for a unique recital for baroque flute featuring compositions from three centuries. Repertory for this concert …. more »

Music Featured on the April 24, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, 19 April 2014

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini performs the Moldau from Ma Vlast by Bederich Smetana. 5:21 am: Trio in G Minor Op. 8 by Frederic Chopin performed by Brent Wissick (cello), Andre Willis (piano) and Richard Luby (violin) 5:47 am: Darius Milhaud’s The Two Cities performed by the Dtephane Caillat Vocal Ensemble directed by Ste[hane Caillat. 6:08 am: Pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs “If I Were a Bird, I would Fly to You” (No. 6 from Douze Etudes Caracteristiques Op. 2 by Adolph von Henselt. 6:11 am: Christopher Lewis (harpsichord) with the West Side Orchestra conducted by Kevin Mallon perform the Concerto for Harpsichord and Istrumental Ensemble by Jean Francaix. 6:39 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs String Quartet No. 11 by Dmitri Shostakovich. 6:58 am: Pianist Pauline Alpert performs Church Mouse on s Spree by Frank Froeba. The 7-8 am segment of this broadcast will feature music from organist Cameron Carpenters new compact disk, provided it isreleased on 4/22 as presently scheduled.   more »

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: 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 »

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

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