Ensemble Musical Offering, Milwaukee’s Midwest Bande for Early Music, makes its Madison debut in an all-Handel program titled Hallmarks of Handel. The concert is March 30 at 2 PM at the First Unitarian Society. Lead by Artistic Director Joan Parsley, the program will feature the G Major Suite from Handel’s Wassermusik, Concerto Grosso Op.3 No. 4 and No. 6, the keyboard concerto Op. 4 No. 2 and his Sinfonia for Bassoon. The Ensemble plays on period instruments and includes Madison players Theresa Koenig, baroque bassoon and Edith Hines, baroque violin.
Upcoming Classical Events
March 30, 2014
February 22, 2014
Grace Presents opens its 2014 season with the Madison Bach Musicians performing works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Corelli, Handel, and, of course, Bach. The Madison Bach Musicians was founded in 2004 by director Trevor Stephenson. The group is dedicated to presenting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach—as well as works by other great composers of the Baroque, Renaissance, and Classical periods—to both the general public and to educational institutions through performances, lectures, and workshops.
MBM’s performance for Grace Presents will feature the following musicians:
Chelsea Morris, soprano
Kangwon Kim, baroque violin
Mary Perkinson, baroque violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, baroque viola
Martha Vallon, baroque cello
Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord
February 8, 2014
The St. Olaf Band, conducted by Dr. Timothy Mahr and dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will be presenting a concert at Verona Area High School as part of their Winter Tour. They will be presenting works by Maslanka, Mahr, Persichetti, and Welcher. More information is available at stolaftickets.com or by calling 1-800-363-5487.
August 9, 2013
The Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra (MAYCO), Madison’s fully youth-run chamber orchestra, presents a concert featuring Madison native, Northwestern University student, and National Trumpet Competition winner Ansel Norris performing Haydn’s trumpet concerto. He will also perform in duet with Alex Norris, former UW-Symphony concertmaster and currently at Texas Tech. The concert also features the world premiere of Jerry Hui’s “Glaices”, which was commissioned for this event. Hui is the composer of the opera “Wired for Love” and earned his DMA from UW-Madison. MAYCO is conducted by Mikko Utevsky, a UW-Madison student who founded the orchestra while a student at Madison East High School.
June 1, 2013
The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents “Benjamin Britten and Friends” with special guests, the Britten Boy Choir conducted by Randal Swiggum.
May 31, 2013
Madison Chamber Choir presents its “Bach and Beach” concert. A lively evening of choral music to welcome the summer season.
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