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6:46 am The Atlanta Chamber Players: 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus from Somgs America Loves to Sings' 8/21/2014
6:08 am John and Rosemary Harbison: 'Preview of the 2014 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival beginning with "Amazing Grace" performed by the Atlanta Chamber Players' 8/21/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
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5:48 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
5:41 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 8/21/2014
5:40 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
5:08 am The Pacifica Quartet: Simin Ganatra. Sibbi Bernhardsson (violins)-Masumi Per Rostad (viola)-Brandon Varnos (cello): 'String Quartet No. 6 (1946)' 8/21/2014
5:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
5:01 am BBC News: 'News' 8/21/2014
4:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:49 am The Washington Master Chorale, Thomas Colohan conductor: 'The Eye Begins to See: In a dark time; A steady stream of correspondences (2012)' 8/21/2014
4:48 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:27 am John and Richard Contiguglia (piano four hands): 'Fantasia in F Minor, (940' 8/21/2014
4:25 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:21 am Ensemble Folia Barocca: 'Sonata a tre in E Minor Op. 1 No. 1' 8/21/2014
4:20 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:09 am The American Horn Quartet: david Johnson, Charles Putnam, Kerry Turner & Geoffrey Winter: 'Three Movements for Four Horns: Allegro-Lento-Allegro (2003)' 8/21/2014
4:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 8/21/2014

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Welcome to the Blog of Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

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.

When I’m not on the air you can follow me via this blog, via Twitter, Facebook or my personal website.

 

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 ….

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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 ….

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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 ….

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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 ….

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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, ….

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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 ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 18, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/14/13 3:22 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday April 18 7 pm at Capitol Lakes, 333 West Main Street, Madison Freshman recital by violist Mikko Utevsky. Includes works by Bach and Shostakovich. Piano accompanist is John Jeffrey Gibbens. Thursday April 18 8:30 pm. Morphy Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. The UW Black Music Ensemble. included will be works by works by Charles Wright, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder Friday, April 19, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet (Elizabeth Marshall, Laura Medisky, Bethany Schultz, Kia Karlen and Cindy Cameron-Fix). The program includes works by Anton Reicha, Bill Douglas, Ligeti and Muczynski.. Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm (also Sunday, 4/21 at 4:30 pm) Farley’s House ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Begining April 11. 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/10/13 4:19 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 North Park Street. Madison The Wisconsin Union Theater presentspPianist Jeremy Denk. Program includes Bartok, Liszt, Bach and Beethoven. The New York Times says that Jeremy Denk is “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” He regularly performs around the country, and this season he will be performing at Carnegie Hall’s Stearn Auditorium and London’s Wigmore Hall, playing concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel. Denk also keeps a popular blog, cleverly titled Think Denk, a multivalent pun on his last name, invoking think tanks, and the German ….

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Music Featured on the April 11, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

04/8/13 7:14 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in G Major for Two Flutes TWV 53:G1 by Georg Philipp Telemann. Performed by the Hanoverian Ensemble. 5:22 am: Capriccio No. 5 in G Major ZWV 190 by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Performed by the Virtuosi Saxoniae directed by Ludwig Guettler. 5:39 am: Concerto in D Minor BWV 974 after Alessandro Marcello by J.S. Bach. Performed by Alessio Bax. 5:51 am: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Op. 37 No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn. Performed by John Raforth on the Organ of Madison’s Christ Presbyterian Church. 6:08 am: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor Op. 19 by Dmitri Kabalevsky. Peformed by the NDR Philharmonie, Eiji Oue, conductor. 6:41 am: Nemisis divina by Daniel Noertz with a text by ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 4, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/3/13 5:38 PM | Rich Samuels

Classical Music Calendar April 4 Friday April 5, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Folk Songs of the World with sopranos Susan Savage Day, Xianghua Han, Rebekah Demaree & pianist Sharon Jensen. Songs by Donizetti, Mahler, Ravel, Britten, Zheng Quifeng and Luobing, Liping & Xiren Wang. Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm (repeated Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street. The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s final concert for this season featuring violinist Naha Greenholtz vocal soloists (soprano Alexandra LoBianco, tenor Harold Meers, and baritone Hugh Russell) and the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Ms. Greenholtz makes her debut with the MSO performing Medelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Also on the ….

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