|6:55 am||The Oakwood Chamber Players: 'Fantasy on Greensleeves'||12/5/2013|
|6:55 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|6:37 am||Interview with Joel Puckett; begins with Sinfonietta Casella conducted by Kevin Garaldi, Marjory Bagely, violin: 'Last movement of "Southern Comforts" and "BillyTude"'||12/5/2013|
|6:36 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|6:08 am||The Pro Arte Quartet; interview with Suzanne Beia: 'String Quartet No. 5'||12/5/2013|
|6:06 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|6:01 am||BBC News: 'News'||12/5/2013|
|5:59 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|5:41 am||The Triton Brass (artists in residence at the Boston Conservatory): 'The Madding Crowd'||12/5/2013|
|5:41 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|5:34 am||Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk'||12/5/2013|
|5:33 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|5:08 am||Rachel Barton Pine with the Goettinger Symphonie conducted by Christoph-Mathias Mueller: 'Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64'||12/5/2013|
|5:06 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|5:01 am||BBC News: 'News'||12/5/2013|
|5:00 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|4:54 am||Chicago a cappella directed by Jonathan Miller: 'Prayers of Steel'||12/5/2013|
|4:53 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|4:36 am||Sinfonia Ctmru conducted by John Rutter with Catrin Finch, harp: 'Suite Lyrique: Prelude, Ostinato, Aria, Waltz, Chason, Rondeau'||12/5/2013|
|4:35 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|4:26 am||Colin Carr, cello, and Thomas Sauer, piano.: '7 variations on the theme "Bei Maennern welche Liebe fuehlen" from "Magic Flute"'||12/5/2013|
|4:25 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|4:19 am||Academy of St. Martine-in-the-Fields, cond. Sir Neville Marriner: 'Concerto No. 3 in G major RV 310 (L'estro armonico No. 3)'||12/5/2013|
|4:18 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|4:09 am||Vladimir Ashenazy, piano: 'Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B-flat major & Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in G minor'||12/5/2013|
|4:06 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||12/5/2013|
|4:00 am||Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk'||12/5/2013|
|6:55 am||Stan Freberg and Daws Butler: 'The story of Thanksgiving'||11/28/2013|
|6:54 am||Rich Samuels: 'Comment'||11/28/2013|
|6:50 am||Paul Whiteman's Orchestra with Dana Suesse, piano: 'Blue Moonlight (1934)'||11/28/2013|
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.
Music Featured on the August 22 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
08/19/13 9:21 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Joshua Pierce (piano) and the Capella Istropolitana conducted by Kirk Trevor perform the Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Keyboard and Strings BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach 5:34 am: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op. 14 performed by violinist Zina Schiff and the MAV Symphony Orchestra conducted by Avlana Eisenberg. 5:58 am: Pianist Cecil Lytle performs his setting of the traditional hymn “Close to Thee”. 6:08 am: Pianist Daniel del Pino performs the first section of “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados. 6:50 am : Organist William Neill performs the first movement (allegro) of the Organ Symphony No. 6 Op. 42 by Charles-Marie Widor on the John Jay Hopkins Memorial Organ at the National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. 7:08 am: John and Rosemanr Harbison talk about the classical music and performers featured at this year’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival. 7:52 am: The traditional hymns “Were You There” and “Bye and Bye” performed in versions by Paul Robeson, Lawrence Brown and Cecil Lytle.read article »
The WORT 89.9FM Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 15, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
08/14/13 2:47 PM | Rich Samuels
Thursday, August 15 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 802dn free summer concert. Friday August 16, 6 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary (lecture hall, first floor) Art, 227 State Street, Madison. (This concert will be repeated Saturday, August 17 at 7 pm at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Grand Hall, 333 W. Main Street, Madison) The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet in Concert. Black Marigold welcomes the dog days of August with a free concert series of chamber works hot enough to fry an egg on the stage. Join the members of this local woodwind quintet as they perform arrangements some of their favorite orchestral works, including a 100th anniversary celebration of the infamous premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Any riotous reactions to this challenging quintet adaptation will hopefully come in the form of applause. All performances are free and open to the public. Program: Overture to “Candide” – Leonard Bernstein, trans. Don Stewart Le Tombeau de Couperin – Maurice Ravel, arr. Mason Jones The Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky, arr. Jonathan Russell Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin, arr. Ernst-Thilo Kalke Elizabeth Marshall, flute Laura Medsiky, oboe Bethany Schultz, clarinet Kia Karlen, horn Cynthia Cameron Fix, bassoon More information at mmoca.org and blackmarigold.com Saturday August 17 11 am at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. The Madison Symphony Orchestra;s Free Farmer’s Market Organ Concert Have a blast with the Overture Concert Organ! Fourteen-year-old virtuoso Adrian Binkley makes his Overture Concert Organ debut with MSO Principal Organist Samuel Hutchison. The program includes Edward Elgar’s Imperial March, Bach’s Sonata I in E-Flat Major, Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord, William Walond’s Introduction and Toccata, Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe, Leon Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique. Everyone is welcome and no tickets are needed. Monday August 19, 7-9 pm (repeated on Wednesday August 21 7-9 pm) at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. Rm 313, Madison. The Mayrent Institute (featuring Sherry Mayrent) offers two evening workshops on Yiddish music performance. These “slow tempo” workshops are aimed primarily at musicians who are relatively new to klezmer music performance, but may also be of interest to students interested in learning more about klezmer music theory. Students will learn to play several klezmer tunes as well as learn about the theoretical and stylistic underpinnings of klezmer performance. These workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register early. You may attend the Monday workshop, the Wednesday workshop, or both. For ….read article »
Music Featured on the August 15, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
08/9/13 4:06 PM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Pianist Cameron Watson performs the Fantasia and Rondo in A by C.P.E. Bach 5:24 am: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Willem Mengelberg perform the overture to Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hansel and Gretel” 5:32 am: David Hays (violin) and Peter Collins (piano) perform lullabies by Robert Schumann, Benjamin Godard and Claude Debussy. 5:46 am: Pianist Vladimir Askenazy performs the Prelude and Gugue No. 11 in B major and the Prelude and Fugue NO. 12 in G-sharp minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:57 am: Shannon Scott (clarinet) and Leonard Garrison (flute) perform three Two Part Inventions by J.S. Bach (arranged byDaniel DOrff). 6:08 am: Duo pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform Franz Liszt’s Fantasy on Favorite Themes from Vincenzo Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” 6:23 am: Harpist Maria Graf peforms Germaine Tailleferre’s “Sonata for Harp” 6:39 am: The Harlem Quartet and the Chicago Sinfonietta conducted by Mei-An Chen perform the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by Benjamin Lees. 7:08 am: Composer John Harbison discusses the jazz featured at this year’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival. 7:28 am: The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet performs Robert Muszynski’s “Quintet for Winds” 7:41 am: The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta peforms Duke Ellington’s “Blacl, Brown and Beige Suite” (orchestrated by Maurice Peress.read article »
The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 8, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
08/6/13 7:52 AM | Rich Samuels
Thursday August 8 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 801st free concert. Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. MAYCO, the Madison Area Youth chamber Orchestra, presents its “New Horizons” concert. The program features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 Haydn Trumpet Concerto (featuring soloist Ansel Norris) Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Oboe (transcribed for violin and trumpet; the violinist is Axel Norris, brother of Ansel) An original composition for MAYCO by Madison composer Jerry Hui. Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm at Madison College Truax Campus Mitby Theater Mitby Theater, 1701 Wright Street, Madison (repeated at 7:30 pm on 8/10, 8/17 and 8/17; and at 2 pm on 8/11 and 8/18). The Four Seasons Theatre presents “Les Miserables”. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. With revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. More information at http://www.fourseasonstheatre.com and The Mitby Box Office at (608) 243-4000. Saturday August 10, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. Nathaniel Bartlett, Marimba with guests Geoff Brady and Stephen Dembski. Join marimbist-composer Nathaniel Bartlett to experience his latest musical endeavors and celebrate the release of his 5th album, “timeSpacePlace”. Performances will include new music for marimba with real-time, three-dimensional, high-definition, computer-generated sound and real-time computer notation processing with guest artist Geoff Brady on theremin. Also featured will be performances with Bartlett’s newly-developed video-computer interactive interface directed by Dr. Stephen Dembski, UW School of Music. Bartlett will perform an incredible piece for solo marimba from the modern marimba repertoire, “Dances of Earth and Fire” by Peter Klatzow. Wednesday August 14, 7 pm at Old Sauk Trail Business Park, 1200 John Q. Hammons Business Park, Madison. The Gialamas Company presents the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra in concert. On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7pm, WYSO’s Youth Orchestra will perform for a crowd of thousands at Concert in the Park, sponsored by the Gialamas Company. This free event at Old Sauk Trails Park has become a favorite summer tradition for families and music lovers of all ages, and will once again feature great pre-concert activities in addition to the excellent performance by WYSO’s young musicians. Guests are ….read article »
Music Featured on the August 8, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.
08/3/13 10:10 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Performed by Cameron Watson. 5:32 am: String Quartet No. 4 in D major by Dmitri Shostakovich. Performed by the Pacifica Quartet. 5:58 am: Soprano Amy Haworth and fortepianist Trevor Stephenson perform “Wandrers Nachtlied” by Franz Schubert. 6:08 am: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Willem Mengelberg performs Beethoven’s Egmont Overture (recorded in 1930). 6:17 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anton Wit performs the Lachian Dances by Leoš Janáček. 6:45 am: The Zofo Duet (Eva Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi) perform the Sonata for Four Hands by Harold Shapero, 7:08 am: The Cleveland Orchestra directed by Pierre Boulez performs La Ville d’en haut by Olivier Messiaen. 7:18 am: Madison’s Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet performed Bagatelles 2-6 by György Ligeti. 7:31 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic directed by Anton Wit performs the Partita for Harpsichord, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harp, Double Bass and Orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki. 7:52 am: Violinist Caroline Goulding performs Souvenir d’Amerique by Henri Vieuxtemps, 7:57 am: The U.S. Marine Band performs Morton Gould’s arrangement of “Yankee Doodle”.read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 1, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
07/29/13 3:44 PM | Rich Samuels
Thursday August 1, 2013, 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 800th free concert. The band is certain to “put on the ritz” at Rennebohm Park on Thursday, August 1 as the Capitol City Band celebrates concert number 800. The highlight work will feature the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers (musicians of the Ho Chunk Nation) in a piece written by the late Kenneth Funmaker set to music with band by Jim Latimer and arranged by Madison’s Frank Ferriano. According to Latimer, the Ho Chunk musicians, Leader-Elliott Funmaker, will drum and sing Soldier Chief’s Song to an integrated band arrangement that will be played by the Capitol City Band. The Ho Chunk dancers in full regalia will do traditional tribal dance. The piece was first premiered on the Square for Dane 175. When asked why he chose this piece to celebrate this milestone concert achievement, Latimer said “It takes us back to our roots. Elliott Funmaker, his family, and the musicians I have come to know are very talented and have a very spiritual message in their celebrations and respect for the meaning of life, country and music. Afterall, there’s something spiritual about the now 45-year tradition of the Capitol City Band’s summer concerts-in-the-park.” The remainder of the program will be “Americana” including Irving Berlin’s Songs for America, Arms of America by Arthur Pryor and LaBelle Americana (songs about American women) arranged by Warren Barker. Three professional singers, Rachel Warrick, Nora Edie and Abby Nichols, all of Madison, will join for their trio rendition of Cabaret followed by How Long Has Then Been Going On. The program also includes The President’s March (Fillmore), Daydream (J.B. Sebastian), The Four Hornsmen (D. Bennett) featuring the horn section, Begin the Beguine (C. Porter) and A Celebration of Spirituals (arranged by W. Barker). Board Chairman, Nancy Riesch-Flannery, says “it seems fitting to close with Semper Fidelis or Always Faithful (in translation) by J. P. Sousa because one of Latimer’s messages to the audience at every concert is that the march king’s music reminds us of who we are, why we are here and where we are going.” Friday August 2, 7:300 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison (Repeated Sunday August 4, 3 pm, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road, Madison). The Isthmus Vocal Ensemble in Concert. Join us for our 12th season of transformative choral performances featuring masterworks by Bach, Brahms, Mahler, Sweelinck, and Britten. We perform Friday evening ….read article »
Music Featured on the August 1, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT, 89.9 FM, Madisons, Wisconsin.
07/29/13 8:59 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Organist William Neil and violinist Heather Green perform the Chaconne in G Minor for Violin and Organ attriputed (probably erroniously) to Tomaso Antonio Vitali. 5:20 am: Pianist Cameron Watson performs the Preludem Variations and Fugue in D minor by C.P.E. Bach. 5:38 am: Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy performs the Prelude and Fugue No. 9 in E major and the Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in C-sharp minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:51 am: Harpist Maria Graf performs Divertissments in the French Manner and the Spanish Manner by André Caplet. 6:08 am: Pianist Sun Hee You and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia perform Alfredo Casella’s Partita for Small Orchestra, 6:45 am: Charles Tibbette (horn) and Wolfgang Heinzel (piano) perform Alec Wilder’s Sonata NO. 3 for Horn and Piano. 7:08 am: The Capitol City Band under the baton of Jim Latimer performs the overture to “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach. 7:19 am: The Chicago chamber Musicians directed by Michael Mulcahy perform Laura Schwendinger’s “Nonet”. 7:38 am: Selections from the score for the 1958 MGM film “The Big Country”. Jerome Moross, the composer, conducts the MGM studio orchestra. 7:55 am. The overture to the 1954 production of “The Golden Apple” by Jerome Moross and the song “Lazy Afternoon” from the same show sung in the original cast recording by Kaye Ballard.read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 25, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
07/24/13 8:43 AM | Rich Samuels
Thursday July 25, 7 pm at Rennebohm Park Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison. The Capitol City City Band presents its weekly summer concert. (Next week’s concert will be its 800th!). Monday, July 29, 7:30 pm at Taliesin-Hillside theater, Spring Green/ The Rural Musicians Forum featuring Dr. Adam Dachman,. The concert will feature his own works and a special performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Wednesday July 31 7:30 pm at Capitol Square, King Street Corner, Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents its latest Concert on the Square, a John Denver & Dan Fogelberg tribute with guests Bob Stillman, Le Ann Etheridge, Casey Kelly, Pat McInerney, Troy Engle, As we wrap up our 30th season, you’ll be transported to the mountains of Colorado, as we present the music of two quintessential singer/songwriters of the 70′s, John Denver and Dan Fogelberg. Yes, it’s all “Part of the Plan” for you to appreciate the music as you feel the “Sunshine on Your Shoulders.” You’re really going to enjoy this one. CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS Annie’s Song Sunshine on My Shoulders Leader of the Band Part of the Planread article »
Music Featured on the July 25, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.
07/19/13 4:11 PM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major Op. 55 (“Eroica”) performed in January, 1930 by the New York Philharmonic directed by Willem Mengelberg. 6:08 am: Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy performs the Ptelude and Fugue No. 7 in A minor and the Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor my Dmitri Shostakovich. 6:20 am: Antonio Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto NO. 2 in A minor. Nadina Mackie Jackson is the soloist. 6:37 am: The Zofo Duet (pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi) perform “Six Epigraphes Antiques” by Claude Debussy. 6:52 am: Harpist Maria Graf preforms “Impromptu for Harp” Op. 86 by Gabriel Fauré 7:08 am: Composer Stacy Garrop talks about her chamber composition “Frammenti”. A performance of the work by Fifth Hopuse Ensemble, recorded in concert, follows. 7:23 am: Mark Hetzler (trombone, Martha Fischer (piano), Todd Hammes and Anthony Di Sanza (percussion) perform “New England Scenes” by James Stephenson. 7:46 am: The Madison Savoyards perform “Hail Poetry” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”. Recorded in performance in July, 2012. 7:49 am: The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey SIlberschlag performs “Spirit of America (Urbo Turbo)” by Vivian Adelberg Rudow.read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 18, 2013, Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
07/15/13 4:22 PM | Rich Samuels
Thursday, July 18 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, Madison The Capitol City Band in concert. Friday July 19 7:30 pm at UW Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. Repeated Saturday, 7/20 at 7:30 pm, Sunday 7/21 at 3 pm, Thursday 7/25, Friday 7/26 and Saturday 7/27 at 7 pm, Sunday, 7/28 at 3 pm). The Madison Savoyards present their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”. The Madison Savoyards first production in 1963 was Iolanthe so it is fitting that the second fifty years of Gilbert & Sullivan in Madison also begins with Iolanthe in 2013. All performances will be in Music Hall on the UW-Madison campus (on Park Street near State at the foot of Bascom Hill) There will be seven performances: Iolanthe was last performed by the Madison Savoyards in 2001 (program cover from that performance, right) and previously in 1988, 1979, 1971 and 1963. The Gilbert & Sullivan archive says about Iolanthe: Iolanthe, or “The Peer and the Peri”, opened at the Savoy Theatre on November 25, 1882, three nights after the final performance of Patience at the same theatre, and ran for 398 performances. Gilbert had taken pot shots at the aristocracy before, but in this “fairy opera,” the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. The political party system and other institutions also come in for a dose of satire. Yet, both author and composer managed to couch the criticism among such bouncy, amiable absurdities that it is all received as good fun. Both Gilbert and Sullivan were at the height of their creative powers in 1882, and many people feel that Iolanthe, their seventh work together, is the most perfect of their collaborations. Saturday July 20, 11 am at Overture Center-Overture Hall. Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert with organist Wyatt Smith. Wyatt Smith has thrilled audiences at the Free Farmers’ Market Concerts for several seasons. Now he returns with a program that includes J. S. Bach’s Toccata in F, and an amazing selection of movements from from Kurt Knecht’s Missouri Sonat, and Louis Vierne’s best and most popular work, the Symphony in D. Everyone is welcome and no tickets are needed. Sunday July 21 4 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 Highway M, Middleton. Father Bob Koopman, OSB, presents a piano concert “Celebrating Benedict”. Pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, W.A. Mozart, César Franck, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, and by Father Koopmann himself will be performed. Donations will be accepted at the door or online at www.benedictinewomen.org to support the ….read article »