|6:52 am||Beverly Sills, Julius Rudel, London Philharmonic Orchestra: 'Gluck, mir verblieb, fr. Die tote Stadt'||3/6/2014|
|6:10 am||Cleveland Quartet: 'Quartet in E-flat Major Op. 127'||3/6/2014|
|6:08 am||Placido Domingo; Julius Rudel, piano: 'E lucellino'||3/6/2014|
|5:55 am||David Pyatt, horn; Martin Jones, piano: 'Pavane Variee'||3/6/2014|
|5:39 am||Cecilia Bartoli; Juan Diego Florez; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Alessandor De Marchi & Orchestra La Scintilla: 'final arias (Ah! non credea through end) of La Sonnambula'||3/6/2014|
|5:12 am||Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: 'Simple Symphony op. 4'||3/6/2014|
|5:08 am||Placido Domingo, Justino Diaz; Julius Rudel, organ: 'Vexilla'||3/6/2014|
|4:54 am||Orchestre National de France, cond. Lorin Maazel: 'Troika, fr. Lietuenant Kige Symphonic Suite, Op. 60'||3/6/2014|
|4:07 am||The Cleveland Orchestra cond. Lorin Maazel: 'Symphony No. 5, Op. 47: III. Largo'||3/6/2014|
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|6:53 am||Token Creek Festival: Rose Mary Harbison, Kangwon Kim, Allyson Fleck, John Harbison and Rafel Popper-Keizer, cello: 'Final Movement of Quintet for Strings in D Major K. 593'||2/27/2014|
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|6:46 am||Rachel Eve Holmes (soprano), Kostas Tiliakos (oboe), Tom Kasdorf (piano): Recorded 3/19/2013 Grace Episcopal Church: 'The aria "Sich üben im Lieben" from Cantata 202 (The "Wedding Cantata")'||2/27/2014|
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|6:40 am||The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Stephanie Jutt and Jeffrey Sykes, artistic directors: 'Movement 4, Presto from Symphony No. 85, "The Queen"; recorded live July 1, 2012 at the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green'||2/27/2014|
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|6:32 am||The Madison Bach Musicians recorded live in concert at the First Unitarian Society in April, 2013: 'Final movement of Symphony No. 29 (1774)'||2/27/2014|
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|6:25 am||Benoit Mernier, organ: 'Invention No.1 from a set of 5.'||2/27/2014|
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|6:18 am||The Pro Arte Quartet of today: David Perry, Suzanne Beia, Sally Chisolm and Parry Karp with Christopher Taylor, piano: 'Final movement of Piano Quintet No. 2 (a centennial commission by the Pro Arte Quartet'||2/27/2014|
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|6:10 am||The Pro Arte Quartet of 1933 (recorded in London December 8, 1933): 'Movement IV of the String Quartet in F major (1903)'||2/27/2014|
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|5:58 am||Victor Gorodinsky (guitar), David Cooper (balalaika) and Galina dement'eva (domra) recorded in July, 2012 at the convention of: 'Shining Moon'||2/27/2014|
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|5:50 am||Howard Karp (piano) and Parry Karp (cello): 'Third movement "con moto" from Cello Sonata in G Minor'||2/27/2014|
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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 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 am: Interview with Daniel Grabois (professor of horn) and Mark Hetzler (professor of trombone) of UW Madison) about the 5/10 SoundWaves presentation at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 7:20 am: Interview with Mary Theodore about the Sound Ensemble Wisconsin concert at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on 5/11, 7:34 am: David Lang’s “I Want to Live” performed by The Crossing conducted by Donald Nally. 7:40 am: Morton Gould’s “Jericho Rhapsody” performed by the US Marine Band conducted by Michael Colburn. 7:52 am: A Mother’s Day tribute featuring George Jessel (in 1929) and Vaughn DeLeath (in 1927).read article »
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 Wallmann. The UW Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Johannes Wallmann will perform a program of contemporary big band repertoire by Bob Brookmeyer, James Darcy Argue, Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider, and Johannes Wallmann. Established in 1968 by trombone professor Chase Allen, the UWJO workshops and performs music ranging from the classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers. Thursday, May 2, 5:30 pm at the University Club. 803 State Street, Madison.The Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Works by Gershwin, and the WBQ’s own Daniel Grabios and John Stevens Enjoy the WBQ with your cocktails and dinner. Your final chance to watch a performance this 40th anniversary year! Tickets; $40, reservations are required. Click this link for more info. http://uclub.wisc.edu/wisconsin-brass-quintet-dinner-2 Friday May 3, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Sociaty, 900 University Bay drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Jim Reilly, tenor, Jeff Wagner, piano. Friday, May 3, 7 pm at Saint Joseph Chapel at Edgewood College, 1000 Eddewood College Drive, Madison. Spring Concert of the Instrumental Ensembles. The Edgewood College Music Department is proud to present the Guitar Ensemble, Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble in concert. Friday, May 3, 8 pm, Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison (repeated 7 pm Saturday May 4 at the River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac). The UW Symphony Orchestra with retiring UW-Madison Professor of Violin, Tyrone Greive. Conducted by James Smith. Prof. Greive will perform the Concerto for Violin, No. 2, op.61 by Karol Szymanowski. Prof. Greive is especially well-known to Madison-area audiences after serving for 20 years as concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about Prof. Greive on our website:http://music.wisc.edu/faculty/bio?faculty_id=60 Other works on the program include Symphonische Minuten, Op. 36 by Ernst von Dohnanyi, and Symphony No. 2 by Charles Ives. Saturday, May ….read article »
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 by the North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and the Hungarian Radio Choir directed by Eiji Oue. 6:28 am: Variations on a Theme by Bela Bartok by Karim Al-Zand pefromed by Ivo-Jan van der Werff (viola) and Brian Connelly (piano).e ORchestra Sinfonica di Roma 6:44 am: Indra – Symphonic Poem by Gustav Holst, performed by the Ulster Orchestra directed by JoAnn Falletta. 7:08 am: Interview with soprano Shannon Prockett, soprano, who performs the aria “Pace, pace mio Dio” from Verdi’s opera “La Forza del Destino”. Accompaniment by the UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith. 7:18 am: Suite in C Major Op. 13 by Alfredo Casella, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 7:46 am: Tall Story For Orchestra by Jerome Moross performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. 7:55 am: Pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi (Zofo) perform a piano four-hands arrangement of the overture to Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”.read article »
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, and the world premiere of Scott Gendel’s The Singing Place. This high level group of 60 singers performs a varied repertoire. Most singers in Chorale have significant vocal and choral experience, as well as a moderately high sight reading ability, and many are voice majors. Friday April 26 at 8 pm at Overture Center Overture Hall. (Repeated Sunday 4/28 at 2:30 om) The Madison Opera presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” This brilliant opera follows the notorious seducer over the course of one sinful day as his misadventures return to literally haunt him. The ensemble cast features baritone Kelly Markgraf as the lustful Don Giovanni, bass Matt Boehler as his long-suffering servant Leporello, and tenor Wesley Rogers as Don Ottavio. Elizabeth Caballero returns to Madison Opera as Donna Anna, with Caitlin Lynch debuting as Donna Elvira. Elise Sandell directs her first production for Madison Opera; Joseph Mechavich makes his Madison Opera debut as conductor. “Don Giovanni is without a doubt one of our art form’s greatest works,” says Smith. “Madison Opera has not performed the piece in eleven seasons, so it’s time to revisit it. Our cast of exciting young talent will give the piece the vibrancy and energy that makes it work on every level.” Saturday, April 27 at 4 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, All-University String Orchestras. Janet Jensen, conductor. The program will include: Orchestra Too! 1. Concerto Grosso in G major, op. 6, no. 1 by G.F. Handel 2. Adagio (Theme from “Spartacus”) by Aram Khachaturian, arr. Longfield. Daniel Howard, student conductor. 3. Viva la Vida by Cold Play, arr. Matthew Thornton, Matthew Thornton, student conductor. 4. Washburn County by Randy Sabien Orchestra I 1. Concerto Grosso in A minor, op. 6, no. 4 by G.F. Handel 2. Calypso by Eric Minkley, James Castaneda, student conductor 3. ….read article »
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 two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 6:27 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the second movement (scherzo, molto vivace) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 6:46 am: Variations on a Waltz for Ortchestra (1946/66) by Jerome Moross. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. 7:08 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the third movement (adagio molto e cantabile) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 7:25 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the fourth movement (finale, presto) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for two pianos of Ludwig van Beethoven. 7:52 am: An Old Soft Shoe for piano by Joseph Fennimore performed by pianist Pola Baytelman.read article »
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 of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison. Parry Karp (cello) and Eli Kallman (piano). The two-concert performance will feature works exclusively by Beethoven, including all the composer’s cello sonatas, as well as variations on works by Handel and Mozart. Each performance will include variations on a different theme from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Sunday will also have variations on Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabäus. Friday April 19 at 7:30 pm, Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Aletheia Duo. Jonathan Keeble, flute, and Ann Yeung, harp. The program will include works by Stella Sung; Jennifer Higdon; Susann McDonald and Linda Wood Rollo; Howard Hanson; Stephen Andrew Taylor; Marcel Grandjany; and Witold Lutoslawski. ] “Aletheia” means truth – truth as it first reveals itself, free of any judgment, yet also implying sincerity. The Aletheia Duo presents works to the audience in such a way – as if the works performed have just been invented anew. As the Aletheia Duo, Jonathan Keeble and Ann Yeung share a passion for bringing the creative possibilities of the music of this time to their audiences. They have been performing together since 2002 – most recently in September 2012 at the Lake Como Festival in Italy and the Les muséiques Festival in Switzerland. Their collaborations have led them to venues in Asia, Europe, and throughout North America, include a critically acclaimed recording, Voyage: American Works for Flute and Harp on Albany Records, and their most recent recording for Albany Records, Song of the Black Swan: Works inspired by Nature that also features Claude Debussy’s Sonate with Masumi Per Rostad, violist of the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet. Friday, April 19 at 8 pm (repeated Saturday 4/20 at 4 pm) in Mills Hall, 455 North Park St, Madison. The UW Madrigal Singers directed by Bruce Gladstone. Saturday, April ….read article »
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 word denk which means “think!” Alex Ross of the New Yorker has said, “This is a voice that, effectively, could never have been heard before the advent of the Internet: sophisticated on the one hand, informal on the other, immediate in impact. Blogs such as this put a human face on an alien culture.” Denk writes beautifully about his mundane experiences and even absurd moments in music history, recently musing, “Richard Wagner had a fetish for silk underwear, for pink women’s panties. For God’s sake, he sent Nietzsche out to buy the underwear for him!” Friday, April 12, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale features Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat, K. 563 for violin, viola & cello with Gene Purdue, Rami Solomonow & Tom Rosenberg. Friday April 12, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Guest Artists Series presents Jennifer Nitchman, flute, and Thomas Kasdorf, piano. The program will include Perpetual Afternoon by Kristin Kuster (b. 1973); Four Songs by Martin Kennedy (b. 1978); Sonata for flute and piano by Paul Hindemith; and Suite des Trois Morceaux by Benjamin Godard. Jennifer Nitchman holds the position of Second Flute with the St. Louis Symphony. Ms. Nitchman is the winner of numerous competitions, including first prize in both the 2001 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and the 1999 Flute Society of Washington Young Artist Competition. Prior to her appointment with the St. Louis Symphony, Ms. Nitchman was pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree in flute performance from the UW-Madison School of Music. She has formerly held summer positions as Principal Flute of the Britt Festival Orchestra and member of the artist faculty at the Brevard Music Center. She previously held the position ….read article »
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 botanist Carl Linnaeus. Performed by Michala Petri (recorder) and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble directed by Stephen Layton. 6:55 am: The Modern Mandolin Quartet plays the traditional American song “Shenandoah”. 7:08 am: Hymn to the Earth by Edward Joseph Collins. Performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus with soloists Jeni Bern, Jane Irwin, Peter Aury and Henry Waddington. 7:47 am: Flutist Elizabeth Marsha;; and horn player Kia Karlen, members of the Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet, talk about their concert Saturday at Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church. 7:53 am: Mark Hetzler (trombone), Jessica Johnson (piano) and Anthony di Sanza perform “Rebellion” by Stephen Rush.read article »
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 profram are selections from Handel’s oratorio “Solomon”, “The Bells” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and “Toward the Unknown Region”, Ralph Vaugn Williams’ setting of poetry by Walt Whitman. Saturday, April 6, 8 am-5 pm at the UW-Extension Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison Madison Flute Club’s 10th annual event for players & enthusiasts. An all-day event with workshops, vendors, young artist competition, and concert featuring John Thorne, Associate Professor of Flute at Northwestern University. The concert takes place 5:30 pm, at Mills Hall. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- Sonata in F Major, K.V.13; Franz Doppler- Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, opus 26; Gabriel Faure- Morceau de Concours; Gabriel Faure- Apres Un Reve (transcription); and Georg Philipp Telemann- Sonata in f minor. Web: madisonfluteclub.org Saturday, April 6, 7 pm at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church 6205 University Ave. , Madison . The Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia. LYRA, an a cappella group of five professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music at St. Dunstan’s Church on Saturday, April 6, at 7pm. The first part of the concert, sacred music of Russian Orthodox church, includes works of famous masters and little-known but remarkable Russian composers of the 18th through the 20th centuries. The second part of their program is made up of Russian folk songs: comic, lyric, dancing, love songs. Sunday, April 7, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III, 750 University Ave. , Madison. Sunday Afternoon Live presents the winners of the Neale-Silva Young Artists’ Competition. Sunday, April 7 Sunday, April 7, 4 pm, at Mills Hall. 455 North Park Street, Madison. University of Iowa, Center for New Music Ensemble performing works by UW Professor Laura Schwendinger, Grisey, Tutschku and Van Herck. The Center for New Music, a performance organization devoted to ….read article »
Music Featured on the April 4, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
03/29/13 9:40 AM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: The Hanoverian Ensemble performs the Concerto in A Minor for Two Flutes by Georg Phillipp Telemann 5:20 am: Alessio Bax, piano, performs the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 545 by J.S. Bach, arranged by Feruccio Busoni 5:31 am: The Virtuosi Saxoniae directed by Ludwig Guettler perform the Capriccio in G Major ZWV 183 by Jan Dismas Zelenka. 5:44 am: The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Karl Münchinger performs the Six Part Ricercar from “The Musical Offering” by J.S. Bach. 5:54 am :John A. Raforth, organist of Christ Presbyterian Church, Madison , plays the Chorale Prelude “Liebster Jesu wir sind hier” BWV 731 by J.S. Bach. 5:59 am: Amy Haworth (soprano) and Trevor Stephenson (harpsichord) perform “Die Voegel” by Franz Schubert. 6: 08 am: Flutist Alexa Still and the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra led by Donald Armstrong perform the Concerto for Flute with String Orchestra by Jerome Moross. 6:40 am: The NDR Philharmonic directed by Eiji Oue performs the Symphony No. 1 in C sharp minor Op. 18 by Dmitri Kabalevsky. 7:08 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the Suite for Two Pianos Op. 4b by Bela Bartok. 7:42 am: The Musical Arts Woodwind Quartet perform “Five Frogs” by Jenni Brandon. 7:56 am: The Modern Mandolin Quartet performs a transcription of “Hoedown” from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland.read article »