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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 | Rich Samuels

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 March 20, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, 15 March 2014 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in F Major for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and violin by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:22 am: Pictures at en Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, transcribed for concert band by Paul Lavender. Performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn. 5:54 am: Pianist Nicholas Phillips performs Prayin’ and Playin’ by John Griffin. 6:08 am: J.S.Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 performed by the Musica Antiqua Koeln conducted by Reinhard Goebel followed by a performance of Lawrence Axelrod’s Brendenburg Fantasy No. 3 performed by the Ensemble Noevelle Epoque. 6:42 am: Pianist Carol Rosenberger performs Claude Debussy’s Le Cathedrale Engloutie followed by a band transcription of the same piece performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn. 6:56 am: Pianist Antonio Pompa Baldi performs the song (introduced by Edith Piaf) Je Sais Comment by Julien Bouquet. 7:08 am: Prelude and fugue in G Major BWV 541 by J.S. Bach performed by organist Bruce Bengston followed by Prelude No. 1 in C Major from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846 performed by Trevlor Stephenson. 7:28 am: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 by J.S. Bach transcribed for band and performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn and the same work performed (in 1956) by the New York Percussion Ensemble. 7:40 am: Organist Bruce Bengston performs the choral prelude :Ebarm Dich Dein, O Herre Gott BWV 721 by J.S. Bach. 7:45 am: Prelude No.2 from the Well Tempered Clavier Book I performed by Pianist John Lewis; Prelude No. 9 from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I; the final movement of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 arranged for synthesizer by Walter Carlos (1968). 7:57 am: Benny good man and his Orchestra perform Bach Goes to Town by Alec Templeton.   more »

The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning September 26, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels Host of “Anything Goes”.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | Rich Samuels

Thursday September 26 4:30 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street, Madison. SoundWaves: The Eye and Ear of the Beholder What is Beauty? What does it look like, and sound like? Why? Two scientists, two artists, and three musicians will explore Beauty at the first of eight SoundWaves. This event, part of the Wisconsin Science Festival, will feature SOM visiting voice professor Elizabeth Hagedorn with pianist Martha Fischer, performing selections from Mahler’s Rückertlieder. SOM horn professor Daniel Grabois (who is the curator of SoundWaves) will speak about the beauty of dissonance. Other speakers will include Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize winner and professor of chemistry at Cornell, speaking about beauty in science. Thursday September 26, 8:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Black Music Ensemble Friday September 27, 7:30 pm at UW Humanities Building-Eastman Organ Recital Hall Association of Church Musicians Organ Recital Annual scholarship benefit concert with John Chappell Stowe, Robert Eversman, Ken Stancer, Elijah Cynric, Michael Mills, Max Yount, Adrian Binkley, Bruce Bengtson, Hazel Holden Members of the Madison Area Association of Church Musicians and their students will present a public organ recital at the Eastman Organ Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, UW – Madison, 455 N. Park St. The program will showcase a wide variety of music performed on the 54-rank Austin pipe organ. Monies raised by freewill donation at the event will go to the Association’s Ruth Pilger Andrews Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was initiated by and honors the memory of Ruth Pilger Andrews, a long time organ teacher and organist in Madison. Scholarship funds are used to award those interested in pursuing organ studies. Performers at the recital will include John Chappell Stowe, Robert Eversman, Ken Stancer, Elijah Cynric, Michael Mills, Max Yount, Adrian Binkley, Bruce Bengtson, and Hazel Holden. Friday September 27, 7:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison (repeated Saturday 8/28 at 8 pm and Sunday 9/29 at 2:30 pm). The Madison Symphony ORchestra begins its 2013/1014 concert season with works of Copland, Wagner, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite will open the concerts with its uniquely American sound. DeMain then celebrates Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday with the passionate music of the Prelude and Liebestod from the opera, Tristan und Isolde. And the finale will be Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade with its exquisite violin solo for MSO Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz in the role of the great storyteller, Princess Scheherazade. John DeMain said, “I have chosen to open this season with an …. more »

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