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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 3. 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Rich Samuels

April 3 2014 Calendar Thursday April 3, 7:30 pm at the Mitby theater, Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison. The Madison Metropolitan Band. The Madison Metropolitan Band, conducted by Scott Teeple, is a community ensemble that plays classical band music. Friday April 4 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Violists Shannon Farley & Katrin Talbot with pianist Gregg Punswick Music of Bach and Handel Friday April 4 6:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. Domaine Musical: An homage to Pierre Boulez’s legendary group Presented by Marc Vallon, Les Thimmig, and a group of wonderful performers on both modern and baroque instruments. Works by Stockhausen, Berg, Boulez, J.S. Bach, and more! Friday April 4 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery 330 North Orchard Street, Madison. Sound Waves presents “Could You Repeat That? Repetition in Science and Music” SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening?s theme. The science lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas. The music lectures, while demanding careful listening, are likewise designed for the layman and not the specialist. Every SoundWaves event brings UW?Madison scientists from several departments together with UW?Madison School of Music faculty performers to explore a topic that is relevant to our world and our lives. SoundWaves is free and open to the public. This series generally is held in the evening at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Friday April 4, 7:30 pm at Overture Center, Overture Hall 201 State Street, Madison (repeated Saturday 2/4 at 8 pm and Sunday 2/5 at 2:30 pm) The Madison Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Julian Wachner, guest organist Nathan Laube, vocal soloists Emily Birsan, Daniela Mack, Wesley Rogers, Liam Moran, Madison Symphony Chorus. The majestic Overture Concert Organ, powerful solo vocalists, and the nearly-150-member Madison Symphony Chorus will join the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) April 4, 5, 6 in an enthralling musical experience. The MSO will welcome guest organist Nathan Laube to perform Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, a work originally conceived for the largest organ in the world and a thickly-orchestrated symphony. The second half will feature Mozart’s Requiem, celebrated as one of the greatest settings of the Latin Mass for …. more »

New Classical Music Host Opening

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Kelsey

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Music Featured on the August 8, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

Saturday, 3 August 2013 | 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”. more »

Music Featured on the February 7, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 fm Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, 2 February 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: The beginning of “The Winter Solstice Mystery” by Aldonis Kalnins, performed by the New York Latvian Concert Choir, the “Ausrums” Chamber Choir, the “Balsis” Youth Choir and the Latvian National Opera Chamber Orchestra. 5:35: am: Conclusion of The Winter Solstice Mystery” by Aldonis Kalnins, performed by the New York Latvian Concert Choir, the “Ausrums” Chamber Choir, the “Balsis” Youth Choir and the Latvian National Opera Chamber Orchestra. 5:58 am: “Winter Scenery”, a traditional Japanese melofy arranged by Yui Kitamura, performed by Lewis Wong (violin) and Chelsea Chen (organ). 6:08 am: “Solstice Suite” by Paul Ferguson, performed by the Almeda Trio. 6:22 am: Concerto in D Major dor Two Flutes and Bassoon and Continuo by Georg Philipp Telemann, performed by the Hanoverian Ensemble. 6:40 am: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor for three oboes, bassoon and basso continuo, performed by principal playor of the Dallas and Houston Symphonies and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. 7:08 am: The 3rd movement from William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American) performed first by the piano duo of Meisha Adderly and Stacey Holliday, then by the Detroit Symphony conducted by Neeme Järvi. 7:16 am: Paul Robeson (accompanied by Lawrence Brown) sings the spiritual “Deep River” )recorded in March, 1927), followed by “String Quartet on Negro Themes” by Daniel Gregory Mason, performed by the Budapest Quartet (recorded in March, 1942). 7:43 am: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s “Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings” performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta conducted by Paul Freeman. 7:58 am: The spiritual “Oh Freedom” performed by Chicago A Capella directed by Jonathan Miller.   more »

The WORT Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 31 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | Rich Samuels

Friday February 1 at 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr., Madison. Noon Musicale. Edvard Grieg sonatas for violin and piano featuring Steven Bjellam violin, and Michael Keller, piano Friday February1 at 7 p, at the St. John the Evangelist Church, Spring Green. Sing Out, a Gospel Celebration featuring the Mount Zion Gospel Choir. Call: (608) 588-5851 Web: Lively, passionate, lifting the spirit and consoling the weary soul, music…especially GOSPEL music… sits in the heart of the African American experience. Honoring the unique place of GOSPEL music in the life of African Americans, the RuralMusicians Forum invites Southwest Wisconsin to share in “Sing Out: A Gospel Celebration,” February 1, 2013, featuring the renowned Mt. Zion Gospel Choir of Madison. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spring Green. Under the direction of Leotha Stanley, the Mt Zion Gospel Choir, which performs annually as part of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert, is known for its ability to infuse traditional gospel harmonies with vigor, joy and inspiration.Year after year, the choir has combined jazz, blues and gospel harmonies to “raise the roof” in captivating, spiritually transporting experiences throughout Wisconsin, and it has toured in Germany and France, as well. The choir performed for the Chazen Museum of Art expansion opening, and recent seasons have included performances at Overture Center for the Arts, Middleton Performing Arts Center, Nicolet College and with the UW Varsity Band. Their performances are accompanied by an instrumental ensemble that includes saxophone, flute, bass, percussion, drums and keyboards. In announcing the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir concert, RMF Artistic Director, Kent Mayfield, said “This is an exciting event for young and old, a richly spiritual experience, and an important dimension of our shared life as Americans!” Tickets for priority seating are available free of charge at the Dodgeville Public Library, Arcadia Books in Spring Green and online at the Rural Musicians Forum website: A dessert reception open to all will follow the concert to meet, greet and honor the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. A free-will offering will be received. The concert is underwritten in part by generous contributions from Grassroots Citizens of Wisconsin and the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition. Saturday. February 2 at 7 pm at Oakwood Village-University Woods Auditorium (repeated Sunday February 3 at 1:30 pm at the UW Arboretum Visitor Center) The Oakwood Chamber Players present a concert called “The Americas”. Music of Paquito d’Rivera, Morten Lauuridsen, Amy Beach, Antonin Dvorak, and Ignacio Cervanted …. more »

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