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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 »

Music Featured on the January 31, 2013 Edition of “Anthing Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT89.9 fm Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, 25 January 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” arranged and performed by organist Florence Mustric on the Rudolph von Beckrath instrumeny at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland Ohio. 5:48 am: “Ballade in F minor for Viola and Piano” by Minna Leal, performed by Hillary Herndon (viola) accompanied by wei-chun Bernadette Lo (piano). 6:08 am:  Robert Rumbelow’s “Soundscape for Organ and Percussion” performed by organist Jonathan Ryan with the Columbus State University Percussion Ensemble conducted by Robert Rumbelow. 6:18 am: Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Sonata NO. 3 for Violin, Oboe and Continuo performed by an ensemble of principal players for the Houston, Dallas and Monnesota Orchestras. 6:47 am: “Serenade for Woodwind Quimtet” by Steven Stucky, performed by the Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet of Ball State University. 7:08 am: “The King of Instruments: by WIlliam Albright, performed by organist David Craighead on the Holtkamp instrumeny in Sacred Heart Church at the University of Notre Dame. Eugene Haun is the narrator. 7:29 am: Steve Reich’s “New York Counterpoint” (for 11 clarinets) performed by Michael Rowett. 7:41 am: Percussionist Anthony Di Sanza peforms performs “Portrait of Forest” by Toshi Ichiyanagi. 7:51 am: The Collumbus State University Wind Ensemble conducted by Robert Rumbelow performs David Gillingham’s “Concerto for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble”.             ;   more »

The WORT 89.9 fm Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 24 prepared by Rich Samuels

Monday, 21 January 2013 | Rich Samuels

Friday January 25, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society Auditorium, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Noon Musicale featuring Dawn Lawler, flute; Laura Medisky, oboe and Vincent Fuh, piano. The program includes rios by Telemann, Alec Templeton, Madeleine Dring & Brian Duford. Friday, January 25, 4:30 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. , Madison. Pianist Stefano Guaresi: ” From Mantova to Madison, Music in the Sister Cities” Call: (608) 262-3907 Web: Gueresi is an accomplished composer and pianist, having performed in dozens of cities in 14 different countries. At the age of 15, he won an interregional competition for emerging artists, organized by radio stations in northern Italy. After studying with the concert pianist Elizabeth Muller Vivanti and the composer John Paynter, Gueresi was the keyboardist for the band “Supergruppo,” and his single, “Never Fall in Love” was in the top ten charts in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 1983. His music, which he describes as “evocative of distant and fantastic times and places,” is rooted in the classical tradition, but also in the pop romantic-symphonic sounds of the seventies. His work was featured in fashion shows, ballets, concerts, and soundtracks. “The Gates of Twilight” inspired by the French poet Arthur Rimabud, was donated Rimbaud’s birth city, Charleville-Meziers. Gueresi is a member of the board of representatives for the Lucio Campiani Conservatory in Mantua. Friday January 25, 7:30 pm at Farley’s House of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison. Pianist Daniel del Pino. Program: Granados Andaluza Oriental Rondalla Aragonesa Albéniz Asturias Sevilla Albaicín Herrarte – Tres Danzas Falla – Ritual Fire Dance Messiaen – Le Baiser de l’Enfant Jésus (from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus) Mollicone – Misteria Liszt – Totentanz Call: (608)-271-2626 Web: Friday, January 25, 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society Auditorium, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Madison Savoyards annual winter concert of Gilbert & Sullivan songs. Call: 231-9005 Web: Friday, January 25, 7:30 pm at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent Street, Madison. Suzanne Beia and Laura Burns, violinists, Chris Dozoryst, violist, Karl Levine, cello and Nancy MacKenzie, clarinetist. Music of Mozart and Brahms. Call: 233-3249 Web: Friday January 25, 7:30 pm at the Rhapsody Arts Center of Verona, 271 S. Main St. , Verona. Pianist Leo Van Asten. The program will include: Variations on “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman” K. 265 by Mozart Fantasie in C minor K. 475 by Mozart The Tempest Sonata in D minor by Beethoven Ecoissaise by Beethoven Saturday, January 26, Noon, at Grace Episcopal …. more »

Music Featured on the January 24 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 fm Madison

Sunday, 20 January 2013 | Rich Samuels

Note: This morning’s broadcast features a complete performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Candid Concert Opera, recorded live at Chicago’s Edgebrook Lutheran Church on December 2, 2012. The performance was repeated on December at Capitol Lakes in Madison. This morning’s broadcast is a pre-birthday celebration for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born on January 27, 1756. Cast: Leila Bowie, Soprano (Kostanze) Diana Stoic, Soprano (Blonde) Scott J. Brunscheen, Tenor (Pedrillo) Neil A, Edwards, Bass (Osmin) Tom Kastle, Narrator Codrut Birsan, Conductor. —————————– 5:08 am: Act I of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 5:42 am: Beginning of Act II of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 6:08 am: Conclusion of Act II of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:50 am: First movemebt of Symphony No. 25 in G minor K. 183 by Wolfgang Amadeuz Mozart. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 7:08 am: Act III of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 7:41 am: Kyrie from the Mass in C minor K.427 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring Felicity Lott, soprano with the Chorus of Saint Martin in the Fields directed by Laszlo Heltay. 7:48 am: Third movement from Piano Concerto in E flat K, 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Pianist Ivan Moravec is accompanied by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. more »

The WORT 89.9 fm Madison Area Classical Music Calander for the Week Beginning January 17 Prepared by Rich Samuels

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 | Rich Samuels

Friday, January 18 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Pianist Karlos Moser. “Everything You Wanted to Know about Bach Fugues” Friday, January 28, 7:30 pm (repeated Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm) ay Overture Center-Overture Hall: The Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by John DeMain with pianist Gabriela Montero who will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6. John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) celebrate the first concert of the New Year with the MSO debut of Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, who will perform Beethoven’s playful Piano Concerto No. 1. The January 18-20 concerts open with blue cathedral by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon and close with Dvořák’s sunny Symphony No. 6. Many will remember Montero as the pianist who joined legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and popular cellist Yo-Yo Ma at President Obama’s 2008 inauguration. “Simplicity and joy of life are the essence of her music making,” said Ma of Montero’s artistry on that occasion. Montero has enchanted audiences on CBS’s “60 Mintues” and National Public Radio with her powerful playing and fearless improvisations that echo the skill of great classical masters like Mozart and Beethoven, who commonly improvised their own cadenzas. In fact, Beethoven wrote his Piano Concerto No. 1 during his early days in Vienna, where he had arrived just months after Mozart departed. He poured all his youthful power and enthusiasm into it. Although Montero will play Beethoven’s cadenza for his concerto, she will take suggestions from the audience to improvise on for her encore. Raised in El Sistema, the same groundbreaking Venezuelan music education program that produced conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s charismatic music director, Montero was forced to keep her improvisational skill a secret until the great pianist Martha Argerich “discovered” her and put her on the path to an international career. DeMain continues his highly successful mission of bringing new works to light for MSO audiences with his choice of the opening piece for this concert. Jennifer Higdon, one of America’s most popular composers, has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for her Violin Concerto. blue cathedral has been one of her most successful works, composed shortly after the death of her brother. Higdon said she thought of cathedrals as places of “thought, growth, spiritual expression, serving as a symbolic doorway into and out of this world.” The work was commissioned for the 75th Anniversary of the …. more »

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