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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 »
Music Featured on the September 26, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
Friday, 20 September 2013 | Rich Samuels
5:09 am Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Colin Carr (cello) abd Thomas Sauer. 5:34 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 6 in G major Op. 101 by Dmitri Shostakovich. 6:08 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Antoni Wit performs the Taras Bulba Rhapsody by Leoš Janáček. 6:40 am: The Sinfonia Varsavia conducted by Ian Hobson performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra. 6:48 am: The Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble performs “Occasus” by Jeffrey Homes. 7:08 am: An interview with John DeMain, artistic director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The MSO’s 2013-2014 concert season begins tomorrow. Music featured in this segment includes selections from DeMain’s 1996 Grammy winning recording with the Houston Grand Opera of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess”; Tine Thing Helseth’s recording of Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango”; plus samplings of performances by violinist Augistin Hadlich, soprano Emily Birsan and pianist Garrick Olsen. more »