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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: www.ruralmusiciansforum.org 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: www.ruralmusiciansforum.org. 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 »
Friday, 14 December 2012 | Rich Samuels
5:09: Selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “Mother and Child”, “Shepherds” and “Eternal Purposes”. 5:27: Suite from the ballet :A Christmas Carol” composed by Carl Davis in 1992-1993, arranged by John Longstaff. John Pryce-Jones conducts the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra. 5:46: J.S. Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” performed by The Chicago Chamber Brass with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Choir, pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and SamuelHitchison (playing the Overture Concert Organ). 5:57: “Angels We Have Heard on High” performed by the Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Meverly Taylor. 6:08: More Selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “The Word”, “The Children of God”, “The Angels”. 6:27: LeRoy Anderson’s suite of familiar Christmas music “A Christmas Festival” performed by the Battle Creek Brass Band/ 6:41: The “Yule Suite” of John Stevens performed by Madison’s Oakwood Chamber Players. 6:53: Two carols, one Hungarian (“Mennyből az angyal”), the other Italian (“Tu scendi dalle stelle”) performed by the Váci Street (Budapest) School Chorus and the Coro trentino SOSAT. 7:08: Final selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “Jesus accepts suffering”, “The Magi”, “God among us”. 7:30: The Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Beverly Taylor sings “The First Noel”. 7:36: The Madison Symphony Orchestra (conducted by John DeMain) and the Madison Children’s Choir perform “Star of Bethlehem” by John Williams 7:39: “Fum fum fum”, a traditional Catalan carol performed by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 7:40: The Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus sings “Lo, How a Rose ‘e’er Blooming” by Michael Praetorius. 7:43: The Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus peform Bernard de la Monnoye’s “Patapan”. 7:44: “I Saw Three Ships” and “Bring a Torch” performed by The Madison Symphony Orchestra and soprano Celia Shafer. 7:49: A medley of three versions of “Silent Night” performed by the Kat Trio, the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Isthmus Brass. more »
Monday, 19 November 2012 | Rich Samuels
Friday November 23 2:30 and 7 pm Oakwoods Village-University Woods Auditorium The Oakwood Chamber Players with Navan in a program called “A Celtic Christmas: Christmas Lights”. A Celtic Christmas: Christmas Lights will feature a mix of vocal and instrumental music as the groups perform creative interpretations of familiar music that is spirited and expressive of the holiday season. Navan singers Amy Curl, Sheila Shigley, Paul Gorman and Elizabeth Simcock have studied the Celtic language, traditions and culture and will intersperse colorful stories throughout the performance. The Oakwood Chamber Players will perform instrumental arrangements drawn from both traditional and Celtic holiday music. Navan is a nationally recognized vocal ensemble that has recorded several CDs and has been featured on Boston Public Television WGBH’s “A Celtic Christmas Sojourn” singing seasonal music. The Oakwood Chamber Players is a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for 30 years. Tickets are available at the door – $20 general admission, $15 seniors and $5 students. Visit www.oakwoodchamberplayers.com and www.navan.org for more information. Phone (608) 230-4316 Saturday November 24 at 8 pm and Sunday November 25 at 1 pm at the Marriott-West in Middleton. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra holds its Annual Holiday Pops Concert. Performance includes vocalist Aaron Thompson and the Middleton High School Concert Choir. You’ll hear some old favorites and hopefully new favorites as well, as we get your holidays off to a rousing start! Guest vocalist Aaron Thompson and Middleton High School Choir students join Maestro Andrew Sewell and the Wisconsin Pops for A Christmas Sampler sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy selections from The Nutcracker, Christmas on Broadway, Wassail Dances, and A Medley of Well-Known Carols. And don’t forget to clap on time to our traditional encore, Sleigh Ride! Call: 258-4141 Web: www.wcoconcerts.org Saturday November 24 at 8 p, and Sunday November 25 at 3 pm at Gates of Heaven 302 East Gorham St. The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble presents a concert program of baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music on period instruments. Music by Bach, Bon, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Schenk, and Telemann. The musicians are: Consuelo Sanudo – mezzo soprano Monica Steger – traverso Eric Miller – viola da gamba, cello Anton TenWolde – cello, vola da gamba Max Yount – harpsichord Call: 238-5126 Web: www.wisconsinbaroque.org Wednesday November 28, 12 pm at Luther Memorial Church 1021 University Avenue. Organ concert by Bruce Bengston. Information at (608) 258-3160 Wednesday November 28 7:30 pm ay Mills Hall 455 N. Park St. UW Jazz Orchestra. more »