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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 27, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rich Samuels

Friday March 28 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale Presents “They Say that Irving Berlin is Wonderful,” with Karlos & Melinda Moser Saturday March 29, noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 118 West Washington Ave., Madison. The Grace Presents series presents Grsminy. Founded in 2010, Graminy is based in Madison, Wisconsin. They seek to fuse the classical and grassroots traditions, from Bach to bluegrass, from Copland to Celtic, from Gershwin to native American, from Kodaly to klezmer, and more. Drawing on all these styles, Graminy composes and arranges all its music, which includes lots of quick changes, generous improvisations, and occasional singing. They call their style “class-grass.” More at No tickets needed. Come as you are. All ages. Bring a “picnic” lunch if desired. Thank you to music lovers like you who have given free-will donations to continue the Grace Presents Concert Series. We also thank Dane Arts for their support, with additional funds from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation. Saturday March 29 7:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Ave., Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents its spring concert. The riches of Russian choral music will be represented by selections from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers along with ravishingly beautiful works by Grechaninov and Chesnokov. The scope widens to include sacred and secular music from various former Soviet Republics. Works by Veljo Tormis (Estonia), Pēteris Vasks (Latvia) and Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania) exemplify the vibrant choral traditions of the Baltic states. Sacred and secular works from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Belarus round out this fascinating and varied program. There is also the possibility of something by Lennon and McCartney to bring things to a rousing close. Advance tickets are available for $15 from, via Brown Paper Tickets, o r at Willy Street Coop (East and West locations) and Orange Tree Imports. Student tickets are $10. Contact 273-4609 for additional information. Founded in 1999, the Madison-based Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios by Bach, Mozart, and Haydn; a cappella masterworks from various centuries; and world-premieres. Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck is the Wisconsin Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director. Web: Saturday Mach 29 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. The UW Faculty Concert Series presents the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. The quintet’s musical expertise has been acknowledged by Verne Reynolds, Jan Bach, Karel Husa, …. more »

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

Monday, 4 March 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Jennifer Highdon’s “Trumpet Songs” performed by Scott Meredith (trumpet) and Rubia Santos (piano). 5:19 am: The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta performs Symphony No. 1 by Jerome Moross. 5:40 am: The piano duo of John and Richard Contiguglia perform Franz Liszt’s “Reminiscences of Don Juan” (inspired by Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. 5:57 am: Soprano Amy Haworth and Trevor Stephenson (fortepiano) perform Franz Schubert’s “Frulingsglaube”. 6:08 am: Scott Tarpen (alto saxophone) and Theresa Bogard perform Jennifer Higdon’a “Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano”. 6:26 am: The piano duo of John and Richard Contiguglia perform Percy Graigner’s setting of “Molly on the Shore”. 6:38 am: Alexander Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy” performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. 7:08 am: Jennifer Higdon’s “Dash” performed by the Verismo Trio. 7:14 am: An interview with Jessica Johnson and Anthony Di Sanza about their “SOle Nero” duo, featuring a performance of Joel Naumann’s “Crunch”/ 7:38 am: The Wisconsin Brass Quintet performs “Collage” by John Stevens. 7:55 am: Two versions of the Fields-McHugh song “Doing the New Low Down”. The first (from 1928) features Irving Mills’ Hotsy-Totsy Gang; the the second (from 1932) features Don Redman’s Orchestra. Bill Robinson sings and tap dances on both.   more »

Music featured on the November 1 2012 edition of “Anything Goes”

Monday, 29 October 2012 | Rich Samuels

Here’s the music I’ve selected for my November 1, 2012 show: 5:09: The Wisconsin Brass (celebrating their 40th season) perform four madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Recorded in concert in Mills Hall March 3, 2012. 5:19: The Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer performs Dances of Galánta, composed by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) in 1933. I’ve selected this piece because the Madison Symphony Orchestra will be performing it at its next concert series on November 2, 3 & 4. 5:36: Violinist James Ehnes performs the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 14 of Samuel Barber with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey. (Ehnes performed this work with the MSO several weeks ago). 6:08: James Smith conducted the University of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 in C Major. This work is sometimes called “The Little C Major Symphony” to distinguish it from Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 (known as “The Great”), also in the key of C Major. The MSO will be playing “The Great” C at its concerts on November 2, 3 and 4. 6:48: The Chicago-based new music ensemble “Eighth Blackbird” performs Music in Similar Motion, a 1969 work of Philip Glass (b, 1937). This selection comes from Eighth Blackbird’s latest CD on the Cedille label. 7:30: Daniel Stepner (violin), Mary Ruth Ray, Rhonda Rider (cello) and Yehudi Wyner perform John Harbison’s “November 19, 1828″ (composed in 1988). The works akes its name from the date of the death of Franz Schubert and evokes the composer’s transition from this world to the next. 7:47: Twin sisters (and Madison natives) Christina and Michelle Naughton perform a two-piano version of Maurice Ravel’s La Valse, The Naughtons will be playing Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the MSO on November 2, 3 and 4. The broadcast will conclude with the Capitol City Band directed by James Latimer performing J.P Sousa’s Fugue on Yankee Doodle. Here are some Madison area music events scheduled over the next few days that may interest you: Thursday, November 1 7:30 pm Mills Hall UW Chamber Ensemble Chamber Winds Integrales (Edgar Varese) Rondino, (Ludwig von Beethoven); Kammersymphonie, Op. 9, (Arnold Schoenberg) Friday, November 2 12:15 pm First Unitarian Society Noon Musicale (no further information available on the First Unitarian website about this week’s concert)) Friday, November 2 8 pm at Morphy Hall 455 North Park, Madison Nathan Wysock, guitar, The program will feature “American Bouquet” by George Rochberg; “Serenade for Guitar” by Lou Harrison featuring percussionist Todd …. more »

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