Thursday, March 14, 2:30-5:30 pm (and Friday 9 am-5:45 pm) UW-Madison Education Building, room 159 1000 Bascom Mall
Symposium: World Records: The Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s & the Future of Historic Sound Recordings.
World Records” celebrates the acquisition of the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s by the UW-Madison Mills Music Library. This conference and concert will focus on the important role this and other sound archives play in cultural and community continuity, as well as historical study, and will also include discussions of critical issues related to preservation, dissemination, technology, ownership and copyright.
The Mayrent Collection contains over 9,000 inventoried and digitally remastered Yiddish recordings made between 1901 and 1956, providing an invaluable soundtrack with which to study and understand the Jewish world: Yiddish theater, popular and traditional music, cantorial songs, poetry, drama, and event ballads.
Placing the Mayrent Collection in historic context will be presentations on American vernacular musics (Scandihoovian, Polish, hillbilly, tamburitza, blues, and more), along with a full day of presentations related to collection management and access, digital folklore, and the legal standing of historical recordings and their use.
An opening night live concert will feature traditional musical genres found in the Mills Library sound collections.
With such a broad range of perspectives, this symposium should be of interest to scholars in diverse fields including historical musicology and ethnomusicology, media studies, cultural studies, American studies, folklore, digital studies, linguistics, anthropology and ethnography, ethnic studies, library and information sciences, and copyright law, among others.
All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 14, 2:00-5:30pm
Friday, March 15, 9:00am-5:45pm
UW-Madison Education Building, room 159
1000 Bascom Mall
Thursday, March 14, 7:00pm
UW-Madison Mosse Humanities Building, Morphy Hall
455 N. Park St.
Jeanette Casey, Mills Music Library
Tom Caw, Mills Music Library
Ken Frazier, Emeritus Director of the UW-Madison Libraries
Janet Gilmore, Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures
Shubha Ghosh, Law School
Nancy Groce, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Rob Howard, Communication Arts
Jim Leary, Department of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies
Bill Malone, Emeritus, Tulane University
Richard March, Folk Arts Specialist, Wisconsin Arts Board (retired)
Sherry Mayrent, Boston MA, independent scholar and collector
Anna Rue, Scandinavian Studies
Henry Sapoznik, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
Goose Island Ramblers: Bruce Bollerud
Klezmer: Sherry Mayrent, Henry Sapoznik
New MadCity Ramblers: Bill Malone, Tim Meehan, Henry Sapoznik
Tamburitza: Richard March
Thursday March 14, 5 pm at Barnes & Noble-East Towne Mall , Madison .
Dane County Students Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month. Matt Jordan Piano Studio, Madison East High School Vocal Solos & Ensembles, Sound of Madison, Madison Country Day School.
Thursday March 14, 5 pm at Barnes & Noble-West Towne, 7433 Mineral Point Rd. , Madison
Dane County Students Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month
Huegel Elementary School, Chavez Elementary School Choir, Madison College Community Jazz Band, New Horizons Flute & Saxophone Choir
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm at the Overture Center-Overture Hall
Bolz Young Artist Competition Finals with the Madison Symphony Orchestra & youth performers pianist Christopher Eom, harpist Chloe Tula, violinist C. Andrew Dunlap, oboist Lauren McNeel.
Thursday March 14, 7:30 pm Mills Hall, 455 North Park St. Madison
Faculty Concert Series presenting pianist Christopher Taylor performing Liszt arrangements of Beethoven symphonies.
Concert program: Symphony #4 in Bb major, op. 60 — Ludwig van Beethoven (arranged by Franz Liszt)
I. Adagio ? Allegro vivace
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony #5 in c minor, op. 67 — Beethoven/Liszt
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro
Friday March 15 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale presents Kangwon Kim, violin, Heejeon Hyoung, piano. Works of Franz Schubert.
Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., (Repeated Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. ) at the Carol Rennebohm Auditorium in Music Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
University Opera presents Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, directed by William Farlow with the UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith.
Friday March 15 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison.
Faculty Concert Series presents the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, celebrating its 40th anniversary season.
John Aley, trumpet
Daniel Grabois, horn
Mark Hetzler, trombone
John Stevens, tuba
Jessica Jensen, trumpet
“Suite of Madrigals” Carlo Gesualdo, composer, arranged by Mark Hetzler
“Magnum Mysterium” John Harbison, composer
“Adam’s Rib” James MacMillan, composer
“Gravikord” (World premiere)
Daniel Grabois, composer. Written for the 40th anniversary of the WBQ by UW horn professor, Dan Grabois.
This concert will be streamed live on the web at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1969065/WBQ /
Saturday March 16, 7 pm at Oakwood Village-University Woods Auditorium 6209 Mineral Point Rd. , Madison (Repeated Sunday, March 16 1:30 p.m. UW-Arboretum Auditorium)
The Oakwood Chamber Players.
“Influences” focuses on the works of French composers and their mentors.
Gaubert – Medailles Antiques for Flute, Violin and Piano
Poulenc – Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon
Roussel – Piano trio in Eb, Op. 2
Ferenc – Five Antique Hungarian Dances for Woodwind Quintet
Sunday March 17, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III 750 University Ave. , Madison .
Sunday Afternoon Live presents Rountree Esnemble.
Rountree Ensemble is a group of professional instrumentalists working in the region of south-western Wisconsin. The core of the ensemble is comprised of the music faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP) and is the ensemble-in-residence at the university.
Wednesday, March 20, Noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison,
Organ concert featuring organist Bruce Bengston.
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street,, Madison
The UW Chamber Orchestra featuring Prof. Marc Fink performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. This is Prof. Fink’s final year at UW, as he will retire.