The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 21, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday March 21 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison
The UW Madison Symphony Strings conducted by David Grandis.
Music of George Bizet.
Excerpt from L’Arlesienne.
Selections from Les pecheurs de perles with soloists Jennifer D’Agostino, Daniel O’Dea and Michael Roemer.
Friday, March 22, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
Jaime Gusicafré, guitar.
Friday March 22, 7 pm at River Arts on Water,590 Water St. , Prairie du Sac.
The Camerata String Quartet.
Friday March 32, 7 pm at Edgewood College-St. Joseph Chapel 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison.
The Edgewood College Concert Band under the direction of Walter Rich.
Along with other featured works, the band will perform Franz von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture, Claude T. Smith’s Incidental Suite, and Brian Balmages’ Summer Dances. Admission is free.
This event is presented as part of the Year of the Arts at Edgewood College, a celebration of music, theatre and art for 2012-2013. Supporters of our Year of the Arts programming include the Kohler Foundation, BMO Harris Bank, the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, DANE Arts with additional funds from the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Native Capital Investment, and the Ahrens-Washburn Community Fellows Program.
Friday March 22, 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Dream Songs Project presents “We the People”. Guitarist Joseph Spoelstra and soprano AlyssaAnderson present folk-inspred music od Ameida, Beaser, Britten, Brahms, Foster and Seiber. Tickets at the door or at brownpapertickets.com.
Friday March 22, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol Theater, 201 State St. , Madison.
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with Anne Marie McDermott, piano.
Mozart | Concerto No. 24 for Piano in C Minor, K. 491
Bruckner | Symphony in D Minor (Nullte, or Symphony Number Zero).
Friday, March 22, 8 pm (repeated Saturday 3/23 at 8 p, and Sunday 3/24 at 2 pm) at Overture Center-Playhouse 201 State St. , Madison.
Fresco Opera Theatre’s “The Real Divas of Dane County”
This is the true story of opera singers… picked to live in a house… to have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when they exit the stage and get real.
Friday March 22, 8 pm at the Electric Earth Cafe 546 W. Washington Ave. , Madison.
AnyWhen Ensemble, Classical Revolution Madison Cooperative.
Classical Revolution Madison Cooperative (CRM) presents the dynamic chamber-jazz
quintet AnyWhen Ensemble in a double-bill concert at Electric Earth Cafe that includes the
Madison premiere of Douglas Detrickʼs 10-movement suite “The Bright and Rushing
World,” commissioned by Chamber Music America and “Tight Sweater” by Marc Mellits,
performed by CRM.
Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of original music
by its founder and trumpeter that marks out its own territory between jazz and classical
music, creating a dynamic and beautifully constructed hybrid.
The Bright and Rushing World tells a captivating story through a single, ever-present
musical melody that undergoes a metamorphosis through ten very different movements. The piece received its world premiere in New York City in September as part of Dave Douglasʼ Festival of New Trumpet Music at the Jazz Gallery. AnyWhen Ensemble features Douglas Detrick, trumpet; Hashem Assadullahi, saxophone; Shirley Hunt, cello; Steve Vacchi,
bassoon; and Ryan Biesack, drums. Learn more at douglasdetrick.com/anywhen.
Hear excerpts from “The Bright and Rushing World” at http://vimeo.com/59707137 and
Saturday March 23, 7:30 pm at Farley’s House of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Rd. , Madison , WI.
Pianist Martin Kasik performs Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.
Farley’s House of Pianos, Madison’s complete piano store, proudly welcomes internationally recognized Czech pianist Martin Kasik on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7:30pm.
The first half of the performance will feature all three movements of Claude Debussy’s Estampes, as well as Franz Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 and Spanish Rhapsody. After an intermission, Kasik will perform M.P. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in its entirety. See the program details at farleyspianos.com.
Kasik has been playing piano since the age of four and won many national and international awards before the age of 25, including the 1999 Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2000 Davidoff Prix. He has played throughout the world, including concerts in Helsinki, Barcelona, Tokyo, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Kasik teaches piano at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is considered one of the best Czech pianists active today.
Saturday March 23, 7:30 pm at The Overture Center-Overture Hall 201 State St. , Madison.
The Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ Series presents organist David Briggs.
Briggs’ repertoire spans five centuries and is constantly growing with his own compositions and his fascinating transcriptions of symphonic works.
His Madison program begins with J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G Major and includes Haydn’s Three Clock Pieces and Franz Liszt’s Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H, before getting really interesting with Briggs’ Variation on Greensleeves and his transcriptions of The Waltz of the Flowers by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar and The Flight of the Bumble-Bee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Fascinated by the art of improvisation at a young age, Briggs frequently improvises with silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu,
Metropolis and a variety of Charlie Chaplin films. He’ll end his Madison debut with improvisations on themes suggested by the audience.
Briggs’ performances are known for their musicality and virtuosity, but what really sets him apart is his ability to engage and excite audiences with his warmth and humor. He is also
a recording artist of great critical acclaim with more than 30 albums to his name. In a recent Editor’s Choice Review, Gramophone said, “David Briggs’ recording is one of the finest CDs…you’ll ever hear. I’m not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes; listeners…will find this disc a profoundly moving experience.”
Major funding for this concert is provided by Friends of the Overture Concert Organ. Support for all Overture Concert Organ programs is provided by the Diane Endres Ballweg fund.
Sunday March 24 at 12:30 pm at Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III
750 University Ave. , Madison.
Sunday Afternoon Live presents pianist Namji Kim.
Namji Clara Kim began piano studies at the age of six and gave her first recital at the age of eight at the Theatre Andre Malraux in France. Majoring both in piano and harmony at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris, she studied piano with Germaine Mounier, Lucette Descaves, Ventsislav Yankoff, and harmony with Roger Boutry. She graduated from the National Superior Conservatory of Paris with First Prizes (Premiers Prix) in piano, chamber music, and harmony. Ms. Kim obtained her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied under the tutelage of Gyorgy Sandor. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Solomon Mikowsky. Ms. Kim’s concert schedule has included performances around North America, Europe, Russia, and Korea. In 1994, she was a visiting artist at Yonsei University in Seoul (Korea) where she gave a series of lecture recitals. Dr. Namji C. Kim is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and teaches applied piano and class piano. Please join us on Sunday, March 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery Number III at the Chazen Museum of Art.
Wednesday, March 27, noon at Luther Mmorial Church, 1021 University, Madison.
Organ recital featurinng organist Bruce Bengstron