The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 10, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Saturday, 5 April 2014 | Rich Samuels

Friday April 11, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale presents Christopher Allen, guitar.

Music of Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Tedesco, Breznikar, and Araujo

Friday April 11, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. (Repeated Sunday, April 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday April 15 at 7:30 pm).
University Opera presents Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict

Friday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Guest Artists Series presents the Center for New Music, University of Iowa.

Performances devoted to the late 20th Century and Early 21st century repertoire.

Friday April 11, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol theater.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with pianist Stuart Goodyear
Music of Goodyear and Beethoven.

Stewart Goodyear returns to perform his own Piano Concerto, a dynamic 30 minute work in two movements, premiered at Wisconsin’s Peninsula Music Festival in 2010. A favorite with our Madison audience, Mr. Goodyear will also perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy along with the WCO Chorus, Festival Choir of Madison and the UW Madrigal Singers combined. The season finale concludes with Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’.

Saturday April 13, 3:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Perlman Piano Trio.
Music by Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert.

The free annual performance of the student ensemble, the Perlman Piano Trio (+ 2) will take place on Saturday, April 12, at 3:30 PM in Morphy Hall in Humanities. The original ensemble, formed as a piano trio in 2007, is funded by Dr. Kato Perlman, a retired research scientist who was inspired by former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain, who is also heavily involved with the school of music through his support of several competitions. (One of these, the Beethoven Piano Competition, will hold its annual winners? recital on April 6 at 3:30 PM in Morphy Hall. Winners have not yet been announced.)

As students graduate, new musicians audition to replace them. This year?s ensemble consists of Madlen Breckbill, violin; Alice Bartsch, violin; Daniel Ma, cello; SeungWha Baek, piano; and Jeremy Kienbaum, viola. Both Madlen Breckbill and SeungWha Baek were previously featured this year as winners of the school?s annual concerto competition, the Symphony Showcase, while Alice Bartsch was a winner two years ago.

The April program will include the 40-minute long Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898, written by Franz Schubert (click here to hear audio) and finished in 1828, just before he died. It will also include the adagio of the piano trio in E flat major, Hoboken XV:22, by Joseph Haydn, written in 1794, as well as the piano quintet op. 81 in A major by Antonín Dvo?ák, composed in 1887. A public reception will follow the performance.

Saturday April 12 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street.
The UW Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra
Presenting J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion.

Saturday April 12 8 pm at Gates of Heaven, 302 E. Gorham Street, Madison.
The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble


1.Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – Duet no 2 for two flutes in E-flat major, F 55
2.Jean Baptiste Barrière – cello sonata #3, book 2
3.Georg Philipp Telemann – Suite 1 from “Six Quattuors” (Paris Quartets)
4.Johann Friedrich Fasch – Sonata for bassoon and continuo in C major
5.Benoit Guillemant – sonata nr 1 for tw o traversi
6.Carl Friedrich Abel – Sonata a viola da gamba solo et basso, WKO 160.
7.Johann Christian Bach – Quartetto for traverso, violin, viola, and bass.
8.Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Concerto a cing parties, from opus 37.

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Tickets at the door only: $15 ($10 students). Feel free to bring your own chair or pillow.
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Theresa Koenig – baroque bassoon
Mary Perkinson – baroque violin
Monica Steger – traverso,
Brett Lipshutz – traverso
Eric Miller – viola da gamba
Anton TenWolde – baroque cello

Max Yount – harpsichord

Sunday April 13, 10 am and 3 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison
The First Unitarian Society Choir & Orchestra.
“Requiem,” by Gabriel Faure

Heather Thorpe, soprano
Bart Terrell, baritone
The Society Choir and Orchestra, Dan Broner

Cost: Free/donations
Call: 608-233-9774

Sunday April 13 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor.

Monday April 14, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street.
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Anthony di Sanza percussion

Anthony Di Sanza has performed, presented master classes, and held residencies in North America, Europe and Asia. He has appeared as a visiting artist at over 35 colleges, universities and conservatories, and has performed as soloist and chamber musician in some of the world’s most important concert halls. Active in a wide variety of Western and non-Western percussive areas, he can be heard on numerous CD recordings with various artists and ensembles. Anthony will soon release his first solo CD, which features works for multiple percussion, marimba and darabukka, on the Equilibrium label. Anthony has performed with numerous orchestras as timpanist or percussionist and currently serves as principal percussionist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) on five separate occasions and regularly studies and performs music from Brazil, Cuba and the Middle East. Anthony is regularly involved in the premiering of new works from a wide variety of composers, including Akira Nishimura, Maki Ishii, Kaoru Wada, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Keiko Abe, Michael Udow, Dave Hollinden, Laura Elise Schwendinger, Les Thimmig, Joseph Koykkar, Jonas Tamulionis and Dennis Wilson. Also a composer, Anthony has works published with Alfred and HoneyRock.

Wednesday April 16, 2014 1 pm at Mills Hall 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Guest Artist Series presents Christian Howes, jazz violin.

UW’s jazz and string programs present a masterclass with noted jazz violinist and educator Christian Howe from 1

In 2013, Christian Howes was voted among the top three violinists in JazzTimes’ “2012 Expanded Critics Poll.” In August 2011, Christian was ranked as the #1 “Rising Star” violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll. He was a nominee for the Jazz Journalists Association?s “Violinist Of The Year” in 2011. In 2012, he received the Residency Partnership from Chamber Music America for his work in outreach with orchestral education programs. He regularly tours throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. as a leader of his own groups and a soloist with orchestras. Says All About Jazz, “as a jazz violinist he has no peer.” The Minneapolis Tribune called Christian “arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz.” According to the Chicago Reader, “Not since Jean Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.”

Wednesday April 16, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Madison Symphony Strings directed by Kyle Knox.

Symphony Strings performs Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings & Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite.

Wednesday April 17, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison
Organ concert with organist Bruce Bengston.

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