The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 18, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
Sunday, 14 April 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday April 18 7 pm at Capitol Lakes, 333 West Main Street, Madison
Freshman recital by violist Mikko Utevsky. Includes works by Bach and Shostakovich. Piano accompanist is John Jeffrey Gibbens.
Thursday April 18 8:30 pm. Morphy Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison.
The UW Black Music Ensemble. included will be works by works by Charles Wright, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder
Friday, April 19, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet (Elizabeth Marshall, Laura Medisky, Bethany Schultz, Kia Karlen and Cindy Cameron-Fix). The program includes works by Anton Reicha, Bill Douglas, Ligeti and Muczynski..
Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm (also Sunday, 4/21 at 4:30 pm) Farley’s House of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison.
Parry Karp (cello) and Eli Kallman (piano).
The two-concert performance will feature works exclusively by Beethoven, including all the composer’s cello sonatas, as well as variations on works by Handel and Mozart. Each performance will include variations on a different theme from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Sunday will also have variations on Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabäus.
Friday April 19 at 7:30 pm, Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Aletheia Duo. Jonathan Keeble, flute, and Ann Yeung, harp.
The program will include works by Stella Sung; Jennifer Higdon; Susann McDonald and Linda Wood Rollo; Howard Hanson; Stephen Andrew Taylor; Marcel Grandjany; and Witold Lutoslawski.
“Aletheia” means truth – truth as it first reveals itself, free of any judgment, yet also implying sincerity. The Aletheia Duo presents works to the audience in such a way – as if the works performed have just been invented anew.
As the Aletheia Duo, Jonathan Keeble and Ann Yeung share a passion for bringing the creative possibilities of the music of this time to their audiences. They have been performing together since 2002 – most recently in September 2012 at the Lake Como Festival in Italy and the Les muséiques Festival in Switzerland. Their collaborations have led them to venues in Asia, Europe, and throughout North America, include a critically acclaimed recording, Voyage: American Works for Flute and Harp on Albany Records, and their most recent recording for Albany Records, Song of the Black Swan: Works inspired by Nature that also features Claude Debussy’s Sonate with Masumi Per Rostad, violist of the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet.
Friday, April 19 at 8 pm (repeated Saturday 4/20 at 4 pm) in Mills Hall, 455 North Park St, Madison.
The UW Madrigal Singers directed by Bruce Gladstone.
Saturday, April 20 at 3 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church 322 E. Washington Ave. , Madison.
The Kat Trio.
The Kat Trio will give a concert in celebration and renewal of the mission and building of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Working with Porchlight, LSS, LIRS, and MALC, St. John’s is the location of a day and night shelter, expanded emergency financial assistance, refugee settlement, the MALC Women’s Backyard Mosaic Project, and several near east side anonymous groups. Of the 900 people coming to St. Johns each week, only one out of seven does so for religious reasons. St. Johns has completed the second of three stages of building renovation designed to facilitate this mission; and we are celebrating the mission, the renovations, and the support of members, friends, and partners with this concert.
The Kat Trio, founded in Ekaterinburg, Russia, has become a Madison favorite. The violin, clarinet, piano trio’s work includes classical, religious and contemporary favorites.
Saturday, April 20, 3:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison
The Perlman Piano Trio.
Pianist Jeongmin Lee, violinist Alice Bartsch, and cellist Taylor Skiff will perform Piano Trio in G Major by Haydn and Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66 by Mendelssohn. The group will be joined by violinist Madlen Breckbill and violist Daniel Jacobs in a performance of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. The performance is generously sponsored by Dr. Kato Perlman, a retired research scientist at UW-Madison.
The Perlman Piano Trio Fund provides annual awards for a violinist, cellist and pianist and stipulates that they will present “an annual concert of the great masterpieces of the piano trio (or on occasion, quartet or quintet) literature.” The selection of students is made under the guidance of faculty from the piano and string areas. Their concert is the culmination of a year in which they are coached as an ensemble by faculty members.
Saturday, April 20 at 7:15 pm (repeated Sunday at 2:45 pm) at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive. Madison.
The Madison Bach Musicians directed by Trevor Stephenson. Music of Haydn and Mozart.
Fortepiano Concerto in D major—Trevor Stephenson soloist
Symphony no. 45 in F# minor “Farewell”
Bassoon Concerto in Bb major—Marc Vallon soloist
Symphony no. 29 in A major
Saturday, April 20, 8 pm, at Mills Hall, 455 North Par St. Madison
The Javanese Gamelan Ensemble. R. Anderson Sutton, director.
This spring’s annual concert of Javanese music and dance by the UW-Madison Javanese gamelan ensemble and will feature a dance duet, as well as a range of musical pieces. The dance will be performed by Prof. Peggy Choy (UW-Madison Dance Department) and visiting artist Valerie Mau Vetter (Grinnell College). Gamelan music will feature three guest musicians, Lisa Gold and Ben Brinner (UC-Berkeley) and Roger Vetter (Grinnell College), joining with Mary Jo Wilson (UW-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies) and the UW-Madison Javanese gamelan ensemble. In addition to the dance, the audience will be treated to a varied offering of Javanese gamelan music, ranging from stately court pieces to lively and lighter pieces, including several items from the theater music repertory.
Sunday April 21, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery IIIChazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III 750 University Ave., Madison
Sunday Afternoon Live presents Kuang-Hao Huang, piano; Paul Kosower, cello; and Paula Kosower, cello.
Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang has performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Mr. Huang is most often heard as a collaborator, performing concerts and radio broadcasts with Chicago’s finest musicians, from instrumentalists of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to singers with the Lyric Opera. He has been a regular guest of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and has performed with the Vermeer and Chicago String Quartets. Paul R. Kosower is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he was coordinator of the String Division, and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra along with teaching cello and organ students. He was awarded five years of scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Music to study with former principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Ernst Silberstein and in addition studied organ. For ten years Mr. Kosower toured with the Dolce Cello Trio performing with his son Mark and his daughter Paula. Paula Kosower is an active performer and teacher in the Chicago area. She has performed last season with the Sheridan Chamber Players at the Chicago Cultural Center, with Fulcrum Point at the Harris Theater, and with MusicNOW from Symphony Center. During the summer season she frequently performs at the Ravinia Festival.
Sunday, April 21 2 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison
The UW Wind Ensemble
Sunday April 21st 2:30 pm at UW Music Hall
Guest Recital Series Concert
Soprano Emily Birsan w/ Kirstin Ihde, pianist, Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano and John Arnold, bass-baritone.
Sunday April 21, 7:30 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison.
The UW Contemporary chamber Ensemble presents student ensembles.
Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Horn Choir, Daniel Grabois, director.
Wednesday April 24, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison.
Organ concert by Bruce Bengston.