The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning February 20, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | Rich Samuels
Thursday February 20, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW-Madison Western Percussion Ensemble directed by Tom Ross and Anthony Di Sanza.
Program to feature John Luther Adams’ monumental work Strange and Sacred Noise.
Friday February 21, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale presents “Great Dames: A Salute to the Leading Ladies of Stage and Screen,” by Four Seasons Theatre
The Great American Songbook:
Four Seasons Theatre presents Great Dames: a salute to the leading ladies of stage and screen
Friday February 21, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street, Madison.
SoundWaves presents: Wood You Could You? The Science and Music of Wood.
SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening?s theme. The science lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas. The music lectures, while demanding careful listening, are likewise designed for the layman and not the specialist. Every SoundWaves event brings UW?Madison scientists from several departments together with UW?Madison School of Music faculty performers to explore a topic that is relevant to our world and our lives. SoundWaves is free and open to the public. This series generally is held in the evening at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Friday February 21, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol theater, 201 State Street, Madison.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with cellist Joshua Roman.
Joshua Roman wowed audiences in Madison in 2012. This powerful and poetic musician joins the WCO for Haydn’s Concerto No. 2 in D major, in a program featuring Mozart’s final Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’, and which opens with the American neo-Romantic composer, Vittorio Giannini’s Concerto Grosso. This is a program of intense classical passion.
Friday February 21, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Wisconsin Union Theater presents the Miro String Quartet.
Music by Haydn, Schubert and Glass.
General Public: $25
Wisconsin Union Member: $21
UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $21
Non UW-Madison Students: $21
UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10
MIRO: A SOUND AS IMAGINATIVE AS THE ARTIST’S WORKSi
The Wisconsin Union Theater is proud to present Miró String Quartet on February 21st, 2014 in Mills Hall. More information is available by calling the Box Office at 608-265-ARTS (2787). Tickets are: $25 General Public, $21 Union Members, UW-Madison Faculty & Staff, and non UW- Madison Students, $10 UW- Madison Students. Buy tickets online here, call the Box Office at 608-265-ARTS (2787), or purchase in person at the Campus Arts Ticketing box office in Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.
Their Great Masters Program on February 21st will feature Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, “The Lark” by Haydn, String Quartet No. 5 by Glass, and Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” by Schubert.
Taking their name from the 20th century surrealist artist Joan Miró, the Miró String Quartet is celebrating their 18th year performing together. Formed in 1995 and based in Austin, Texas, the group has created a sound that mirrors the imaginative artist’s works. Heralded by critics as “vital and vigorous” even when they were new to the scene, Miró String Quartet has continued to woo crowds with their fresh interpretations of classical mainstays.
The Miró String Quartet is presented by Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Performing Arts Committee and supported by WORT.
Saturday February 22, noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Ave., Madison
Grace Presents: The Madison Bach Musicians.
Grace Presents opens its 2014 season with the Madison Bach Musicians performing works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Corelli, Handel, and, of course, Bach. The Madison Bach Musicians was founded in 2004 by director Trevor Stephenson. The group is dedicated to presenting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach–as well as works by other great composers of the Baroque, Renaissance, and Classical periods—to both the general public and to educational institutions through performances, lectures, and workshops.
MBM’s performance for Grace Presents will feature the following musicians:
Chelsea Morris, soprano
Kangwon Kim, baroque violin
Mary Perkinson, baroque violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, baroque viola
Martha Vallon, baroque cello
Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord
Noon – 1PM
February 22, 2014
Grace Episcopal Church
116 W. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53703
Saturday February 22, 2 pm at Oakwood Village-Prairie Ridge East, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison (repeated Sunday 2/23 3 pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie.
The Sun Prairie Area Chorus.
Winter Concert Weekend
THE WONDERS OF THE EARTH
A musical journey of the heartland and beyond
Feb 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison’s East Side
Feb 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 550 Lincoln Drive, Sun Prairie
Bring a friend and don’t miss our big concert weekend! Selections of this series showcase the awe of the earth, including elements of nature, water, and the frontier prairie.
You will be sure to be amazed by these songs that showcase the wonders of our earth.
A few examples of what you’ll hear:
The Promise of Living (Aaron Copland)
All Things Bright and Beautiful (John Rutter)
Make Our Garden Grow (Leonard Bernstein)
The Water Is Wide (Rene Clausen)
And many more!
Your donation helps to keep these concerts free to all.
Julie Hildebrand, SPAC Board Member 608-834-1679
Saturday February 22nd, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW-Madison Wind Ensemble conducted by Scott Teeple
“Smetana Fanfare”, Karl Husa
“Mar Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility)”, Roger Zare – Wisconsin Premiere
“Ecstatic Waters for Wind Ensemble and Electronics”, Steven Bryant
Saturday February 22, 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison
The Mosaic Chamber Players
HORN TRIOS OF LIGETI AND BRAHMS
Laura Burns, Violin; Brad Sinner, Horn; and Jess Salek, Piano
With guest speaker Sarah Schaffer
Sunday February 23, 3:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park.
UW-Madison Student Ensembles presents the Hunt Quartet
The Hunt Quartet is comprised of outstanding graduate students from the School of Music. This year’s members include Paran Amirinazari, Ju Dee Ang, Lindsey Crabb, and Elsbeth Stalter. The program will include Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet and Bartok’s “String Quartet No. 1 in A minor.”
Sunday, February 23 2 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison
The UW-Madison Concert Band directed by Scott Teeple.
Tuesday February 25, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street.
The UW Madison Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
CCE continues its mission to present the music of living composers. This year’s featured composers include Kathryn Alexander, Suzanne Sorkin, and David Gompper.
Wednesday, February 26, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison.
Organ concert featuring Bruce Bengston.
Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW-Madison Guest Artist Series presents violist Samuel Rhodes and a master class for viola and chamber music.
Mr. Rhodes, legendary violist of the Juilliard String Quartet for four decades, will conduct a master class for viola and chamber music.
On March 1 in Mills Hall and March 2 at the Chazen Museum, he will perform the Bruckner Viola Quintet with the Pro Arte Quartet.
Read about Sam Rhodes: http://www.juilliard.edu/journal/rhodes-leaving-jsq
Wednesday February 26, 7:30 pm at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison
The Wingra Woodwind Quintet and others.
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Presto-Rondo
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Jeux d’enfants, op.22 (arr. G. Davies)
Charles Koechlin (1867-1950): Septuor d’instruments à vent
Jean Françaix (1912-1997): Sept danses
Charles Gounod (1818-1893): Petite Symphonie
Les Thimmig: Saxophone
Mi-li Chang: flute
Allison Kelley: oboe, English horn
Rosemary Jones: clarinet
Anne Aley: horn
Ross Duncan: bassoon
Wednesday February 26, 7:30 pm at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street, Middleton.
The Middleton Community Orchestra
Works by Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov & Mozart, with Danny Kim, viola, Eleanor Bartsch, violin & guest conductor Kevin McMahon
Middleton Community Orchestra’s Winter Concert on Wednesday evening, February 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Middleton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door and at Willy St. Coop West. Students are free and can get tickets at the door o the night of the show.
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante k. 364 for Violin, Viola & Orchestra
Kevin McMahon, guest conductor
Danny Kim, viola
Eleanor Bartsch, violin
$10 general admission
Students are free.
Tickets are available at Willy St. Co-op West and at the door.
Students can get tickets at the door only on the night of the show. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m