The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, WIsconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 16, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Rich Samuels

Thursday January 16, 7:30 pm at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main Street, Janesville.
The UW-Rock County Orchestra presents the word premier of a new symphony by UW-Rock County associate professor Jeff Suarez.

Jeff Suarez is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin – Rock County in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he directs the UW-Rock County Concert Band, the UW-Rock County Jazz Band, founded the UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra, and co-founded the UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra. In addition to his directing duties, Professor Suarez also teaches music theory and music history classes. Trained as an educator, French hornist, and composer, Jeff earned a B. M. E. and B. Mus. (Composition / Theory) from Central Michigan University, a M. M. in French horn performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in French horn performance with a minor in musicology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As a conductor of musical theater, Jeff has been recently seen with Spotlight on Kids, Theater Unlimited, and musical theater productions at UW-Rock County. Jeff was inducted into the United Arts Alliance Hall of Fame at the Janesville Performing Arts Center on April 7, 2013. This year, Suarez is coordinating the annual “Walk-in Messiah” with the Janesville School District, ECHO, and Cargill United Methodist Church where Richard Severing will conduct this annual event. From the compositional and music arrangement realm, Suarez has recently composed two works for orchestra, a work for French horn quartet, and has constructed numerous arrangements for the UW-Rock County Concert Band, the UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra, and the UW-Rock County Jazz Combo in which he plays “2nd keyboard”.

To purchase tickets, please call the JPAC Box Office at 608-758-0297 ext. 1 or visit Box office hours are MWTH 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-1pm.

“The talent that the Janesville area has is absolutely incredible,” says Elizabeth Horvath, JPAC’s Executive Director. “We are so honored, as a local community performing arts center, to truly recognize all of these local residents that provide Janesville with their raw talent. It will truly be an eclectic month not to be missed!”

The Janesville Performing Arts Center serves the greater Rock County area through performances and events produced by 15 local non-profit arts groups. The center’s 633 seat theatre, lobby, art gallery, box office, and administrative office are located in the historic Janesville High School/Marshall Junior High School building in downtown Janesville.

Friday January 17, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Societ, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale presents Scott Ellington, oboe & Ted Reinke, piano

Music of Elliot Schwartz, Walter Piston & Bill Douglas

Friday January 17, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol Theater, 201 State Street, Madison.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with guitarist Ana Vidovic.

Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor shows the emerging power of the great symphonist he became in a profound and monumental achievement. Guitarist Ana Vidovic will thrill you with her passion and dexterity in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1. Mozart’s fast and furious Impresario Overture to his early opera will set this concert on fire.

Tickets to this incredible concert are on sale now! Don’t forget to use the code word JOY to save 50% to our January 17th concert – valid through December 25th! You may also call the Overture Center box office at 608.258.4141.


Saturday January 18, 7 pm at Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin St. Madison.
Metropolitan Opera soprano Kitt Reuter-Foss.

Don’t miss this event! Metropolitan Opera soprano Kitt Reuter-Foss in concert in Madison! Join us for a rare local performance as Kitt sings some of her favorites, songs ranging from opera to Broadway. She will also share stories of her singing adventures around the country. Sweets, savories and beverages will be provided by Arboretum Cohousing in their beautiful Common House. 7-9pm, Sat. Jan.18 at Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin St., Madison. Cost: $25.00 available online at or More info at 608-260-0284 or

Saturday January 18 7:30 pm at the Chocolaterian Cafe, 2004 Atwood, Madison (repeated Sunday, January 19, 4 pm at Gates of Heaven, 1123 Vilas Ave, Madison).
Eliza’s Toyes presents “A British Winter Night”

(Note: Conductor Jerry Hui will be Alan Muirhead’s guest on WORT’s “Musica Antiqua” broadcast on Sunday, January 19 at 10 am).


Regina caeli (chant)—anon.
Regina caeli à 3—anon.
Memento salutis auctor—William Byrd (1540-1623)
O magnum mysterium—William Byrd
Magnificat —Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
O beatum (1612) —Peter Philips (1560-1628)
O sacrum convivium (1575)—Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
A sound of angels—Christopher Tye (1505-1573)
O nata lux (1575)—Thomas Tallis
Music Divine (1622)—Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
Tidings True—anon.
There is no rose—anon.
Sing Joyfully (1641)—William Byrd

Wednesday, January 22, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison
Organ concert featuring organist Bruce Bengston.

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