The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 11, 2013. Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 | buzz

Thursday July 11, 1 pm, UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St. Madison.
The Madison Early Music Festival presents a participant’ concert.

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Thursday, July 11, 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, Madison..
The Capitol City Band presents its weekly summer concert.

Thursday July 11, 7:30 pm, UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St., Madison.
The Madison Early Music Festival presents the Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig.

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Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm, UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park, Madison.
The Madison Early Music Festival concludes with an all-festival concert,

Stuttgart 1616

Our closing celebration is performed by MEMF faculty and workshop participants presenting a splendid Mass composed for the princely christening of the fifth son of Johann Friedrich, Duke of Württemberg in Stuttgart in March of 1616. Composers include Gregor Aichinger, Ludwig Daser, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorious. Conducted by Kristina Boerger.

Pre-concert lecture presented by Robert Wiemken, co-founder and director, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band.

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Saturday July 13, 8 pm at Garner Park, 333 S. Rosa Road, Madison.
Opera in the Park, the annual free concert by Madison Opera and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Rain date: Sunday, July 14, 8 p.m.)

Opera in the Park, Madison Opera’s gift to the community, is a night like no other. The stars appear in the sky over Garner Park, the light sticks glow in the audience, and singers from our upcoming season take the stage to share their favorite arias and ensembles from opera and Broadway. This free concert is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Performed by the outstanding talents of the Madison Opera Chorus, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and some of opera’s brightest stars, Opera in the Park is a FREE community event perfect for audiences of ALL ages!

Madison Opera is proud to present the 12th annual Opera in the Park concert on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8pm. Garner Park opens at 7am the day of the concert. Blankets, chairs, food and beverages are allowed.


Caitlin Cisler

Nmon Ford

Brian Jagde

Alexandra LoBianco

John DeMain


The Star-Spangled Banner

Chorus & Orchestra
The Ride of the Valkyries
Die Walküre (Wagner)
Dich, Teure Halle
Tannhäuser (Wagner)
Ms. LoBianco
Ah la paterna mano
Macbeth (Verdi)
Mr. Jagde
Fuoco di Gioia
Otello (Verdi)
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Mr. Ford
Chacun le Sait
The Daughter of the Regiment (Donizetti)
Ms. Cisler, Chorus
Zydeco aria
Dead Man Walking (Heggie)
Mr. Ford
He Will Gather Us Around
Dead Man Walking (Heggie)
Ms. LoBianco, Ms. Cisler, Madison Youth Choirs, Chorus

Recondita Armonia
Tosca (Puccini)
Mr. Jagde
Te Deum
Tosca (Puccini)
Mr. Ford, Chorus


In Questa Reggia
Turandot (Puccini)
Ms. LoBianco, Chorus
O Mio Babbino Caro
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Ms. Cisler
Duet from Act I
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Ms. LoBianco, Mr. Jagde
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
Mr. Ford, Chorus
Glitter and Be Gay
Candide (Bernstein)
Ms. Cisler
I Am Easily Assimilated
Candide (Bernstein)
Ms. LoBianco, Chorus
It Only Takes a Moment
Hello, Dolly! (Herman)
Mr. Jagde
Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat
Guys and Dolls (Loesser)
Mr. Ford, Chorus
La Traviata (Verdi)
Tutti, Chorus

Wednesday July 11, 7 pm at Capitol Square (King Street corner), Madison.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents its Concert in the Square.

Guest Artists: Madmen Across the Water – The Music of Elton John

Do you remember when rock was young? You will really enjoy this concert full of Elton John’s hits that are sure to have you singing and dancing. So, say Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and head on down to King Street on the Capitol Square for an evening you won’t soon forget.


Rocket Man
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Tiny Dancer
Circle of Life

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