The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 27, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Rich Samuels

Thursday June 27, 7 pm at Tennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave, Madison.
The Capitol City Band.
Concerts last one hour; bring a lawn chair and a friend for listening comfort
Concerts continue each Thursday through August.

Friday, June 28, 7:30 pm at the Stoughton Opera House, 381 Main Street, Stoughton.
The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents “Poker Face” (repeated Sunday, June 30. 2:30pm at the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green).

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Poker Face program:

Copland Flute Sonata (Transcribed from Violin Sonata)

Mozart Piano Concerto #22, E-Flat Major (Transcribed by Hummel for Piano, FLute, Violin and Cello)

Brahms Sextet in G Major (Transcribed by Kirchner for Piano Trio)

A Poker Face gives no hint of whether you’re telling the truth or bluffing. Our musical take involves works written for one instrumental medium that are so artfully transcribed for another, you can’t tell they’ve been transcribed at all. We begin with Aaron Copland’s great Flute Sonata, transcribed from his violin sonata. Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 22 is presented in a masterful version for piano, flute, violin, and cello created by Mozart’s pupil Hummel. We conclude with one of Brahms’s masterpieces, the String Sextet in G Major, arranged by Theodor Kirchner for piano trio.

Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm at the Overture Center-Playhouse, 201 State St., Madison (repeated Sunday June 30, 7:30pm at the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green.
The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents {Play the Hand You’ve Been Dealt”.

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Dick Kattenburg Quartet for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Piano

Korngold Suite for Piano Left Hand, 2 Violins and Cello

Beethoven Archduke Trio: Sponsored by Norma & Elliott Sober

When you Play the Hand You’ve Been Dealt, you make the most of whatever situation you’ve been handed. Our musical version features composers who were handed lemons and made lemonade. Dick Kattenburg was Dutch Jew who died in the Holocaust. Despite the terrible hand he was dealt, he composed fantastic music, including the Quartet for flute, violin, cello, and piano. Erich Wolfgang Korngold was commissioned to write a work for pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who had lost his right arm in World War I. The Suite for two violins, cello, and piano left-hand is a thrilling work in which Korngold literally plays the hand he was dealt. Our season concludes with Beethoven’s “Archduke” piano trio, one of his greatest creations. The premiere performance of this trio was Beethoven’s last appearance as a pianist in public, for deafness soon overtook him. Musicians will include artistic directors Stephanie Jutt, flute, and Jeffrey Sykes, piano; the San Francisco Piano Trio, which includes Sykes; violinist, Axel Strauss, from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal; and cellist, Jean-Michel Foneneau, from the San Francisco Conservatory; and concertmaster, Naha Greenholtz, from the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday June 29, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park, Madison.
The Madison Summer Choir presents “The Power of Music”

This is a concert honoring music itself, with settings of texts that demonstrate and celebrate its power by Johannes Brahms, Thomas Tallis, Virgil Thompson, Ralph Vaughan Williams and culminating with Messe Solonnelle a Sainte Cecile by Charles Gounod. Conducted by Ben Luedcke.

Monday July 1, 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Rd, Madison,
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m. in Mills Hall, UW-Madison Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St.
The Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble.

World Music Ensemble will perform a choral concert at 7:30pm on Monday, July 1 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (326 S Segoe Road, Madison). Donations accepted at the door; suggested donation is $10/adults, $5 students and seniors.

Village Harmony, the unique and lively Vermont-based world youth world music singing ensemble, will be in Madison as part of their summer tour of the Midwest. The group is led by directors Mollie Stone, Natalie Nowytski, and Will Thomas Rowan.

The concert program features authentic choral music from Caucasus Georgia, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Occitan region of southern France and the US, plus a set of Renaissance motets. The teen singers of Village Harmony summer camps have been traveling and performing in New England and an ever-widening swath of the globe since the organization’s founding in 1990, participating in cultural exchanges and delighting audiences with their heartfelt renditions of folk music from around the world. This is their first tour of the Midwest.

Village Harmony is an umbrella organization dedicated to the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world. Each summer Village Harmony sponsors ten or more ensembles, both in New England and in numerous foreign countries, involving both teen and adult singers. Each group develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders, but all share common traits: a powerful, natural unrestrained vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the singers and the audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.

The three guest leaders of this ensemble bring a wealth of experience and expertise in traditional music from ! many parts of the world. Mollie Stone is a conductor at the Ch! icago Children’s Choir and the University of Chicago and is one of the country’s leading experts on black South African choral music. Award-winning Balkan singer Natalie Nowytski is a first-generation Ukrainian-American hailing from Minnesota and has couched numerous professional groups on Eastern European vocal traditions. Singer-songwriter Will Thomas Roman has been singing and traveling the world with Village Harmony since he was 13 and has been studying and teaching the music of Occitania, a choral genre rarely heard in the U.S.

Recognized as an innovator in youth choral music education, Madison Youth Choirs (MYC) welcomes singers of all ability levels, challenging them to learn more than just notes and rhythms. Our singers explore the history, context, and heart of the music, becoming “expert noticers,”using music as a lens to discover the world. MYC serves more than 500 young people, ages 7-18, in 11 single-gender choirs. In summer 2014, MYC boychoirs travel to Scotland for their first appearance at the invitation-only Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
For further information, please contact the Madison Youth Choirs
(608) 238-SING (7464)

Wednesday, July 3, 7pm at Capitol Square, Madison.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra,

Rhythm in Red, White & Blue
Guest Artist: Michael Mizrahi, piano

For our annual Independence Day celebration, pianist Michael Mizrahi joins the orchestra for a rousing tribute to America, with tunes from an American classic, George Gershwin. We are proud to also give our Salute to Veterans, as we invite all of our veterans to stand as their theme for their branch of service is played during Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute. There’ll be Sousa of course…and by now, you know what our “booming” closing piece will be!


GERSHWIN | I Got Rhythm
GERSHWIN | Rhapsody in Blue
LOWDEN | Armed Forces Salute
TCHAIKOVSKY | 1812 Overture

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Rich Samuels
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