The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 30, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
Monday, 27 May 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison
Clocks in Motion percussion ensemble presents “Vertical Thoughts” featuring the world premiere of mallet quartet piece by Marc Mellits and works by Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass and Morton Feldman.
For more information about the Marc Mellits Mallet Quartet Consortium you can visit: http://mellitsconsortium.tumblr.com/
For more information about Clocks in Motion: http://www.clocksinmotionpercussion.com
Friday May 31, 8 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Rd. , Madison
Madison Chamber Choir presents its “Bach and Beach” concert. A lively evening of choral music to welcome the summer season.
Saturday June 1, 7:30 pm at t. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd. , Monona
The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents “Benjamin Britten and Friends” with special guests, the Britten Boy Choir conducted by Randal Swiggum.
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) was perhaps the greatest choral composer of the twentieth century. In celebration of Britten’s 100th anniversary this year, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir has assembled a delightful program featuring Britten’s quirky cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb, along with his rapturously beautiful Five Flower Songs. Complimenting Britten’s works are pieces by his “friends” (both figuratively and literally), including music by Arvo Pärt, Henry Purcell, Percy Grainger, and Frank Bridge. The Britten Boy Choir of Madison, conducted by Randal Swiggum, will make a special appearance performing music by Britten and others. Organist and pianist Mark Brampton Smith joins the WCC performing the virtuoso keyboard parts in Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and in several of Percy Grainger’s boisterous folksong arrangements.
Founded in 1999, the Madison-based Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios from the Baroque and Classical eras, a cappella masterworks from various centuries, and world premieres. Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck is the WCC’s Artistic Director. For more information cal 273-4609.