The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 8, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Rich Samuels

Thursday May 8 2014 5:30 pm at the University Club 803 State Street, Madison.
Wingra Woodwind Quintet Dinner at the University Club

Enjoy an evening at the historic University Club while treating your palette to a three course mean and treating your senses to the enchanting sounds of classical and contemporary woodwind chamber music. View the full menu at

The schedule is as follows:
5:30pm – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Performance

This event is ticketed; the cost is $40 per person. Copy and past the following URL in your browser to make reservations for you and your guests:

Wingra Woodwind Quintet:
Linda Kimball, horn
Stephanie Jutt, flute
Marc Vallon, bassoon
Linda Bartley, clarinet
Kostas Tiliakos, oboe

Friday May 9 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 Segoe Road, Madison (repeated Saturday 5/10, 7:30 pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, Madison)
The Madison Area Concert Handbells presents “MACH ON THE MOVE”

Madison Area Concert Handbells and new music director Brad Schultz are excited to present MACH on the MOVE. The program begins with a nod to classic composers’ takes on movement. Marches by Percy Granger and John Phillip Sousa, a hunting song by Felix Mendelssohn, a Renaissance Dance by Praetorius, and Kevin McChesney’s fiery setting of Lord of the Dance augment the lush quietude and impressionist colors of a Pavane (slow dance) by Maurice Ravel and a Berceuse (rocking cradle song) by Gabriel Faure.

We continue our salute to movement by looking at two ways we move, by water and by air. Wade in the Water and a freshly minted setting of The Water Is Wide by Wisconsin composer Sandra Eithun will be featured. Escape Velocity is an exciting new piece by Jason Krug. Written as a tribute to the NASA Space Program, you will hear the quiet before a morning launch, followed by the Space Shuttle’s majestic lift-off, orbit, and invigorating re-entry to Earth. Karen Lakey Buckwalter’ s setting of In Bright Mansions Above incorporates Magee’s poem “High Flight” (made famous by Ronald Reagan’s speech to the nation following the Challenger disaster) and features our own Nancy Evans on piano. We finish the program in the tropics, with Cuban composer Ernesto Leucona’s saucy The Breeze and I.

Concerts will be held May Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S Segoe Road, Madison, and Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E Gorham Street, Madison.

Advance tickets are $12/Adult and $9/Student & Senior. Tickets are 15 and 12 at the door.
Advance tickets will be available at Cool Beans Coffee Café, Ward-Brodt Music, Metcalfe’s Market at Hilldale, and Orange Tree Imports. Advance tickets may also be ordered at
Call 608-620-1997 for more information.


Friday May 9, 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.The Ancora String Quartet in recital.

The ASQ closes out its thirteenth season with an evening of elegant and exciting piano quartets. Pianist MyungHee Chung joins members of the ASQ for a program of works by Mozart, Frank Bridge, and Turina. Mozart’s second piano quartet combines poise with operatic lyricism, the Bridge Phantasy exudes late Romantic pathos, and the Turina quartet fills the air with Spanish rhythms and flair. Don’t miss this concert!

Friday May 9, 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison.
The University of Wisconsin Men’s Choir presents its spring concert.


Saturday May 10, 10:30 am at Oakwood Village-Prairie Ridge (East) 5565 Tancho Dr.. Madison
The Choral Arts Society

Works celebrating water by Bach, Trumbore & Pinkham

Sunday May 11, 7 pm at Madison Country Day School, Music Room.
The Hunt Quartet’s Mother’s Day Concert

Join the Hunt Quartet and friends for a Mother’s Day Concert!
On the program: Brahms and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

Saturday May 11, 7:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison
The Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ Series presents the Madison Youth Choirs with Samuel Hurchison

Sunday May 11, 2 pm at Olbrich Gardens-Evjue Commons, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison.
The New Horizons Concert Band presents its annual Mother’s Day Concert.

Wander through flower gardens blooming with spring and enjoy a Mother’s Day concert by the New Horizons Concert Band at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Suggested admission donation for the concert is $1.

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