The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning November 21, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything “Goes”
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday November 21, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents the Wingra Woodwind Quartet.
Friday November 22, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison
The Noon Musicale presents Ben Solomonow, ‘cello & Claire Mallory, piano
Music of Bach and Beethoven
Friday November 22m 7:30 pm at Saint James Catholic Church, 11 28 St. James Court, Madison. (Repeated Saturday, November 23 at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison; and Sunday November 24 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, MononaP).
Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Choral Tribute.
Cecilia Singers with Joseph Testa: Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Choral Tribute. An all-American composer program featuring Bernstein, Copland, Barber, Kreutz & Fissinger. Fri. 11/22 St. James RC Church, 7:30p; Sat. 11/23 Luther Memorial, 7:30p; Sun. 11/24 St. Stephen’s Lutheran – Monona, 3:00p. Advance Tickets at Willy St. East/West, Orange Tree Imports, The Pink Poodle: $12 Gen./$10 Seniors or $15/12 at the door. For more info: Joseph Testa firstname.lastname@example.org
On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Joseph Testa & Cecilia Singers will present a program titled, Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Choral Tribute. In the spirit of celebrating the arts –perhaps as JFK would have envisioned — some of Madison’s finest singers will explore the compositional artistry of a few American composers of JFK’s generation: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Robert Kreutz and Edwin Fissinger.
Noteworthy among these featured composers is Wisconsin-born, Robert Kreutz, whose Improperium, composed the weekend of JFK’s tragic death, was a very personal and moving artistic response to that fatal event. His New England Frostbite is a set of three short works based on the poetry of Robert Frost — JFK’s favorite poet! And his Songs of Hope and Deliverance are a thought-provoking collection of four pieces, the third of which is a very dramatic rendering of the last homily given by the Polish Priest, Jerzy Popiełuszko, shortly before he himself was assassinated by Communists in 1984. In all, this is a program of considerable depth and breath, not to be missed!
Saturday November 23, noon at Grace Episcopal Church,116 W. Washington, Madison.
The Grace Presents series presents the UW Russian Folk Orchestra directed by Victor Gorodinsky.
Grace Presents: The UW Russian Folk Orchestra
The UW Russian Folk Orchestra, now in its 16th season, is a unique ensemble performing Russian and other East-European folk music on authentic Russian instruments, balalaikas and domras. The orchestra was founded and is directed by Victor Gorodinsky. The Orchestra is made up of two groups of authentic Russian stringed instruments: balalaikas and domras. The Orchestra also uses accordions, bayans (button accordions), as well as various woodwind and percussion instruments.
The orchestra’s repertoire consists mainly of Russian and other Slavic folk songs, dances, and ballads, but also includes the music of Russian classical composers like Tchaikovsky and original compositions by Victor Gorodinsky.
Saturday November 23, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra present works by Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn. (Repeated Sunday November 24 at 2 pm).
Presenting Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem and Felix Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht.
Wednesday November 27, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison.
Organ concert featuring organist Bruce Bengston.