The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 31, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Rich Samuels

Friday November 1, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay drive, Madison
The Noon Musicale presents the Arbor Ensemble: Berlinda Lopez, flute; Marie Pauls, viola; Rebecca Riley, ‘cello

Music of T. Haslinger, Joaquin Turina & Frank Bridge

Friday, November 1 (repeated Sunday Nov 3 at 2:30 pm), 8 pm at Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison.
The Madison Opera presents Puccini’s “Tosca”

Questo è il bacio di Tosca –
This is the kiss of Tosca!

With those words, opera singer Floria Tosca stabs Scarpia, the evil police chief who has tortured her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and now threatens her. One of the most tightly written and fast-paced of operas, Puccini’s Tosca is a tour de force that combines soaring music, true love, and political intrigue into three acts of headlong drama.


Floria Tosca
Melody Moore

Mario Cavaradossi
Scott Piper

Baron Scarpia
Nmon Ford

Cesare Angelotti
Ryan Kuster

Nikolas Wenzel

Scott Brunscheen

Kenneth Stavert


Conductor: John DeMain

Director: A. Scott Parry

Sung in Italian with projected English translations

Saturday November 2, 7 pm at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Road Fitchburg
Robert Spring, clarinet.

The world-renowned clarinetist Robert Spring, professor of music at Arizona State University, will visit Madison Saturday, November 2. At 7 p.m. Robert Spring will perform a guest recital at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg. The event is presented by The Kat Trio Chamber Music Series. The program of the recital includes works by Francis Poulenc, Eric Mandat, Scott McAllister and others. There will be a Q&A session before the performance at 6:30 p.m. The recital has a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $7 for students.
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Saturday November 2 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Societym 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Mosaic Chamber Players in concert.
My chamber group MOSAIC CHAMBER PLAYERS is performing our first concert in a cycle of all the Beethoven String Sonatas. The concert is this Saturday November 2, 2013 at 7:30pm at First University Society of Madison, located at 900 University Bay Drive.

Tickets are $15/$10 for seniors and students. Check or Cash only please.

The program is Sonata in D Major, op. 12/1 for violin and piano; Sonata in A Major, op. 69 for cello and piano; and Sonata in c minor, op. 30/2 for violin and piano.

Players are Laura Burns, violin, Mike Allen, cello, Wes Luke, violin, and myself: Jess Salek, piano. The piano is a wonderful rebuilt Steinway from the late 1800s.

Saturday November 2 at 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Madison Symphony conducted by Kenneth Woods featuring violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

On Saturday, November 2nd at 8:00PM in Mills Hall, the Wisconsin Union Theater will present classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine with the UW Madison Symphony Orchestra. Call the Box Office at 608-265-ARTS (2787) for more information. Tickets are: $25 General Public, $21 Union Members, UW-Madison Faculty & Staff, and non UW-Madison Students, $10 UW-Madison Students. Buy online, call the Box Office at 608-265-ARTS (2787), or purchase in person at the Campus Arts Ticketing box office in Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.

Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical works, Rachel Barton Pine’s performances combine her gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. Audiences are thrilled by her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. She is a former violin prodigy who performed with the Chicago Symphony at the age of 10, and at numerous other important venues throughout her teens. Her broad range includes classical and baroque music, but unexpectedly for a classical musician, Barton Pine also performs with a heavy metal band, Earthen Grave. Along with her regular performance schedule, Barton Pine has also turned her attention to classical music advocacy. The Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation and Global HeartStrings are dedicated to promoting the study and appreciation of classical music.

Along with the UW Madison Symphony Orchestra, Rachel Barton Pine will be performing the Brahms Violin Concerto. Pine recorded the Brahms Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar. Her violin, the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742), known as the “ex-Soldat,” has a very special connection to Brahms–the composer hand-picked it for the violinist Marie Soldat.

This performance is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Performing Arts Committee. Media Sponsor is WORT, 89.9 FM.

Sunday November 3, 7 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison
The Saint Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig accompanied by the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra.

Luther Memorial Church is honored to host the St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany, accompanied by the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra. The choir will sing from the church’s rear balcony, just as it performs at St. Thomas. The program will present music of Bach (Cantatas 196 and 150; Motet “Singet dem Herrn”) and Vivaldi (Magnificat and Gloria).

The St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany, was founded in 1212. Johann Sebastian Bach served as Thomaskantor, director of the choir, from 1723 to 1750. This is the first U. S. concert tour of its 800-year history.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear world class music in Madison. Tickets are available for purchase online on the Luther Memorial website at via Brown Paper Tickets. You can select your seats from a seating chart of the LM nave at $20, $30 or $60.

Tickets are available for purchase online at You can select your seats from a seating chart of the LM nave at $20, $30 or $60.

Contact Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or

Wednesday November 6, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison.
Organ Concert featuring organist Bruce Bengston.

Wednesday November 6, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Johannes Wallmann Quartet with drummer Jeff Hirshfield.

In the first of two public concerts during his brief residency at the UW School of Music, New York-based drummer Jeff Hirshfield joins pianist UW Jazz Studies Professor Johannes Wallmann for a performance of original compositions from Wallmann’s upcoming album release. Hirshfield is among the most versatile and in-demand sidemen in jazz, and has appeared on over 300 albums. His performance and recording credits include Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Dr. John, Bob Brookmeyer, John Zorn, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Williams, Greg Osby, Tim Berne, Zoot Sims, and many others. (Note: The date for this program was previously and incorrectly announced, by the Consortium, as 11/4/13.) Free admission. 7:30 PM, Morphy Recital Hall, UW Humanities Building.

Wednesday November 6, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
UW Wind Ensemble & Chamber Winds

Program includes:

“Feierlicher Einzug”, Richard Strauss
“Rondino”, Ludwig von Beethoven
“Music for Pieces of Wood”, Steve Reich
“Glassworks”, Philip Glass


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