The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning September 12, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anthing Goes”
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | Rich Samuels
Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1833 Regent St. , Madison.
The Saint Andrew’s Concert Series presents The Ancora String Quartet (with guests),
Works by Pleyel, Baermann, and Danzi.
The Ancora String Quartet is a Madison based chamber ensemble established in the year 2000. The members all hold advanced degrees and performed all across the United States and Europe. Three performers from the quartet will be joined by UW-Whitewater professors of flute, clarinet and bassoon
Sunday, September 15, 1 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Les Thimmig (flutes), Jennifer Hedstrom (keyboards) and Sean Kleve (percussion) in the first of three lecture-performnces: The Feldman Trios.
Three lecture-performances of the late-period work of American composer Morton Feldman. (See also Oct 27 & Feb. 2)
First concert: “Why Patterns?”
American composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was first noted for his inclusion in the “Cage School,” a group of four composers, the others being Earle Brown and Christian Wolff, associated with the composer John Cage. The three trios for flute, piano, and percussion included in this series were written for the members of this group during the last nine years of Feldman’s life. During this period, his works radically increased in length, lasting from 30 minutes to multiple hours of single-movement, very slowly unfolding development. At issue were the distinction of “form” and “scale.”
Sunday, September 15, 2:30 pm at Edgewood College-St. Joseph Chapel, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison.
A faculty recital featuring Kathleen Otterson, mezzo soprano.
Ms. Otterson is a Senior Instructor of Music, teaching studio voice, diction, and vocal pedagogy. Ms. Otterson also serves as director of the Edgewood College Women’s Choir.
Sunday, September 15, 3 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison,
The Opera Props Showcase Concert.
Opera Props annual fall Showcase Concert will introduce University Opera’s extraordinary singers in a program of celebrated arias. This benefit event includes several new singers who will be featured in the upcoming season’s productions. Please join us for an afternoon of music, fine food, and conversation. Proceeds will help recruit and fund young artists for the University Opera program.
FOR TICKETS: Call Dan Shea at (608) 836-6911 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 28, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison.
Organ recital by organist Bruce Bengston.
Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 pm at the University Club, 803 State Street, Madison.
Dinner and Concert with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet.
5:30 Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
6:30 Dinner (three courses – scroll down for menu)
- Reservations Required -
Reservations ($40 each):
Golden Beet Salad
Lemon dressed field greens with roasted fennel toasted
almonds & poached golden beets
Braised veal shank with demi-glace & fried leeks accompanied by duchesse potatoes & honey garlic glazed carrots
MacFarlane Farms roasted pheasant, fresh herb roasted fingerling potatoes & braised brussel sprouts
House made ravioli filled with roasted pumpkin, tossed in a sage pine nut cream reduction & garnished with shaved black truffle
German Chocolate Cake
Chocolate cake with coconut pecan filled layers &
a chocolate butter cream frosting
The WISCONSIN BRASS QUINTET has presented concerts and master classes throughout the U.S., including performances at Carnegie Hall, international brass conferences, and major universities and conservatories. Their performances and recordings have been acclaimed by nationally recognized musicians and critics. Barry Kilpatrick writes for the American Record Guide, “I’ve reviewed over 250 brass recordings in the past five years, and this is one of the very best. The WBQ is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety, and interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory.” Lending their artistry to the quintet are John Aley and Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba.