The WORT 89.9FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 24, 2013. Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Rich Samuels

Thursday October 24 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street Madison
The UW Madison School of Music Faculty Concert Series presents Javier Calderon, guitar.

When Javier Calderon played his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times called him “…a virtuoso with poetic sensibility.” Since then many composers, including the eminent American Alan Hovhaness and Lawrence Weiner, have been writing and dedicating guitar concertos and solo pieces to Calderon. At age 17 Javier Calderon thrilled the audience of his native city of La Paz, Bolivia the evening he played with the Bolivian National Symphony Orchestra. Then he was invited to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Soon after, Andres Segovia awarded the young guitarist a scholarship to study under his tutelage in Spain. Calderon, who is also an accomplished cellist, studied interpretation with Janos Starker.

Javier Calderon now tours extensively in the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East. He appears regularly as concert soloist with orchestras including the St. Louis and Atlanta symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra and in solo recitals throughout the world. Javier Calderon has performed chamber music concerts with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and has been featured at numerous international music festivals. Eloquent interpretations and the ability to draw a fascinating variety of sounds from the guitar characterize Calderon’s unique style. Audiences in New York’s Carnegie Hall, and in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Bonn, Mexico City, and Seoul have been spellbound by his flawless technique and moved by his sensitivity and musicianship.

Friday October 25 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison
The Noon Musicale presents Brazilian song and dance with Karlos Moser and guests.

Friday October 25, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison.
SoundWaves presents “All Together Now, Groups and their Behaviors”, a lecture-performance.

Join three UW-Madison musicians along with colleagues from mathematics, entomology and computation as they explore groups and their behaviors. Performers and lecturers include: Tullia Dymarz, Henry Hagedorn, Bryan Daniels, Linda Bartley, Christopher Taylor and Daniel Grabois. Registration is requested.

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Friday October 25, 7:30pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison.
University Opera presents Handel’s Ariodante (repeated Sunday 10/27 at 3pm and Tuesday 10/29 at 7:30pm)

Ariodante was the first of Handel’s operas to premiere in Covent Garden in 1735. Written for an extraordinary cast, the score contains some of the composer’s most beautiful and technically difficult music. The opera has received many productions around the world over the last number of seasons and has become a favorite of today’s leading mezzo-sopranos. Come and experience this complex, dark work with a happy ending.

Saturday October 26, noon at Garce Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Avenue, Madison.
The Grace Presents series features tenor Daniel O’Dea and soprano Marie McManama.

McManama and O’Dea will perform Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, a song collection of 46 Italian vignettes translated into German, divided between male and female perspectives.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, soprano Marie McManama is an accomplished opera singer and stage performer who has performed with the Madison Choral Project, Cincinnati Opera, St. Louis Symphony, San Francisco Festival Chorus, SongFest in Malibu, California, and the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming.

Daniel O’Dea is a tenor from Chicago who has performed with the Middleton Players Theater (as as Valjean in Les Mis), the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, the Chicago Bach Project, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday October 26 6:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Mark Hetzler, trombone and Martha Fischer, piano.

Presenting Meditations and Visions: The Music of Anthony Plog and Anthony Barfield: Two modern works that feature lyricism and technical virtuosity in a rich romantic language.

Sunday October 27, 1pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Morton Feldman trios performed by Les Thimmig, flute, Jennifer Hedstrom, keyboards and Sean Kleve, percussion.

This performance will present Feldman’s “Crippled Symmetry” (1983).

Sunday October 27, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North PArk Street, Madison
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents cellist Parry Karp with Suzanne Beia, violin
and Thomas Kasdorf, piano.

Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2, Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 26, Antonin Dvorak
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32, Anton Arensky

Monday October 28, 7:30pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street
The UW Guest Artist Series presents Michelle Stanley, flute, Yoriko Morita, cello

Wednesday, October 30, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison
Organ concert featuring organist Bruce Bengston.

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