The WORT Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning February 14 Prepared by Rich Samuels
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 | Rich Samuels
February 14 at 5:30 pm at the University Club, 803 State Street Madison.
The Pro Arte quartet presents a Valentine’s day dinner concert. Music begins at 7:30
February 14 at 8:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 N. Part, Madison.
The Black Music Ensemble.
February February 15 at 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society,, 900 University Bay Dr. Madison
Karl Lavine, cello and Karen Boe, piano perform the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata.
Friday February 15 7:30 at the Rhapsody Arts Center, Verona 271 S. Main St. , Verona
Rhapsody Faculty Recital. This time the teachers will play music chosen with a Valentine’s Day theme. Come relax and hear music that will surely make you feel warm and fuzzy!
Friday February 15 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 No. Part St. Madison
The UW Symphony. The UW Symphony Orchestra presents the winners of its annual concerto and composition competition.
This performance will feature the winners of the annual concerto and composition competitions. Soloists include: soprano Shannon Prickett, performing “Pace, pace mio Dio” by Guiseppe Verdi; violinist Nathan Wolkstein performing the first movement of Concerto for Violin, No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens; pianist Yosuke Komura performing the first movement of Piano Concerto, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg; percussionist Jacob Wolbert performing Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Joseph Schwantner; cellist Philip Bergman performing Cello Concerto, Op. 129 in A minor by Robert Schuman. Additionally, “Whispering Seraphim,” an original composition by Joshua Hintze, will be premiered by the orchestra under the direction of graduate conducting assistant David Grandis.
Saturday February 16, 7:30 pm at First Unitarian Society Auditorium 900 University Bay Dr. Madison.
Sound Ensemble Wisconsin presents “American Patchwork”, a chamber music performance honoring the art of musical sampling of American genres. SEW will perform Paul Schoenfield’s classic piano trio, Cafe Music, in which he pays tribute to ragtime and Broadway, among other styles. Also on the program are Morton Gould’s Rag-Blues-Rag for piano as well as several Gershwin songs. The stage will then be turned over to SEW’s special guest turntablist, DJ Moppy, who will be joining them from Chicago to represent the craft of sampling, using Gershwin among other samples on his turntables. DJ Moppy demonstrates turntablism in a short video which can be found on the “Events” page of SEW’s website: http://sewmusic.org/events/. Musicians include Vince Fuh, Mary Theodore, Maggie Townsend, Rachel Eve Holmes, and Chris Thomopoulos (DJ Moppy).
Saturday February 16, 8 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park, Madison.
The Pro Arte Quartet. The program will feature the world premiere performance of Joel Hoffman’s “another time, variations for string quartet” alongside Mendelssohn’s “unfinished” string quartet and Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major, K. 387.
Sunday February 17, 12:30 pm at Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III 750 University Ave. , Madison.
Sunday Afternoon Live presents the Pro Arte Quartet.
Sunday February 17, 2 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park, Madison,
UW Chamber Orchestra with soprano Mimmi Fulmer. Kevin McMahon, an alumnus who held the Collins fellowship during his graduate studies, conducts the UW Chamber Orchestra.
Sunday, February 17 at 5:30 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park, Madison.
The Winds of Wisconsin. UW youth wind ensemble.
Wednesday, February 20, 12 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison.
Organ recital by Bruce Bengston.
Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm in Mills Hall, 455 N. Park St, Madison.
Western Percussion Ensemble, Tom Ross and Anthony Di Sanza, directors.