The WORT Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 26, 2017

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Rich Samuels

Thursday June 26 7 pm at Rennebohm Park 115 North Eau Claire Avenue, Madison
The Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Lattimer.

Friday June 27 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison.
The Madison Summer Choir presents “Philosophically Speaking”.

Madison Summer Choir presents “Philosophically Speaking,” a choir concert of works exploring issues of reality, existence, value, and reason in a variety of settings and culminating in performances of two major choral-orchestral works, Brahms’ Schicksalslied (“Song of Fate”) and Te Deum (Praise to God) by Bizet. FRIDAY, June 27, 7:30-9:00 PM.
First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ 1609 University Ave 53726
$10 ($8 students)
Complete information on the website
(262) 424-2989


Friday June 27 7:30 pm at the Overture Center-Playhous, 201 State Street, Madison (repeated Sunday 6/29, 2:30 pm at Taliesin-Hillside Theater, Spring Green).
The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society “23 Skidoo” concert series continues with “Cut & Run”.

Stephanie Jutt, flute
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Axel Strauss, violin
Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello

Nino Rota: Trio for flute, violin, and piano
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 67
Darius Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit for piano four-hands, accompanying the Charlie Chaplin film “The Count”
Philippe Gaubert: Trois aquarelles for flute, cello, and piano

“Cut and Run” features music by composers who made well-timed exits or transitions in their lives. Martinu escaped Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2; when he arrived in the US, he wrote his jazzy Trio for flute, cello and piano. In Russia, Shostakovich responded to the war by writing his very moving piano trio. In this work, he got himself back into the good graces of the Soviet authorities–and yet still managed to sneak into his work an ironic critique of Soviet life. Milhaud’s great work for piano four hands, “Le boeuf sur le toit,” was originally intended as the score for Charlie Chaplin’s silent movie The Count, a movie that culminates in a hilariously well-timed exit. Our program will reunite the movie with its erstwhile score.

Saturday July 28 7:30 pm at the Stoughton Opera House 381 East Main Street, Stoughton (repeated Sunday 6/29, 6:30 pm at Taliesin-Hillside theater, Spring Green)
The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society series “23 Skidoo” concludes with “Hightail it”.

Stephanie Jutt, flute
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Axel Strauss, violin
Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello

Angel LaSala: Poema del Pastor Coya for flute and piano
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
William Hirtz: Fantasy on themes from The Wizard of Oz for piano four-hands – Sponsored by Patty Struck & Larry Bechler
Antonín Dvorák: Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65 – Sponsored by Norma & Elliott Sober

“Hightail It” includes music with fast codas. “Coda” is the Italian word for “tail,” and it refers to the final section of a movement or a piece. This program includes William Hirtz’s fun, over-the-top Fantasy on the Wizard of Oz for piano four-hands, and the jazzy, rhythmic Sonata, for violin and cello, of Maurice Ravel. The thrilling, symphonic piano trio in F minor of Antonin Dvorak brings the season to a close. The San Francisco Piano trio–violinist Axel Strauss, cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and BDDS Artistic Director pianist Jeffrey Sykes–will be joined by Boston Symphony pianist Randall Hodgkinson and BDDS Artistic Director flutist Stephanie Jutt in these programs.

Wednesday July 2 7 pm at the King Street corner of Capitol Square, Madison.
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Concerts in the Square series continues with “American Fanfare” with guests Sarah Lawrence (soprano) and Calland Metts (tenor)


GERSHWIN Summertime from Porgy & Bess
LLOYD WEBBER All I Ask Of You from Phantom of the Opera
COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
LOWDEN Armed Forces Salute

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Compiled by Rich Samuels, host of “Anything Goes” (every Thursday 5-8 am on WORT 89.9 FM, streaming at

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