The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 30. 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Rich Samuels
Thursday, January 30 beginning at 5:30 pm at the University Club, 803 State Street, Madison.
Dinner with the ProArte Quartet.
Join the Pro Arte Quartet for an evening of music and three course dinner at the UW-Madison’s University Club.
University Club. 803 State St., Madison
5:30 Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
6:30 Dinner (three courses)
For a full menu and to make reservations visit www.uclub.wisc.edu
Reservations ($40 each)
Friday Jamuary 31, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison/
The Noon Musicale presents pianist Mark Valenti
Music of Ives, Bach, Beethoven & Debussy
Friday January 31 2014 6 pm at Der Rathskeller, 800 Langdon St. Madison
WUD Music presents “Behind the Beat” with Sinister Resonance: Mark Hetzler- trombone and electronics, Vincent Fuh- piano, Nick Moran- bass, Todd Hammes- drums and percussion.
Sinister Resonance experiments in the areas of hard rock, heavy metal, jazz, modern classical and improvised styles.
The program will include music to be be featured on their upcoming release, “They Said…” which is the group’s first recording project. This ensemble tackles just about every kind of music out there- from ethereal to ecstatic, groove based to free form- lots of lyricism and a huge dynamic range.
Friday, January 31, 7:30 pm at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville.
Flutist Elizabeth Horvath.
Elizabeth Horvath is the Executive Director at the Janesville Performing Arts Center and also a freelance flautist. Holding a BM from Northwestern University in Flute Performance, she studied under Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef, both of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Playing credits include the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Classical Symphony of Chicago and numerous pit orchestras. Horvath lives in Janesville, WI with her husband and teaches a private flute studio out of her home.
To purchase tickets, please call the JPAC Box Office at 608-758-0297 ext. 1 or visit www.janesvillepac.org. Box office hours are MWTH 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-1pm.
“The talent that the Janesville area has is absolutely incredible,” says Elizabeth Horvath, JPAC’s Executive Director. “We are so honored, as a local community performing arts center, to truly recognize all of these local residents that provide Janesville with their raw talent. It will truly be an eclectic month not to be missed!”
The Janesville Performing Arts Center serves the greater Rock County area through performances and events produced by 15 local non-profit arts groups. The center’s 633 seat theatre, lobby, art gallery, box office, and administrative office are located in the historic Janesville High School/Marshall Junior High School building in downtown Janesville.
Friday January 31 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
“Schubertiade”: A music party to celebrate the works of Franz Schubert.
This all-Schubert program will include songs, vocal ensembles, and instrumental works, featuring the Fantasie in F Minor for piano four-hands and the gorgeous piano trio Notturno. Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes will be joined by faculty members Mimmi Fulmer, Elizabeth Hagedorn, James Doing, Paul Rowe, and Parry Karp, as well as graduate students Jordan Wilson, Tom Leighton, and Sarah Richardson, and undergrad violinist Alice Bartsch.
Saturday February 1, 7 pm at Oakwood Village-University Woods Center for Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison,(repeated Sunday 2/2 at the UW Arboretum, Visitors Center
The Oak Wood Chamber Players.
“Nordic,” works by Sveinbjornsson & Nielsen, 7 pm, 2/1, Oakwood Village-University Woods Center for Arts & Education; and 1:30 pm, 2/2, UW Arboretum Visitor Center. $20. 608-230-4316
Join the Oakwood Chamber Players as they present Nordic, a concert full of music that reflects the musical landscapes created by composers influenced by the contrast of dark and light in their physical environments. Featured composers will include Svein Sveinbjornsson, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen.
Icelandic composer Svein Sveinbjornsson, is known as the writer of the Icelandic National Anthem. He wrote romantic music in the style of Mendelssohn. The mark of his individual compositional voice is the northern folk elements incorporated into his music, which can be heard in the rich melodies of his trio for violin, cello and piano.
The essence of expressive Norwegian identity can be heard in compositions by Jean Sibelius from Finlandia to his symphonies and is echoed in the Suite in A Major for String Trio for violin, viola and cello.
Carl Nielsen is considered to be Denmark’s most noteworthy composer. His woodwind quintet captures a variety of moods from lilting ! melodies, tour de force technical passages, to individual cadenzas that showcase an inherent understanding of the characteristics of each instrument.
The Oakwood Chamber Players will present Nordic Saturday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Oakwood Center for Arts and Education, 6205 Mineral Point Road, and Sunday February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Visitor Center.
This is the third concert in the Season Series titled “Origination: Exploring Musical Regions of the World.” Upcoming concerts include:
• Russian Radius – March 22nd and 23rd
• Down Under – May 17th and 18th
The Oakwood Chamber Players is a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for 30 years. Tickets are available at the door – $20 general admission, $15 seniors and $5 students.
Visit www.oakwoodchamberplayers.com for more information.
Saturday February 1, 7 pm at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg.
The ProArte Quartet
Suggested donation: $5 students, $10 adults
Hailed as “one of the greatest quartets of our time” by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Pro Arte Quartet celebrated their centennial anniversary in 2012, the only quartet in the world to achieve such a milestone, marked by the commissioning of four new works.
In addition to widely acclaimed performances of standard classical repertoire, the Pro Arte continues its tradition of championing new music. The quartet seeks to broaden the audience for string chamber music through a full schedule of concerts, tours, recordings, and broadcasts, forging a passionate connection with audiences of diverse backgrounds. The first ensemble-in-residence at a major American university, the quartet combines performance, education, and service to the state.
Quartet members, together since 1995, are David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, cello. The Washington Post notes, “The four players sound as if they were born to perform together.”
This event is sponsored by UW-Madison Arts Outreach, a component of the UW-Madison Arts Institute, which works hand-in-hand with the School of Music to share the expertise of its three faculty ensembles-in-residence with young musicians and community audiences around the state.
Saturday February 1, 8 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park, Madison
The Faculty Concert Series Presents Stephanie Jutt, flute.
With Thomas Kasdorf, piano.
Performing works of Carlos Guastavino, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Salvador Brotons, Jesús Guridi, and Astor Piazzolla.
This concert is part of a recording project of Latin American and Spanish masterpieces for flute and piano. Recording will take place in New York in August 2014. Funding provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
Stephanie Jutt’s elegant artistry and passionate intellect have inspired musicians and audiences around the world. As winner of the International Concert Artist Guild Award and the International Pro Musicis Award, Ms. Jutt has been heard in recital around the world, including Paris, Freiburg, Rome, Munich, Lisbon, Bergen, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, and New York. As winner of the New York Affiliate Artists Competition, she has been in residence at numerous American cities and universities. Stephanie Jutt has received major soloist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music. She received the UW Creative Arts Award, the Emily Mead Bascom-Bell Professorship, in 1995. She has been a guest artist in the New York Philharmonic’s “Prospective Encounters” new music series, and has appeared with a number of American orchestras. Ms. Jutt has presented premiere performances of works by Christopher Rouse, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, and Miguel del Aguila. As a member of Gunther Schuller’s New England Ragtime Ensemble, Ms. Jutt toured throughout Europe, the US, and the former USSR, and recorded for the Angel, Golden Crest, and GM labels. Her first solo recording was released on GM Records. More recently, Ms. Jutt has released a collaborative project of Brahms sonatas with pianist Jeffrey Sykes, with whom she also co-directs the critically acclaimed Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, an innovative three week summer chamber music festival in Wisconsin
Sunday February 2, 2 pm at Overture Center-Promenade Hall, 201 State Street, Madison
The Madison Symphony Chorus presents “Apple Pie America: A Slice of Choral Americana,” with pianist Daniel Lyons.
Can you name all the different distinctly American choral traditions? Director Beverly Taylor and the Madison Symphony Chorus will answer that question Sun., Feb. 2, at 2 p.m., when they’ll appear in “Apple Pie America: A Slice of Choral Americana” in the beautiful Promenade Hall at Overture Center for the Arts.
The concert will start with classical music selections from Charles Pachelbel, Lukas Foss, Randall Thompson, and others, while the second half will be dedicated to folk songs, hymns, and spirituals. Many of the works will be accompanied by Madison Symphony Orchestra Principal Pianist Daniel Lyons.
Tickets are just $15, available now at madisonsymphony.org/Americana or the Overture Box Office at (608) 258-4141 or 201 State Street.
Formed in 1927, the Madison Symphony Chorus gave its first public performance in 1928 and has performed regularly with the Madison Symphony Orchestra ever since. It was featured at the popular Madison Symphony Christmas concerts in December and will be joined by four great soloists for the MSO’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem on April 4, 5, and 6.
The Chorus is comprised of more than 125 volunteer musicians from all walks of life who enjoy combining their artistic talent, and new members are always welcome. Visit madisonsymphony.org/chorus for more information.
For more information, contact Teri Venker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 260-8680 X 226.
Wednesday, February 5, Noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison.
Organ concert with organist Bruce Bengston.