The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 16, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday, May 16 10 am at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd. , Middleton. (Also at Oakwood Village West, 7 pm on Friday, May 17).
Concert by the Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet.
Black Marigold is honored to be featured in the pilot year of Overture EngAGES, a new program for the senior community of Madison. This program is designed to help the elders in our community connect and create with art in various ways. Concerts are open to the public. Please check
for more info.
Friday May 17, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale presents soprano Rachel Eve Holmes and Thomas Kasdorf, piano.
Music of Verdi, Copland, Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, Gilbert & Sullivan and more…
Friday May 17, 6:30 pm at the Overture Center-Promenade Hall 201 State St. , Madison.
Nathaniel Bartlett/Sound-Space Audio Lab.
Nathaniel Bartlett and Electronic Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen
Nathaniel Bartlett/Sound-Space Audio Lab presents a performance featuring the multi-channel (surround) electronic compositions GESANG DER JUNGLINGE (SONG OF THE YOUTHS, 1955-1956), routinely described as “the first masterpiece of electronic music,” and KONTAKTE (CONTACTS, 1958-1960) by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007).
This event will also include a performance of Autumn Island (1986) for solo marimba, by Roger Reynolds, performed by Nathaniel Bartlett.
Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Ave. , Madison
Con Vivo. Chamber music concert featuring works by Mozart, Corelli, Bach, Tchaikovsky & Gliere
The performance will feature an evening of diverse chamber music by Mozart, Corelli, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Gliere. The magnificent organ will be featured with none other than Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in b minor, BWV 544. The famous Kegelstatt trio by Mozart, and works for strings by two Russian composers, Tchaikovsky, and Gliere will also be performed. As part of their student outreach, con vivo! has invited some outstanding musicians from WYSO to join them in performing Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 3 in C Minor. Audience members are invited to join con vivo! musicians after the concert for a free reception to discuss this chamber music literature and to hear about their Carnegie Hall debut this past December.
Saturday May 18 at noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 118 W. Washington, Madison.Grace Presents
Ukrainian Pianist Yana Groves.
Yana will play works by Bach, Debussy, and Schubert. The concert, as always, is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring in your lunch from the Farmer’s Market to enjoy during the concert.
Saturday March 18, 7 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave. , Madison
The Madison Choral Project.
The program, “A Celestial Spring,” will celebrate the season of springtime. The first set of music seeks to depict the return of color to nature in the lush warm harmonies of three great German Romantic composers, Rheinberger, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. The second set focuses on nature itself, beginning with I Am the Great Sun by Jussi Chydenius, followed by two movements of F. Melius Christiansen’s Celestial Spring, and ending with The Sun has Gone Down by Leland B. Sateren. The third set, which we are calling “The Call of Summer,” features three of the Songs of Farwell of Charles Hubert Parry, contemplating the end of life and transition into heaven. The fourth and final set tracks the various stages of romantic love, from attraction and flirtation through courtship, love, and a final goodbye.
Madison’s new choral ensemble, the Madison Choral Project, is a fully professional 16-voice ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Albert Pinsonneault.
MCP is the first and only professional vocal ensemble of our kind in the Madison area.
Empowered with the knowledge that great music elevates the human spirit, our mission is to enrich our audiences through illuminating performances of choral music at the highest level, seeking and expressing the composer’s intent, and celebrating the beauty of the human experience.
Saturday March 18, 7 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave. , Madison.
Choral Arts Society Chorale, Bed Kuedecke, director: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Music by Johannes Brahms, Daniel Pinkham’s Wedding Cantata, and Sven Lekberg’s Years Prophetical.
Saturday May 19, beginning at 1 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol Theater, 201 State St. , Madison
Madison Youth Choirs.
Saturday, May 18 and Sunday May 19 at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison.
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras present the Bolz Family Spring Concerts
On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013, WYSO will present the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts, including conductor Tom Buchhauser’s final concert after 30 seasons with WYSO.
On Saturday, May 18 at 1:30pm, WYSO will introduce the first joint concert to feature the Percussion Ensemble, Brass Choirs and Harp Ensemble. The varying styles of the groups will provide a diverse selection of repertoire, from Wagner’s Funeral March to “Sunlight” by jazz fusion artist Pat Metheny.
At 4:00pm, WYSO’s string orchestra, Sinfonietta, will perform pieces including Richard Meyer’s “Carpe Diem,” and Paul Creston’s “Five Little Dances.” Concert Orchestra will follow with selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and several contemporary selections.
On Sunday, May 19 at 1:30pm, WYSO’s Youth Orchestra will shine the spotlight on four talented Concerto Competition winners, who will perform as soloists with their orchestra. Their pieces include Ravel’s Tzigane, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Haydn’s Oboe Concerto in C Major, and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D Major.
t 4:00pm, WYSO expects to welcome hundreds of alumni, music teachers and community members as we celebrate the tremendous career of conductor Tom Buchhauser, who will lead the Philharmonia Orchestra for the last time. The concert will feature audience favorites including Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, and Sibelius’s Finlandia. Concerto Competition winner Audrianna Wu will also perform Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major with her orchestra. A public reception to honor Mr. Buchhauser will follow the concert.
Wednesday May 22, 7 pm at Capitol Lakes-Grand Hall, 333 W. Main St., Madison.
The Rhapsodie String Quartet
.Music of Haydn, Ives and Schubert,
The Rhapsodie Quartet — comprised of noted string players from the Madison Symphony orchestra – will present a free recital at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Great Hall of Capitol Lakes Retirement Community at 333 W. Main Street in downtown Madison.
The quartet will play F. J. Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op. 76 No. 5; Charles Ives’s String Quartet No. 1; and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor , “Death and the Maiden.”
The members of the Rhapsodie Quartet are MSO Co-Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, Principal Viola Christopher Dozoryst, Principal Cello Karl Lavine and violinist Laura Burns. The ensemble is the resident quartet of the MSO’s internationally acclaimed HeartStringsSM Community Engagement Program.
The quartet will visit Germany this June to act as the official Cultural Ambassadors for Freiburg’s 25th Sister City Festival. During the festival the Rhapsodie Quartet will play the program they are offering to Madison audiences on May 22.