Thursday July 17, 7 pm at the Waunakee High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Community Drive, Waunakee
Performance by the Waunakee Community Band
Thursday July 17 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire Ave., Madison
Concert by the Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Latimer.
Thursday July 17 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison
The Madison Early Music Festival presents the Handel Aria Competition.
Emerging young singers exploring the repertoire of Handel compete for cash prizes. The contestants will perform for an audience and a distinguished panel of judges drawn from the MEMF faculty – and the audience also chooses a favorite! Dean and Orange Schroeder, MEMF supporters and enthusiasts of G. F. Handel make this competition possible. Open to the public; free for MEMF workshop participants – others $10 at the door. Not included in the 2014 Festival Concert Pass. Free pre-concert lecture; 6:30pm; Room 2650, Mosse Humanities Building “The Handel Aria 101” Presented by John W. Barker, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Friday July 18 1 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Madison Early Music Festival presents Student Ensembles.
Festival workshop participants perform in ensembles that have been coached by faculty artists throughout the week of the festival. There is no pre-concert lecture and no admission fee for this delightfully diverse concert.
Friday July 18 7:30 pm at Music Mall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison.
The Madison Early Music Festival presents Trefoil in a concert titled “Dio Mio, That’s Amore!”
The unbridled love of God, country and women, the hunt, and even music itself burst forth in a flowering of song in the Italian courts and chapels of Italy in the fourteenth century. While French music explored a largely refined and delicate musical route, Italian composers turned towards a more florid and expressive style, one that would require great vocal and instrumental virtuosity to communicate strong passion and emotional depth. The trecento style, then, is the sudden appearance of dazzling technique and direct sexual experience, using melodic gestures with a common cultural bond between sacred and secular art. This program is an exploration of the intimate connections between the sacred and secular musical works of the trecento, spanning from the music of the clergy, to the most erudite art music, to the music of the working-class members of the lay confraternities and the music played by the minstrels employed at court. The common thread in this diverse body of repertoire is the Italian fixation upon love. Marcia Young, harp and voice Drew Minter, harp and voice Mark Rimple, countertenor and lute Learn more about Trefoil» Pre-concert lecture by Mark Rimple, Trefoil member and Professor of Music, University of West Chester.
Saturday June 19 11 am at Overture Center-Overture Hall
The Madison Symphony Orchestra presents a free organ concert by Ahreum Han.
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Transcribed by Ahreum Han
Overture to Orphée aux enfers
(Orpheus in the Underworld)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750
Sinfonia from Cantata 29
Johannes Matthias Michel (b.1962)
Three Jazz Preludes
I. Swing Five (Erhalt uns, Herr)
II. Bossa Nova (Wunderbarer König)
III. Afro-Cuban (In dir ist Freude)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice from Samson and Delilah
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Naïdes from Pièces de Fantasie Op. 55, No. 4
Final from Symphonie No. 6 in B minor, Op. 59
AHREUM HAN BIO
Organist Ahreum Han Congdon’s imaginative, powerful, and extraordinary performances have thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. A rising star of the classical organ world, Ms. Han was a featured soloist at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012. She was a featured artist at the Regional Convention of the AGO held in Atlanta, Georgia (2007), the Winter Conclave of the AGO held in Sarasota, Florida, (2010), the Young Virtuosi Festival held at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, Colorado State University, Colorado, and the White Mountain Musical Arts Bach Festival in New Hampshire.
Ahreum has appeared as a solo recitalist at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall (Philadelphia); St. Bartholomew’s Church and Trinity Church, Wall Street (NYC); Princeton University Chapel; Memorial Chapel at Harvard University (Boston); Ocean Grove Auditorium (Ocean Grove, New Jersey), St. Philip’s Cathedral (Atlanta), Broadway Baptist Church (Fort Worth), Merrill Auditorium (Portland, Maine), Jack Singer Hall (Calgary, Canada), Michealskirche (Leipzig, Germany), Oxford Town Hall (Oxford, United Kingdom), Nottingham Albert Concert Hall (Nottingham, UK), and Esplanade Hall in Singapore. She has appeared as organ soloist with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Kimmel Center and the University of Pennsylvania Orchestra at Irvine Auditorium.
Ahreum has received top prizes from numerous competitions including the Oundle Award, undergraduate division of Westminster Choir College Scholarship Competition, the Charlotte Hoyt Bagnall Scholarship Competition, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Performance Competition, the John Rodland Memorial Church Music Scholarship Competition, the Albert Schweitzer organ competition, the Carlean Neihart Organ Competition, the Edwin Seder prize at Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the West Chester University Organ Competition. Her live performances have been featured on the radio show PIPEDREAMS from American Public Media.
She was born in Seoul, Korea. Her family immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia when she was sixteen. Ahreum graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College where she studied with Ken Cowan. She obtained a Diploma from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music having studied with Alan Morrison. Ms. Han received her Master’s degree from Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music and studied with Thomas Murray.
Ahreum is presently the Principal Organist, Assistant Director of Music, and Artist-in-Residence at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, Iowa. She also is on the organ faculty as Lecturer at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She has served as the Principal Organist at First Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania, an organist at Marquand Chapel of Yale Divinity School, an organist at Berkeley Divinity School of Yale University, and Organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, Connecticut. Ahreum recently married Todd Congdon. They reside in Davenport, IA.
Saturday July 19, 7:30 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave., Madison
The Madison Early Music Festival presents an All Festival Concert titled “Trionfi: the Triumphs of Petrarch”
Our culminating All Festival Concert will feature musical settings of Petrarch’s Trionfi, a long series of poems in which the poet searches for meaning in life while passing from one stage to the next, represented by Cupid, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time, and Eternity. Conducted by Grant Herreid. Pre-concert lecture by Jelena Todorovic, Assistant Professor of Italian Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Monday July 21, 7 pm at the Oakwood West Auditorium, 6201 Mineral Point Road, Madison
The Arbor Ensemble (flute, violin, cello, piano) presents a chamber music concert.
The program will include works by T. Haslinger, Rebecca Clarke and Sir Arthur Bliss.
Tuesday July 22, 7 pm at Olbrich Gardens 3330 Atwood Drive, Madison
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (departing shortly for Argentina) presents a summer concert.
Tuesday July 22 7 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 238 S. Segoe Road, Madison The Madison Youth Choirs (about to depart for Aberdeen, Scotland) present a summer concert.
Wednesday June 23 7 pm at the King Street Corner of Capitol Square, Madison
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents a Concert on the Square: “Marimba Magic” with guest artist Pius Cheung, marimba.
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
COPLAND Varieations on a Shaker Melody
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
[Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes” on WORT: Thursdays 5-8 am]