After two successful seasons, Madison’s LunART Festival is growing and expanding as it helps women composers reach new audiences. Founded in 2017 by flutist Iva Ugrčič, the festival centers on a score competition in which early-career composers submit musical works to be judged by a panel. The winners participate in a master class with a […]
The Annual Harmony Vintage Vinyl Sale is Sunday, March 8th from 11am to 3pm at the Harmony Bar and Grill, 2201 Atwood Ave. Collectors and dealers in vinyl will converge to offer a huge selection of Jazz, Rock, R&B, Bluegrass, Country, and more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit WORT Community Radio.
Last summer when we were planning a trip to East Africa, our Safari operator mentioned a music festival in Zanzibar. The Sauti Za Busara Festival is in its 17th year and includes performers from all over Africa. The schedule coincided nicely with our Tanzania national parks tour. Representing WORT, we received press credentials and were […]
February’s 89.9 Social Club PopUp Party is at The Malt House, 2609 East Washington Avenue (E Wash at Milwaukee St.), on Wednesday February 19, 6:30-8:30pm. Don’t Spook the Horse performs at 7:30pm (no cover, please feed the kitty). https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Dont-Spook-the-Horse-319590164883934/ Don’t Spook the Horse is an acoustic trio made up of Kevin Youngs of The Kissers […]
Saxophonist Anders Svanoe, along with bassist John Christiansen and drummer Rodrigo Villanueva, performed live on our Thursday afternoon show Strictly Jazz Sounds. Host Stephen Braunginn chatted with Anders before and during the set, discussing Anders’ multipart series “The State Of The Baritone” as well as touching on Anders’ recent review in Downbeat Magazine and Duke […]
Christopher Taylor, a celebrated piano virtuoso and professor of music at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will perform Franz Liszt’s transcriptions of Ludwig van Beethoven’s first and ninth symphonies at 8:00 on Saturday, February 1st at the Mead-Witter Foundation Concert Hall. On Tuesday, January 28th, Prof. Taylor sat down at WORT’s well-loved upright to play […]