Thursday, May 2, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St. Madison.
UW Jazz Orchestra with the new High School Honors Jazz Band.
UW’s final jazz concert of the year will feature the UW Jazz Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Les Thimmig as well as the premiere performance of the UW High School Honors Jazz Band.
Formed only this year, the UW Honors Jazz Band performs challenging and engaging big band repertoire. The band is comprised of top high school jazz musicians from the greater Madison area. In the two weeks leading up this concert, students interact closely with UW School of Music instrumental faculty in sectional rehearsals and perform under the direction of Jazz Studies Professor Dr. Johannes Wallmann.
The UW Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Johannes Wallmann will perform a program of contemporary big band repertoire by Bob Brookmeyer, James Darcy Argue, Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider, and Johannes Wallmann.
Established in 1968 by trombone professor Chase Allen, the UWJO workshops and performs music ranging from the classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers.
Thursday, May 2, 5:30 pm at the University Club. 803 State Street,
Madison.The Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Works by Gershwin, and the WBQ’s own Daniel Grabios and John Stevens
Enjoy the WBQ with your cocktails and dinner. Your final chance to watch a performance this 40th anniversary year!
Tickets; $40, reservations are required. Click this link for more info.
Friday May 3, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Sociaty, 900 University Bay drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale presents Jim Reilly, tenor, Jeff Wagner, piano.
Friday, May 3, 7 pm at Saint Joseph Chapel at Edgewood College, 1000 Eddewood College Drive, Madison.
Spring Concert of the Instrumental Ensembles.
The Edgewood College Music Department is proud to present the Guitar Ensemble, Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble in concert.
Friday, May 3, 8 pm, Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison (repeated 7 pm Saturday May 4 at the River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac).
The UW Symphony Orchestra with retiring UW-Madison Professor of Violin, Tyrone Greive. Conducted by James Smith.
Prof. Greive will perform the Concerto for Violin, No. 2, op.61 by Karol Szymanowski. Prof. Greive is especially well-known to Madison-area audiences after serving for 20 years as concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about Prof. Greive on our website:http://music.wisc.edu/faculty/bio?faculty_id=60
Other works on the program include Symphonische Minuten, Op. 36 by Ernst von Dohnanyi, and Symphony No. 2 by Charles Ives.
Saturday, May 4, 12 pm, Music Hall. World Percussion Ensemble.
The award-winning UW World Percussion Ensemble will perform a concert featuring music from the Middle East and Brazil.
Brazilian styles including samba from Rio de Janeiro and Maracatu from Recife will be explored. In January 2013 two of the World PE directors (Tom Ross and Tony Di Sanza) traveled to Salvador, Brazil for study. The ensemble will be performing samba reggae styles they learned during their travels. In addition, unique arrangements of music from the Middle East will be presented.
Saturday May 4, 7 pm at Oakwood Village-University Woods Auditorium 6209 Mineral Point Rd. , Madison (repeated Sunday May 5 at 1:30 pm at the UW Arboretum Visitors Center)
The Oakwood Chamber Players presents “The Movies”, works by Rota, Herrmann, Korngold & Honeymoon.
The Movies concerts will explore music from a range of backgrounds—Italian, American, Austrian— and will be tied together by their composers’ love of the cinema.
Four composers will be featured during the concerts. The composers will include:
– Nino Rota – Known for his collaboration on the Academy Award winning score for The Godfather II, his Trio for clarinet, cello and piano is a roller-coaster ride of moods.
– Bernard Herrmann – A hauntingly beautiful Quintet for clarinet and strings will showcase this Hollywood film composer famous for film scores in Psycho, Vertigo, Cape Fear, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Citizen Kane.
– Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Setting the swashbuckling tone for The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk, his substantive and delightful Piano trio shows an incredible ability to convey mood with grand gestures.
– Ian Honeymoon – Originally from Oregon, Wisconsin, Honeymoon has written music for dozens of feature films, short films, TV shows and was a collaborative composer and arranger on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. His suite from the feature film, Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book, represent exciting works as Honeymoon’s early influences include Oakwood Chamber Players violinist Leyla Sanyer.
The Movies concerts are part of National Chamber Music Month (NCMM), a nationwide initiative organized by Chamber Music America. For more information on NCMM, visit www.chamber-music.org/ncmm.
The Oakwood Chamber Players is a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for 30 years.
Saturday May 4, 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
The Ancora String Quartet presents works by Dvorak, Haydn & Shostakovich.
The dodecahedral program includes six of the romantic ’12 Cypresses for String Quartet,’ (Dvorak’s arrangements of love songs from his younger days), followed by Haydn’s charming String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 #2, concluding with the introspective and quirky String Quartet #12 by Dmitri Shostakovich (which utilizes 12-tone techniques).
These 12 movements of music will be followed by a champagne reception.
Saturday May 4, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW University Chorus and the UW Women’s Chorus.
Saturday May 4, 8 pm at UW Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison.
The Wisconsin Union Theater presents Zoe Keating, Kate Corby & Dancers.
Zoe Keating presents a very creative and original music experience through her incredible cello and a foot-controlled computer. By layering and looping herself live, she alone orchestrates an incredible work of art, such as her recent album Into the Trees. When Keating is not performing, she has her hand in many other musical facets. She is currently composing the soundtrack to an independent film, “The Happiest Place,” and she is deeply involved in the issue of musicians’ rights. Her music has been played across many different spectrums, from the new CBS show “Elementary,” to ABC, BBC, to Apple, to Patagonia, to mention only a few. Zoe Keating’s one-woman performance is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Kate Corby & Dancers, a dance company centered on physicality, emotion and social inquiry, will also be performing. Corby is an associate professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin and her world-renowned dance company is certainly something worth seeing.
Sunday, May 5 at 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III
750 University Ave. , Madison
Sunday Afternoon Live presents Mark Fink, oboe and Friends.
Sunday May 5, 2pm at Mills Hall,. 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Concert Band.
Sunday May 5, 2:30 pm at Saint Joseph chapel of Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison.
Edgewood College Presents Spring Concerts, Choral Ensembles( the Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir and Campus-Community Choir).
Wednesday, May 8, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue.
Organ concert by Bruce Bengston.