Thursday, August 15 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison.
The Capitol City Band presents its 802dn free summer concert.
Friday August 16, 6 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary (lecture hall, first floor) Art, 227 State Street, Madison. (This concert will be repeated Saturday, August 17 at 7 pm at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Grand Hall, 333 W. Main Street, Madison)
The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet in Concert.
Black Marigold welcomes the dog days of August with a free concert series of chamber works hot enough to fry an egg on the stage. Join the members of this local woodwind quintet as they perform arrangements some of their favorite orchestral works, including a 100th anniversary celebration of the infamous premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Any riotous reactions to this challenging quintet adaptation will hopefully come in the form of applause. All performances are free and open to the public.
Overture to “Candide” – Leonard Bernstein, trans. Don Stewart
Le Tombeau de Couperin – Maurice Ravel, arr. Mason Jones
The Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky, arr. Jonathan Russell
Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin, arr. Ernst-Thilo Kalke
Elizabeth Marshall, flute
Laura Medsiky, oboe
Bethany Schultz, clarinet
Kia Karlen, horn
Cynthia Cameron Fix, bassoon
More information at mmoca.org and blackmarigold.com
Saturday August 17 11 am at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison.
The Madison Symphony Orchestra;s Free Farmer’s Market Organ Concert
Have a blast with the Overture Concert Organ!
Fourteen-year-old virtuoso Adrian Binkley makes his Overture Concert Organ debut with MSO Principal Organist Samuel Hutchison. The program includes Edward Elgar’s
Imperial March, Bach’s Sonata I in E-Flat Major, Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord, William Walond’s Introduction and Toccata, Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe, Leon Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique. Everyone is welcome and no tickets are needed.
Monday August 19, 7-9 pm (repeated on Wednesday August 21 7-9 pm) at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. Rm 313, Madison.
The Mayrent Institute (featuring Sherry Mayrent) offers two evening workshops on Yiddish music performance.
These “slow tempo” workshops are aimed primarily at musicians who are relatively new to klezmer music performance, but may also be of interest to students interested in learning more about klezmer music theory. Students will learn to play several klezmer tunes as well as learn about the theoretical and stylistic underpinnings of klezmer performance.
These workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register early. You may attend the Monday workshop, the Wednesday workshop, or both.
For information on registration call 608-890-4818
Wednesday August 21, 8:30 pm at the Token Creek Festival Barn 4037 Highway 19, DeForest (repeated at 5 and 8:30 pm on Thursday, August 22).
The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival presents “Harry Warren and Vocal Jazz”.
In 2013 the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival – already known for eclectic programming in the intimate salon-like setting of our refurbished barn – branches out to explore the unfamiliar familiar, the spontaneous, and the dramatic.
What composer is more beloved and performed than Mozart? Yet he was in the habit of leaving pieces unfinished, to be taken up later. Could they be recovered, “new” Mozart works that add to our sense of his prolific variety.
And what popular song composer has written pieces more standard than Harry Warren? But might there be some of his songs as alluring as “I Only Have Eyes for You,” seldom heard beyond our enterprising festival?
And after last summer when we invoked the Bard, can we bring Shakespeare to the fore with an entire evening devoted to his lore?
Improvisation is our motto this year: in jazz, in Mozart completions and conventions, in the underplay of incidental music to Shakespeare, and in concert performances from our welcome guests, Open End.
In a program of spellbinding originality and high and low drama, we are excited to introduce Token Creek 2013!
PROGRAM I –
JAZZ: HARRY WARREN & VOCAL JAZZ
Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 P.M.
Thursday, August 22, 5:00 P.M. — Cafe Seating Sold Out (Balcony Seating Still Available)
Thursday, August 22, 8:30 P.M.
NEW! We’re keeping a waiting list for an additional jazz performance Wednesday, August 21, 5:00 P.M. To add your name, please send us an e-mail or leave us a voice message.
We open the 2013 season with jazz! This summer we survey composer Harry Warren, including both well-known hits (“I Only Have Eyes for You,” “At Last,” “Lulu’s Back In Town”), while also – as always – offering some choice little-known treasures like “I Want to be a Dancing Man,” “You’re Gettin’ to be a Habit,” and “This Heart of Mine.” Five members of Boston-based VocalJazz join the Token Creek House Band in this evocative program.
VocalJazz, vocals | Tom Artin, trombone | Rose Mary Harbison, violin
John Harbison, piano | John Schaffer, bass | Todd Steward, drums