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Upcoming Classical Events

July 17, 2014

Run Boy Run

Bluegrass, jazz, old-timey, classical, folk fusion! New album “So Sang The Whippoorwill.”

July 12, 2014

Madison Early Music Festival

  • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mills Hall
  • 445 N. Park St., Madison
  • $20
memf 15th annual festival will feature a full week of concerts, expert lectures, special events, and a chance to perform with peers and faculty artists The University of Wisconsin–Madison announces the 15th annual Madison Early Music Festival and Workshop (MEMF). In addition to a 6-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshops will provide opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants and faculty artists.

June 27, 2014

Madison Summer Choir

“Philosohically speaking” a choir concert of works exploring issues of reality, existence, value and reason in a variety of settings, and culminating in performances of two major choral-orchestral works, Brahms’ Schicksalslied (“Song of Fate”) and Te Deum (Praise to God) by Bizet.

June 21, 2014

Make Music Madison

  • - all day -
  • Free

All over the city, people will be playing free live outdoor music in all genres from 7 am till 9 pm. Check http://www.makemusicmadison.org/ for the schedule of performances.

June 16, 2014

Piffaro the Renaissance Band

In partnership with the Madison Early Music Festival, Mr. William Wartmann presents a benefit concert for the Arts Council of Edgerton.
Piffaro is the nation’s finest Renaissance wind band. World-renowned for its highly polished performances as the pied-pipers of Early Music, Piffaro will perform “Ricercar, Canzona and Dance: Instrumental Music for Varied Occasion from the Cities and Courts of Renaissance Italy.”
Tickets are available at Edgerton Pharmacy, Piggly Wiggly or by contacting the Arts Council of Edgerton at edgertonarts@gmail.com

June 12, 2014

Capitol City Band

First of 12 weeks of summer band concerts in the park: marches, showtunes, sing-alongs, instrumental and vocal soloists to get your toes tapping and keep your heart smiling long after the applause has faded!

May 26, 2014

VFW Community Band

Patriotic music prior to the Memorial Day Service at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

May 22, 2014

VFW Community Band

Band concert of showtunes, light classical, vocal and instrumental solos, marches and more!

May 19, 2014

Recruitment for Madison Summer Choir

Madison Summer Choir The Madison Summer Choir is an approximately 80-voice, auditioned choir performing a cappella, piano-accompanied, and choral-orchestral works. When the UW-Madison School of Music eliminated UW Summer Choir from its budget in 2008, Ben Luedcke picked up the baton to ensure this student and community singing opportunity and tradition was not lost. We are now supported by singers, the larger Madison community, and UW-Madison School of Music. 2014 will be our sixth year keeping summer choral arts alive – please join us on stage or in the audience!

May 17, 2014

Choral Arts Society Chorale

“Sound Waves” concert of music celebrating water, from Deep River to the opening chorus of J.S. Bach’s Cantata 206, Schleicht, spielende Wellen (Glide playful waves). Also including contemporary composer Dale Trumbore’s The Whole Sea in Motion (2011), and Alleluia for the Waters by Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006), and more.

http://www.choralartsmadison.org/

May 10, 2014

Choral Arts Society Chorale

“Sound Waves” concert of music celebrating water, from Deep River to the opening chorus of J.S. Bach’s Cantata 206, Schleicht, spielende Wellen (Glide playful waves). Also including contemporary composer Dale Trumbore’s The Whole Sea in Motion (2011), and Alleluia for the Waters by Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006), and more.

http://www.choralartsmadison.org/

May 3, 2014

Madison Flute Club Spring Recital

The 30 member Madison Flute Club performs contemporary and classic works. This concert will feature the Youth Ensemble, Silent Auction, and small reception to follow.

May 2, 2014

Classical Guitar Society

April 26, 2014

Grace Presents: New and Historic Music for Baroque Flute

Millie Chang brings together an ensemble of some of Madison’s most talented classical instrumentalists for a unique recital for baroque flute featuring compositions from three centuries. Repertory for this concert ranges from Baroque compositions by Handel and Telemann to works by contemporary composers including John Thow, Betsy Warren, Jerry Owen, and John McDonald
Millie Chang ~ flute
Danielle Breisach ~ flute
Kangwon Kim ~ violin
Kirstin Ihde ~ harpsichord
Eric Miller ~ viola da gamba

March 30, 2014

Ensemble Musical Offering

Ensemble Musical Offering, Milwaukee’s Midwest Bande for Early Music, makes its Madison debut in an all-Handel program titled Hallmarks of Handel. The concert is March 30 at 2 PM at the First Unitarian Society. Lead by Artistic Director Joan Parsley, the program will feature the G Major Suite from Handel’s Wassermusik, Concerto Grosso Op.3 No. 4 and No. 6, the keyboard concerto Op. 4 No. 2 and his Sinfonia for Bassoon. The Ensemble plays on period instruments and includes Madison players Theresa Koenig, baroque bassoon and Edith Hines, baroque violin.

February 22, 2014

Grace Presents: Madison Bach Musicians

Grace Presents opens its 2014 season with the Madison Bach Musicians performing works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Corelli, Handel, and, of course, Bach. The Madison Bach Musicians was founded in 2004 by director Trevor Stephenson. The group is dedicated to presenting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach—as well as works by other great composers of the Baroque, Renaissance, and Classical periods—to both the general public and to educational institutions through performances, lectures, and workshops.
MBM’s performance for Grace Presents will feature the following musicians:
Chelsea Morris, soprano
Kangwon Kim, baroque violin
Mary Perkinson, baroque violin
Marika Fischer Hoyt, baroque viola
Martha Vallon, baroque cello
Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord

February 8, 2014

St. Olaf Band Performance

The St. Olaf Band, conducted by Dr. Timothy Mahr and dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will be presenting a concert at Verona Area High School as part of their Winter Tour. They will be presenting works by Maslanka, Mahr, Persichetti, and Welcher. More information is available at stolaftickets.com or by calling 1-800-363-5487.

August 9, 2013

Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra

The Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra (MAYCO), Madison’s fully youth-run chamber orchestra, presents a concert featuring Madison native, Northwestern University student, and National Trumpet Competition winner Ansel Norris performing Haydn’s trumpet concerto. He will also perform in duet with Alex Norris, former UW-Symphony concertmaster and currently at Texas Tech. The concert also features the world premiere of Jerry Hui’s “Glaices”, which was commissioned for this event. Hui is the composer of the opera “Wired for Love” and earned his DMA from UW-Madison. MAYCO is conducted by Mikko Utevsky, a UW-Madison student who founded the orchestra while a student at Madison East High School.

June 1, 2013

Madison Chamber Choir

The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents “Benjamin Britten and Friends” with special guests, the Britten Boy Choir conducted by Randal Swiggum.

May 31, 2013

Madison Chamber Choir

Madison Chamber Choir presents its “Bach and Beach” concert. A lively evening of choral music to welcome the summer season.

January 1, 1970

Kelsey’s Band

  • 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • High Noon Saloon
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-268-1122

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July 28, 2014

Recruitment for Madison Summer Choir

Madison Summer Choir The Madison Summer Choir is an approximately 80-voice, auditioned choir performing a cappella, piano-accompanied, and choral-orchestral works. When the UW-Madison School of Music eliminated UW Summer Choir from its budget in 2008, Ben Luedcke picked up the baton to ensure this student and community singing opportunity and tradition was not lost. We are now supported by singers, the larger Madison community, and UW-Madison School of Music. 2014 will be our sixth year keeping summer choral arts alive – please join us on stage or in the audience!

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