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7:56 am Clifton Webb (tenor) with Leo Reisman's Orchestra (recorded in 1933): 'Easter Parade' 4/17/2014
7:55 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
7:15 am The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir and soloists conducted by Ton Koopman: 'Easter Oratorio BWV 249 (first performed April 1, 1725)' 4/17/2014
7:14 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
7:08 am The Choir of St. Peter's Evangelical Church (Manhattan) conducted by organist Thomas Schmitt: 'Seven Stanzas at Easter (1995)' 4/17/2014
7:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
7:01 am BBC News: 'News' 4/17/2014
6:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
6:56 am The New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Charles Pelz, conduction: 'In Memoriam Messiaen (2006)' 4/17/2014
6:55 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
6:40 am The Stephane Caillat Vocal Ensemble: 'Four Motets for a Time of Penitence' 4/17/2014
6:39 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
6:32 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 4/17/2014
6:32 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
6:08 am The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez: 'Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum (for wind, brass & percussion) (1964)' 4/17/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 4/17/2014
5:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
5:51 am The Choir of Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (New York City) and a musical ensemble led by Gregg Smith: 'Songs from a Liberal Heart (2005)' 4/17/2014
5:50 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
5:23 am Sarah Chang (violin) and Lars Vogt (piano): 'Violin Sonata in A Major (1886)' 4/17/2014
5:22 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
5:09 am The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini (recorded November 4, 1939): 'Leonore Overture No. 3 (1806)' 4/17/2014
5:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/17/2014
5:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 4/17/2014
7:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Show Close' 4/10/2014
7:50 am The Wisconsin Brass Quintet (1993): '"Spring" from Seasons, a Symphony for Brass Quintet' 4/10/2014
7:48 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/10/2014
7:31 am The Chicago Symphony Orchestra- Daniel Barenboim conducting: 'Symphony No. 1 (1988-89) 3: Chaconne; 4: Epilogue' 4/10/2014
7:30 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 4/10/2014

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Welcome to the Blog of Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Rich Samuels

On the left is a photo of me (snapped by April 14, 2009, by Chicago Sun-Times photographer Brian Jackson) seemingly yelling at Rod Blagojevich. The former Illinois governor had just exited Chicago’s Dirksen Federal Building where he had entered a “not guilty” plea to a wide variety of corruption charges, including the allegation that he had attempted to market, for personal gain, the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant when Barack Obama was elected President.

I was part of the media scrum (a correspondent for the “Chicago Tonight” show which airs on WTTW, one of Chicago’s public television stations) that pursued Blago that day: and, to be quite frank, I only appear to be yelling at the disgraced former governor: in reality, I was trying to locate my camera operator who had disappeared into the crowd, nowhere to be seen.

A month short of three years after that picture was taken (it’s recently been recycled as the cover art for Natasha Korecki’s book “Only in Chicago”), Rod Blagojevich began serving a 14 year sentence at the Federal Correctional Center Englewood near Denver. I wasn’t around to witness the denouement of his prosecution: I retired from television journalism at the end of 2009 and, as Garrison Keillor once put it, “moved up to radio”.

Since November of 2010 I’ve been hosting WORT’s “Anything Goes” show, bringing my listeners classical music every Thursday morning between the hours of 5 and 8.

To the greatest extent possible, I try to feature the work of local artists and composers, especially those who are younger. When necessary, I have the capability of recording interviews and performances in the field.

I hope you’ll be able to join me each week. I also hope you can continue to provide WORT with the financial support that makes this kind of programming (which is obviously not for everyone) possible.

When I’m not on the air you can follow me via this blog, via Twitter, Facebook or my personal website.

 

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 13, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/12/14 8:23 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday March 13, 7 pm at the Oakwood Village Center for the Arts and Education, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison. The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo http://www.piano-4-hands.com/ Thursday March 13, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Percussion Studio Recital. Friday March 14, noon at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet: Elizabeth Marshall, flute; Laura M.edisky, oboe; Bethany Schultz, clarinet; Kia Karlen, horn; Cindy Cameron-Fix, bassoon. Music of Reicha, Ligeti, Stravinsky and Brian Duford. Program: Quintet Op. 88 No. 2 – Anton Reicha Six Bagatelles – György Ligeti The Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky, arr. Jonathan Russell Vignettes Balletiques – Brian DuFord Black Marigold www.blackmarigold.com https://www.facebook.com/BlackMarigold blackmarigoldwinds@gmail.com Friday March 14, 7:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue Madison. The Kat Trio Vlad, Vikki, and Justin will do an audience Q&A prior to their performance. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken. Friday March 14, 8 pm at Overture Center-Capitol Theater, 201 State Street, Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with violinist Karina Cenellakis. American composer Michael McLean’s Elements is almost a modern day version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. An ethereal work comprised of four movements named Earth, Fire, Air, and Water, and will introduce the amazing talent of violin virtuoso, Karina Canellakis. Mendelssohn’s effervescent Violin Concerto, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 his famous ‘Clock’ symphony, feature the WCO at its finest. Web: www.wcoconcerts.org Saturday March 15 beginning at 1:30 pm and Sunday March 16 beginning at 1:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras present the Diane Endres Ballweg Winterfest Concert Series. March 15 Sinfonietta: Folk Song Follow the Drinking Gourd Arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle Copland Old American Songs Arr. John Moss Tchaikovsky Ethnic Variations Arr. Jamin Hoffman Doris Gazda Isle of Skye Smetana Themes from the Moldau Arr. Roberts S Frost Norman Leyden Serenade for String Orchestra Concert Orchestra: Ralph Ford Ashford Celebration Chopin Three Songs of Chopin transcribed for orchestra by Norman Dello Joio The Ring The Lovers The Wish Holst In the Bleak Midwinter Setting by Robert W. Smith Michael Kamen Band of Brothers Suite for Orchestra Arr. Roy Phillippe Mussorgsky The Great Gate of Kiev Arr. David Stone March 16 Philharmonia Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 5, op.67, C minor Just the 4th movement Shostakovich Symphony No.5, op.47, D minor Just the 4th movement Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Morning Aesa’s Death In the hall of ….

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Music Featured on the March 13, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT, 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

03/8/14 10:25 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in C Minor for Flute performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Field directed by Neville Marriner 5:21 am: Symphony No. 3 (1941) by William Schuman performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein 5:54 am: Wedding March by Merideth Monk performed by the Solaris Vocal Ensemble conducted by Giselle Wyers with organist Hyun-Ja Choi. 6:08 am: Vetrate di Chiesa (Church Windows) by Ottorino Respighi performed by The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos. 6:44 am: Variations on an Original Theme by Samuel Zyman performed by pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. 7:08 am: Composite by Joseph Koykkar performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Black. 7:23 am: Jazz Mass for Saint Peter’s by Gregg Smith performed by the Long Island Symphonic Choral Association conducted by Gregg Smith. 7:52 am: Back Porch Requiem for the composer-guitarist-artist John Fahey by Luke Gullickson performed by Nicholas Phillips.

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 6, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/7/14 8:18 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday March 6, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW-Madison Jazz Ensembles, Johannes Wallmann, director. Performances by the Blue Note Ensemble, Jazz Composers’ Septet, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. Friday March 7, 7:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hsll, 201 State Street, Madison (repeated at the same location at 8 pm on 3/8 and 2:30 pm on 3/9). The Madison Symphony Orchestra with piano soloist Yefim Bronfman. An all-Beethoven program. No conductor’s anniversary is complete without Beethoven, the composer at the heart of the orchestral experience. On March 7, 8, and 9, conductor John DeMain (in his 20th year at the podium) and the Madison Symphony Orchestra will welcome internationally renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman to perform two concertos in an all-Beethoven program in Overture Hall. Bronfman has been a star of the classical music stage since his teenage years. The Soviet-born, Israeli-American was a student at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. He has since fashioned a career as a seasoned soloist with decades of prestigious orchestral engagements and critically acclaimed recitals. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1989 and won a Grammy Award in 1997 for his recordings of three Bartók piano concertos. He is consistently praised for his commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts. Bronfman will take the stage twice per concert. First he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece that reflects the early Classical period techniques of Beethoven’s major predecessors, Mozart and Haydn. He will then perform Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”), also by Beethoven, a virtuosic and grand work reflecting the more Romantic leanings that Beethoven acquired during his “Heroic” period. Two additional orchestral works are programmed for the symphony performance: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, and Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus. The concerts are Fri., March 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., March 8, at 8 p.m.; and Sun., March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, 201 State Street. Beethoven’s early career seems to have been a period of systematically mastering successive genres. While a teenager, he produced mostly Lieder, piano works, and chamber works, thoroughly Classical in character and embodying the style of Mozart and his teacher Haydn. Symphony No. 1 was composed later in 1799-1800, when Beethoven was almost 30 years old, yet remained true to the relatively more conservative style of works by his predecessors. Still, the piece hints at the individuality that would blossom in Beethoven’s subsequent music. Viennese audiences of the late 1700’s demanded piano ….

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Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning 2/27

02/26/14 2:57 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday February 27, 9 am at Mills Hall, 455 Borth Park Street, Madison The Pro Arte Quartet holds an open rehearsal. Belgian composer Benoît Mernier coaches the quartet as they prepare for the first performance of his third quartet (premiering Saturday Mar 1); and Juilliard Quartet violist Samuel Rhodes joins the Pro Arte to rehearse Bruckner’s monumental but rarely heard String Quintet. A rare glimpse into the inner workings of this world-class string quartet and distinguished guest artists. Friday February 28, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Amber Nicole Dilger, soprano, Paul Ester, keyboard Join vocalist Amber Nicole Dilger in a journey of songs highlighting the captured reflections of a life observed. From “They can’t take that away from me” through the little-known Sondheim tune, “I Remember”, there will be much to enjoy and make you ponder. Original musical arrangements and accompaniment by Paul Ester. Friday February 28 (8 pm) and Saturday, March 1 (9 am) at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street Madison. Join the UW-Madison School of Music Faculty and Students for Piano Extravaganza! Learn what the UW-Madison School of Music offers its undergraduate piano students.Two days of concerts, socializing and a competition! February 28 through March 1, 2014 Check back for exact times. CONCERTS, MASTERCLASS & YOUNG PIANISTS COMPETITION (FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS) Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2014 1ST PRIZE: . . . . $1500 2ND PRIZE: . . . . .$1000 3RD PRIZE: . . . . . $500 FEATURING Professor CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR in concert, Mills Hall, Feb. 28 AND Jazz Pianist AND Professor JOHANNES WALLMANN Performing works from the classical and jazz repertoire and UW-Madison School of Music Piano Students playing jazz-influenced piano compositions MASTERCLASS With UW-Madison School of Music Piano Faculty Martha Fischer, Jessica Johnson, Christopher Taylor and Todd Welbourne Website to come. Contact Sara Giusti giusti@wisc.edu for more information. Friday February 28, 7 pm at the River Arts Center, Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Nonth Street, Prairie du Sac The P Friday February 28, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW-Madison Faculty Concert Series presents pianist Christopher Taylor. The past few years have seen Christopher Taylor emerge as one of the nation’s foremost musicians. Audiences and critics alike hail the intensity and artistry he brings to the works of masters ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Boulez and Bolcom; The Washington Post, for instance, deems Mr. Taylor “one of the most impressive young pianists on the horizon ….

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Music Featured on the February 27, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin

02/22/14 9:35 PM | Rich Samuels

Note: This morning’s show kicks off the second week of WORT’s winter pledge drive. You can support the unique, eclectic programming of our listener-sponsored station by pledging your support in several ways: If you are calling from the 608 area code, simply dial 256-2001 You can call toll-free at 1-866-899-8679 (899-WORT) You can pledge on line at wortfm.org: just click on the “donate” button at the upper right hand corner of your screen. Many thanks for your continuing generosity! Rich Samuels   5:10 am: The Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Latimer performs the King Cotton March by J.P. Sousa, 5:16 am: The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner performs the Concerto in E Major for Violin and Contunuo (L’estro armonico no. 12) by Antonio Vivaldi. 5:28 am: The Berlin Philharmonic ORchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan performs selections from Gaîté Parisienne: the music is by Jacques Offenbach, arranged by Manuel Rosenthal. 5:37 am: More selections from Gaîté Parisienne 5:46 am: More selections from Gaîté Parisienne 5:55 am: More selections from Gaîté Parisienne 6:10 am: A tribute to the trout and the anglers who seek them. 6:18 am: The Middleton Community Orchestra conducted by Steve Kurr performs the Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka 6:27 am: Jessica Johnson (piano) and Anthony DiSanza (percussion) perform Critical Crunch by Joel Naumann. 6:42 am: Frances and Howard Karp (piano four hands) perform the Slavonic Dance in E Minor Op. 72 No. 2 by Antonin Dvorak. 6:50 am: Howard Karp (piano) and Parry Karp (cello) perform the third movement from the Cello Sonata in G Minor by John IReland. 6:58 am: Victor Gorodinsky (guitar), David Cooper (balalaika) and Galine Dement’eva (domra) perform the traditional song “Shining Moon” 7:10 am: The original Pro Arte Quartet performs the final movement of Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet. 7:18 am: The present day PRo Arte Quartet with pianist Christopher Taylor performs the final movement of Piano Quintet No. 2 by William Bolcom. 7:25 am: Organist Benoit Mernier performs his Invention No. 1 from a set of five. 7:32 am: The Madison Bach Musicians perform the final movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29. 7:40 am: The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society performs the last movement of Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 85. 7:46 am: Soprano Rachel Eve Homes performs J.S. Bach’s “Sich ueben im Lieben” with Kostas Tiliakos (oboe) and Thomas Kasdorf (piano). 7:58 am: The final movement of the Quintet for Strings in D Major K. 593 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ….

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Tine Thing Helseth Interview on WORT

02/21/14 1:49 PM | Kelsey

Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian Trumpet Soloist Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth visited Madison to perform concertos by Haydn and Arutiunian with the Madison Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 14th, 15th and 16th). She also presented a master class on 2/13 at the UW-Madison School of Music. Tune in to hear samples of her solo work as well as a performance by tenThing, her all-female Norwegian brass ensemble – and a discussion of her music with Anything Goes host Rich Samuels.

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning February 20, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

02/18/14 5:34 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday February 20, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW-Madison Western Percussion Ensemble directed by Tom Ross and Anthony Di Sanza. Program to feature John Luther Adams’ monumental work Strange and Sacred Noise. Friday February 21, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents “Great Dames: A Salute to the Leading Ladies of Stage and Screen,” by Four Seasons Theatre The Great American Songbook: Four Seasons Theatre presents Great Dames: a salute to the leading ladies of stage and screen Friday February 21, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street, Madison. SoundWaves presents: Wood You Could You? The Science and Music of Wood. SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening?s theme. The science lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas. The music lectures, while demanding careful listening, are likewise designed for the layman and not the specialist. Every SoundWaves event brings UW?Madison scientists from several departments together with UW?Madison School of Music faculty performers to explore a topic that is relevant to our world and our lives. SoundWaves is free and open to the public. This series generally is held in the evening at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Friday February 21, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol theater, 201 State Street, Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with cellist Joshua Roman. Joshua Roman wowed audiences in Madison in 2012. This powerful and poetic musician joins the WCO for Haydn’s Concerto No. 2 in D major, in a program featuring Mozart’s final Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’, and which opens with the American neo-Romantic composer, Vittorio Giannini’s Concerto Grosso. This is a program of intense classical passion. Friday February 21, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Wisconsin Union Theater presents the Miro String Quartet. Music by Haydn, Schubert and Glass. Ticket Prices General Public: $25 Wisconsin Union Member: $21 UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $21 Non UW-Madison Students: $21 UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 MIRO: A SOUND AS IMAGINATIVE AS THE ARTIST’S WORKSi The Wisconsin Union Theater is proud to present Miró String Quartet on February 21st, 2014 in Mills Hall. More information is available by calling ….

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Music Featured on the February 20, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

02/15/14 9:41 AM | Rich Samuels

  Note: This is a special WORT Winter Pledge Drive Edition of “Anything Goes”. Please show your support of classical music programming in particular and your support for WORT’s unique programming in general by making a donation during the course of this broadcast. You can do so by calling (in the 608 area code) 256-2001. You can call us toll-free at 866-899-9678 (866-899-WORT), And you can pledge on line via our website at wortfm.org. Many thanks in advance! 5:10 am: The Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Latimer performs John Philip Sousa’s Wisconsin Forever March. 5:17 am: The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor for Four Violind (L’Estro Armonico No. 10) 5:29 am: Prelude, Nocture and Waltz from Les Sylphides: music of Frederic Chopin arranged by Roy Douglas, performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Zinman. 5:42 am: Mazurka, Mazurka and Prelude from Les Sylphides: music of Frederic Chopin arranged by Roy Douglas, performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Zinman. 5:50 am: The two concluding waltzes from Les Sylphides: music of Frederic Chopin arranged by Roy Douglas, performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Zinman. 6:11: am: The Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by John DeMain performs the overture The Bartered Bride by Bedrich Smetana 6: 22 am: Samuel Hutchison performs J. Stuart Archer’s arrangement of Londonderry Air on the Overture Center Concert Orga, 6:39 am: The Wisconsin Brass Quintet performs Crush Hour from Urban IMages by John Stevens. 6:47 am: The Meridian Arts Ensemble performs Richard E. Nelson’s arrangement of the six part fugue from J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering. 6:57 am: The Wisconsin Brass Quintet performs “Tuckets”, the final movement of Daron Hagen’s Concerto for Brass Quintet. 7:10 am: The Capitol City Banc conducted by Jim Latimer performs “The Wren” by Eugène Damaré. Marilyn Chohjany os the piccolo soloist. 7:18 am: The Madison Choral Project performs “I am the Great Sun” by Jussi Chydenius. 7:27 am: The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith performs part 1 of the Billy the Kid Ballet Suite by Aaron Copland 7:36 am: The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith performs part 2 of the Billy the Kid Ballet Site by Aaron Copland. 7:44 am: The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith performs part 3 of the Billy the Kid Ballet Suite by Aaron Copland. 7:53 am: The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra condicyed by James Smith performs part 4 of ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning February 13, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

02/11/14 5:35 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday February 13, 1:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison Trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth presents a master class. Thursday February 13, 7 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. Open dress rehearsal with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and trumpeter Tina Thing Helseth. Thursday February 13, 8:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.The Black Music ensemble, Richard Davis, Director. Friday, February 14, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Jaime Guisicafré, Chris Allen and Chris Murray, guitar. New music by Brouwer, Coseley, Gusicafré and Merritt. Friday February 14, 7:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison (repeated at 8 pm, 2/15 and 2:30 pm, 2/16 at the same location. The Madison Symphony Orchestra featuring trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and woworks by Sibelius, Haydn, Adams and Strauss. How many classical music stars cultivate an international resume of performances and awards while still in their mid-twenties? Tine Thing Helseth, the fast rising, young trumpet star of the classical music world, will join the Madison Symphony Orchestra Feb. 14-16 in Overture Hall. The Norwegian native is a seasoned soloist with dozens of orchestral engagements under her belt from around the world. This eclectic musician is also a jazz trumpeter and leader of an all-female brass band. Helseth will take the stage twice per concert. First she will perform Joseph Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet, the first piece to contain truly free melodic writing for the instrument. She will then perform Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major, a virtuosic mid-20th century composition with a distinct Armenian folk influence. Also programmed for the symphony performance are Sibelius’ triumphant Finnish anthem Finlandia, John Adams’ contemporary work Doctor Atomic Symphony, and Richard Straus’ lush, episodic Suite from Der Rosenkavalier. The concerts are Fri., Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.; and Sun., Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, 201 State Street. Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet was written in 1796 for a new instrument, the Klappentrompete, or Keyed Trumpet, which for the first time made stepwise melodies possible. To this day, his concerto is one of the most performed and cherished in the trumpet repertoire. Alexander Arutiunian had an extensive and renowned involvement with music for brass instruments. His concertos for trumpet, trombone, and horn, as well as brass quintet and trombone quartet are all significant and lasting pieces in the brass literature. Armenian folk music influenced Trumpet Concerto in A-Flat Major features sprightly dances, gorgeous lyricism, ….

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Music Featured on the February 13, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

02/11/14 5:35 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in D major for violin and continuo (L’estro armonico no,9) by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:17 am: The Nashville Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin performs “Lincoln Legend” by Morton Gould. 5:34 am: Cellist Wendy Warner and Camerata conducted by Drostan Hall perform the Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major by Josef Haydn. 6:08 am: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Roy Harris performed by mezzo soprano Sharon Mabry with Mary Kathryn van Osdale (violin), Anthony LaMarchina (cello) and Roger Wiesenmeyer (piano) 6:23 am: Acceleration by Roy Harris performed by the Bournemouth Symphony conducted by Marin Alsop. 6:37 am: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass performs Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F for Military Band. 6:49 am: Pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Kaisule Nakagoshi perform an arrangement for piano four hands of George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture. 7:08 am: The Nashville Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin and narrator Barry Scott perform A Lincoln Address by Vincent Persichetti. 7:22 am: An interview with trumpet soloist Tine Thing who is in Madison to perform with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and to teach a master class at the UW-Madison School of Music.

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