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Music Featured on the April 17, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, 11 April 2014 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanin performs the Lenore Overtyre No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:23 am: Violinist Sarah chang and pianist Lars Vogt perform the Violin Sonata in A Major by Cesar Franck. 5:51 am: Songs from a Liberal Heart by Gregg Smith performed by the Choir of Saint Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City with an ensemble led by Gregg Smith. 6:08 am: Members of the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez perform Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen. 6:40 am: The Stephane Caiollat Vocal Ensemble performs Four Motets for a Time of Penitence by Francis Poulenc. 6:56 am: The New En:56 amgland Conservatory Wind ENsemble conducted by Charles Peltz performs In Memoriam Messiaen by David Patterson 7:08 am: The Choir of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City performs Seven Stanzas for Easter by Gregg SMith. 7:15 am:The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir and soloists conducted by Ton Koopman performs the Easter Oratorio BWV 249 by J.S. Bach. 7:56 am: Clifton Webb and Leo Reisman’s Orchestra perform Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade”.   more »

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 10, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Saturday, 5 April 2014 | Rich Samuels

Friday April 11, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Christopher Allen, guitar. Music of Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Tedesco, Breznikar, and Araujo Friday April 11, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. (Repeated Sunday, April 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday April 15 at 7:30 pm). University Opera presents Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict Friday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Guest Artists Series presents the Center for New Music, University of Iowa. Performances devoted to the late 20th Century and Early 21st century repertoire. Friday April 11, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol theater. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with pianist Stuart Goodyear Music of Goodyear and Beethoven. Stewart Goodyear returns to perform his own Piano Concerto, a dynamic 30 minute work in two movements, premiered at Wisconsin’s Peninsula Music Festival in 2010. A favorite with our Madison audience, Mr. Goodyear will also perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy along with the WCO Chorus, Festival Choir of Madison and the UW Madrigal Singers combined. The season finale concludes with Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’. Saturday April 13, 3:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Perlman Piano Trio. Music by Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert. The free annual performance of the student ensemble, the Perlman Piano Trio (+ 2) will take place on Saturday, April 12, at 3:30 PM in Morphy Hall in Humanities. The original ensemble, formed as a piano trio in 2007, is funded by Dr. Kato Perlman, a retired research scientist who was inspired by former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain, who is also heavily involved with the school of music through his support of several competitions. (One of these, the Beethoven Piano Competition, will hold its annual winners? recital on April 6 at 3:30 PM in Morphy Hall. Winners have not yet been announced.) As students graduate, new musicians audition to replace them. This year?s ensemble consists of Madlen Breckbill, violin; Alice Bartsch, violin; Daniel Ma, cello; SeungWha Baek, piano; and Jeremy Kienbaum, viola. Both Madlen Breckbill and SeungWha Baek were previously featured this year as winners of the school?s annual concerto competition, the Symphony Showcase, while Alice Bartsch was a winner two years ago. The April program will include the 40-minute long Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898, written by Franz Schubert (click here to hear audio) and finished in 1828, just before he died. It will also include the …. more »

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 27, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rich Samuels

Friday March 28 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale Presents “They Say that Irving Berlin is Wonderful,” with Karlos & Melinda Moser Saturday March 29, noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 118 West Washington Ave., Madison. The Grace Presents series presents Grsminy. Founded in 2010, Graminy is based in Madison, Wisconsin. They seek to fuse the classical and grassroots traditions, from Bach to bluegrass, from Copland to Celtic, from Gershwin to native American, from Kodaly to klezmer, and more. Drawing on all these styles, Graminy composes and arranges all its music, which includes lots of quick changes, generous improvisations, and occasional singing. They call their style “class-grass.” More at No tickets needed. Come as you are. All ages. Bring a “picnic” lunch if desired. Thank you to music lovers like you who have given free-will donations to continue the Grace Presents Concert Series. We also thank Dane Arts for their support, with additional funds from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation. Saturday March 29 7:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Ave., Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents its spring concert. The riches of Russian choral music will be represented by selections from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers along with ravishingly beautiful works by Grechaninov and Chesnokov. The scope widens to include sacred and secular music from various former Soviet Republics. Works by Veljo Tormis (Estonia), Pēteris Vasks (Latvia) and Vytautas Miškinis (Lithuania) exemplify the vibrant choral traditions of the Baltic states. Sacred and secular works from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Belarus round out this fascinating and varied program. There is also the possibility of something by Lennon and McCartney to bring things to a rousing close. Advance tickets are available for $15 from, via Brown Paper Tickets, o r at Willy Street Coop (East and West locations) and Orange Tree Imports. Student tickets are $10. Contact 273-4609 for additional information. Founded in 1999, the Madison-based Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios by Bach, Mozart, and Haydn; a cappella masterworks from various centuries; and world-premieres. Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck is the Wisconsin Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director. Web: Saturday Mach 29 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. The UW Faculty Concert Series presents the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. The quintet’s musical expertise has been acknowledged by Verne Reynolds, Jan Bach, Karel Husa, …. more »

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

Friday, 21 March 2014 | Rich Samuels

5:08 am: Russian Easter Overture by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performed by the UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kyly Knox. 5:23 am: Sydney Weiss (violin( and Jeanne Weiss (piano) perform the Sonata No. 9 Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:56 am: Vladimir Horowitz performs the Sonata in E Major by Domenico Scarlatti. 6:08 am: The Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia perfomrns the Suite No. 1 from The Snake Woman by Alfredo Casella 8:17 am: Csardas by Vittorio Monti performed by Brian Luce (flute) and Carrol McLaughlin (harp). 8:21 am: The Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia performs Suite No. 2 from The Snake Woman by Alfredo Casella. 6:49 am: The Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic conducted by Kirk Trevor performs the Birth of Venus by Florencio Asenjo. 7:08 am: The Washington Master Chorale, Thomas Colohan artistic director, performs Four Pastorales by Cecil Effinger. 7:24 am: The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society performs the Coffee Cantata BWV 211 by J.S. Bach. 7:53 am: Edith Piaf sings “La Vie en Rose” by R.S. Louiguy and pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi plays his elaboration of the same song. 7:57 am: The Ink Spots sing Java Jive. more »

Music Featured on the December 12, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Weihnachtsbaum of Franz Liszt performed by pianist Eteri Andjiaparidze and duo pianists Richard and John Contiguglia. 6:08 am: Chicago a Capella conducted by Jonathan Miller performs Fragments from his Dish by Bob Chilcott. 6:26 am: The Oakwood Chamber Players perform Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams. 6:37 am: A Little Suite for Christmas by George Crumb, performed by pianist Pola Baytleman. 6:53 am: The Crossing conducted by David Nally performs What Child is this (arranged by Andrew Gant and Christmas Daybreak by Robert Convery. 7:08 am: Composer John Harbison introduces a performance of his 1987 “The Flight into Egypt” performed by The Cantata Singers and ensemble directed by David Hoose. 7:24 am: Craig Bohmler’s “Visions of the Child” performed by the Oakwood Chamber Players with soprano Cheryl Bensman Rowe and baritone Paul Rowe. 7:53 am: The Madison Area Concert Handbells perform “Sheep May Safely Graze” by J.S. Bach, arranged by Martha Lynn Thompson. more »

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