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Music Featured on the December 19, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT, 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, 14 December 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Winter Solstice Mystery by Aldonis Kalniņš, performed by the New York LAtvian Choir and the Latvian NAtional Opera Orchestra, 5:58 am: The Madison Area Concert Handbessl perform :The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came”, a Basque carol arranged bt Michael Keller. 6:08 am: The Crossing performs “What Child is This?” arranged by Andrew Gand. 6:11 am: The Oakwood Chamber Players perform “Pastorales de Noel” by Andre Jolivet. 6:24 am: Chicago a Capella directed by Jonathan Miller performs “Il e ne le divin enfant. 6:27 am: Harpist Emily Mitchell performs Franz Gruber’s “Silent Night” 6:38 am: The Madison Children’s Choir and the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform “Star of Bethlehem”: by John Williams. 6:41 am: The Isthmus Brass performs “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst, arranged by R. Harvey. 6:47 am: The Kat Trio performs “It Came upon a Midnight Clear” 6:50 am: The Oakwood Chamber Players perform “An Old Wisconsin Christmas” arranged by Pierre LaPlante. 6:54 am: The MAdison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform “The Joy of Dance: Fum Fum Fum from the Seven Joys of Christmas” by Kirke Mecbem. 6:55 am: The Madison Concert Handbells perform O Come, O Come Emmanuel. 7:08 am: Composer John Harbison describes how he received a commssion from the Vatican to write the sacred motet “Abrham”. The performance of the motet is by musicians from Pittsburgh, London, Krakow and Ankara, conducted by Gilbert Levine. 7:23 am: Steve Kurr, conductor of the Middleton Community Orchestra talks about the group’s 12/23 concert featuring soprano Emily Birsan. 7:41 am: The Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform “Here We Come A-Carolling”. 7:42 am: The Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform “Joyeux Noel by Steven Amundson 7:46 am: The Kat Trio performs “O Come All Ye Faithful” 7:48 am: The Isthmus Brass performs :Silent Night” 7:52 am: The Madison Area Concert Handmells perform “Go Tell it on the Mountain” 7:57 am: The Madison Symphony Orchestra Choir performs “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” more »

Music Featured on the September 26, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, 20 September 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Colin Carr (cello) abd Thomas Sauer. 5:34 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 6 in G major Op. 101 by Dmitri Shostakovich. 6:08 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Antoni Wit performs the Taras Bulba Rhapsody by Leoš Janáček. 6:40 am: The Sinfonia Varsavia conducted by Ian Hobson performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra. 6:48 am: The Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble performs “Occasus” by Jeffrey Homes. 7:08 am: An interview with John DeMain, artistic director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The MSO’s 2013-2014 concert season begins tomorrow. Music featured in this segment includes selections from DeMain’s 1996 Grammy winning recording with the Houston Grand Opera of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess”; Tine Thing Helseth’s recording of Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango”; plus samplings of performances by violinist Augistin Hadlich, soprano Emily Birsan and pianist Garrick Olsen. more »

Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning December 13

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Rich Samuels

Madison Classical Music Calendar December 13-19 2012. Friday December 14, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Noon Musicale. Holiday Carol Sing with Linda Warren, harp and Dan Broner, organ & piano. Friday December 14, December 14 at 7 pm (repeated Saturday 12/16 at the same hour), Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St. Middleton. Madison Area Concert Handbells. Contact phone: 608-620-1997 Web: www.madisonhandbells.org Friday December 14, 8 pm (repeated Saturday at 3 pm) at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 1609 University Ave., Madison. Madison Bach Musicians Baroque Holiday Concerts. Bach – Cantata BWV 122, Das Neugeborne Kindelein Schütz – Allein Gott in der Höh Lassus – Ave Regina Coelorum Vivaldi – Concerto for Strings in D major, RV 121 Corelli – Concerto Grosso in C minor, op. 6 no. 3 Handel – selections from Messiah (Every Valley (tenor), Thus saith the Lord (bass), But who may abide (countertenor), If God is for us (soprano) His yoke is easy (vocal quartet)). Call: 238-6092 Web: www.madisonbachmusicians.org Saturday December 15 at noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Avenue. Matt Wilber and Carol Carlson, trombone and violin. Saturday December 15, 1 pm in the Capitol Rotunda, Capitol Square, Madison. The Madison Community Orchestra. The Madison Community Orchestra (MATC) will present their Annual Holiday Concert on the 1st Floor Capitol Rotunda Saturday December 15 at 7 pm at River Ats Center, Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac. Darlene Koldenhoven – Featuring the Sauk Prairie Youth Choir. What sets Darlene Koldenhoven, this beautiful, tall blond Grammy Award winner and three-time nominee, apart from the rest? I could be her worldwide 1.5 billion viewing audience on PBS as the memorable vocal soloist in “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis”. It could be her work in the war-torn jungles of Sierra Leone, West Africa where she met and coached musicians and singers whom she then took on her tour of the US and Canada. Or that fact that she is one of the few classically trained singers with a five octave range who improvises in classical and non-classical styles with both voice and piano, produces, composes, arranges, programs keyboards, and writes lyrics. Come see for yourself as Ms. Koldenhoven performs with our very own Sauk Prairie Youth Choir and performs a portion of her solo repertoire Saturday December 15 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church 518 N. Franklin Ave. , Madison The Festival Choir of Madison. “Perspectives on the Nativity” concert. …. more »

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