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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 17, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | Rich Samuels

Thursday April 17, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The Pro Arte Quartet.presents music of Mozart, Menselssohn and Bartok String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 (1785), by W. A. Mozart String Quartet No. 1 (1909), by Béla Bartók String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44 No. 2 (1837), by Felix Mendelssohn he Pro Arte Quartet was founded in 1911-12 by students at the Brussels Conservatory. Violinist Alphonse Onnou was the leader, and the other founding members included Laurent Halleux (violin), Germain Prévost (viola), and Fernand Auguste Lemaire (‘cello). The quartet made its début in Brussels in 1913 and soon became known as an exponent of modern music. The Pro Arte played their American debut in 1926, performing at the inauguration of the Hall of Music in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. They returned for thirty tours to the United States, as well as a tour of Canada, often under the auspices of the noted patron of chamber music, Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Their first visit to Madison was in 1938, where, two years later, the musicians were stranded by Hitler?s invasion of Belgium and the outbreak of World War II. Following their concert on campus, the University of Wisconsin chancellor offered a permanent home to the quartet ? it was the first such residency ever in a major American university, and became the model on which many other similar arrangements were developed at other institutions. Onnou died in 1940, but the quartet continued until 1947 as quartet-in-residence at Wisconsin University, led first by Antonio Brosa and from 1944 by Rudolf Kolisch. The Pro Arte became the faculty string quartet at UW-Madison in the late 1950s, an appointment that continues to the present day. Thursday April 17 8:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison The Black Music Ensemble Friday April 18, 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison (repeated Saturday April 19 at 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison) The Madison Bach Musicians with the Madison Choral Project present the Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach. Marc Vallon, conduction. Cost: $25 ($20 adv.) Call: 608-238-6092 Web: www.madisonbachmusicians.org On April 18 & 19 the Madison Bach Musicians will collaborate with the Madison Choral Project in two complete performances of Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor. These concerts will feature an entirely period-instrument orchestra of outstanding baroque performance specialists hailing from throughout the United States–Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, San Francisco, Chicago, …. more »

Music Featured on the January 30, 3014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, 25 January 2014 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: “Mars, the Bringer of War” and “Venus, the Bringer of Peace” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Transcribed for organ by, and performed by, Peter Sykes. 5:31 am: Concerto in F major for four violins and continuo (L’estro armonico No. 7) by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields directed by Neville Marriner. 5:42 am: Brent Wissick (cello), Richard Luby (violin) and Dndre Willis perform Introduction and Polonaise by Frederic Chopin. 5:52 am: Kia Bennett (flute(, Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Catrin Finch (harp) perform Three Welsh FOlk Songs arranged by John Rutter. 6:08 am: “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” and “Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Transcribed for organ and performed by Peter Sykes. 6:27 am: Chicago a Cappella conducted by Jonathan Miller performs “El Hambo” by Jaakko Mantyarvi. 6:37 am: Pianist Molly Morkoski performs Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Sonata Andina”. 7:08 am: “Uranus, the Magician” and “Neptune, the Mystic” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Transcribed for organ and performed by Peter Sykes. 7:24 am: The Pro Arte Quartet with pianist Christopher Taylor perform the Piano Quintet No. 2 by William Bolcom. 7:46 am: Pianist Nicholas Phillips performs “Occidental Psalmody” by Ethan Wickman. 7:55 am: The Chicago Sinfonietta conducted by Mei Ann Chen performsSaibei Dance by An-Lun Huang. more »

Music Featured on the December 5, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Prelude and Fugue No 21 in B-flat major and Prelude and Fugue No 22 in G minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. Vladimir Askenazy is the pianist. 5:19 am: Concerto No. 3 in G major RV 310 by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:26 am: Colin Carr, cello and Thomas Sauer, piano perform Seven Variations of the Theme Bei Maennern welche Liebe fieglen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:36 am: Suite Lyrique by John Rutter performed by Sinfonia Cymru conducted by John Rutter. The harpist is Catrin Finch. 5:54 am: Chicago a Cappella conducted by Jonathan Miller performs Prayers of Steel by Jerry J. Troxel. 6:08 am: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Goettinger Symphonie conducted bt Christoph-Mathias Mueller perform the Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. 6:41 am: The Triton Brass perform “The Madding Crowd” by Lansing McLoskey. 7:08 am: The Pro Arte Quartet performs John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 5 (with an introduction by violinist Suzanne Beia). 7:37 am: An interview with composer Joel Puckett about his upcoming appearance with the UW Madison Wind Ensemble. Music includes the last movement of his “Southern Comforts” and “BillyTude:. more »

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