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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 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 3. 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Rich Samuels

April 3 2014 Calendar Thursday April 3, 7:30 pm at the Mitby theater, Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison. The Madison Metropolitan Band. The Madison Metropolitan Band, conducted by Scott Teeple, is a community ensemble that plays classical band music. Friday April 4 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Violists Shannon Farley & Katrin Talbot with pianist Gregg Punswick Music of Bach and Handel Friday April 4 6:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. Domaine Musical: An homage to Pierre Boulez’s legendary group Presented by Marc Vallon, Les Thimmig, and a group of wonderful performers on both modern and baroque instruments. Works by Stockhausen, Berg, Boulez, J.S. Bach, and more! Friday April 4 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery 330 North Orchard Street, Madison. Sound Waves presents “Could You Repeat That? Repetition in Science and Music” 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 April 4, 7:30 pm at Overture Center, Overture Hall 201 State Street, Madison (repeated Saturday 2/4 at 8 pm and Sunday 2/5 at 2:30 pm) The Madison Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Julian Wachner, guest organist Nathan Laube, vocal soloists Emily Birsan, Daniela Mack, Wesley Rogers, Liam Moran, Madison Symphony Chorus. The majestic Overture Concert Organ, powerful solo vocalists, and the nearly-150-member Madison Symphony Chorus will join the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) April 4, 5, 6 in an enthralling musical experience. The MSO will welcome guest organist Nathan Laube to perform Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, a work originally conceived for the largest organ in the world and a thickly-orchestrated symphony. The second half will feature Mozart’s Requiem, celebrated as one of the greatest settings of the Latin Mass for …. 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 graminy.net 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. www.gracepresents.org 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 www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org, 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: www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org 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 »

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