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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 8, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday August 8 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 801st free concert. Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. MAYCO, the Madison Area Youth chamber Orchestra, presents its “New Horizons” concert. The program features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 Haydn Trumpet Concerto (featuring soloist Ansel Norris) Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Oboe (transcribed for violin and trumpet; the violinist is Axel Norris, brother of Ansel) An original composition for MAYCO by Madison composer Jerry Hui. Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm at Madison College Truax Campus Mitby Theater Mitby Theater, 1701 Wright Street, Madison (repeated at 7:30 pm on 8/10, 8/17 and 8/17; and at 2 pm on 8/11 and 8/18). The Four Seasons Theatre presents “Les Miserables”. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. With revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. More information at http://www.fourseasonstheatre.com and The Mitby Box Office at (608) 243-4000. Saturday August 10, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. Nathaniel Bartlett, Marimba with guests Geoff Brady and Stephen Dembski. Join marimbist-composer Nathaniel Bartlett to experience his latest musical endeavors and celebrate the release of his 5th album, “timeSpacePlace”. Performances will include new music for marimba with real-time, three-dimensional, high-definition, computer-generated sound and real-time computer notation processing with guest artist Geoff Brady on theremin. Also featured will be performances with Bartlett’s newly-developed video-computer interactive interface directed by Dr. Stephen Dembski, UW School of Music. Bartlett will perform an incredible piece for solo marimba from the modern marimba repertoire, “Dances of Earth and Fire” by Peter Klatzow. Wednesday August 14, 7 pm at Old Sauk Trail Business Park, 1200 John Q. Hammons Business Park, Madison. The Gialamas Company presents the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra in concert. On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7pm, WYSO’s Youth Orchestra will perform for a crowd of thousands at Concert in the Park, sponsored by the Gialamas Company. This free event at Old Sauk Trails Park has become a favorite summer tradition for families and music lovers of all ages, and will once again feature great pre-concert activities in addition to the excellent performance by WYSO’s young musicians. Guests are …. more »
Music Featured on the August 8, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.
Saturday, 3 August 2013 | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Performed by Cameron Watson. 5:32 am: String Quartet No. 4 in D major by Dmitri Shostakovich. Performed by the Pacifica Quartet. 5:58 am: Soprano Amy Haworth and fortepianist Trevor Stephenson perform “Wandrers Nachtlied” by Franz Schubert. 6:08 am: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Willem Mengelberg performs Beethoven’s Egmont Overture (recorded in 1930). 6:17 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anton Wit performs the Lachian Dances by Leoš Janáček. 6:45 am: The Zofo Duet (Eva Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi) perform the Sonata for Four Hands by Harold Shapero, 7:08 am: The Cleveland Orchestra directed by Pierre Boulez performs La Ville d’en haut by Olivier Messiaen. 7:18 am: Madison’s Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet performed Bagatelles 2-6 by György Ligeti. 7:31 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic directed by Anton Wit performs the Partita for Harpsichord, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harp, Double Bass and Orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki. 7:52 am: Violinist Caroline Goulding performs Souvenir d’Amerique by Henri Vieuxtemps, 7:57 am: The U.S. Marine Band performs Morton Gould’s arrangement of “Yankee Doodle”. more »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 18, 2013, Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
Monday, 15 July 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday, July 18 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, Madison The Capitol City Band in concert. Friday July 19 7:30 pm at UW Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. Repeated Saturday, 7/20 at 7:30 pm, Sunday 7/21 at 3 pm, Thursday 7/25, Friday 7/26 and Saturday 7/27 at 7 pm, Sunday, 7/28 at 3 pm). The Madison Savoyards present their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”. The Madison Savoyards first production in 1963 was Iolanthe so it is fitting that the second fifty years of Gilbert & Sullivan in Madison also begins with Iolanthe in 2013. All performances will be in Music Hall on the UW-Madison campus (on Park Street near State at the foot of Bascom Hill) There will be seven performances: Iolanthe was last performed by the Madison Savoyards in 2001 (program cover from that performance, right) and previously in 1988, 1979, 1971 and 1963. The Gilbert & Sullivan archive says about Iolanthe: Iolanthe, or “The Peer and the Peri”, opened at the Savoy Theatre on November 25, 1882, three nights after the final performance of Patience at the same theatre, and ran for 398 performances. Gilbert had taken pot shots at the aristocracy before, but in this “fairy opera,” the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. The political party system and other institutions also come in for a dose of satire. Yet, both author and composer managed to couch the criticism among such bouncy, amiable absurdities that it is all received as good fun. Both Gilbert and Sullivan were at the height of their creative powers in 1882, and many people feel that Iolanthe, their seventh work together, is the most perfect of their collaborations. Saturday July 20, 11 am at Overture Center-Overture Hall. Free Farmers’ Market Organ Concert with organist Wyatt Smith. Wyatt Smith has thrilled audiences at the Free Farmers’ Market Concerts for several seasons. Now he returns with a program that includes J. S. Bach’s Toccata in F, and an amazing selection of movements from from Kurt Knecht’s Missouri Sonat, and Louis Vierne’s best and most popular work, the Symphony in D. Everyone is welcome and no tickets are needed. Sunday July 21 4 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 Highway M, Middleton. Father Bob Koopman, OSB, presents a piano concert “Celebrating Benedict”. Pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, W.A. Mozart, César Franck, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, and by Father Koopmann himself will be performed. Donations will be accepted at the door or online at www.benedictinewomen.org to support the …. more »
Music Featured on the July 4, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.
Friday, 28 June 2013 | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: George Gershwin’s “Lullaby”, “Summertime” and “Our Love is Here to Stay” performed by the Venice Quartet, the Cincinnati Pops, Cathy Berberian and Jan DeGaetani. 5:23 am: George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You” performed by pianists John and Richard Contiguglia (playing an arrangement by Percy Grainger) and organist Harold Stover. 5:34 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform Percy Grainger’s “Fantasy on Porgy and Bess”. 5:58 am: The Venice Quartet and The Cincinnati Pops perform George Gershwin’s Rialto Ripples. 6:08 am: Versions of George Gershwin’s “Swanee” performed by William Bolcom and Al Jolson. 6:11 am: Versions of George Gershwin’s “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. 6:15 am: George Gershwin’s “Do it Again” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. 6:20 am: George Gershwin’s “Fascinatin’ Rhythm” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. 6:23 am: George Gershwin’s “Lady Be Good” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. 6:27 am: George Gershwin’s “Somebody Loves Me” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. 6:31 am: George Gershwin’s “Sweet and Lowdown” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 6:42 am: George Gershwin’s “That Certain Feeling” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. 6:45 am: George Gershwin’s “Clap Yo’ Hands” performed by William Bolcom and “Whispering” Jack Smith. 6:49 am: George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” performed by William Bolcom and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (Vaughn DeLeath, vocalist). 6:55 am: George Gershwin’s “Do Do Do” performed by William Bolcom and Gertrude Lawrence. 7:08 am: Madison composer Jerry Hui introduces a recorded performance of the final act of his comic opera “Wired for Love” 7:51 am: George Gershwin’s “Oh Land of Mine America: performed by the Cincinnati Pops and the Central State University Chorus. 7:57 am: George Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band” performed by the Arden-Ohman Orchestra. more »
Music Featured on the June 13, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT, 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.
Monday, 10 June 2013 | Rich Samuels
5:10 am: “Serenade for Three” by Peter Schickele, performed by the Ekaterinburg Trio. 5:33 am: “Prelude of the Night” and “Feria” from Maurice Ravel’s “Rapdodie Espagnol”, performed by Stanislava Varshcki and Diana Shapiro. Recorded in concert at Farley’s House of Pianos of Madison, WI in July of 2012. 5:53 am: “Asturias” from the Suite Espanola of Isaac Albeniz, performed by pianist Daniel Del Pino. Recorded in concert at Farley’s House of Pianos of Madison, Wisconsin January 25, 2013. 6:10am: Symphony No. 85 in B Flat (The Queen) of Joseph Haydn performed by the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society. Recorded in concert July 1, 2012 at the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green. 6:47 am: Three Pieces for Musical Clocks by Joseph Haydn. Performed by organist Bruce Bengston on the instrument of Madison Wisconsin’s Luther Memorial Church. Recorded May 15, 2013. 6:54 am: Pianist Christopher Taylor performs “Eroica”, one of Franz Liszt’s Transcendental Estudes. 7:10 am: Maestro Jim Latimer discusses the 45th season of the Capitol City Band which begins this evening. 7:21 am: Stephanie Jutt and Jeffrey Sykes discuss the the 2013 chamber music series of the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society. more »