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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 »

Music Featured on the March 20, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, 15 March 2014 | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in F Major for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and violin by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:22 am: Pictures at en Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, transcribed for concert band by Paul Lavender. Performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn. 5:54 am: Pianist Nicholas Phillips performs Prayin’ and Playin’ by John Griffin. 6:08 am: J.S.Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 performed by the Musica Antiqua Koeln conducted by Reinhard Goebel followed by a performance of Lawrence Axelrod’s Brendenburg Fantasy No. 3 performed by the Ensemble Noevelle Epoque. 6:42 am: Pianist Carol Rosenberger performs Claude Debussy’s Le Cathedrale Engloutie followed by a band transcription of the same piece performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn. 6:56 am: Pianist Antonio Pompa Baldi performs the song (introduced by Edith Piaf) Je Sais Comment by Julien Bouquet. 7:08 am: Prelude and fugue in G Major BWV 541 by J.S. Bach performed by organist Bruce Bengston followed by Prelude No. 1 in C Major from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846 performed by Trevlor Stephenson. 7:28 am: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 by J.S. Bach transcribed for band and performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn and the same work performed (in 1956) by the New York Percussion Ensemble. 7:40 am: Organist Bruce Bengston performs the choral prelude :Ebarm Dich Dein, O Herre Gott BWV 721 by J.S. Bach. 7:45 am: Prelude No.2 from the Well Tempered Clavier Book I performed by Pianist John Lewis; Prelude No. 9 from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I; the final movement of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 arranged for synthesizer by Walter Carlos (1968). 7:57 am: Benny good man and his Orchestra perform Bach Goes to Town by Alec Templeton.   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 »

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, WIsconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 16, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Rich Samuels

Thursday January 16, 7:30 pm at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main Street, Janesville. The UW-Rock County Orchestra presents the word premier of a new symphony by UW-Rock County associate professor Jeff Suarez. Jeff Suarez is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin – Rock County in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he directs the UW-Rock County Concert Band, the UW-Rock County Jazz Band, founded the UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra, and co-founded the UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra. In addition to his directing duties, Professor Suarez also teaches music theory and music history classes. Trained as an educator, French hornist, and composer, Jeff earned a B. M. E. and B. Mus. (Composition / Theory) from Central Michigan University, a M. M. in French horn performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in French horn performance with a minor in musicology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As a conductor of musical theater, Jeff has been recently seen with Spotlight on Kids, Theater Unlimited, and musical theater productions at UW-Rock County. Jeff was inducted into the United Arts Alliance Hall of Fame at the Janesville Performing Arts Center on April 7, 2013. This year, Suarez is coordinating the annual “Walk-in Messiah” with the Janesville School District, ECHO, and Cargill United Methodist Church where Richard Severing will conduct this annual event. From the compositional and music arrangement realm, Suarez has recently composed two works for orchestra, a work for French horn quartet, and has constructed numerous arrangements for the UW-Rock County Concert Band, the UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra, and the UW-Rock County Jazz Combo in which he plays “2nd keyboard”. To purchase tickets, please call the JPAC Box Office at 608-758-0297 ext. 1 or visit www.janesvillepac.org. Box office hours are MWTH 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-1pm. “The talent that the Janesville area has is absolutely incredible,” says Elizabeth Horvath, JPAC’s Executive Director. “We are so honored, as a local community performing arts center, to truly recognize all of these local residents that provide Janesville with their raw talent. It will truly be an eclectic month not to be missed!” The Janesville Performing Arts Center serves the greater Rock County area through performances and events produced by 15 local non-profit arts groups. The center’s 633 seat theatre, lobby, art gallery, box office, and administrative office are located in the historic Janesville High School/Marshall Junior High School building in downtown Janesville. Friday January 17, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Societ, 900 University Bay …. more »

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