The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning November 14, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rich Samuels
Thursday November 14 2013, 8:30 at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Black Music Ensemble.
Friday November 15, 12:15 pm at the First Univarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
Friday November 15m 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. , Madison
The SoundWaves series continues with Color in Sight and Sound. Why and how do we see in color? What is color in music?
Join scientists, musicians and a painter from UW-Madison as they explore the idea of color. Performers and lecturers include: Pupa Gilbert, Daniel Grabois, Nancy Mladenoff, Rodney Schreiner, Todd Welbourne and Tom Yin. Registration requested.
Friday November 15, 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm (repeated Saturday November 16 at 8 pm and Sunday November 17 at 2:30 pm)
The Madison Symphony Orchestra with violinist Augstin Hadlich. Music of Kernis, Lalo and Rachmaninoff.
How does one goes from a farm accident of severe burns to becoming a violin virtuoso, who enchants millions all over the world?
Augustin Hadelich (pronounced HOD-uh-lick), a child prodigy with a violin in rural Tuscany, was told he might never play a violin again after he barely survived a farm accident that burned his home and him, including his bow arm at age 15. From those challenging days, he has emerged as a violinist of international renown, who will join John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra Nov. 15, 16, and 17 in Overture Hall.
Hadelich will take the stage in the first half to perform Edouard Lalo’s exotic Symphonie Espagnole, a virtuosic concerto with a lush Spanish flavor that he performed in his 2012 debut with the New York Philharmonic. The concert will open with the wild and spontaneous Too Hot Toccata, by American composer Aaron Kernis. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, a monumental late Romantic work that is a lush, unmistakably Russian work, will close the program.
The concerts are Fri., Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 16, at 8 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, 201 State Street.
Symphony Espagnole remains Lalo’s most popular work. He composed it during a period when French composers were fascinated with Spanish music, and Lalo tastefully incorporates this culture’s melodic and dance figures into the work. The soaring violin parts require both technical precision and immense musicianship. Hadelich, making his second appearance with the Orchestra, is sure to deliver.
Hadelich is often noted in the media for his “gorgeous tone,” “poetic communication” and “fast-fingered brilliance.” The New York Times wrote, “[Hadelich] has become one of the most distinctive violinists of his generation…he plays with dazzling technique, a gorgeous tone, and penetrating, spontaneous musicality.”
Kernis describes his Too Hot Toccata as predominantly “high energy” and “out of control”. Composed in 1996, the piece excitedly works through a series of furious, oddly-metered, and sometimes jazzy ideas. Multiple players in the ensemble are featured with virtuosic solos, including violin, clarinet, piccolo, trumpet, and percussion.
In his Symphony No. 2, Rachmaninoff achieves an unending and beautiful flow of melody, citing a motto from the opening bars throughout the piece. This is especially impressive given the size of the composition. The 320-page, carefully detailed score rivals the largest of Anton Bruckner’s or Gustav Mahler’s scores in length and breadth. The piece also promises some orchestral fireworks. This is an hour-long sonic experience that is not to be missed.
Tickets are $16.50 to $82.50 each, available at www.madisonsymphony.org/singletickets and through the Overture Center Box Office at 201 State Street or call the Box Office at (608) 258-4141.
New subscribers can receive up to a 50% discount. For more information and to subscribe, visit www.madisonsymphony.org/newsub or call (608) 257-3734.
Groups of 15 or more can save 25% by calling the MSO office at (608) 257-3734.
For more information visit, www.madisonsymphony.org/groups
Student rush tickets can be purchased in person on the day of the concert at the Overture Box Office at 201 State Street. Full-time students must show a valid student ID and can receive up to two $12 or $15 tickets. More information is at: www.madisonsymphony.org/studentrush On advance ticket purchases, students can receive 20% savings on seats in select areas of the hall.
Seniors age 62 and up receive 20% savings on advance and day-of-concert ticket purchases in select areas of the hall.
Discounted seats are subject to availability, and discounts may not be combined.
The Madison Symphony Orchestra marks its 88th concert season in 2013-2014 by celebrating John DeMain’s 20th anniversary as music director. The Symphony engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds in live classical music through a full season of concerts with established and emerging soloists of international renown, an organ series that includes free concerts, and widely respected education and community engagement programs. Find more information at www.madisonsymphony.org.
Major funding for this concert is provided by the Steinhauer Charitable Trust, UW Health Burn Center and UW-Madison Department of Surgery, and Rosemarie Blancke with additional funds from DeEtte Beilfuss-Eager and Leonard P. Eager, Jr., and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Friday November 15, 8 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Marc Vallon, bassoon.
Saturday, November 16, 1:30 pm at <ill Hall 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras present the Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts (see also Sunday 11/17)
1:30 pm: The Sinfoniette and Concert Orchestra
4 pm: The Percussion Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestras.
WYSO’s string orchestra, Sinfonietta, will kick off the concert series at 1:30pm on Saturday with Wood Splitter Fanfare by Balmages, America, the Beautiful by Ward/Wagner, Lincoln at Gettysburg by Dabczynski, Ashokan Farewell by Ungar/Custer, Labyrinth by Zuehlsdorff, Many Miles Away Across the Sea by Day, and Kentucky 1800 by Grundman/Longfield. Concert Orchestra will follow with selections from West Side Story by Bernstein and Russian Chorale and Overture by Tchaikovsky.
At 4:00pm on Saturday, the popular Percussion Ensemble will perform Sleepless by Dan Moore and Prelude to Paradise by Jacob Remington under the direction of Vicki Jenks, in her 32nd season at WYSO. Philharmonia Orchestra will then entertain the audience with Rákóczi March from La damnation de Faust, H.109 by Berlioz, Largo from Xerxes, HWV 40 by Handel, The Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, and movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
Saturday November 16, 2:30 pm at the Midvale Community Lutheran Church, 4329 Tokay Blvdd, Madison.
The Madison Flute Club Fall Recital.
Concert featuring the Madison Flute Club, Chamber Ensemble and Youth Flute Ensemble. A silent auction will be held to raise funds to purchase a contrabass flute.
Saturday November 16 7 pm at the River Arts Center, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac
105 Ninth St. , Prairie du Sac
The UW Russian Folk Orchestra
Now in its 15th season, Conductor and founder Victor Gorodinsky will lead the University of Wisconsin-Madison Russian Folk Orchestra in a concert of Russian and other East European folk music performed on authentic Russian instruments, balaikas, and domras.
Saturday November 16, 8 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison.
The UW Guest Artist Series presents Chris Washburne, trombone, with the UW Jazz Orchestra
UW SOM alumnus Chris Washburne, trombone. Now a leading New York freelancer, Chris Washburne received his bachelor’s degree in music from UW in 1986, studying with Richard Davis, Les Thimmig, and Bill Richardson. He is now the Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program at Columbia University. Chris Washburne has been called the “best trombonist in salsa” by Peter Watrous of the New York Times.
Chris Washburne will also offer masterclasses and lectures on music entrepreneurship, improvisation, and artistry. All are free and open to the public.
Saturday November 16, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Madrigal Singers.
Sunday November 17, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III
750 University Ave. , Madison.
Sunday Afternoon Live presents guitarist Nathan Wysock.
Sunday November 17, 1 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras present the Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts
At 1:00pm on Sunday, the Harp Ensemble will perform Mendelssohn’s Spinning Song, Nocturne, and On Wings of Song. Youth Orchestra will close out the concert series with Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, in G major, op. 88.
The Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts will be held in Mills Concert Hall in the UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. WYSO concerts are generally about an hour and a half in length, providing a great orchestral concert opportunity for families. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for youth18 and under.
This project is supported by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of the The Capital Times. This project is also supported by the Alliant Energy Foundation and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday November 17, 2 pm at the Madison College-Truax Campus, Mitby Theater
1701 Wright St. , Madison , WI
The Madison Area Piano Teachers’ Association, Inc. is sponsoring a multi-piano event called the Piano PlayTogether. On Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Mitby Theatre – Madison College Campus, over 200 area piano students of all ages will play. With 10 pianos on stage and 2 piano students at each piano, 200 fingers will be tickling the ivories! Internationally acclaimed duet team Dallas Weekly and Nancy Arganbright will conduct this free and open to the public concert.
Sunday November 17, 2:30 pm at Edgewood College-St. Joseph Chapel
1000 Edgewood College Dr. , Madison
The Edgewood Chamber Orchestra.
The Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, directed by Blake Walter, invites you to a wonderful afternoon of music. You’ll enjoy Mendelssohn’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, featuring pianist Kristine Bengtson. Also on the program are Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony “Italian,” the first Leonore Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Richard Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Winds, Op. 7.
Sunday November 17, 4 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
UW Women’s Chorus & University Chorus
Monday November 18, 7 pm at Oakwood Village West, 6201 Mineral Point Road
Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet: The program includes: Overture to “Candide” by Leonard Bernstein transcribed by Don Stewart; “Five Frogs” by Jenni Brandon; “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky as arranged by Jonathan Russell and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, arranged by Ernst-Thilo Kalke.
Monday November 18 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Guest Artist Series presents duoARtia The Piano Duo of Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi and Holly Roadfeldt
Seven Pieces from “Mikrokosmos”, Bela Bartok
The Universal Prayer,/em> James Wilding
Apres Rameau: Les Poulets de Mequon, Yehuda Yannay
Charon the Ferryman, James Leatherbarrow
Keyboard Dances, Joseph Koykkar
Deep Blue Ocean, Robert Paterson
Shadow Dance, Ed Martin
Humming Spheres, Kirk O’Riordan
Paganini Variations, Witold Lutoslawski
Following the true spirit of chamber music, pianists Jeri-Mae Astolfi and Holly Roadfeldt created duoARtia with the desire of introducing audiences to the sonic wonders of contemporary music. Individually, Astolfi and Roadfeldt have promoted the works of 20th and 21st century composers for over two decades. The program will include stylistically diverse music for two pianos from the 20th and 21st Century by Bela Bartok, Witold Lutoslawski, UW-Madison composer Joseph Koykkar, James Leatherbarrow, Ed Martin, Kirk O’Riordan, Rob Paterson, Jamie Wilding and Yehuda Yannay.
Astolfi is currently a member of the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, and Roadfeldt is currently teaching at Lafayette College, has a private studio in New York City and serves as piano faculty with distinction at The Music School of Delaware.
Monday November 18, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Madison Concert Band directed by Scott Teeple.
“Spring Festival”, Chen Yi
“Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn”, Norman Dello Joio
“Night on Fire”, John Mackey
Wednesday November 20, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison
Organ recital by Bruce Bengston.