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 welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, set up a picnic dinner, enjoy the “Ultimate Ice Cream Social,” and try out a bassoon or violin at the Instrument Petting Zoo table.
Led by conductor Jim Smith, Youth Orchestra will perform a fantastic selection of repertoire including:
- Overture to Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss Jr.
- Suite from the Opera Carmen – Georges Bizet
- Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra – Franz Joseph Haydn
- Symphony No. 2, “Antar” – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
- Symphony No. 2, “Romantic” – Howard Hanson
- Concerto No. 2 in D Minor for Piano – Felix Mendelssohn
- Music for Symphony Orchestra – Yasushi Akutagawa
A spectacular fireworks display will follow the concert!