The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning September 19, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | Rich Samuels
Saturday September 21, 3 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison.
The Clocks in Motion Percussion Ensemble presents music pif John Cage and Henry Cowell in a program titled ” PERCUSSION IS REVOLUTION, AN INTERACTIVE SOUND TAPESTRY”
Featuring the revolutionary pieces that fearlessly moved percussion from the back of the orchestra to the front of the stage, Clocks in Motion, Madison’s cutting edge new music ensemble, will perform a FREE interactive concert at 3:00 pm Saturday Sept 21 in Mills Hall, Humanities, UW Madison.
Audience participation will be a central focus in the performance, resulting in a seamless sound tapestry that will transform the concert experience into a fully immersive event. Clocks in Motion’s ability to use virtually any object as an instrument will be extended to the audience, who will be encouraged to use their cell phones, keys, voices, hands, and other objects to contribute musical sounds throughout the performance.
Hailed as “nothing short of remarkable” (ClevelandClassical.com), Clocks in Motion is a group that performs new music, builds rare instruments, and breaks down the boundaries of the traditional concert program. Formed in 2011, Clocks in Motion now serves as the ensemble in residence with the UW-Madison percussion studio. The individual members of Clocks in Motion’s unique skill sets and specialties contain an impressive mix of musical styles including, rock, jazz, contemporary classical music, orchestral percussion, marching percussion, and world music styles including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, West African, and Indian. Among its many recent engagements, the group served as resident performers and educators at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Rhapsody Arts Center, University of Michigan, Baldwin-Wallace University, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
For more information on Clocks in Motion, including repertoire, upcoming events, biographies, and media, visit www.clocksinmotionpercussion.com
Saturday September 21m 7 pm at the Oakwood Center for Arts & Education (repeated Sunday September 22m, 1:30 pm at the UW-Arboretum Visitor Center)
The Oakwood Chamber Players present a program titled “Mediterranean
Music springing from the sun-infused countries that border the same sea”
The program will include:
Enrique Fernandez Arbos (Spain), Three Original Pieces for Piano Trio, Op. 1
Vincent Gambaro (Italy), Wind Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 4 No. 1
This is the first concert in the Season Series titled “Origination: Exploring Musical Regions of the World.” Upcoming concerts include:
Celebration! – November 29th and December 1st
Nordic – February 1st and 2nd
Russian Radius – March 22nd and 23rd
Down Under – May 17th and 18th
The Oakwood Chamber Players is a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for 30 years. Tickets are available at the door – $20 general admission, $15 seniors and $5 students.
Visit www.oakwoodchamberplayers.com for more information.
Saturday September 21, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison
UW Guest Artists Series presents performers from the University of Iowa Center for New Music Featuring Viennese violinist Wolfgang David and David Gommper, piano.
Nuance, for solo violin (2012) David GOMPPER
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 (1938-46) Sergei PROKOFIEV
Ikona for violin and piano (2008) David GOMPPER
Dikhthas, for violin and piano (1979) Iannis XENAKIS (1922-2001)
Sunday September 22, 2 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St. Madison.
The UW Faculty Concert Series presents baritone Paul Rowe with John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord/organ, Eric Miller, cello/viola da gamba, Alice Bartsch & Madlen Horsch Breckbill, violin.
Presenting a concert of cantatas for solo voice and instruments composed between 1600 and 1720.
Small Sacred Concertos
Ludovico da Viadana 1564-1645)
from Cento concerti ecclesiastici (1602)
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)
Ich liege und schlafe, SWV 310
from Kleine Geistliche Konzerte, Op.9 (1639)
Jean-Phillippe Rameau (1683-1764): Thetis (1718)
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759): Cuopre tal volta il cielo (circa 1708)
J. S. Bach (168501750): Amore traditore, BWV 203 (circa 1720)
Sunday September 22, 5 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison
The UW Guest Artists series presents a Broadway revue by alumni Nathaniel Stampley & Jamie Schmidt.
Broadway singer and 2008 School of Music voice alumnus Nathaniel Stampley will return to Madison to perform a free concert of show tunes from recent productions. Stampley, who studied with voice professor Mimmi Fulmer, will star this fall as Porgy in a national Broadway tour of Porgy and Bess. Stampley has also appeared on Broadway as Mufasa in The Lion King and in many other roles in New York, London, Chicago, and other cities.
Jamie Schmidt (BM 1996, MM 1998) is a pianist and is currently the Associate Conductor for the National Tour of The Lion King. He was recently the Conductor of Liza Minnelli’s 2010 Symphony Tour and the Associate Conductor of Ragtime on Broadway. Other recent Broadway and off-Broadway credits as pianist include Sunday in the Park with George, The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, The Light in the Piazza, Bombay Dreams, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. He was the Music Director and Conductor for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular national tour and the world premiere of Meet John Doe at the Ford Theatre in Washington D.C. and was Associate Conductor for Ragtime at the Kennedy Center. He holds BM (Education) and MM (Opera Conducting) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His UW teachers included Howard Karp, Todd Welbourne and Karlos Moser.
Stampley and Schmidt will also host a masterclass on Monday, Sept. 23 in Music Hall from 1:15-3:15.
Tuesday September 24, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North PArk St., Madison.
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel:
The Glory of Beethoven.
Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations combine virtuoso performances of a wide range of classical piano pieces with insightful commentary into their history, their composition, and, sometimes, amusing commentary about their performance. Siegel brings the program back to Madison for the 26th year tin 2013-2014, performing a range of Beethoven’s finest pieces in a program called “The Glory of Beethoven.” Included in this program are Beethoven’s famous Für Elise, as well as his Piano Sonata, Opus 111 which he wrote after becoming deaf. How was Beethoven able to compose such beautiful pieces after losing his ability to hear? Siegel will talk about this and much more at “The Glory of Beethoven.”
This performance is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Performing Arts Committee.
Wednesday, September 25, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison.
Organ concert by Bruce Bengston.