Thursday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 North Park Street. Madison
The Wisconsin Union Theater presentspPianist Jeremy Denk.
Program includes Bartok, Liszt, Bach and Beethoven.
The New York Times says that Jeremy Denk is “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” He regularly performs around the country, and this season he will be performing at Carnegie Hall’s Stearn Auditorium and London’s Wigmore Hall, playing concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel.
Denk also keeps a popular blog, cleverly titled Think Denk, a multivalent pun on his last name, invoking think tanks, and the German word denk which means “think!” Alex Ross of the New Yorker has said, “This is a voice that, effectively, could never have been heard before the advent of the Internet: sophisticated on the one hand, informal on the other, immediate in impact. Blogs such as this put a human face on an alien culture.” Denk writes beautifully about his mundane experiences and even absurd moments in music history, recently musing, “Richard Wagner had a fetish for silk underwear, for pink women’s panties. For God’s sake, he sent Nietzsche out to buy the underwear for him!”
Friday, April 12, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Drive, Madison.
The Noon Musicale features Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat, K. 563 for violin, viola & cello with Gene Purdue, Rami Solomonow & Tom Rosenberg.
Friday April 12, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
The UW Guest Artists Series presents Jennifer Nitchman, flute, and Thomas Kasdorf, piano.
The program will include Perpetual Afternoon by Kristin Kuster (b. 1973); Four Songs by Martin Kennedy (b. 1978); Sonata for flute and piano by Paul Hindemith; and Suite des Trois Morceaux by Benjamin Godard.
Jennifer Nitchman holds the position of Second Flute with the St. Louis Symphony. Ms. Nitchman is the winner of numerous competitions, including first prize in both the 2001 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and the 1999 Flute Society of Washington Young Artist Competition. Prior to her appointment with the St. Louis Symphony, Ms. Nitchman was pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree in flute performance from the UW-Madison School of Music.
She has formerly held summer positions as Principal Flute of the Britt Festival Orchestra and member of the artist faculty at the Brevard Music Center. She previously held the position of Assistant Principal Flute with the United States Army Field Band in Washington, D.C., the Army’s official touring organization. Her teachers include Thomas Robertello, Alice Weinreb, Stephanie Jutt, and Wendy Mehne.
Thomas Kasdorf is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with his Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance, where he studied with Professor Christopher Taylor.
At UW-Madison, Kasdorf was selected to be an inaugural member of the Perlman Piano Trio, which awards scholarships and performance opportunities to talented undergraduate students to give performances of chamber music.
Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm at the Rhapsody Arts Center, 1031 North Edge Trail. Verona.
Rhapsody Arts Center Faculty Recital Series: Featuring Original Faculty Compositions
Join the skillful instructors at Rhapsody Arts Center for the last installment in the ’12-’13 Faculty Recital Series. Chris Collins (piano), Leo Van Asten (piano) and Charlene Adzima (violin) will perform their own original compositions in a variety of musical styles. Attendees are invited to visit with the composers at a free reception following the concert.
Friday April 12, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capirol theater, 201 Atate Street, Madison
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with Susanna Phillips, soprano.
Haydn | Symphony No. 83 in G Minor (La poule)
Canteloube | Selections from Chants d’Auvergne
Mozart | “Non mi dir, bell’idol mio” from Don Giovanni
Mozart | Bella mia fiamma, addio – Resta, oh cara, K. 528
Beethoven | Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Saturday April 13, noon at Grace Episcopal church, 116 West Washington Avenue, Madison
The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet
Antoine-Joseph Reicha (1770-1836)
Quintet No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 88
Bill Douglas (b. 1944)
Suite Cantabile for Woodwind Quintet
György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
Quintet for Winds
Black Marigold was founded in June of 2012 by five musicians with a desire to perform woodwind quintet music at a high professional level. As advocates of new music and living composers, they present captivating concerts introducing new music, while also highlighting classic woodwind quintet repertoire.
Black Marigold strives to foster fresh perceptions of new music by showcasing pieces that are equally enjoyable for performers and audiences alike. With a strong investment in the lifelong pursuit of music education, members of the ensemble present thoughtful verbal program notes to engage the audience and liven the concert experience.
By performing creatively programmed concerts with personality, flair and audience interaction, Black Marigold breathes new life into the woodwind quintet setting. They guarantee you will leave their concerts smarter, happier and more inspired than when you arrived!
Saturday, April 13, 4:00 pm. Mills Hall.
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble with Matthew Mireles, in concert with the Trombone Choir with Prof. Mark Hetzler.
Saturday April 13, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison
Concert Choir Spring Concert
Beverly Taylor, conductor
Brian Gurley, graduate assistant conductor
This concert will include a motet group of works by Philips, Mouton, Bruckner and Vulpius, a group of Debussy works, Britten works, Poulenc works and a mixture of Americana including works by Barber, Copland, and folksong arrangements.
This top-tier choir of 45 members sings a variety of primarily a cappella choral literature from all eras. Singers in Concert Choir have significant vocal and choral experience, as well as high sight reading ability, and many are voice majors. In late May, the group will embark on a performance tour of France.
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison
Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents
Mozart: Scene from The Magic Flute
Bach: Jesu, meine Freude
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Mozart’s sublime Requiem was the last music he wrote before his untimely death at age 35. Commissioned by a mysterious patron whose identity was unknown to Mozart, during the course of the work’s composition Mozart became gravely ill, and he seems to have realized that he was writing his own Requiem. Never before, or, perhaps, since, have the words of the Latin Mass for the Dead been invested with such power, conviction, and variegated emotions.
The WCC’s concert presents Mozart’s masterpiece in the company of several related works, including a scene from Th! e Magic Flute (which Mozart was working on when he received the commission to write the Requiem), and J. S. Bach’s motet, Jesu, meine Freude (which influenced both The Magic Flute and the Requiem). Mozart’s own motet, Ave verum corpus, will open the program. By including all of these intertwined works, the WCC’s performances will provide a rare opportunity to experience Mozart’s well-known Requiem in a new light.
The Requiem itself will be heard in the re-orchestrated version by musicologist Franz Beyer, who retained the vocal parts completed by Mozart and his student Süssmayr while touching up Süssmayr’s rather clumsy orchestration to make the work sound ultimately more “Mozartian.” The overall form of the piece is left intact, but the revised orchestration brings Mozart’s gripping music to life in a compelling new way.
Joining forces with the WCC on this concert are the UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers and a fully professional orchestra made u! p of members of the Madison Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.
Saturday, April 13, 8 pm at Gates of Heaven Synagogue, MadisonThe Wisconsin Baroque Ensemblemfeaturing Chelsie Propst – soprano, Eric Miller – viola da gamba, baroque cello, Monica Steger – harpsichord, Anton TenWolde – baroque cello.
Sunday, April 14, 12:30 pm at Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III
750 University Ave. , Madison.
Sunday Afternoon Live presents the Wisconsin Brass Quintet.
Sunday, April 14, 2 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
“Fink and Friends” farewell performance of UW School of Music oboe professor Marc Fink
Todd Welbourne, piano
Paul Rowe, baritone
Mimmi Fulmer, soprano
Suzanne Beia, violin
Alice Bartsch, violin
Katrin Talbot, viola
Parry Karp, violoncello
Bruce Bengtson, organ
Andrea Gross Hixon, oboe
Kostas Tiliakos, English horn
The program will include:
Benjamin Britten, “Pan” from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid.
JS Bach, arias from cantatas 82 (Ich Habe Genug) and 202 (Weichet Nur).
W.A. Mozart, Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F Major, KV 370.
Bela Bartok, 3 Folksongs from the County of Csik
Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1962)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio for 2 oboes and English horn based on the aria “La ci darem la Mano” from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni”
Gyorgy Sviridov, Romance (from Snowstorm Suite)
Sunday, April 14, 3 pm at First United Methodist church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison.
The Clocks in Motion percussion ensemble.
Sunday April 14, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison
The Trio Antigo.
Wednesday, April 17, noon at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison.
Organ concert with organist Bruce Bengston
Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street.
The UW Guitar Ensemble