Friday January 11, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society Auditorium, 900 University Bar Drive, Madison. Scott Ellington, oboe; Ted Reinke, piano. Music of Eric Ewazen and Jean Berger.
Friday January 11, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol Theater 201 State St., Madison.
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with Claude Delangle, saxophone.
French Saxophonist, Claude Delangle returns for two major works for the instrument – the Villa-Lobos Fantasia and Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E-flat. Claude’s fine playing in 2007 brought new meaning to the words “brilliant and breath taking.” His sublime skill and creamy sound evoke gasps of delight from his audiences. Be prepared for encores!
Also featured on the program is Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants, Op.22 (Children’s Games). Originally a set of twelve pieces for piano for four hands, he later orchestrated the piece into this delightful suite of five movements, which celebrates youth. Beethoven’s rarely heard Twelve Contradances, and Mozart’s lively Symphony No. 31 (Paris) promise an evening of delightful discovery.
Soloist, researcher and pedagogue, Claude Delangle, one of the greatest contemporary saxophonists, stands out as the master of the French saxophone. Privileged interpreter for classic works, he enriches the repertoire and encourages creation by collaborating with the most renowned composers, including L. Berio, P. Boulez, Toru Takemitsu, A. Piazzolla, and promoting the youngest. Since 1986, he is an invited saxophonist in the Ensemble Intercontemporain, he also appears as soloist with the most prestigious orchestras (London BBC, Radio France, Radio of Finland, WDR Köln, Berlin Philharmonic, Kioi Tokyo) and works with D. Robertson, P. Eötvös, K. Nagano, E.P. Salonen, Miung Wung Chung, G. Bernstein and many other conductors.
Saturday January 12 at 7:30 pm, Overture Center-Overture Hall, 2012 State Street, Madison.
Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ Series continues with the Westminster Choir of Westminster College of Princeton, NJ.
The Westminster Choir of the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, has set the standard for choral excellence for nearly nine decades. The choir is in residence every summer at the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina. Its 40 members also form the core of the 175-voice Westminster Symphonic Choir, which performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and major European orchestras.
THE PROGRAM: “APPEAR & INSPIRE”
I. TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA
Missa Alma Redemptoris: Kyrie
II. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
III. BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Hymn to St. Cecilia
IV. ANNE WILSON
CHARLES MARIE WIDOR
Andante sostenuto from Symphony Gothique, Op. 70
V. MORTEN LAURIDSEN
En Une Seule Fleur
Mon coeur se recommande à vous
La, la, la je ne l’ose dire
JEAN RIVIER, ARR. JOE MILLER
Le Tombeau de Ronsard
Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder!
WALTER JURMANN, ARR. FRED WALTER
Véronique, le printemps est là!
VI. DANIEL ELDER
The Heart’s Reflection
Ride the Chariot
Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm *following the workshop) at the United Church of Christ, Verona.
Clocks in Motion Percussion Ensemble Workshops and Concert.2-3:30pm Elementary Workshop for grades K-5
4:30-6pm Advanced Workshop for grades 6-12
8pm Clocks in Motion Concert
The workshops are free, but reservations are encouraged. The concert costs $5 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for general public. *No experience required to participate in the workshops*
Please call Rhapsody Arts Center at (608) 848-2045 to reserve a spot in the workshops and for more information.
Sunday January 13, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III, 750 University Avenue, Madison.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON LIVE FROM THE CHAZEN presents Bruce Atwell, horn and Eli Kalman, piano.