Thursday June 20, 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire Ave., Madison
The Capitol City Band.
June 21, 7:30am to 9 pm at 110 venues in the Madison Area
The Make Music Madison Festival
Information on performers and locations at makemusicmadison.org.
Friday June 20 and Sunday June 23 at the Stoughton Oeraa House and the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green; Saturday June 22nd at the Playhouse, Overture Center.
The Bach Dancing and Dynamiter Society presents the second week of its three week season titled “Deuces are WIld”
More information at bachdancinganddynamite.org
“Stacked Deck,” 7:30 pm, 6/21, Stoughton Opera House; and 2:30 pm, 6/23, Taliesin-Hillside Theater, Spring Green; “Put Your Cards on the Table,” 7:30 pm, 6/22, Overture Center-Playhouse; and 7:30 pm, 6/23, Hillside Theater.
Friday, June 21, 7:30PM Stoughton Opera House
Sunday, June 23 2:30PM Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Ferdinand Ries Flute Quartet in D Minor (Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello)
Ned Rorem War Scenes for Bass/Baritone and Piano
Frank Martin Sonnets to Cassandre Flute, Viola, Cella, Soprano
Faure Piano Quartet in g Minor
When you face a Stacked Deck, the cards have been unfairly arranged to your advantage or disadvantage. It’s a situation that many composers faced in their lifetimes. Our program begins with Ferdinand Ries’s Flute Quartet in D minor, a great work by a great composer who languished in the shadow of his illustrious teacher Beethoven. Ned Rorem’s War Scenes are settings of excerpts from Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries, in which Whitman chronicles the stacked deck faced by both Union and Confederacy soldiers. Gabriel Fauré faced long odds against political opposition in pursuit of his career. We conclude with Fauré’s great Piano Quartet in G minor, a breakthrough work that helped establish his reputation.
PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE
Saturday, June 22, 7:30PM The Playhouse, Overture Center
Sunday, June 23, 7:30PM Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Clara Schumann Romances, op. 22 Transcribed for Flute and Piano
Robert Schumann Romances, op. 94
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Schumann for 4-Hands
Readings from Various Letters
When you Put Your Cards on the Table, you show the world the thoughts and feelings you’ve been playing close to your chest. Our musical version of this expression revolves around the complicated relationship between Robert Schumann, Clara Wieck Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. These three great composers, rarely able to express their feelings in their own words, put their cards on the table in the form of incredibly expressive songs. Our program links together songs, readings from letters, and short instrumental works by all three composers in a narrative exploring this complicated emotional saga. Musicians will include artistic directors Stephanie Jutt, flute, and Jeffrey Sykes, piano; Emily Birsan, soprano from the Chicago Lyric Opera; and Timothy Jones, baritone from the University of Houston.
Friday, June 21 7:30 pm at Music Hall on the UW Campus in Madison
The Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Mikko Utevsky with string soloists Eugene Purdue and Dierdre Buckley.
Music of Copland, Mozart and Prokofiev
Saturday June 22, 11 am at Overture Center-Overture Hall
Free Farmers Market Concert featuring organist Jared Stellmacher and the Chicago Gargoyle Brass.
Cortege and Litanie
Polka and Fugue from Schwanda
J. S. Bach
“Gigue” Fugue in G major, BWV 577
Gustav Mahler, Arr Craig Garner
Symphony No. 2
Libiamo ne’ lieti calici from La Traviata (“Drinking Song”)
Wednesday June 26, 7 pm at the King Street Corner of Capitol Square
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; Concerts on the Square.
TCHAIKOVSKY | Sleeping Beauty excerpts
RESPHIGI | The Magic Toy Shop
PROKOFIEV | Peter and the Wolf
MENDELSSOHN | Violin Concerto in E minor