Madison Youth Viol Consort Concert
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Madison Youth Viol Consort Concert

Madison Youth Viol Consort, Eric Miller, Director, 
w/guest artists Phillip Serna, Charlie Rasmussen, and Tim Sterner Miller

June 3, 7:30 PM Arts+Literature Lab
2021 Winnebago St

free/donation


Part student recital, part professional concert. A community centered event in celebration of the viola da gamba and bringing people together for music making. 
 

Now nearing the end of it's first year, the Madison Youth Viol Consort will present music of the Renaissance through baroque, performed on viols of all sizes. Their performance will be followed by a professional performance by guest artists Phillip Serna (Valparaiso University), Charlie Rasmussen (Wisconsin Conservatory), Tim Sterner Miller (UW-Milwaukee), and Eric Miller (Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble). Works will include compositions by Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Tobias Hume, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, and Georg Telemann.

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Queen of the Night
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Queen of the Night

Fresco Opera presents this world premiere opera called, "The Queen of the Night".  Mozart was given a gift from the immortals to bestow the world with "The Magic Flute" and it's up to us to tell the untold story that has been hidden in secret for over 200 years.  The opera is Steeped in Masonic symbolism, secret rituals, and lush musical melodies.

Synopsis

The Queen of the Night lives in the Realm of Night, a place of perpetual darkness. Sarastro, a sorcerer priest from the Realm of Day, enters her world and they fall in love. Their children, Papageno, Pamina, and The Three Ladies, are born from the shadows. They are stalked by Apophis the Serpent, an ancient denizen of the night who hates Day, and is jealous of the QUEENs feelings for Sarastro, and wants to destroy him. Apophis persuades a young prince from the borderlands named TAMINO to enter the Realm of Night on the promise of a reward if he will destroy Sarastro. Night and Day are at odds with each other and a storm of black magic awaits anyone that gets in the way of the Queen's happiness.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, April 5th @ 7pm

Friday, April 6th @ 8pm

Saturday, April 7th @ 8pm

Sunday, April 8th @ 2pm

Cost:

$30 ($10 for Students & Teachers on the Thursday Performance)

$45 - VIP Premium Seating

$75 - Throne Seating in the Queen's Box

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320280

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Queen of the Night
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Queen of the Night

Fresco Opera presents this world premiere opera called, "The Queen of the Night".  Mozart was given a gift from the immortals to bestow the world with "The Magic Flute" and it's up to us to tell the untold story that has been hidden in secret for over 200 years.  The opera is Steeped in Masonic symbolism, secret rituals, and lush musical melodies.

Synopsis

The Queen of the Night lives in the Realm of Night, a place of perpetual darkness. Sarastro, a sorcerer priest from the Realm of Day, enters her world and they fall in love. Their children, Papageno, Pamina, and The Three Ladies, are born from the shadows. They are stalked by Apophis the Serpent, an ancient denizen of the night who hates Day, and is jealous of the QUEENs feelings for Sarastro, and wants to destroy him. Apophis persuades a young prince from the borderlands named TAMINO to enter the Realm of Night on the promise of a reward if he will destroy Sarastro. Night and Day are at odds with each other and a storm of black magic awaits anyone that gets in the way of the Queen's happiness.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, April 5th @ 7pm

Friday, April 6th @ 8pm

Saturday, April 7th @ 8pm

Sunday, April 8th @ 2pm

Cost:

$30 ($10 for Students & Teachers on the Thursday Performance)

$45 - VIP Premium Seating

$75 - Throne Seating in the Queen's Box

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320280

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Queen of the Night
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Queen of the Night

Fresco Opera presents this world premiere opera called, "The Queen of the Night".  Mozart was given a gift from the immortals to bestow the world with "The Magic Flute" and it's up to us to tell the untold story that has been hidden in secret for over 200 years.  The opera is Steeped in Masonic symbolism, secret rituals, and lush musical melodies.

Synopsis

The Queen of the Night lives in the Realm of Night, a place of perpetual darkness. Sarastro, a sorcerer priest from the Realm of Day, enters her world and they fall in love. Their children, Papageno, Pamina, and The Three Ladies, are born from the shadows. They are stalked by Apophis the Serpent, an ancient denizen of the night who hates Day, and is jealous of the QUEENs feelings for Sarastro, and wants to destroy him. Apophis persuades a young prince from the borderlands named TAMINO to enter the Realm of Night on the promise of a reward if he will destroy Sarastro. Night and Day are at odds with each other and a storm of black magic awaits anyone that gets in the way of the Queen's happiness.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, April 5th @ 7pm

Friday, April 6th @ 8pm

Saturday, April 7th @ 8pm

Sunday, April 8th @ 2pm

Cost:

$30 ($10 for Students & Teachers on the Thursday Performance)

$45 - VIP Premium Seating

$75 - Throne Seating in the Queen's Box

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320280

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Queen of the Night
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Queen of the Night

Fresco Opera presents this world premiere opera called, "The Queen of the Night".  Mozart was given a gift from the immortals to bestow the world with "The Magic Flute" and it's up to us to tell the untold story that has been hidden in secret for over 200 years.  The opera is Steeped in Masonic symbolism, secret rituals, and lush musical melodies.

Synopsis

The Queen of the Night lives in the Realm of Night, a place of perpetual darkness. Sarastro, a sorcerer priest from the Realm of Day, enters her world and they fall in love. Their children, Papageno, Pamina, and The Three Ladies, are born from the shadows. They are stalked by Apophis the Serpent, an ancient denizen of the night who hates Day, and is jealous of the QUEENs feelings for Sarastro, and wants to destroy him. Apophis persuades a young prince from the borderlands named TAMINO to enter the Realm of Night on the promise of a reward if he will destroy Sarastro. Night and Day are at odds with each other and a storm of black magic awaits anyone that gets in the way of the Queen's happiness.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, April 5th @ 7pm

Friday, April 6th @ 8pm

Saturday, April 7th @ 8pm

Sunday, April 8th @ 2pm

Cost:

$30 ($10 for Students & Teachers on the Thursday Performance)

$45 - VIP Premium Seating

$75 - Throne Seating in the Queen's Box

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320280

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Madison Choral Project: Drown'd in one Endless Day
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Madison Choral Project: Drown'd in one Endless Day

Drown'd in one endlesse Day features a world premiere of Wisconsin composer Eric William Barnum, along with works new and old exploring the transformational moments when time seems to stop. Featured works include: the J.S. Bach motet Komm, Jesu, Komm, Antonio Lotti Crucifixus, C.H.H. Parry There is an Old Belief, Eric William Barnum one endlesse Day, Einojuhani Rautavaara Credo, David Lang, I live in Pain, and Last Spring, and Dan Forrest's Entreat me not to Leave You.

Tickets from 10.00

Saturday night: CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 944 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703

Sunday afternoon: St. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL
1833 Regent St, Madison

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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Masterworks I

Guest Artists Soh-Hyun Park Altino, violin, Leo Altino, cello

Composed in 1887, the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, was Brahms’ final work for orchestra. We are thrilled to showcase newly appointed UW violin professor Soh Hyun Altino, and cello virtuoso Leo Altino, as soloists for this soul-searching work.  Carl Phillippe Emanuel Bach, the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, bridges the gap between his father's baroque style and the Rococo style of the classical era. The fourth symphony of his six Hamburg string symphonies points towards the dramatic style known as sturm und drang, (“storm and stress”), of the 1860s and 70s.  Arnold Schoenberg composed his two chamber symphonies in the early twentieth century. Having performed his second chamber symphony in 2015, we turn now to his challenging Chamber Symphony No. 1, an intense and provocative work.

REPERTOIRE

C.P.E. Bach  |  Sinfonia in A major Wq 182/4 H. 660         
Schoenberg  |  Chamber Symphony No. 1 Op. 9            
Brahms  |  Double Concerto in A minor Op.102    

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Madison Symphony Orchestra
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 pm.

An international star among celebrity violinists, Gil Shaham’s long awaited debut with the Madison Symphony Orchestra comes in a rousing program of three of the most popular and beloved Russian composers of all time. Mr. Shaham, named by Time Magazine “the outstanding American violinist of his generation,” shines in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto followed by Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges Suite and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3. Student rush tickets are available for $12-$18 at the Overture Center’s Box Office on the day of the concert, and a free 30-minute talk by music experts starts one hour before the concert.

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Classical Hive Open Mic Night
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Classical Hive Open Mic Night

Classical Hive presents a free monthly open mic, where professional and amateur classical musicians can play anything they want. From violin solos to opera arias to string quartets and horn concertos, musicians of all levels are welcomed to share their talents.

How can I play?

Everybody who plays classical music is welcome.
All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. Our goal is to provide a fun atmosphere where all can share their talents and not be afraid to be judged. Click the link below to snag your performance spot!

https://www.classicalhive.com/open-mic-night/

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Oakwood Chamber Players
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Oakwood Chamber Players

  • Oakwood Village-University Woods Center for Arts & Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Oakwood Chamber Players 2017-2018 season series is entitled “Journey.” The concerts will both be held at the Oakwood Center for Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road.  

Remaining concerts will take place on January 13 and 14, March 10 and 11, and May 19 and 20.

The Oakwood Chamber Players are a group of Madison-area professional musicians who have rehearsed and performed at Oakwood Village for over 30 years. Tickets may be purchased with cash or personal checks at the door: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and $5 students. Visit www.oakwoodchamberplayers.com or call (608) 230-4316 for more information.

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“Peace on Earth” Holiday Concert by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

“Peace on Earth” Holiday Concert by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir

  • First Unitarian Society Atrium Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Wisconsin Chamber Choir will present their holiday concert, “Peace on Earth,” Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society Atrium Auditorium, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI

The holiday message of peace and good will to all people resonates across the centuries. Tragically, the proclamation, “Peace on earth,” is every bit as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago. The centerpiece of the concert is Gerald Finzi’s exquisite retelling of the Christmas story, In terra pax, for choir, soloist, and chamber orchestra. Baritone Brian Leeper and soprano Ann Baltes are among the featured soloists, performing with members of Sinfonia Sacra, the WCC’s professional orchestra.

Complementing Finzi’s music are two other works with instrumental accompaniment: Mendelssohn’s moving prayer for peace, Verleih uns Frieden, and an energetic Gloria from J.S. Bach’s Mass in A Major. Several more recent works bring the concert’s message put o date, including Libby Larson’s Cry Peace and Giles Swayne’s haunting Winter Solstice Carol. A varied selection of carol arrangements round out the program, including a resplendent setting of Silent Night by one of the WCC’s favorite composers, Peter Bloesch.

Founded in 1998, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios by Bach, Mozart, and Brahms; a cappella works from various centuries; and world premieres. Artistic Director Robert Gehrenbeck, who is celebrating his ten year anniversary with the WCC this season, has been hailed by critics for his vibrant and emotionally compelling interpretations of a wide variety of choral masterworks. Advanced tickets for the December 16th performances are available for $20 ($10 for students) from www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org, via Brown Paper Tickets, or at Orange Tree Imports and Willy Street Coop (all three locations). Tickets will also be available at the door for $25 ($10 for students).

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HANDEL'S MESSIAH WITH WCO
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

HANDEL'S MESSIAH WITH WCO

The Messiah returns for its eighth year at Blackhawk Church on Madison's west side. We welcome the return of last year's outstanding vocal quartet who knock our socks off, and the combined Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Chorus and Festival Choir of Madison under directors Scott Foss and Sergei Pavlov. This seminal holiday tradition of Handel's masterpiece is a must for everyone.

Purchase tickets at wisconsinchamberorchestra.org.

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Madison Symphony Orchestra - Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin
Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin

Troubadour: Two Faces of the Classical Guitar

Multiple Grammy-Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Madison Symphony for a thrilling performance. Her internationally-acclaimed virtuosity and versatility is on display in this program of contrasts: the jazz idioms of the American Brubeck alongside the lush romanticism of the Spaniard Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. These works are followed by two ballet suites: Copland’s Billy the KidSuite and Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat. Student rush tickets are available for $12-$18 at the Overture Center Box Office on the day of the concert. Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall, free to ticketholders.

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Madison Symphony Orchestra - Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin

Troubadour: Two Faces of the Classical Guitar

 

Multiple Grammy-Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Madison Symphony for a thrilling performance. Her internationally-acclaimed virtuosity and versatility is on display in this program of contrasts: the jazz idioms of the American Brubeck alongside the lush romanticism of the Spaniard Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. These works are followed by two ballet suites: Copland’s Billy the KidSuite and Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat. Student rush tickets are available for $12-$18 at the Overture Center Box Office on the day of the concert. Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall, free to ticketholders.

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UW Chorale
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

UW Chorale

  • UW Humanities Building-Mills Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bruce Gladstone, conductor.

“Songs to Live By”

Music has always had a way to touch our souls the way other things cannot. When paired with poetry that speaks honestly to the human condition, it can lift us out of the merely abstract, touching our souls and offering insight on how we can be better at being human and humane.

The Chorale offers a choral song-cycle by composer Gwyneth Walker on autobiographical poems by Virginia Hamilton Adair, as well as three works by composer Elizabeth Alexander:  “How to Sing Like a Planet”; “If You Can Walk You Can Dance”; and “Finally On My Way To Yes.”

Also on the program is Joshua Shank’s “Rules To Live By,” a heartfelt and moving piece whose text was written by the commissioning ensemble.

Mead Witter School of Music concert. Free.

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The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents:  Songs of Romance—A Salon Concert
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents: Songs of Romance—A Salon Concert

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 p.m.
The Madison Club
5 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI
Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages served.
Tickets $45 per person, available at the door and via www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org

Join us on Saturday afternoon, November 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the intimate setting of The Madison Club just off the Capitol Square. Talented vocalists and pianists from the Wisconsin Chamber Choir will offer “Songs of Romance” across a range of classical and modern musical styles. Featured works include the rapturous Nuits d'été (Summer Nights) (Summer Nights) by Hector Berlioz, performed by mezzo-soprano Rachel Wood and pianist John Nimis. Other program highlights include music by Rossini, Grieg, Vivaldi, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, and Richard Rodgers, performed by pianist Mark Brampton Smith and soloists Natalie Falconer, Todd Fansler, Sherri Hansen, Amanda Sturm, Melanie Coyier, Joshua Schmidt, and others.


Taken together, our performers have appeared as featured artists with Opera Studio Nederland, Madison Opera, and Madison Savoyards; and in venues such Madison’s Overture Center, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University.


Our fund-raising event includes a cozy reception overlooking Lake Monona, with a prize
drawing. We will serve complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and beverages including beer and
wine. Tickets are available in advance via www.wisconsinchamberchoir.org, and at the door. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, Nov 18. Thank you for your kind support of the
Wisconsin Chamber Choir.

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Madison Symphony Orchestra - Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin

Troubadour: Two Faces of the Classical Guitar

Multiple Grammy-Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Madison Symphony for a thrilling performance. Her internationally-acclaimed virtuosity and versatility is on display in this program of contrasts: the jazz idioms of the American Brubeck alongside the lush romanticism of the Spaniard Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. These works are followed by two ballet suites: Copland’s Billy the KidSuite and Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat. Student rush tickets are available for $12-$18 at the Overture Center Box Office on the day of the concert. Enjoy a 30-minute talk by music experts starting one hour before each concert in Overture Hall, free to ticketholders.

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