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Richard Goode

  • UW Memorial Union-Shannon Hall 800 Langdon Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The Wisconsin Union Theater is excited to announce that world-renowned pianist Richard Goode will be performing in Shannon Hallon Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $10, Union Members and Non-UW Students are $43, $39,  and $25, UW Faculty and Staff are $45, $41, $25, and the general public are $47, $43, and $25 (Youth up to 18-years-old are $20). Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.

A free lecture by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Norman Gilliland will precede the concert at 6 pm. Please check TITU for location.

The first American to record the complete Beethoven sonatas, Richard Goode is one of the most celebrated contemporary classical pianists. He won the Grammy Award in 1983 for his rendition of Brahms and has been praised for his powerfully emotional interpretations.

“Richard Goode is one of the finest pianists in the world. Few can match his unfailingly beautiful tone, effortless technical command, interpretive insight and total emotional commitment to the music he plays.” –Washington Post

The program includes:

  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1759), Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (ca. 1740)                              
  • ALBAN BERG (1885-1935), Piano Sonata Op. 1          
  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827), Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 (1815-16)                                                        
  • FREDERICK CHOPIN (1810-1849), Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1 (1846) and Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3 (1841-1842)

This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee.  This concert was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Other sponsors include the Fan Taylor Fund for the Performing Arts, Weaver Fund, and Wisconsin Union Theater Endowment Fund. Media sponsor is WORT 89.9 FM.

Later Event: November 4
UW Symphony Orchestra