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Classical music news: Unitarian Society announces November’s Friday Noon Musicales

November 2, 2009
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By Jacob Stockinger

I’ve written before about how refreshing a pause, a restful parenthesis from daily activity, in the day can be found at the First Unitarian Society musicales on Fridays at noon. FUS1

FUS music director Dan Broner has just announced the line-up for November, and it looks very appealing.

The musicales or mini-concerts take place at 900 University Bay Drive from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Landmark Auditorium, which is the sanctuary in the historic original building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. For more information, call 608 233-9774.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Free coffee is provided, and sometimes a dessert too.

Listeners can bring their own lunch and eat it — with the proper observance of silence in respect of the musicians and other audience members.

NOV. 6: The Melius Trio from St. Olaf College featuring Charles Gray, violin; David Carter, cello; and Kent McWilliams, piano. The program includes Haydn’s Trio No. 8 in E flat, Mendelssohn’s Trio No.1 in D minor and Christos Hatzis’ “Old Photographs.”

NOV. 13: Duet pianists Dan Broner and Eva Wright in Erik Satie’s “Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear,”  Ravel’s   “Mother Goose Suite” and Three Hungarian dances by Brahms.

NOV. 20Harp Duo Mary Ann Harr and Linda Warren will perform arrangements of music by Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Mchedelov and Scott Joplin.

There will NOT be a Noon Musicale on Friday, Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving when the building will be closed.

Do you have an opinion about the Noon Musicales?

The Ear wants to hear.


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