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Classical music news: UW-Madison finalizes Fall Concert Calendar

July 26, 2010
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By Jacob Stockinger

Get out your datebooks and a pencil.

It’s getting to be time to plan your concert calendar for the fall.

Some organizations – Edgewood College, Sunday Afternoon Live From the Chazen and the First Unitarian Society among others – have not yet announced concerts.

But now that the University of Wisconsin School of Music – which presents some 300 events a year – has checked in along, along with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Madison Opera, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra – you can get a pretty good idea of hat a busy fall it will be.

For the second year in a row, the Faculty Concert Series (FCS) will be free and open to the public, as will the Guest Artist Series (GAS)

Mills (below) and Morphy halls are located in the Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St., Music Hall, N. Park St., at the foot of Bascom Hill (clock tower).

Admission is FREE to all listed programs except where noted ($)

Carillon recitals by Lyle Anderson each Sunday at 3 p.m. during semester, Memorial Carillon Tower, Observatory Drive between Ingraham Hall and Social Science Building

Program information and schedule changes can be found in the Events Calendar at

The UW Concert Line, recorded weekly, is at  608 263-9485

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Friday, 3: Nay Palm Bones (GAS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Monday, 6: 34th Karp Family Opening Concert (FCS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 11: John Aley, trumpet (FCS); Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, 22: Suzanne Beia, violin (FCS) ; Karl Lavine, cello; Karen Boe, piano; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 23 Black Music Ensemble; Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, 25: Pro Arte Quartet (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 26: Les Thimmig, woodwinds (FCS); Matan Rubinstein, piano; Mills, 2 p.m.


Friday, 1: Christopher Taylor, piano (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sunday. 3: UW Symphony Orchestra; James Smith, conductor; Mills, 2 p.m.

Friday, 8: Wind Ensemble Collage; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 10: Chamber Orchestra (GAS); James Smith, conductor; Marc Vallon and John Miller, bassoon; Mills, 2 p.m.

Saturday, 16: Trio Antigo (GAS); Mills, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 17 Choral Collage; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 17 Adam Unsworth, horn (GAS); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 20: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble; Laura Schwendinger, artistic director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 21; Neeraj Mehta, percussion (GAS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 22: Wind Ensemble; Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Friday, 22: Jeri-Mae Astolfi, piano (GAS); Morphy, 8 p.m.

Saturday, 23: John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 24: Concert Band; Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sunday, 24: University Bands; Justin Stolarik, Erik Jester and Matthew Schlomer, directors; Mills, 4 p.m.

Thursday, 28: Pro Arte Quartet (FCS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 29, and Sunday, 31 and Tuesday Nov. 2 Nov: University Opera with Symphony Orchestra  ($) William Farlow, director, and James Smith, conductor; “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini; Music Hall, 7:30 pm (Friday and Tuesday), 3 p.m. (Sun)

Saturday, 30: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (FCS); Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, 3: Symphony Strings; James Smith, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 4: UW Chamber Orchestra; James Smith, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 5: Parry Karp, violoncello (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Saturday, 6: Concert Choir; Beverly Taylor, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Saturday, 6: Tyrone Greive, violin (FCS); Ellen Burmeister, piano; Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 7: Horn Choir, Douglas Hill, director; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sunday, 7: Madrigal Singers, Bruce Gladstone, conductor, “Vespers of 1610,” by Monteverdi; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 9: Little Big Band; Les Thimmig, director; Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 9: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: “The Romantic Music of Robert Schumann: Fantasies Forbidden and Fulfilled”; Mills, 7:30 p.m. ($)

Wednesday, 10: Jack Quartet (GAS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11: Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds; Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11: Black Music Ensemble; Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, 13: Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 14: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble; John Stevens, director; Mills, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, 15: Marc Vallon, bassoon (FCS); Dawn Lawler, flute; Karen Beth Atz, harp; Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 16: Mark Hetzler, trombone (FCS); Martha Fischer and Jessica Johnson, piano; Todd Hammes, drums and percussion; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 17: Gramercy Trio (GAS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 18: Guitar Ensemble; Javier Calderón, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, 19: University Chorus and Women’s Chorus; Michael Pfitzer, Sarah Riskind and Brian Gurley, conductors; Mills, 8 p.m.

Friday, 19: Ronald Leonard, cello (GAS) with Christopher Taylor, piano; Morphy, 8 p.m.

Saturday, 20: Ronald Leonard, cello master class (GAS); Morphy, 10 a.m.

Saturday, 20 & Sunday, 21: UW Choral Union with UW Chamber Orchestra ($); Beverly Taylor, conductor; “Israel in Egypt” by Handel; Mills, 8 p.m. (Sat.) and 4 p.m, (Sun.)

Tuesday, 23: Opera Workshop; Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 23: Concert Band; Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 30: Early Music Ensemble; Jeanne Swack, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, 1: Jazz Orchestra; Jim Doherty, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 3: Wind Ensemble; Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Saturday, 4: World Percussion Ensemble; Todd Hammes, Tom Ross and Neil Sisauyhoat, directors; Music Hall, noon.

Saturday, 4: All-University String Orchestra; Janet Jensen, conductor; Mills, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 5: Winter Choral Concerts; Luther Memorial Church, 2 and 4 p.m.

Sunday, 5: University Bands; Justin Stolarik, Erik Jester and Matthew Schlomer, directors; Mills, 4 p.m.

Monday, 6: Masters Singers; Sarah Riskind, Russell Adrian and Brian Gurley, conductors; Mills Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 7: Western Percussion Ensemble; Todd Hammes, Tom Ross and Neil Sisauyhoat, directors; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8: Wingra Woodwind Quintet (FCS); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 10: UW Symphony Orchestra; James Smith, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

So what do you think of the line-up?

And of the UW School of Music in general, which always seems to me to be getting better?

The Ear wants to hear.

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