The Well-Tempered Ear

Classic music: The QUADRE Horn Quartet performs at the Green Lake Festival this Friday and at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison this Saturday morning; the Minnesota Beethoven Festival kicks off Saturday and runs through July 17.

June 22, 2011
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A REMINDER: Speaking of summer music festivals, the impressive fifth annual Minnesota Beethoven Festival, held in Winona, Minn., kicks off this Saturday, June 26, and runs through July 17. A lot of great artists and great music is scheduled. For information about artists, performances, tickets and directions, visit:

By Jacob Stockinger

Next up for this summer’s Green Lake Festival in Ripon is the concert by the QUADRE Horn Quartet. The concert takes place this Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the Rodman Center for the Arts (below) at Ripon College.

 Members of the quartet of French horns are: Amy Jo Rhine, Daniel Wood, UW-trained Lydia Van Dreel and Nathan Pawalek.

A free pre-concert conversation will start at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Advance tickets are $22 for adults and $5 for student, and go up $2 at the door.

For more information about the Green Lake Festival, this concert, ticket information and driving directions, use these links:

Then on this Saturday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m., a free Farmers’ Market concert by the same group will take place at Grace Episcopal Church (below) on the Capitol Square in downtown Madison. But I will have more on that in tomorrow’s post.

The horn quartet’s program is a “travelogue” through the use of horning around the world.

Here is a press release along with some program notes:


(Program order and titles are subject to change)

Travel with QUADRE as they adventure around the world with horns in hand – from the beaches of Waikiki to the Swiss Alps to romps with hounds on an English hillside.  GLOBAL HORNING explores the evolution of the horn in all of its forms from pre-historic to futuristic and horn music of all kinds from around the globe. QUADRE goes off the grid with GLOBAL HORNING.  Grab your passports, and don’t forget the sunscreen! 

Jamie Keesecker “Impetuous Winds”

Charles King “Waiting for Thee”
(1874-1950) arr. Nathan Pawelek                         

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1
arr. Lydia Van Dreel

Daniel Wood “Sliding Overtones”

Aaron CoplandSimple Gifts
arr. Daniel Wood

Traditional  “Hunting Horn Works”

George Frederic HandelWater Music”
arr. Leigh Martinet


Jacques-Francois Gallay Grand Quartet

Nicolas Tcherepnine “3 Dances”

Anthony Plog Horn Quartet No. 1

Looping Improvisations

Daniel Wood Moonshine from the Hills of Attleby

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