The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music announces concerts for the 2011-12 season

June 27, 2011
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By Jacob Stockinger

Most classical music groups in Madison have already announced their next season.

But until now, the biggest presenter of concerts, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music has not announced its next season. It usually offers some 300 events per year, if you include student concerts, master classes and degree recitals.

So get out your datebooks and start penciling in things.

Most specific programs are not decided yet – and many won’t be available until the next academic year gets underway. Also, the Sunday Afternoon Live From the Chazen series, which is co-sponsored by the UW School of Music and often features UW faculty members, has not yet been announced.

Still, this will give you some ideas of groups and possible conflicting dates until printed brochures are ready in mid-July.

Here is a guide to the symbol key:

Free admission except where noted $

FCS is the Faculty concert series, which will again be free, even though donations have dropped off, according to the School of Music

GAS is the Guest Artist Series

For the first semester, now, and later the entire year, you call also visit: http://www.music.wisc.edu/calendar

SEPTEMBER

Sat 3:  Color Field (GAS), Morphy, 8 p.m.

Mon 5:  35th Karp Family Opening Concert (FCS), Mills Hall (below), 7:30 p.m.

Sun 18: Les Thimmig, woodwinds (FCS), Matan Rubinstein, piano, Mills, 2 p.m.

Thu 22: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director, Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Sun 25: University Opera Gala Concert $, “Arias Over Lake Mendota,” Holy Wisdom Monastery, 3 p.m.

Sun 25: Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano (GAS), Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 30: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble (below) $, Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 p.m.

OCTOBER

Sun 2: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor (below); Mills, 2 p.m.

Wed 5: Joseph Johnson, violoncello (GAS) with Victor Asuncion, piano; Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 6: UW Chamber Orchestra with James Smith, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 7: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 8: Mark Hetzler, trombone (FCS) and Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.

Fri 14: Wind Ensemble Collage, Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 15: Choral Collage, Mills, 4 p.m.

Sun 16: Concert Band with Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 16: University Bands, Mills, 4 p.m.

Fri 21: Tyrone Greive, violin (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot) (FCS) with Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 22: Pro Arte Quartet (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot) Centennial (FCS); String Quartet No. 2 by Walter Mays (world premiere) Mills, 8 p.m.

Thu 27: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble with, Laura Schwendinger, artistic director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 28, Sun 30 and Tue 1: University Opera with Symphony Orchestra $, William Farlow, director, and James Smith, conductor; “La Bohème” by Puccini; Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Fri and Tue), 3 p.m. (Sun)

Sat 29: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Wed 2: Symphony Strings with James Smith, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 3: Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 3: Caroline Goulding, violin (below) $; Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 5: Chamber Orchestra ($) with James Smith, conductor, and Caroline Goulding, violin; Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Sun 6: Parry Karp, violoncello (FCS) with pianists Howard and Frances Karp; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 10: Christopher Taylor, piano (below) (FCS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 10: Black Music Ensemble with Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 11: Madrigal Singers with Bruce Gladstone, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Tue 15: Trombone Choir with Mark Hetzler, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 16: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel (below) $; “A Beethoven Bonanza”; Mills Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 16: Guitar Ensemble; Javier Calderón, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 18: Concert Choir and Chorale with Beverly Taylor and Bruce Gladstone, conductors; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 19: Women’s Chorus and University Chorus; Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 19: Pro Arte Quartet Centennial (FCS): Piano Quintet by Paul Schoenfield (world premiere); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 20: Wingra Woodwind Quintet (below) (FCS) with Christopher Taylor, piano; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 20: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble with Matthew Mireles, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 22: Opera Workshop; Music Hall; 7:30 p.m.

Tue 29: Early Music Ensemble with Jeanne Swack, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Wed 30: Western Percussion Ensemble with Anthony Di Sanza, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

DECEMBER

Fri 2: Wind Ensemble with Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 3: All University String Orchestra with Janet Jensen, conductor; Mills, 4 p.m.

Sun 4: Winter Choral Concerts; Luther Memorial Church; 2 and 4 p.m.

Sun 4: Concert Band with Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 4: University Bands; Mills, 4 p.m.

Mon 5: Masters Singers; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

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

Fri 9: UW Symphony Orchestra with James Smith, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 10: World Percussion Ensemble with Neil Sisauyhoat, director; Music Hall, Noon

Sat 10 and Sun 11: Choral Union (below) with UW Chamber Orchestra $, Beverly Taylor, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m. (Sat) and 4 p.m. (Sun)

JANUARY

Fri 27: Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes, piano (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Wed 8: Daniel Grabois, horn (FCS) with Kirstin Ihde, piano; Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 10: UW Symphony Orchestra with James Smith, conductor; Student Concerto Competition Winners; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 12: UW Chamber Orchestra (below) with James Smith, conductor; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 12: Robert Shannon, piano (GAS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 14: Mark Hetzler, trombone (below) (FCS) with Vincent Fuh, piano; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 16: Black Music Ensemble; Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Sat 18: Bonerama (GAS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Wed 22: Western Percussion Ensemble with Anthony Di Sanza, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 23: Julia Faulkner, soprano (below) (FCS) with Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 24: David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer, piano trio, $; Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 25: Wind Ensemble; Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 26: Concert Band with Michael Leckrone, conductor; Mills, 2 p.m.

MARCH

Thu 1: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble with Laura Schwendinger, artistic director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 2: Wingra Woodwind Quintet (FCS); Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sat 3: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (FCS); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 4: The Thimmig-Johnson Duo (FCS) with Les Thimmig, clarinets and saxophone; Jessica Johnson, piano; Anthony Di Sanza, marimba; Mills, 2 p.m.

Fri 9: Parry Karp, violoncello (below) (FCS) with Eli Kalman, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 10: Marc Vallon (below), bassoon (FCS); Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sun 11: University Bands; Mills, 4 p.m.

Fri 16, Sun 18 and Tue 20: University Opera with Chamber Orchestra $; William Farlow, director, and James Smith, conductor; “Don Giovanni” by Mozart; Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Fri & Tue), 3 p.m. (Sun)

Sat 17: UW Symphony Orchestra with James Smith, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Fri 23: Enric Madriguera, guitar (GAS); Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sat 24: Pro Arte Quartet Centennial (FCS); Christopher Taylor, piano; Piano Quintet No. 2 by William Bolcom (world premiere); Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 p.m.

Sun 25: Horn Choir with Daniel Grabois, director; Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 25: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (FCS); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Mon 26: Arabesque Winds (GAS); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 27: Concert Band; Michael Leckrone, conductor (below); Mills, 7:30 p.m.

APRIL

Wed 11: Lincoln Trio (GAS); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 14: Concert Choir with Beverly Taylor, conductor (below); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 15: Trombone Choir with Mark Hetzler, director; Mills, 4 p.m.

Tue 17: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (below) Laura Schwendinger, artistic director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 18: Jazz Orchestra with Jim Doherty, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 19: Black Music Ensemble with Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Thu 19: Guitar Ensemble with Javier Calderón, director (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot); Mills, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 20: Choral Union with Symphony Orchestra $ with Beverly Taylor, conductor; Requiem by Verdi; Overture Hall, 8 p.m.

Sat 21: Beethoven Piano Competition Winners; Morphy, 3:30 p.m.

Sat 21: Women’s Chorus and University Chorus; Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 21: Pro Arte Quartet Centennial (FCS); String Quartet No. 5 by John Harbison (below) (world premiere); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 22: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble with Matthew Mireles, director; Mills, 4 p.m.

Wed 25: Opera Workshop; Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 26: UW Chamber Orchestra; James Smith, conductor; Wilson Center, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 27: Chorale, with Bruce Gladstone, conductor (below, photo by Katrin Talbot); Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 28: All University String Orchestra; Janet Jensen, conductor; Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 28: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble with R. Anderson Sutton, director; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 29: University Bands; Mills, 4 p.m.

Mon 30: Masters Singers;  Mills, 7:30 p.m.

MAY

Tue 1: Early Music Ensemble with John Chappell Stowe, director (below); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 1: Western Percussion Ensemble with Anthony Di Sanza, director; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 2: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel $; “A Musical Love Triangle”; Mills Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 3: Wind Ensemble with Scott Teeple, conductor; Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 4: Madrigal Singers with Bruce Gladstone, conductor; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 5: World Percussion Ensemble with Neil Sisauyhoat, director; Music Hall, Noon

Sat 5: Peter Serkin, piano (below) $; Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Sun 6: Concert Band with Michael Leckrone, conductor; Mills, 1 p.m.

Sun 6: UW Chamber Orchestra with James Smith, conductor; Mills, 4 p.m.

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