The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: Here is Part 1 of a 2-part schedule of concerts for the new season at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. Today is the FALL Semester; tomorrow is the SPRING Semester.

August 14, 2012
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By Jacob Stockinger

The season brochures are almost printed and in the mail.

But you can still get out your calendars and datebooks.

The Ear has been given the schedule of concerts by faculty and guest artists at the University of Wisconsin School of Music.

Today, I list events for First or Fall Semester – September through December.

Tomorrow, I will offer the concerts for the Second or Spring Semester

Programs for concerts are not yet available. But you can always check the Events Calendar at

Also, because of building renovations, the Wisconsin Union Theater concerts will take place in Mills Hall.

School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison Performances 2012-2013

Calendar of Events

Admission is FREE except where noted by a $


Mon 3: 36th Karp Family (below) Opening Labor Day Concert (FCS) with Suzanne Beia, violin; Katrin Talbot, viola; Parry Karp, violoncello; Christopher Karp, piano; Ariana and Isabel Karp, narrators; Howard and Frances Karp, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 8: Mimmi Fulmer, soprano (FCS); Bruce Bengtson and Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 15: Pro Arte Quartet (below in a photo by Rick Langer, FCS), Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 16: School of Music Alumni (SOMAA), Mills, 1:30 p.m.

Sun 16: Paul Rowe, baritone (FCS), Morphy, 4 p.m.

Thu 20: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Sat 22: Areon Flutes (GAS); Morphy, 4 p.m.

Sat 22: Mark Hetzler, trombone (FCS); Vincent Fuh, piano; Nick Moran, bass; Todd Hammes, drums and percussion. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 23: Opera Props Showcase $; Unitarian Meeting House, 3:30 p.m.

Fri 28: Imani Winds, below in a photo by Eddie Collins, (WUT); $; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 29: Edith Hines, violin (GAS); John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord. Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sun 30: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.


Tue 2: Wolfgang David, violin (GAS); David Gompper, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 5: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 6: UW Chamber Orchestra (below), James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Mon 8: “An Hawaiian Sound Salon”; Alan Akaka, Hawaiian lap steel guitar; Henry Sapoznik, host; Pyle Center, 5 p.m.

Sat 13: Choral Collage. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sun 14: Concert Band, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 14: University Bands, Mills, 4 p.m.

Mon 15: Elias Goldstein, viola (GAS); Thomas Kasdorf, piano. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 16: Gerry Pagano, bass trombone (GAS); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 16: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel, below) (WUT) $; “Spellbinding Bach.” Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 19: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below, FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 20: Linda Bartley, clarinet (FCS); Jessica Johnson, piano. Morphy, 8 p.m.

Thu 25: Stephanie Jutt, flute (FCS); Christopher Taylor, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 25: Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano (GAS); Scott Gendel, piano. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 26: Wind Ensemble Collage. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 27: Pro Arte Quartet (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 28: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (below), Laura Schwendinger, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.


Thu 1: Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 2: Nathan Wysock, guitar (GAS). Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sat 3: Marc Vallon, bassoon (below, FCS). Morphy, 8 p.m.


Sun 4: John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord (FCS). Morphy, 4 p.m.

Mon 5: Project Trio (GAS). Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

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

Fri 9, Sun 11 & Tue 13: University Opera with UW Chamber Orchestra and Madrigal Singers $; William Farlow, director; Andrew Sewell, guest conductor (below) from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; Bruce Gladstone, chorus master; “Medea,” by Cherubini. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Fri & Tue), 3 p.m. (Sun).

Fri 9: Parry Karp, violoncello (FCS); Howard and Frances Karp, piano. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 10: UW Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Roman (below), violoncello (WUT) $; James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 11: Women’s Chorus and University Chorus. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Mon 12: David Hyunsu Kim, fortepiano (GAS). Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 14: Tyrone Greive, violin (FCS); Martha Fischer, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 14: Guitar Ensemble, Javier Calderón, director.  Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Thu 15: Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddle (WUT) $; Natalie Haas, cello; Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Fri 16: Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Fri 16: Michelle Malafronte, flute (GAS); Vincent Fuh, piano. Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sat 17: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble; Matthew Mireles, director. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 17: Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 17: Wingra Woodwind Quintet (FCS). Morphy, 8 p.m.

Tue 20: Trombone Choir, Mark Hetzler, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 28: Jazz Orchestra, Johannes Wallmann, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 29: Ninety Miles Project (WUT) $; Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Fri 30: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, director. Mills, 8 p.m.


Sat 1: All-University String Orchestra, Janet Jensen, conductor. Mills, 4 p.m.

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

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

Sun 2: University Bands, Mills, 4 p.m.

Tue 4: Masters Singers. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 5: Opera Workshop. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 5: Western Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 7 and Sun 9: Choral Union with UW Symphony Orchestra (below), $; Beverly Taylor, conductor; “A “German” Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Mills, 8 p.m. (Fri), 7:30 p.m. (Sun)

Sat 8: World Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Music Hall, Noon

Sat 8: UW Chamber Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

To request a season brochure, call (608) 263-1900.

Web calendar:

Concert Line, recorded weekly: (608) 263-9485

The Digest, e-mailed weekly:  Send request to

Additional Information

FCS=Faculty Concert Series

GAS=Guest Artist Series

WUT=Wisconsin Union Theater

SOMAA=School of Music Alumni Association

Mills & Morphy Halls are in Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St.

Music Hall is on North Park St., at the foot of Bascom Hill (clock tower)

Unitarian Meeting House is at 900 University Bay Drive

Pyle Center is at 702 Langdon St.

Luther Memorial Church is at 1021 University Ave.

Tickets (for University Opera, Choral Union and Wisconsin Union Theater) at: Campus Arts Ticketing Office; (608) 265-ARTS;

In person:  821 University Ave. (street level, east side of Vilas Hall)

By mail only:  800 Langdon St., Madison, WI  53706

Day-of-concert sales in concert hall lobby beginning one hour before program

This is also the Wisconsin Brass Quintet 40th Anniversary Season: Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below, with some former members) is an ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music.  The WBQ’s commitment to commissioning and performing new music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as its mastery of styles from every musical period, are evident in the group’s distinguished 40-year history of recitals, recordings and outreach events.

For 2012-13, the WBQ will give the premiere performances of works by two of its members:  Hodesanna, by John Stevens, composed in memory of Jeff Hodapp; and Gravikord, by Daniel Grabois.  In addition, it will perform two new pieces for brass quintet and wind ensemble by James Stephenson and Anthony Plog.

Concerts include: Faculty Concert Series:  Oct. 19 and March 15

Wind Ensemble (Scott Teeple, conductor):  Oct. 5 and Feb. 23

Current members include John Aley, trumpet; Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba.

Guest Artist Series showcases Collins Fellows

The School of Music proudly presents the following exceptional musicians who were honored with Paul Collins Fellowships during their graduate studies.  See calendar for dates of their performances.

Edith Hines, violin – Doctor of Music Arts 2008; Elias Goldstein, viola – DMA 2011; Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano – DMA 2005; Michelle Malafronte, flute – Master of Music 2008; Dylan Chmura-Moore, trombone – DMA 2011; Eli Kalman, piano – DMA 2006; Kevin McMahon, conductor – DMA 2005; Pavel Morunov, oboe – DMA (in progress); Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin – MM 2006; Emily Birsan, soprano  – MM 2010; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo soprano (below)– DMA 2012; and John Arnold, bass-baritone – DMA (in progress).

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