The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: Here is Part 2 of 2 with a schedule of concerts for the SPRING Semester at the University of Wisconsin- Madison School of Music.

August 15, 2012
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By Jacob Stockinger

The 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.

Yesterday, I offered events for First or Fall Semester – September through December.

Today, I list concerts for the Second or Spring Semester – January through May.

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 for  2012-2013 in a Calendar of Events

Admission is FREE except where noted with an $


Mon 28: Dylan Chmura Moore, trombone (GAS). Morphy, 7:30 p.m.


Mon 4: Eli Kalman, piano (GAS); Bruce Atwell, horn. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 6: Daniel Grabois, horn (below, FCS). Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 9: The Knights chamber orchestra with Wu Man, pipa (below, WUT) $; Mills, 8 p.m.

Thu 14: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 15: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Student concerto competition winners. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 16: Pro Arte Quartet (below in a photo by Rick Langer, FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 17: UW Chamber Orchestra, Kevin McMahon, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Wed 20: Western Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 22: Sole Nero (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 23: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 24: Concert Band, Michael Leckrone, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Mon 25: Pavel Morunov, oboe (GAS); Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin; Morphy, 7:30 p.m.


Fri 1: Parry Karp, violoncello (below, FCS); Eli Kalman, piano. Mills, 8 p.m.

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

Sun 3: The Thimmig-Johnson Duo (FCS); Les Thimmig, clarinets and saxophone; Jessica Johnson, piano. Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 3: Woodwind-Piano Duo Competition Winners. Morphy, 3:30 p.m.

Sun 3: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, composer Laura Schwendinger (below), director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 6: Gretzler (FCS); Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 7: Périphére (GAS), Joseph Dangerfield, director. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 8 and Sat 9: Disklavierfest (GAS); Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Daniel Koppelman, disklavier. Programs, times and halls To Be Announced.

Sun 10: University Bands. Mills, 2 p.m.

Thu 14: Christopher Taylor, piano (below, FCS). Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 15, Sun 17 and Tue 19: University Opera with UW Symphony Orchestra $; William Farlow, director; James Smith, conductor; “L’amico Fritz,” by Mascagni. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Fri and Tue), 3 p.m. (Sun)

Fri 15: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Tue 19: Concert Band, Michael Leckrone, conductor. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 20: UW Chamber Orchestra, James Smith (below), conductor. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 21: Symphony Strings, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 7:30 p.m.


Fri 5: Emily Birsan, soprano (GAS); Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano; John Arnold, bass-baritone; Kirstin Ihde, piano. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 7: University of Iowa Center for New Music, David Gompper, director. Mills, 4 p.m.

Wed 10: Pro Arte Quartet (FCS), Nobuko Imai, viola. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 11: Jeremy Denk, piano (below, WUT) $; Mills, 8 p.m.

Fri 12: Uri Vardi, violoncello (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 13: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, Matthew Mireles, director. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 13: Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 14: Marc Fink (below), oboe & Friends (FCS). Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 14: Trio Antigo (GAS). Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 16: Brass Ensemble, Daniel Grabois and Mark Hetzler, directors. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 17: Guitar Ensemble, Javier Calderón, director. Mills, 8:30 p.m.

Thu 18: Julie Fowlis, Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist (WUT) $; Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Thu 18: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 19: Madrigal Singers, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 20: Perlman Piano Trio. Morphy, 3:30 p.m.

Sat 20: Madrigal Singers, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 20: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, R. Anderson Sutton, director. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 21: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, director. Mills, 2 p.m.

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

Sun 21: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Laura Schwendinger, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 23: Horn Choir, Daniel Grabois, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 24: Opera Workshop. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 26: Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 27: All-University String Orchestra, Janet Jensen, conductor. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 27 and Sun 28: Choral Union with UW Chamber Orchestra $; Beverly Taylor, conductor (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot); “The Passion according to Four Evangelists” by Robert Kyr. Mills, 8 p.m. (Sat), 7:30 p.m. (Sun)

Sun 28: University Bands. Mills, 2 p.m.

Mon 29: Masters Singers. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 30: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel (WUT) $; “Listen to the Dance: Waltzes, Marches, Polkas and Tangos!” Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 30: Early Music Ensemble, John Chappell Stowe (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot), director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.


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

Thu 2: Jazz Orchestra, Johannes Wallmann, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 3: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 4: World Percussion Ensemble; Anthony Di Sanza, director. Music Hall, Noon

Sat 4: Women’s Chorus and University Chorus, Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 5: Concert Band; Michael Leckrone, conductor (below). Mills, 2 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

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season: Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below, with some former members) is 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 are John Aley, trumpet; Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn (below); 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 (below) – MM 2010; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo soprano – DMA 2012; and John Arnold, bass-baritone – DMA (in progress).

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