The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: As the semester ends, concerts are stacking up at the UW School of Music. Just look at all the concerts on this Sunday. | November 29, 2012

ALERT: A reminder that the UW Pro Arte String Quartet (below, in the Chazen Museum of Art) will perform this Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Radio‘s live broadcast “Sunday Afternoon Live From the Chazen.” The program includes works by Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert (“Death and the Maiden”).

By Jacob Stockinger

It seems to happen every year.

As we reach the end of the semester, concerts stack up and get scheduled for the same day as time runs out.

(I think UW-Madison rules require all concerts to take place a week before the end of classes and the beginning of the study period for final exams. That’s why the last big concerts are the two performances in Mills hall on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. of Brahms’ “German” Requiem by the UW Choral Union and the UW Symphony Orchestra. I will have more on that in a few days.)

In any case, this Sunday is a good example for choral and brass music.

Take a look at the events, all of which are FREE. (And they don’t include several more student recitals, which are listened on the Events Calendar at www.music.wisc.edu. There you can also find links to biographies and information about conductors and members of the faculty and staff.

Sorry, no programs of repertoire have been provided.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2:

At 2 p.m. in Mills Hall. The UW Concert Band under director Scott Teeple (below).

At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave., there will be the Winter Choral Concerts with Chorale under conductor Bruce Gladstone (below top, in a photo by Katrin Talbot); the Concert Choir under conductor Beverly Taylor (below bottom, in a photo by Katrin Talbot); the Madrigal Singers under conductor Bruce Gladstone; the University Chorus under Adam Kluck; and the Women’s Chorus under Brian Gurley.

In Mills Hall at 4 p.m., University Bands will perform under conductors Justin Stolarik (below top) and Matthew Mireles (below bottom).

At 4 p.m. in Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave., there will be the Winter Choral Concerts with Chorale under conductor Bruce Gladstone ; the Concert Choir under conductor Beverly Taylor; the Madrigal Singers under conductor Bruce Gladstone; the University Chorus under Adam Kluck (below top); and the Women’s Chorus under Brian Gurley (below bottom).


2 Comments »

  1. Near or at the end of each semester the Grand Hall at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community is heavily scheduled for upcoming recitals by students of many UW School of Music faculty. Sometimes there are two recitals a day. These are largely MFA and Phd students, and some are undergrads. No matter at what level, they are uniformly prepared, exciting musical artists. A large number of campus and community members usually occupy many of the auditorium seats. These are concerts are free, and all are welcome. (Free parking in a small private ramp across from 333 W. Main.) There’s probably no easy way to find out in advance about these opportunities other than by checking with the Capitol Lakes staff member who schedules the musicians, or by asking the School of Music faculty where their concertizing students can be heard. It’s something to keep in mind for another season.

    Comment by Ginny Moore Kruse — December 18, 2012 @ 9:46 am

  2. Oooh, Brahms’ Requiem. Epic.

    Comment by hashimeansbridge — November 29, 2012 @ 8:19 am


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