The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: Edgewood College performs its 85th annual Christmas Concerts on Friday and Saturday nights in Madison. Plus, Con Vivo previews its concert at Carnegie Hall.

December 7, 2012
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ALERT: This Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Center’s Great Hall, 333 West Henry Street in downtown Madison, the Madison-based chamber music group Con Vivo! (“With Life,” below) will offer a preview of its upcoming Carnegie Hall Concert. Admission is a free will offering. The concert features Prokofiev’s “Overture on a Hebrew Themes”; Haydn’s “Gypsy Rondo” Piano Trio; selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano by Max Bruch; and Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet. It is the same program that Con Vivo! Performed in September and will perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2012. For more information, visit or call (608) 277-8087.

Con Vivo group

By Jacob Stockinger

Edgewood College (below) will perform its 85th annual Christmas Concerts tonight and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, in Madison.

Edgewood College 1000

The Edgewood College Guitar Ensemble, Concert Band, Chamber Singers (below), Women’s Choir and Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of holiday works. A highlight each year is the invitation for audience members to join in singing traditional carols.

Edgewood Chamber Singers

Tickets are $7, and seating is limited for this very popular annual event

Tickets can be reserved in advance at

This event is presented as part of the Year of the Arts at Edgewood College, a celebration of music, theater and art for 2012-2013.

Supporters of our Year of the Arts programming include the Kohler Foundation, BMO Harris Bank, the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, DANE Arts with additional funds from the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Native Capital Investment, and the Ahrens-Washburn Community Fellows Program.

About Edgewood College: Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.



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