The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music education: The UW-Madison Pro Arte Quartet performs music by Edward Elgar with the Middleton High School Orchestra in a FREE concert this Thursday night | March 15, 2017

ALERT: This week’s FREE Friday Noon Musicale at the First Unitarian Society of Madison 900 University Bay Drive, features the ensemble New Muse with Danielle Breisach, flute; Peter Miliczky, violin; Joshua Dieringer, viola; Ben Bauer, cello; and Yana Avedyan, piano, in new music by Nathan Froebe, Benjamin Boyajian, and Jonathan Posthuma. The concert runs from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

By Jacob Stockinger

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s acclaimed Pro Arte Quartet (below, in a photo by Rick Langer) will travel west on Thursday – all the way to the suburb of Middleton.

That where the Pro Arte will perform Sir Edward Elgar’s “Introduction and Allegro” with the Middleton High School Orchestra (below) under conductor Steve Kurr, who also conducts the Middleton Community Orchestra. (You can hear the Elgar piece in the YouTube video at the bottom.)

The FREE and UNTICKETED concert is this Thursday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Middleton Performing Arts Center that is attached to the high school, 2100 Bristol Street.

Conductor Steve Kurr says this about the program:

“The rest of the program includes Rossini’s Overture to “The Barber of Seville,” the “Colonel Bogey March” and the “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” by Edvard Grieg.

“Also on the program are the three winners of this year’s Concerto-Aria competition: Marimbist Alex Warholic plays the first movement of the Violin Concerto in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach; soprano Chloe Cole sings “V’adoro pupille” from the opera “Julius Caesar:” by George Frideric Handel; and violinist Rachael Lee performs the “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Camille Saint-Saens.

“The concert begins with two works performed by the MHS Honors Wind Ensemble.

“The Elgar is such a great work, and underperformed. The Pro Arte musicians are such great inspirations to our high school musicians.”

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2 Comments »

  1. The rest of the program includes Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of Seville, the Colonel Bogey March, and Peer Gynt Suite No.1. Also on the program are the 3 winners of this year’s Concerto-Aria competition: Alex Warholic (marimba) plays the 1st movement of Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor, Chloe Cole (soprano) sings V’adoro pupille from Handel’s Julius Caesar, and Rachael Lee (violin) performs the Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso. The concert begins with 2 works performed by the MHS Honors Wind Ensemble.
    The Elgar is such a great work, and underperformed. The Pro Arte musicians are such great inspirations to our high school musicians.

    Comment by Steve Kurr — March 15, 2017 @ 8:52 am

    • Hi Maestro Steve,
      Thank you for replying and rounding out the program information.
      I have added it to the post so that more readers will see it.
      Best wishes,
      The Ear

      Comment by welltemperedear — March 15, 2017 @ 9:33 am


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