The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: The Middleton Community Orchestra and violin soloist Tim Kamps will perform works by Rossini, Glazunov and Sibelius this coming Wednesday night | February 24, 2018

By Jacob Stockinger

The mostly amateur but critically acclaimed Middleton Community Orchestra (below) will perform its Winter Concert this coming Wednesday night, Feb. 28.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Middleton Performing Arts Center (below top and bottom) that is attached to Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street. The box office opens at 6:30 pm.. and the auditorium doors open at 7.

The program features the Overture to “La Gazza Ladra” (The Thieving Magpie) by Rossini (below top) and the popular late Romantic Symphony No. 2 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (below bottom).

MCO violinist Tim Kamps (below  top), who also plays with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, will be the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Russian composer Alexander Glazunov (below bottom).

You can hear the first movement of the Glazunov concerto in the YouTube video at the bottom

Admission is $15 for general admission. All students are admitted free of charge.

Tickets are available at the Willy Street Coop West and at the door.

A free informal meet-and-greet reception (below) will follow the performance.


1 Comment »

  1. It’s nice to see such a refreshing program, whether put on by “mostly amateurs” or not, and why this pejorative term anyway?

    Sibelius was a giant of the last century and deserves a place alongside Beethoven and Mozart and Wagner.

    It’s good to see this group performing his music (fully in line with the award winning and commendable work of the completely professional Minnesota Orchestra in playing and recording lots of Sibelius). Maybe the professionals in Madison controlling the mostly staid program should take note?

    Comment by fflambeau — February 24, 2018 @ 9:29 pm


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