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Classical music: In two FREE concerts on Sunday afternoon and evening, the UW Wind Ensemble celebrates Black History Month and the guest duo Bridge of Song celebrates Nordic song | February 13, 2020

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By Jacob Stockinger

On a weekend with a lot of live music, two FREE concerts also take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s new Hamel Music Center, 740 University Ave., on Sunday afternoon and early Sunday evening. Details are below:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

At 2 p.m. in the Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, the UW Wind Ensemble (below) will celebrate Black History Month with a FREE concert.

The conductor is director Scott Teeple (below).

Also participating is the Madison-based Mt. Zion Baptist Church Gospel Choir (below), with director Leotha Stanley.

The program is:

Adolphus Hailstork (below): “American Guernica” (heard in the YouTube video at the bottom)
Armando Borolo: “Last Breaths”
DaSean Stokes, soloist
Aaron Copland: “A Lincoln Portrait”
Traditional/arr. Reynolds: “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
Stephen Newby:  “When I See His Glorious Face/Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”
Omar Thomas: “Of Our New Day Begun”

For more information, go to: https://www.music.wisc.edu/event/uw-wind-ensemble-7/

NORDIC SONG

Then at 6:30p.m. in the Collins Recital Hall, there is a FREE concert to promote Nordic song by Bridge of Song.

Bridge of Song is a voice and piano duo. It features soprano Kathleen Roland-Silverstein (below top) and pianist Collin Hansen (below bottom).

Songs will be performed in three languages — Swedish, Finnish and English. For a complete program of composers and works – unfortunately, with no translations of the foreign-language titles – as well as extended biographies of the performers, go to: https://www.music.wisc.edu/event/bridge-of-song/

 


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1 Comment »

  1. Both of these are nice (and free) concerts.
    from one of the websites, this explains the name, Bridge of Songs:

    “The songs will be performed in three languages, thus creating a bridge of song between our countries and cultures.” Songs by Sibelius (of course) and Leevi Madetojoa, Tom Cipullo, Aulis Sallinen and Alan Louis Smith.

    Also, “Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, soprano, is a highly regarded concert soloist and specialist in the music of the 20th and 21st century. She has been a featured singer with many music festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Britten-Pears Institute and the Tanglewood Music Festival. The soprano has appeared frequently with the Grammy award-winning Southwest Chamber Music Society of Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the New York New Music Ensemble, in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and San Diego. International performances include concerts in Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, and Germany. …

    Collin Hansen, pianist, is a much sought after collaborative pianist, appearing regularly in concert with leading Finnish singers, including soprano Karita Mattila, basses Matti Salminen and Jaakko Ryhänen, baritone Jorma Hynninen and sopranos Ritva Auvinen, and Margareta Haverinen. He has performed on major Scandinavian stages and in festivals such as The Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Copenhagen Biennale, the Helsinki Festival, Jyväskylän Kesä and the Turku Festival, as well as Scandinavia Today (Carnegie Hall) in the US and major concert stages in Canada, Mexico, Russia, Estonia,China, Latvia.”

    Good stuff!

    Comment by fflambeau — February 13, 2020 @ 1:37 am


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