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Classical music education: Sound Ensemble Wisconsin (SEW) is seeking musicians of all kinds –- students, amateurs, professionals — for an inaugural 24-hour marathon in Waunakee on Dec. 8-9 to benefit music education and local food.

November 16, 2012
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ALERT: This week’s “Sunday Afternoon Live From the Chazen,” broadcast live from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Radio, features Lawrence University faculty members Wen-Lei Gu and pianist Catherine Kautsky in Mozart‘s Violin Sonata in E minor;  Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1; Debussy’s Violin Sonata; and “Why Are the Flowers So Red” (1980) by Ti Hua Han.

By Jacob Stockinger

Violinist Mary Theodore (below), the founder and director of Sound Ensemble Wisconsin (SEW), a new and highly accomplished professional chamber music group in the Madison area, has asked The Ear to help publicize a very worthy event: The first SEW marathon to raise money for music education and local food.

Mary recently read on this blog about Wisconsin Public Radio canceling the 12-hour birthday marathon Bach Around the Clock 4 this March and said she hadn’t known of the event (below, a h short from 2011). Here is a link to that story:

https://welltempered.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/classical-music-wisconsin-public-radio-has-cancelled-bach-around-the-clock-4-for-march-2013-with-no-plans-for-a-future-revival/

But she says she also thought that some of the same players might be interested in participating in the marathon.

Here is her press release:

“Sound Ensemble Wisconsin (below in a group shot)  is actively seeking participating musicians for their First Annual 24-Hour Chamber Music Marathon to benefit two great regional educational programs — one for music and one for local food (see below for more information on these programs).

“SEW is inviting musicians of any age or level to perform pieces polished at their level and welcomes any style of music of chamber size (defined as approximately 1 – including SOLO PIANO — to 10 people with no conductor) on acoustic instruments. There will be a quality piano available.

Musicians can participate in the marathon as individuals or as part of an ensemble and may sign up for 30 or 60 minute time slots or for multiple time slots.

“Currently, ensembles such as Sound Ensemble Wisconsin and con vivo! (below) are signed up, as well as other professionals from our community.  SEW welcomes students, amateurs, and professionals. This is about gathering as much of our community together as we can to support two wonderful programs.  SEW hopes that 24 hours of non-stop music will inspire folks to give.

“The marathon will be held from December 8 at 9 a.m. to December 9 at 9 a.m. at the Center for Music Education in Waunakee (below top and bottom).  There will be a suggested $5 minimum donation at the door, although participants are welcome to raise pledges in advance if they wish.

“Let’s get out there and play some music for these awesome programs!

“Please contact Mary Theodore, SEW Director, at contact.sewmusic@gmail.com for more information and to sign up.

“The proceeds will be split equally between Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (www.wmea.com/CMP) and Community GroundWorks Youth Grow Local Program (www.communitygroundworks.org/what-we-do/youth-grow-local):  

“The Wisconsin Center for Music Education’s “Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance” (www.wmea.com/CMP) is a planning process which helps teachers explore the elements of the meaningful music performance skills of knowledge and affect and integrates those elements into student-centered teaching plans.  CMP offers innovative ideas and effective ways to teach those significant elements.

“Community GroundWorks Youth Grow Local Program (www.communitygroundworks.org/what-we-do/youth-grow-local) provides young people with safe, supportive environments in the city where they learn to grow and prepare healthful foods and develop a connection to nature.

“The Youth Grow Local Program serves a diverse, primarily low-income, population of 2,000 young people annually.  The Youth Grow Local Program also helps build the capacity of the garden-based education movement locally, statewide, and nationally through resource development and professional development opportunities for educators.”

 


Classical music education: Student composers across Wisconsin are honored by the Wisconsin School Music Association.

November 3, 2012
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By Jacob Stockinger

Composing music might seem like a rare activity – until you read about the many  student composers from middle schools and high schools across the state who won honors this year from the Wisconsin School Music Association, the headquarters of which is located in the Madison suburb of Waunakee.

Check it out the press release and the photo — and become optimistic about the future of music:

WAUNAKEE, Wis. (October 31, 2012) – Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) proudly presents the 2012 WSMA Student Composition Project winners. The following students from across the state were recognized for outstanding achievement with their original musical work.

Middle School Division (Grades 5-8)

  • Jacob Beranek from University Lake High School in Hartland is the Middle School Division Winner for the composition Trio in C, which also won Best Instrumental Ensemble. In addition to a plaque, Jacob will also receive a scholarship to study one-on-one with a Wisconsin based composer. Vicki Taylor is Jacob’s music teacher.
  • Kate Young from PJ Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point won 2nd Place in the Instrumental Ensemble Category for the composition Daisy. Kurt Van Tiem is Kate’s music teacher.
  • A.J. McCarthy from Sheboygan Falls Middle School won Best Piano Solo in the Piano Solo Category for the composition Pursuit. Carrie Winkler is A.J.’s music teacher.

High School Division (Grades 9-12) 

  • Jacob Kavajecz from South Shore High School in Port Wing is the High School Division Winner for the composition Pride of the North, which also won Best Instrumental Ensemble. In addition to a plaque, Jacob will receive a scholarship to study one-on-one with a Wisconsin based composer. Cody Clayton is Jacob’s music teacher.
  • Zach Unke from Manitowoc Lutheran High School won 2nd Place in the Instrumental Ensemble Category for the composition Rondo for Three Clarinets. Randall Kramer is Zach’s music teacher.
  • Christian Carroll from Xavier High School in Appleton won 3rd Place in the Instrumental Ensemble Category for the composition Saxophone Quartet in F Minor. Kathryn Hardt is Christian’s music teacher.
  • Michael Roth from Neenah High School won 4th Place in the Instrumental Ensemble Category for the composition It Tells A Story. Kristina Stingle is Michael’s music teacher.
  • Max Lin from Eisenhower High School in New Berlin won 5th Place in the Instrumental Ensemble Category for the composition The Twelve Huntsmen. Dale Bigus is Max’s music teacher.
  • Tim Igel from Homestead High School in Mequon won Best Instrumental Solo for the composition Horse. John Emanuelson is Tim’s music teacher.
  • Julia Lake from Bradford High School in Kenosha won 2nd Place in the Instrumental Solo Category for the composition Piano Concerto in A-Flat Mvmt. 1 and 2. Liz Tercek is Julia’s music teacher
  • Hannah Hodgett from Shell Lake High School won Best Piano Solo in the Piano Solo Category for the composition Wind Dance. Aimee Pashby is Hannah’s music teacher.
  • Trevor Hietpas from Sevastopol High School won 2nd Place in the Piano Solo Category for the composition A Minor Waltz. Tanya Hasenjager is Trevor’s music teacher.
  • Samuel Mullooly from Pius XI High School in Milwaukee won 3rd Place in the Piano Solo Category for the composition Nocturne in C Minor. Bonnie Scholz is Samuel’s music teacher.
  • Tim Igel from Homestead High School in Mequon won 4th Place in the Piano Solo Category for the composition Lady Under the Umbrella. John Emanuelson is Tim’s music teacher.
  • Patrick McNamara from Onalaska Luther High School won Best Miscellaneous Ensemble for the composition Gonna Be Alright. James Ruprecht is Patrick’s music teacher.

Statewide, 60 compositions were submitted, demonstrating the musical talent of Wisconsin’s students and the strong leadership of its teachers. Each composition was evaluated on melody, rhythm, harmony, form, creativity and general effect, and awards are given solely based on merit. 

The Student Composition Project is sponsored by WSMA. Its goal is to encourage the positive artistic and creative musical abilities of Wisconsin students. An integral component of the National Standards for Music Education, the Student Composition Project is a fundamental extension of the creative element of music education specified in Wisconsin’s music curriculum guide.

For more information about WSMA and the Student Composition Project, go to http://www.wsmamusic.org/programs/composition_project/index.html.

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Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) is a service organization with more than 1,000 member public and private schools. Each year, more than 220,000 student participants take part in WSMA activities, including District and State Music Festivals, State Honors Music Project, State Marching Band Championships, Concert Festivals and Launchpad. WSMA, headquartered in the Wisconsin Center for Music Education, is governed by a Board of Directors made up of superintendents, principals and other officers from all over our state. WSMA believes music is a basic human need and that all children have the right to experience all that music offers them.   

 


Classical music: Here is Part 2 of 2 with a schedule of concerts for the SPRING Semester at the University of Wisconsin- Madison School of Music.

August 15, 2012
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By Jacob Stockinger

The brochures are almost printed and in the mail.

But you can still get out your calendars and datebooks.

The Ear has been given the schedule of concerts by faculty and guest artists at the University of Wisconsin School of Music.

Yesterday, I offered events for First or Fall Semester – September through December.

Today, I list concerts for the Second or Spring Semester – January through May.

Programs for concerts are not yet available. But you can always check the Events Calendar at www.music.wisc.edu/events

Also, because of building renovations, the Wisconsin Union Theater concerts will take place in Mills Hall.

School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison Performances for  2012-2013 in a Calendar of Events

Admission is FREE except where noted with an $

JANUARY

Mon 28: Dylan Chmura Moore, trombone (GAS). Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Mon 4: Eli Kalman, piano (GAS); Bruce Atwell, horn. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 6: Daniel Grabois, horn (below, FCS). Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 9: The Knights chamber orchestra with Wu Man, pipa (below, WUT) $; Mills, 8 p.m.

Thu 14: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 15: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Student concerto competition winners. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 16: Pro Arte Quartet (below in a photo by Rick Langer, FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 17: UW Chamber Orchestra, Kevin McMahon, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Wed 20: Western Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 22: Sole Nero (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 23: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 24: Concert Band, Michael Leckrone, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Mon 25: Pavel Morunov, oboe (GAS); Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin; Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

MARCH

Fri 1: Parry Karp, violoncello (below, FCS); Eli Kalman, piano. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 2: Wingra Woodwind Quintet (FCS). Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sun 3: The Thimmig-Johnson Duo (FCS); Les Thimmig, clarinets and saxophone; Jessica Johnson, piano. Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 3: Woodwind-Piano Duo Competition Winners. Morphy, 3:30 p.m.

Sun 3: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, composer Laura Schwendinger (below), director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 6: Gretzler (FCS); Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 7: Périphére (GAS), Joseph Dangerfield, director. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 8 and Sat 9: Disklavierfest (GAS); Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Daniel Koppelman, disklavier. Programs, times and halls To Be Announced.

Sun 10: University Bands. Mills, 2 p.m.

Thu 14: Christopher Taylor, piano (below, FCS). Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 15, Sun 17 and Tue 19: University Opera with UW Symphony Orchestra $; William Farlow, director; James Smith, conductor; “L’amico Fritz,” by Mascagni. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Fri and Tue), 3 p.m. (Sun)

Fri 15: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Tue 19: Concert Band, Michael Leckrone, conductor. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 20: UW Chamber Orchestra, James Smith (below), conductor. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 21: Symphony Strings, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

APRIL

Fri 5: Emily Birsan, soprano (GAS); Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano; John Arnold, bass-baritone; Kirstin Ihde, piano. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 7: University of Iowa Center for New Music, David Gompper, director. Mills, 4 p.m.

Wed 10: Pro Arte Quartet (FCS), Nobuko Imai, viola. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 11: Jeremy Denk, piano (below, WUT) $; Mills, 8 p.m.

Fri 12: Uri Vardi, violoncello (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 13: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, Matthew Mireles, director. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 13: Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 14: Marc Fink (below), oboe & Friends (FCS). Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 14: Trio Antigo (GAS). Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 16: Brass Ensemble, Daniel Grabois and Mark Hetzler, directors. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 17: Guitar Ensemble, Javier Calderón, director. Mills, 8:30 p.m.

Thu 18: Julie Fowlis, Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist (WUT) $; Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Thu 18: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 19: Madrigal Singers, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 20: Perlman Piano Trio. Morphy, 3:30 p.m.

Sat 20: Madrigal Singers, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 20: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, R. Anderson Sutton, director. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 21: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, director. Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 21: Beethoven Piano Competition Winners. Morphy, 3:30 p.m.

Sun 21: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Laura Schwendinger, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 23: Horn Choir, Daniel Grabois, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 24: Opera Workshop. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 26: Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 27: All-University String Orchestra, Janet Jensen, conductor. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 27 and Sun 28: Choral Union with UW Chamber Orchestra $; Beverly Taylor, conductor (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot); “The Passion according to Four Evangelists” by Robert Kyr. Mills, 8 p.m. (Sat), 7:30 p.m. (Sun)

Sun 28: University Bands. Mills, 2 p.m.

Mon 29: Masters Singers. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 30: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel (WUT) $; “Listen to the Dance: Waltzes, Marches, Polkas and Tangos!” Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 30: Early Music Ensemble, John Chappell Stowe (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot), director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

MAY

Wed 1: Western Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 2: Jazz Orchestra, Johannes Wallmann, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 3: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 4: World Percussion Ensemble; Anthony Di Sanza, director. Music Hall, Noon

Sat 4: Women’s Chorus and University Chorus, Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 5: Concert Band; Michael Leckrone, conductor (below). Mills, 2 p.m.

To request a season brochure, call (608) 263-1900.

Web calendar: music.wisc.edu/calendar

Concert Line, recorded weekly: (608) 263-9485

The Digest, e-mailed weekly:  Send request to music@music.wisc.edu

Additional Information

FCS=Faculty Concert Series

GAS=Guest Artist Series

WUT=Wisconsin Union Theater

SOMAA=School of Music Alumni Association

Mills & Morphy Halls are in Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St.

Music Hall is on North Park St., at the foot of Bascom Hill (clock tower)

Unitarian Meeting House is at 900 University Bay Drive

Pyle Center is at 702 Langdon St.

Luther Memorial Church is at 1021 University Ave.

Tickets (for University Opera, Choral Union and Wisconsin Union Theater) at: Campus Arts Ticketing Office; (608) 265-ARTS;

uniontheater.wisc.edu

In person:  821 University Ave. (street level, east side of Vilas Hall)

By mail only:  800 Langdon St., Madison, WI  53706

Day-of-concert sales in concert hall lobby beginning one hour before program

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season: Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below, with some former members) is ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music.  The WBQ’s commitment to commissioning and performing new music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as its mastery of styles from every musical period, are evident in the group’s distinguished 40-year history of recitals, recordings and outreach events.

For 2012-13, the WBQ will give the premiere performances of works by two of its members:  Hodesanna, by John Stevens, composed in memory of Jeff Hodapp; and Gravikord, by Daniel Grabois.  In addition, it will perform two new pieces for brass quintet and wind ensemble by James Stephenson and Anthony Plog.

Concerts include Faculty Concert Series:  Oct. 19 and March 15; Wind Ensemble (Scott Teeple, conductor):  Oct. 5 and Feb. 23.

Current members are John Aley, trumpet; Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn (below); Mark Hetzler, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba.

Guest Artist Series showcases Collins Fellows

The School of Music proudly presents the following exceptional musicians who were honored with Paul Collins Fellowships during their graduate studies.  See calendar for dates of their performances.

Edith Hines, violin – Doctor of Music Arts 2008; Elias Goldstein, viola – DMA 2011; Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano – DMA 2005; Michelle Malafronte, flute – Master of Music 2008; Dylan Chmura-Moore, trombone – DMA 2011; Eli Kalman, piano – DMA 2006; Kevin McMahon, conductor – DMA 2005; Pavel Morunov, oboe – DMA (in progress); Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin – MM 2006; Emily Birsan, soprano (below) – MM 2010; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo soprano – DMA 2012; and John Arnold, bass-baritone – DMA (in progress).


Classical music: Here is Part 1 of a 2-part schedule of concerts for the new season at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. Today is the FALL Semester; tomorrow is the SPRING Semester.

August 14, 2012
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By Jacob Stockinger

The season brochures are almost printed and in the mail.

But you can still get out your calendars and datebooks.

The Ear has been given the schedule of concerts by faculty and guest artists at the University of Wisconsin School of Music.

Today, I list events for First or Fall Semester – September through December.

Tomorrow, I will offer the concerts for the Second or Spring Semester

Programs for concerts are not yet available. But you can always check the Events Calendar at www.music.wisc.edu/events

Also, because of building renovations, the Wisconsin Union Theater concerts will take place in Mills Hall.

School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison Performances 2012-2013

Calendar of Events

Admission is FREE except where noted by a $

SEPTEMBER

Mon 3: 36th Karp Family (below) Opening Labor Day Concert (FCS) with Suzanne Beia, violin; Katrin Talbot, viola; Parry Karp, violoncello; Christopher Karp, piano; Ariana and Isabel Karp, narrators; Howard and Frances Karp, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Sat 8: Mimmi Fulmer, soprano (FCS); Bruce Bengtson and Martha Fischer, piano; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 15: Pro Arte Quartet (below in a photo by Rick Langer, FCS), Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 16: School of Music Alumni (SOMAA), Mills, 1:30 p.m.

Sun 16: Paul Rowe, baritone (FCS), Morphy, 4 p.m.

Thu 20: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director; Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Sat 22: Areon Flutes (GAS); Morphy, 4 p.m.

Sat 22: Mark Hetzler, trombone (FCS); Vincent Fuh, piano; Nick Moran, bass; Todd Hammes, drums and percussion. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 23: Opera Props Showcase $; Unitarian Meeting House, 3:30 p.m.

Fri 28: Imani Winds, below in a photo by Eddie Collins, (WUT); $; Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 29: Edith Hines, violin (GAS); John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord. Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sun 30: UW Symphony Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

OCTOBER

Tue 2: Wolfgang David, violin (GAS); David Gompper, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 5: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 6: UW Chamber Orchestra (below), James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Mon 8: “An Hawaiian Sound Salon”; Alan Akaka, Hawaiian lap steel guitar; Henry Sapoznik, host; Pyle Center, 5 p.m.

Sat 13: Choral Collage. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sun 14: Concert Band, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 14: University Bands, Mills, 4 p.m.

Mon 15: Elias Goldstein, viola (GAS); Thomas Kasdorf, piano. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 16: Gerry Pagano, bass trombone (GAS); Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Tue 16: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel, below) (WUT) $; “Spellbinding Bach.” Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 19: Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below, FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 20: Linda Bartley, clarinet (FCS); Jessica Johnson, piano. Morphy, 8 p.m.

Thu 25: Stephanie Jutt, flute (FCS); Christopher Taylor, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 25: Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano (GAS); Scott Gendel, piano. Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 26: Wind Ensemble Collage. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 27: Pro Arte Quartet (FCS). Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 28: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (below), Laura Schwendinger, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Thu 1: Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 2: Nathan Wysock, guitar (GAS). Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sat 3: Marc Vallon, bassoon (below, FCS). Morphy, 8 p.m.

VALLON

Sun 4: John Chappell Stowe, harpsichord (FCS). Morphy, 4 p.m.

Mon 5: Project Trio (GAS). Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 8: Black Music Ensemble, Richard Davis, director. Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Fri 9, Sun 11 & Tue 13: University Opera with UW Chamber Orchestra and Madrigal Singers $; William Farlow, director; Andrew Sewell, guest conductor (below) from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; Bruce Gladstone, chorus master; “Medea,” by Cherubini. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Fri & Tue), 3 p.m. (Sun).

Fri 9: Parry Karp, violoncello (FCS); Howard and Frances Karp, piano. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 10: UW Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Roman (below), violoncello (WUT) $; James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sun 11: Women’s Chorus and University Chorus. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Mon 12: David Hyunsu Kim, fortepiano (GAS). Morphy, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 14: Tyrone Greive, violin (FCS); Martha Fischer, piano. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 14: Guitar Ensemble, Javier Calderón, director.  Morphy, 8:30 p.m.

Thu 15: Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddle (WUT) $; Natalie Haas, cello; Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Fri 16: Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Fri 16: Michelle Malafronte, flute (GAS); Vincent Fuh, piano. Morphy, 8 p.m.

Sat 17: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble; Matthew Mireles, director. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sat 17: Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

Sat 17: Wingra Woodwind Quintet (FCS). Morphy, 8 p.m.

Tue 20: Trombone Choir, Mark Hetzler, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 28: Jazz Orchestra, Johannes Wallmann, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Thu 29: Ninety Miles Project (WUT) $; Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Fri 30: Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, director. Mills, 8 p.m.

DECEMBER

Sat 1: All-University String Orchestra, Janet Jensen, conductor. Mills, 4 p.m.

Sun 2: Winter Choral Concerts. Luther Memorial Church, 2 and 4 p.m.

Sun 2: Concert Band, Scott Teeple, conductor. Mills, 2 p.m.

Sun 2: University Bands, Mills, 4 p.m.

Tue 4: Masters Singers. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 5: Opera Workshop. Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Wed 5: Western Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Mills, 7:30 p.m.

Fri 7 and Sun 9: Choral Union with UW Symphony Orchestra (below), $; Beverly Taylor, conductor; “A “German” Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Mills, 8 p.m. (Fri), 7:30 p.m. (Sun)

Sat 8: World Percussion Ensemble, Anthony Di Sanza, director. Music Hall, Noon

Sat 8: UW Chamber Orchestra, James Smith, conductor. Mills, 8 p.m.

To request a season brochure, call (608) 263-1900.

Web calendar: music.wisc.edu/calendar

Concert Line, recorded weekly: (608) 263-9485

The Digest, e-mailed weekly:  Send request to music@music.wisc.edu

Additional Information

FCS=Faculty Concert Series

GAS=Guest Artist Series

WUT=Wisconsin Union Theater

SOMAA=School of Music Alumni Association

Mills & Morphy Halls are in Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St.

Music Hall is on North Park St., at the foot of Bascom Hill (clock tower)

Unitarian Meeting House is at 900 University Bay Drive

Pyle Center is at 702 Langdon St.

Luther Memorial Church is at 1021 University Ave.

Tickets (for University Opera, Choral Union and Wisconsin Union Theater) at: Campus Arts Ticketing Office; (608) 265-ARTS;

uniontheater.wisc.edu

In person:  821 University Ave. (street level, east side of Vilas Hall)

By mail only:  800 Langdon St., Madison, WI  53706

Day-of-concert sales in concert hall lobby beginning one hour before program

This is also the Wisconsin Brass Quintet 40th Anniversary Season: Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below, with some former members) is an ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music.  The WBQ’s commitment to commissioning and performing new music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as its mastery of styles from every musical period, are evident in the group’s distinguished 40-year history of recitals, recordings and outreach events.

For 2012-13, the WBQ will give the premiere performances of works by two of its members:  Hodesanna, by John Stevens, composed in memory of Jeff Hodapp; and Gravikord, by Daniel Grabois.  In addition, it will perform two new pieces for brass quintet and wind ensemble by James Stephenson and Anthony Plog.

Concerts include: Faculty Concert Series:  Oct. 19 and March 15

Wind Ensemble (Scott Teeple, conductor):  Oct. 5 and Feb. 23

Current members include John Aley, trumpet; Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba.

Guest Artist Series showcases Collins Fellows

The School of Music proudly presents the following exceptional musicians who were honored with Paul Collins Fellowships during their graduate studies.  See calendar for dates of their performances.

Edith Hines, violin – Doctor of Music Arts 2008; Elias Goldstein, viola – DMA 2011; Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano – DMA 2005; Michelle Malafronte, flute – Master of Music 2008; Dylan Chmura-Moore, trombone – DMA 2011; Eli Kalman, piano – DMA 2006; Kevin McMahon, conductor – DMA 2005; Pavel Morunov, oboe – DMA (in progress); Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin – MM 2006; Emily Birsan, soprano  – MM 2010; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo soprano (below)– DMA 2012; and John Arnold, bass-baritone – DMA (in progress).


Classical music: Madison Symphony Orchestra’s principal tuba player Paul Haugan, of Madison and Milwaukee, dies at 57.

August 13, 2012
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By Jacob Stockinger

He was a big man with a big shock of white hair who played a big instrument – the tuba — and could be seen sitting in the back right side of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, with which he played for 30 seasons.

He was Paul William Haugan (below) of Milwaukee, and he died unexpectedly on July 28 in Milwaukee, apparently of heart disease. He was 57.

Haugan, originally from Madison, was a world-class tuba player with an extraordinary history of professional and personal experiences that included playing with four different symphonies and even recording with the rock groups Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Moody Blues, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Related by birth to J.S. Bach and Richard Wagner, Haugan also accompanied Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand.

Here is a link to the  obituary and death notice that ran in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=158924418#fbLoggedOut

And here is a feature story about the colorful tuba player who loved nature and the circus:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/haugan-was-worldclass-tuba-player-366cb2o-165034906.html

John DeMain (below, in a photo by James Gill), music director and conductor of the Madison Symphony Orchestra for 19 years, lamented the loss of Haugan.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Paul Haugan’s passing,” DeMain said in a prepared statement. “He was a fine musician, and a passionate advocate of his instrument, the tuba. Over the past 30 seasons, he turned in a host of extraordinarily fine performances as Principal Tuba of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He was a serious collector of tubas from different periods of music and often provided a special degree of authenticity with his selection of instruments for both the symphony and the opera. He was a congenial colleague, and had a fine sense of humor. We will all miss him, greatly.”

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