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Classical music: Madison Summer choir auditions are on Monday and Tuesday nights, May 16 and 17. Performance is on Saturday, June 25. Plus, a FREE concert of flute music is this Friday at noon

ALERT: This week’s FREE Friday Noon Musicale, held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the historic Landmark Auditorium of the Frank Lloyd Wright -designed First Unitarian Society of Madison , 900 University Bay Drive, features the Madison Flute Club ...

May 3   -  

Classical music: Madison Youth Choirs will perform immigrant music in “Sounds Like Home: Music in Diaspora” this Saturday and Sunday

A REMINDER: Subscribers to the Madison Symphony Orchestra ‘s current season that just ended have until May 5 — this Thursday — to renew and save their current seats. New subscribers can receive put to 50 percent off and other ...

May 2   -  

Classical music: UW-Madison composer Laura Schwendinger wins a national grant for her new opera and just completed a residency with the Richmond Symphony

By Jacob Stockinger Artemisia, a new opera based on the life of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Laura Elise Schwendinger (below), is a recipient of an OPERA GRANT FOR FEMALE COMPOSERS from ...

May 1   -  

Classical music: The new opera “Fallujah” is based on the Iraq War. Will the Madison Opera or the University Opera be interested in staging it? Plus, this afternoon is your last chance to hear “Carmina Burana” performed by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Read three rave reviews.

ALERT: This afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in Overture Hall is your last chance to hear the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in “Carmina Burana” in the MSO’s spectacular season-closing program. Read three rave reviews by local critics: ...

April 30   -  

Classical music: “Out of the Shadows: Playing the Jewish Archive” runs from Sunday through Thursday at the UW-Madison, one of only five venues around the world for this ambitious project to rescue Jewish music endangered by World War II and the rise of the Nazis.

By Jacob Stockinger Talk about world-class honors. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of only five venues worldwide — and the only one in the United States — selected to host, perform and participate in “Playing the Jewish ...

April 29   -  

Classical music: Let us now praise string teacher Janet Jensen, who retires after almost 50 years at the UW-Madison. Her final concert with the All-University Strings is Saturday afternoon at 4 in Mills Hall.

By Jacob Stockinger Loyal readers know that The Ear is a big supporter of music education and amateur music-making. All the more reason to honor Janet Jensen (below), then, who is retiring as the string pedagogue at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

April 28   -  

Classical music: Heard enough about Prince? Read about violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Plus, a FREE voice recital commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare is at noon on Friday

ALERT: This week’s FREE Friday Noon Musical, held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Landmark Auditorium of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright -designed Meeting House of the First Unitarian Society of Madison , located at 900 University Bay Drive, ...

April 27   -  

Classical music: Assistant conductor and chorus director Beverly Taylor explains her duties and discusses “Carmina Burana,” which the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus plus soloists perform this weekend. Plus, a FREE MSO hymn sing is Saturday at 11 a.m.

ALERT: The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will offer a free hymn sing with Principal Organist Samuel Hutchison in Overture Hall, 201 State Street, in this Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome to join in the singing with the Overture ...

April 26   -  

Classical music: UW Choral Union sounds magnificent in Haydn’s “The Creation”

By Jacob Stockinger Here is a special posting, a review written by frequent guest critic and writer for this blog, John W. Barker. Barker (below) is an emeritus professor of Medieval history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison . He also is a ...

April 25   -  

Classical music: This season’s last Sound Waves program, to explore origins and beginnings in science and music, is at the UW-Madison this Friday night.

By Jacob Stockinger The Ear has received the following notice: The final SoundWaves event of the year will be on this Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discover (WID), 333 North Orchard Street, across ...
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