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Classical music: The Madison Savoyards’ production — with paid singers — of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers” opens this coming Friday night and runs through Aug. 7

By Jacob Stockinger The Ear has received the following press release to share: The Madison Savoyards presents The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria ) by Gilbert and Sullivan (below), starting this Friday night, July 29, and running through Sunday, ...

Yesterday   -  

Classical music: The Ear offers a big shout-out and good luck to three girl choirs in the Madison Youth Choirs. They are headed this week to a major world youth festival in Aberdeen, Scotland and give a FREE send-off concert this Tuesday night

By Jacob Stockinger Two years ago, it was the boy choirs of the Madison Youth Choirs that were invited to sing at the prestigious international festival in Aberdeen, Scotland . It is, after all, the oldest youth arts festival in the world, about 40 ...

July 24   -  

Classical music: Opera in the Park takes place TONIGHT!!! Start your week – and every day – with John Zeck’s “Composers Datebook.” Should Wisconsin Public Radio air it?

ALERT: Because of weather and storms, the Madison Opera’s 15th annual FREE “Opera in the Park” has been postponed from last night to TONIGHT. Here is a link with more details about the event: ...

July 23   -  

NEWS ALERT: Madison Opera’s “Opera in the Park” has been CANCELLED tonight. It will take place TOMORROW NIGHT, Sunday, July 24

NEWS ALERT: Because of weather, Madison Opera’s 15th annual “Opera in the Park” has been CANCELLED tonight, but will take place TOMORROW NIGHT, Sunday, July 24. Here is link with details about the event. Just substitute Sunday for ...

July 23   -  

Classical music: Maestro Gustav Meier has died at 86. UW-Madison choral conductor Beverly Taylor pays tribute to him.

By Jacob Stockinger The Ear has some catching up to do on several fronts. Well, that is what happens in a city with such a busy musical life and in a year with so many news items. And it also happens when you give priority to previews, then reviews ...

July 22   -  

Classical music: The percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion performs music by Steve Reich and John Cage in Spring Green on Monday night

By Jacob Stockinger Performing on a variety of percussion instruments, the experimental quartet, Clocks in Motion (below) is the featured performer at the next Rural Musician’s Forum concert. The concert will be held on this coming Monday ...

July 21   -  

The Middleton Community Orchestra needs string players and will hold auditions in August

By Jacob Stockinger The Ear has received the following notice from one of his favorite classical musical groups in the area: String players: This is your chance to join the largely amateur Middleton Community Orchestra (below, in photos by Brian ...

July 20   -  

Classical music: The superb final concert of the Madison Early Music Festival took the audience through an Elizabethan day with inventive fun

By Jacob Stockinger You have to hand it to early music advocate, scholar, conductor and performer Grant Herreid (below), who once again was a major player in the 17th annual Madison Early Music Festival, which wrapped up this past Saturday night. ...

July 19   -  

Classical music: The Willy Street Chamber Players excel again – this time in music by Franz Schubert, Arnold Schoenberg and UW-Madison composer Laura Schwendinger

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 ...

July 18   -  

Classical music: Madison Opera’s FREE “Opera in the Park” turns 15 and takes place this Saturday night

By Jacob Stockinger The Ear has received the following press release about one of the fun cultural highlights of the summer, which was started by the late Ann Stanke 15 years ago. In The Ear’s experience, the whole event is a kind of light ...
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