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Classical music: Winners of the UW-Madison concerto and new music competitions perform this Sunday night in the annual “Symphony Showcase” concert

By Jacob Stockinger The Ear has received the following news and invitation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music : “SYMPHONY SHOWCASE” BRINGS OUT THE BEST, LITERALLY They’ve prepared for months and now are ready to ...

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Classical music: The Madison Symphony Orchestra celebrates Valentine’s Day this weekend with a varied program about love and the superb Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova playing Beethoven

By Jacob Stockinger ALERT: TUESDAY is the last day for the Madison Symphony Orchestra ’s special sale — two tickets for the price of one — for its Valentine’s Day concerts coming up this weekend. Read more about the players and ...

February 7   -  

Classical music: Today is Super Bowl Sunday, so The Ear asks: Who are the winners and champions in the concert hall? Here are the most popular pieces, composers and soloists. Plus, on Tuesday night, violist Elias Goldstein returns to perform Paganini’s fiendish Caprices in a FREE recital

ALERT: The Ear has received the following note from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music viola professor Sally Chisholm, who also plays with the Pro Arte Quartet : “Elias Goldstein, who has a doctorate from UW-Madison (2011) and was a ...

February 6   -  

Classical music: What kinds of classical music and classical composers do the presidential candidates like?

ALERT: This Sunday night’s concert of new music for woodwinds and piano composed by UW-Madison professor of saxophone Les Thimmig, with UW-Madison pianist Jessica Johnson, has been CANCELLED. By Jacob Stockinger Tonight is the last debate for ...

February 5   -  

Classical music: Here is the schedule of the Chazen Museum of Art’s chamber music concerts — live and streamed — for 2016. They start this Sunday afternoon with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Plus, Mark Adamo will talk about his opera at the performance TONIGHT of “Little Women” by the Madison Opera

ALERT: Kathryn Smith, the general director of the Madison Opera , which is presenting Mark Adamo ‘s opera “Little Women ” tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center , writes: ...

February 4   -  

Classical music: The third annual Schubertiade at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music was so popular and so successful, it should serve as a model for other collaborative concerts featuring other composers. Plus, a FREE concert at noon on Friday offers music of Philip Glass, Zoltan Kodaly and others

ALERT: This week’s FREE Friday Noon Musicale, held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society of Madison , 900 University Bay Drive, features Danielle Breisach, flute; Jeff Breisach, horn; Peter Miliczky and Clare Bresnahan, violins; ...

February 3   -  

Classical music: “It always starts from the singing line.” Composer and librettist Mark Adamo talks about creating his popular opera “Little Women,” which will be performed twice this weekend by the Madison Opera.

By Jacob Stockinger The Madison Opera will present its modernist production of the popular contemporary opera “Little Women ” (below, in a traditional production by the Calgary Opera ) by Mark Adamo this weekend. Christina Ryan,Calgary ...

February 2   -  

Classical music: Here are two dramas behind the scenes in this weekend’s production of Mark Adamo’s “Little Women” by the Madison Opera

By Jacob Stockinger The Madison Opera will present its production of Mark Adamo ’s popular contemporary chamber opera “Little Women ” this weekend. Performances are in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center on this Friday at 8 ...

February 1   -  

Classical music: The St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform works by Haydn and the Midwest premiere of the String Quartet No. 2 by John Adams this Friday night at the Wisconsin Union Theater. Plus, this Tuesday night UW-Madison alumnus and violist Elias Goldstein will perform a FREE concert of the famous Caprices by Paganini

ALERT: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music 2011 alumnus and violist Elias Goldstein is on his way to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform all the virtuosic 24 Caprices originally for solo violin by Niccolo Paganini. But first he will ...

January 31   -  

Classical music: Why couldn’t the New York Philharmonic find an American conductor? Meet Dutchman Jaap van Sweden, its next music director. Plus, Sunday Afternoon Live From the Chazen, is NEXT SUNDAY — NOT TODAY — and tonight’s concert of new music by UW-Madison professor Les Thimmig has been CANCELLED

ALERT 1: The Sunday Afternoon Live performance by the Wisconsin Brass Quintet at the Chazen Museum of Art is NEXT SUNDAY, NOT TODAY. The Ear apologizes for the mistake. ALERT 2: Tonight’s concert of new music for woodwinds and piano by ...
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