Classical Music Calendar April 4
Friday April 5, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
Folk Songs of the World with sopranos Susan Savage Day, Xianghua Han, Rebekah Demaree & pianist Sharon Jensen. Songs by Donizetti, Mahler, Ravel, Britten, Zheng Quifeng and Luobing, Liping & Xiren Wang.
Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm (repeated Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street.
The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s final concert for this season featuring violinist Naha Greenholtz vocal soloists (soprano Alexandra LoBianco, tenor Harold Meers, and baritone Hugh Russell) and the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Ms. Greenholtz makes her debut with the MSO performing Medelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
Also on the profram are selections from Handel’s oratorio “Solomon”, “The Bells” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and “Toward the Unknown Region”, Ralph Vaugn Williams’ setting of poetry by Walt Whitman.
Saturday, April 6, 8 am-5 pm at the UW-Extension Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison
Madison Flute Club’s 10th annual event for players & enthusiasts. An all-day event with workshops, vendors, young artist competition, and concert featuring John Thorne, Associate Professor of Flute at Northwestern University.
The concert takes place 5:30 pm, at Mills Hall. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- Sonata in F Major, K.V.13; Franz Doppler- Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, opus 26; Gabriel Faure- Morceau de Concours; Gabriel Faure- Apres Un Reve (transcription); and Georg Philipp Telemann- Sonata in f minor.
Saturday, April 6, 7 pm at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church 6205 University Ave. , Madison .
The Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia.
LYRA, an a cappella group of five professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music at St. Dunstan’s Church on Saturday, April 6, at 7pm. The first part of the concert, sacred music of Russian Orthodox church, includes works of famous masters and little-known but remarkable Russian composers of the 18th through the 20th centuries. The second part of their program is made up of Russian folk songs: comic, lyric, dancing, love songs.
Sunday, April 7, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III, 750 University Ave. , Madison.
Sunday Afternoon Live presents the winners of the Neale-Silva Young Artists’ Competition.
Sunday, April 7 Sunday, April 7, 4 pm, at Mills Hall. 455 North Park Street, Madison. University of Iowa, Center for New Music Ensemble performing works by UW Professor Laura Schwendinger, Grisey, Tutschku and Van Herck.
The Center for New Music, a performance organization devoted to the late 20th and early 21st century repertoire, is the focus of contemporary composition and performance at the University of Iowa. The Center, like the internationally renowned Writers Workshop, embodies the institution’s commitment to the vital role of the creative arts at the frontiers of human experience.
Sunday, April 7, 8 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 North Park St. Madison.
UW Faculty Concert Series with David Perry, Christopher Taylor, Uri Vardi, and Collins Fellows Roxana Pavel, Elias Goldstein and Philip Bergman.. The program includes the Schubert String Quintet in C major ( D. 956, Opus posth. 163) for two violins, viola and cello and the Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Opus 34.
Wednesday, April 10, 12 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University, Madison.
Organ concert by Bruce Bengston.
Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison.
UW Faculty Concert Series presents the Pro Arte Quartet with Nobuko Imai, viola.
The program will include String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13 No. 5 (1771) by Luigi Boccherini; String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111 (1890) by Johannes Brahms; Suite No. 2 for Solo Cello, op. 80 ( transcribed for viola by Nobuko Imai) by Benjamin Britten.
Nobuko Imai is one of the world’s outstanding violists. After finishing her studies at the Toho School of Music, Yale University and the Juilliard School, she won the highest prizes at both the prestigious international competition in Munich and Geneva. Formerly a member of the esteemed Vermeer Quartet, Ms. Imai now combines a distinguished international solo career. She has appeared with many of the world’s prestigious orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Vienna Symphony, the Stockholm Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the BBC orchestras, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Boston Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony.