Entries by Wendy Johnson

All-Festival Concert: The Musical Glory of the Dukes of Burgundy

Madison Early Music Festival 2020 Concert Series Designed by Grant Herreid and J. Michael Allsen for MEMF, this program samples the musical heritage of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy, including musical works associated with or influenced by the Burgundian court. Music associated with the 1454 Feast of the Pheasant features pieces by Gilles Binchois and Jean Morton, and […]

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Oh, the Games Lovers Play! Love, fidelity, partner swapping, and morality collide in Mozart’s topsy-turvy COSÌ FAN TUTTE Contact: David Ronis, Karen K. Bishop Director of University Opera, ronis@wisc.edu, 608-263-1932   Following this fall’s sold-out run of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, University Opera continues to explore the vicissitudes of love with Mozart’s beloved Così fan tutte. Blending rollicking humor with keen insight […]

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Hamel Music Center Opening Weekend Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/23/19 CONTACT: Masarah Van Eyck, masarah@strongsuitmadison.com, (608) 335-6277 HAMEL MUSIC CENTER CELEBRATES OPENING WEEKEND MADISON – There has been a lot of talk about the new Hamel Music Center over the years. But at long last, it’s time for some music. The Hamel Music Center celebrates its opening this weekend. Events are currently at […]

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University Opera to Produce Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespearian Opera with Pop Art and Go-go boots! University Opera’s outside-of-the-box production of Benjamin Britten’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM evokes the 1960s world of Andy Warhol This fall, University Opera steps outside the proverbial box, setting Benjamin Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Factory, Andy Warhol’s famous (or perhaps infamous) studio, […]