“I hate music!”
Come hear fabulous American music in small bites, paying tribute to the legendary influence of Leonard Bernstein. Works by Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, David Diamond, and Bernstein himself, including a new transcription for soprano and wind quintet of his song cycle, “I hate music!” with alumna Sarah Brailey.
Copland “New England Countryside” from Music for Movies
Bernstein Four Anniversaries
Foss Cave of the Winds
Bernstein Five Anniversaries
Piston Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Bernstein Elegy for Mippy
Bernstein I Hate Music!
Hailed by The New York Times for her “radiant, liquid tone,” “exquisitely phrased,” and “sweetly dazzling” singing, soprano Sarah Brailey (MM ’07, DMA ‘21) is in growing demand across all genres of classical music. She has performed Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall, Handel’s Messiah with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and with Kanye West and Roomful of Teeth at the Hollywood Bowl.
Highlights of Sarah’s current and recent seasons include Bach’s St. John Passion with St. Thomas Fifth Avenue; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Colorado Symphony; George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song with the Lorelei Ensemble and Boston Symphony; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with The Handel and Haydn Society; Webern’s Op. 13, 14, and 25 at Trinity Wall Street; John Zorn’s Madrigals at the Louvre Museum; Costanza in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata with the American Classical Orchestra; and Britten’s Les Illuminations with NOVUS NY. She studies with Paul Rowe.
Since its formation in 1965, the Wingra Wind Quintet at the UW-Madison School of Music has established a tradition of artistic and teaching excellence. The ensemble has been featured in performance at national conferences such as MENC (Miami), MTNA (Kansas City), and the International Double Reed Society (Minneapolis). The quintet also presented an invitational concert on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series at the Chicago public library, broadcast live on WFMT. In addition to its extensive home state touring, the quintet has been invited to perform at numerous college campuses, including the universities of Alaska-Fairbanks, Northwestern, Chicago, Nebraska, Western Michigan, Florida State, Cornell, the Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Paris Conservatoire, where quintet members offered master classes.
Current members of Wingra Wind Quintet are Timothy Hagen, flute; Andreas Oeste, oboe; Alicia Lee, clarinet; Marc Vallon, bassoon; and Joanna Schulz, horn.