Guest Artists & Ticketed Events 2015-2016

For details on these events, please see our calendar and click on specific dates.

Please Note: Free admission to all students for all concerts, excepting Choral Union and University Opera. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7:30 PM, MILLS HALL: Brenda Rae,  alumna soprano, sings Reinhold Glière‘s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano (1943) with the UW Symphony Orchestra. Free master class with Brenda Rae on Friday, September 25, Music Hall, 5 PM. Benefit for University Opera. Tickets $25, on sale in July at the Memorial Union Box Office.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM, MILLS HALL: Renowned violist Nobuku Imai performs with the Pro Arte Quartet. Free master class with Nobuku Imai on Tuesday, October 6, Morphy Hall, 7:30 PM. Free event.

OCTOBER 9-11, MILLS HALL: Brass Fest II! Three days of exciting music from some of the world’s leading brass ensembles and soloists. With Axiom Brass , trumpeter Adam Rapa, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, and UW faculty & students. Adult Tickets: $15 single show/$25 both Friday and Saturday shows. Meet the performers at a reception following Saturday’s concert. Students of all ages free.

NOVEMBER 5-6, MILLS HALL.  Alumni Composers Festival with Andrew Rindfleisch, Paula Matthusen, Jeffrey Stadelman, Bill Rhoads, and Kevin Ernste. UW-Madison prize-winning alumni composers Andrew Rindfleisch, Paula Matthusen, Jeffrey Stadelman, Bill Rhoads, and Kevin Ernste return for a two-day event featuring their acoustic and electronic music.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, MILLS HALL. Debut recital with new violin Professor Soh-Hyun Park Altino. Tickets $12.00, students free.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, MILLS HALL. 8 PM. Choral Union and UW Symphony Orchestra. Presenting “Gloria” of Francis Poulenc and “Symphony of Psalms” by Igor Stravinsky. Tickets: $15 general public, $8 students and seniors.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, MILLS HALL. 8 PM. Our 3rd “Schubertiade,” with Prof. Martha Fischer & husband Bill Lutes on piano, alumna soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine, and friends & students. Tickets $15, students free.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, MILLS HALL, 7:30 PM. “Symphony Showcase,” a joyous annual concert featuring winners of our concerto competition, soloing with the UW Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $10, students free. Reception to follow.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, MILLS HALL, 8 PM. Pianist Christopher Taylor in solo recital. Tickets $15, free to students.

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30 PM, MORPHY HALL: duoJalal brings its mix of classical, Middle Eastern, jazz and Klezmer music to Madison. With Kathryn Lockwood on viola and Yousif Sheronick on percussion.  Adult Tickets: $15. Students of all ages free.

FRIDAY-TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 13, 15, MUSIC HALL. University Opera stages Transformations (Conrad Susa/Anne Sexton). Tickets $25/$20/$10.

APRIL 26-29, MILLS & MORPHY HALLS: UW Jazz Festival with Bob Sheppard, LA-based multi-woodwind performer, recording artist, and jazz musician. Adult Tickets: $15 single show/$25 both Thursday and Friday shows. Students of all ages free.

AUGUST 30, 2015 & MAY 2-5, 2016: “Performing the Jewish Archive”: The U.S. component of a major international research project led by the University of Leeds, in England, will shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists. In Madison, partners include the UW-Madison School of Music (Prof. Teryl Dobbs, chair of music education, faculty lead) as well as the Center for Jewish Studies, the Mayrent Institute, and the Arts Institute at UW-Madison, and Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. See our events calendar for May for more information.