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Madison, WI 53706 United States
608-263-1900 www.music.wisc.edu

October 2019

Jazz Composers Group & Jazz Standards

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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Parry Karp, cello, with Eli Kalman, piano

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program: Sonata in F# Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 46 (1922) Gabriel Pierné (in one movement) (1863-1937) Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40 (1934)-- Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Sonata No. 2 in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 123 (1905)--Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)   Artists: Cellist Parry Karp is Artist-in Residence and Professor of Chamber Music and Cello, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is director of the string chamber music program. He has been…

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Collins Fellows in Recital

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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We welcome the return of eight of our 65 Collins Fellows, recipients of fully-funded graduate fellowships. The Collins Fellowships were initiated in 2001 with $4 million from Paul J. Collins. Collins, a 1958 graduate of UW–Madison’s School of Business, made the gift in honor of his mother, Adele Stoppenbach Collins, who graduated from the School of Music in 1929. The Collins Fellowships are designated for graduate students and attract outstanding students with offers that are competitive with prestigious private institutions.…

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Nobuko Imai with En-Chi Cheng, Wei-Ting Kuo, and the UW-Madison Viola Studio

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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  Nobuko Imai With her exceptional talent, musical integrity, and charisma, Nobuko Imai is considered to be one of the most outstanding violists of our time. 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 combines a distinguished international solo career with various teaching commitments. She has appeared with…

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An Evening with Jazz Author Maxine Gordon & the UW Blue Note Ensemble

October 31 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Celebrating the life and legacy of legendary jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon in words and music, this Wisconsin Book Festival event features jazz historian Maxine Gordon reading from her new book about Dexter and includes an on-stage interview by UW Afro-American Studies Professor Ethelene Whitmire as well as music from Dexter’s repertoire performed by the UW Blue Note Ensemble, which has been studying and performing Dexter’s music this semester. Sponsored by the Mead Witter School of Music, the UW Department of Afro-American Studies, the Wisconsin Book Festival, and…

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November 2019

~Nois Saxophone Quartet

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program: Night Music (2014) - Emma O'Halloran R.A.M.* (2019) - Kelley Sheehan Kenopsia (2016/2019) - Finola Merivale Saxophonquartett (2014) - Georg Friedrich Haas Dwalm* (2018) - Gemma Peacocke Thirteen Changes (1986) - Pauline Oliveros * denotes a work written for ~Nois ~Nois is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. Founded in 2016, ~Nois (pronounced "noise") has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles in the…

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Alicia Lee, faculty clarinet

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Alicia Lee, clarinet with Christopher Taylor, piano and Soh-Hyun Park Altino, violin   Drei Romanzen Op. 94 (1849) - Robert Schumann  Nicht schnell  Einfach, innig  Nicht schnell   Monolog für Bassklarinette (1983) - Isang Yun   Bucolique (1949) - Eugène Bozza   Intermission   For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (1978) - Shulamit Ran   Contrasts Sz. 111, BB 116 (1938) - Béla Bartok

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Wingra Wind Quintet

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Since its formation in 1965, the Wingra Wind Quintet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter 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…

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Guest Artist: Taylor Irelan, Flute

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Taylor Irelan, flute John Scoville, piano Timothy Hagen, flute   Walter Gieseking: Sonatine for Flute and Piano Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94 Franz Doppler: Andante et Rondo Carl Reinecke: Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 168 ("Undine")

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Low Brass Ensemble

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Co-directed by Tom Curry and Mark Hetzler and featuring the tenor & bass trombones, euphonium, and tuba. Finlandia………………………………………Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) conducted by Tom Curry      arr. by John Stevens The Erlking………………………………….Franz Schubert (1797-1828) conducted by Mark Hetzler      arr. by Chris Van Hof Through All Comes Change…………………..Haley Dieter (b. 1999) conducted by Mark Hetzler Berceuse heroique…………………................Claude Debussy (1862-1918) conducted by Patrick Francis      arr. by Tom Curry Nocturne from “A Moorside Suite”……………….Gustav Holst (1874-1934) conducted by Tom…

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Timothy Hagen, faculty flute

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Timothy Hagen, flute Ben Corbin, piano Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano Georg Philipp Telemann: Capriccio in G major Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22 Valerie Coleman: Fanmi Imèn Timothy Hagen: Nocturne-Lullaby Alexander Rosenblatt: Carmen Fantasy

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Student Recital: Jason Xue, Piano

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program: Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 885 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata no. 5 in G major, K. 283, first movement Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Op. 67, no. 2 in f-sharp minor, "Lost Illusions" Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque, No. 3 in D-flat major, "Clair de Lune" Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, no. 5 Intermission (10 minutes) Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 1, Op. 23 Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 2, Op. 38…

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Pro Arte Quartet

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Featuring David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, cello. Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Program I Part of Pro Arte's yearlong retrospective of Beethoven's quartets, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.  Program: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2 (1798-1800) String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1810) String Quartet in Bb Major, Op. 130 (1825)   The Pro Arte Quartet is one of the world’s most distinguished string quartets. Founded…

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December 2019

Jazz Composers & Contemporary Jazz Ensembles

December 3 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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Jazz Standards Ensemble & Afro-Cuban Jazz

December 4 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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Saxophonist Greg Ward with the Blue Note Ensemble and UW jazz faculty

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free – $20

Program to come. Greg Ward is a Chicago-based saxophonist and composer. Ward has performed and recorded with a varied group of artists such as Prefuse 73, Lupe Fiasco, Tortoise, William Parker, Andrew D'Angelo, and Mike Reed. http://www.gregwardmusic.us/home Ticket prices: $20 general admission. Ticket policies: Free admission available day of show to UW-Madison students and music faculty, subject to availability. Please pick up your ticket at the Hamel Music Center box office one hour prior to the concert. Buy tickets https://artsticketing.wisc.edu/…

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February 2020

Daniel Grabois, faculty horn

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/faculty/daniel-grabois/

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Parry Karp, faculty cello recital

February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/faculty/parry-karp/

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Marc Vallon, faculty bassoon & friends

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/faculty/marc-vallon/

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Les Thimmig, faculty recital

February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/faculty/les-thimmig/

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Pro Arte Quartet

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Featuring David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, cello. Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Program II Part of Pro Arte's yearlong retrospective of Beethoven's quartets, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.    The Pro Arte Quartet is one of the world’s most distinguished string quartets. Founded by conservatory students in Brussels in 1912, it became one of the most celebrated ensembles in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century and was named…

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Wingra Wind Quintet

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Since its formation in 1965, the Wingra Wind Quintet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter 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…

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March 2020

Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Composers Group

March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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Blue Note Ensemble & Jazz Standards Ensemble

March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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Percussion Department Recital

March 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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https://www.music.wisc.edu/percussion/

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Guest Artist: Mark Stone, percussion

March 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Mark Stone presents a solo concert of original compositions for mbira and gyil. The program will include music for the newly-invented array mbira, an American-made 120 key lamellaphone. Stone will also share music composed for the Dagara gyil, a xylophone from Ghana as well as mbira traditions of South Africa and Uganda.  

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Le Domaine Musicale with Marc Vallon and Friends

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/faculty/marc-vallon/

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April 2020

35th Annual Beethoven Competition Winners’ Recital

April 5, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. This event is sponsored by former UW-Madison chancellor Irving Shain, who died on March 6, 2018 at the age of 92. Mr. Shain was a champion of the piano, and founded both the Shain Piano/Woodwind Duo Competition and the Beethoven Piano Competition.

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The Perlman Trio

April 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A student ensemble supported by Dr. Kato Perlman. Program to come.

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Pro Arte Quartet

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Featuring David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, cello. Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Program III Part of Pro Arte's yearlong retrospective of Beethoven's quartets, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.    The Pro Arte Quartet is one of the world’s most distinguished string quartets. Founded by conservatory students in Brussels in 1912, it became one of the most celebrated ensembles in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century and was named…

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Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble & Blue Note Ensemble

April 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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Jazz Standards Ensemble & Jazz Composers Group

April 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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UW Jazz Orchestra and UW Honors Jazz Band

April 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. The UW Honors Jazz Band is a big band for Madison-area high school students looking for an additional opportunity to perform advanced jazz repertoire together with like-minded peers. Participating students will work with UW jazz faculty and guests. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/jazz-ensembles/

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