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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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February 2020

Chamber Percussion Ensemble

February 17 @ 7:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Anthony Di Sanza, Director A Forest from a Seed: post-minimalist music by composers not named Steve Reich From the seed of minimalism (1964-1972), a deep and exhilarating repertoire has blossomed. Join us as we explore forty years of diverse and engaging post-minimalist percussion chamber music. The Chamber Percussion Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of significant and engaging works for the Western percussion ensemble tradition, emphasizing core repertoire and works by emerging composers. View the poster!

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UW Concert Band

February 18 @ 7:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Corey Pompey, Conductor Magnolia Star (2012).........................................................................Steve Danyew (b. 1983) Sweet Chariot (2019)..........................................................................Carlos Simon (b. 1986) Baron Piquant on Pointe (2011)...................................................Donald Grantham (b. 1947) Shenandoah (arr. 2019)............................................................................Traditional arr. Omar Thomas (b. 1984) Suite of Old American Dances (1949).................................Robert Russell Bennett

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Johannes Wallmann Quintet + String Orchestra (Michael Dolan, conductor)

February 20 @ 8:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Ingrid Jensen trumpet Dayna Stephens saxophone Johannes Wallmann piano Nick Moran bass Allison Miller drums Premiering new compositions by Johannes Wallmann This free event was made possible through funding from the Emily Mead Baldwin Award of the UW-Madison Division of the Arts (artsdivision.wisc.edu). For more details, see the press release. More info at www.johanneswallmann.com

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Pro Arte Quartet

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 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. More information about this series can be found here. Program: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1798-1800) String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp" (1809) String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826) Pre-concert lecture by Professor Charles Dill,…

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March 2020

Winds of Wisconsin

March 1 @ 5:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Winds of Wisconsin is one of 160 precollege programs presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies. The intensive program consists of five rehearsals on Sunday evenings in both the fall and the spring with a concert in November and another in March to share the incredible musical learning that takes place in such a short time. The ensemble is conducted by Scott Teeple, UW-Madison Professor of Music and Director of Wind Ensemble at the Mead Witter School…

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UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra with guest pianist Wu Han

March 7 @ 8:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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$10 – $30

Oriol Sans, conductor. Program to come. Named Musical America’s Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Leading an unusually multifaceted artistic career, she has risen to international prominence as a concert performer, artistic director, recording artist, educator, and cultural entrepreneur. Wu Han appears annually at the world’s most prestigious concert series and venues, as both soloist and chamber musician. She tours extensively with cellist David Finckel, in…

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University Bands

March 8 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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October 13, 2019 Program Darin Olson, Allison Jaeger, and Ross Wolf, conductors BARNETT: Tirana GRAINGER: Irish Tune from County Derry arr. BULLA: Bond, James Bond DUBLE: Bravura FORBES: Whispering Pines LATHAM: "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" from Three Chorale Preludes WILLIAMS: Symphonic Dance No. 3 ("Fiesta")

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Wisconsin Brass Quintet

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program: J.S. Bach - Contrapunctus IV from Die Kunst Der Fuge Andre Lafosse - Suite Impromptu Werner Pirchner - L'Homme au marteau dans la poche Rich Shemaria - Pandora's Magic Castle Per Nørgård - Vision   Learn about the WBQ. The 2019-2020 Wisconsin Brass Quintet is Jean Laurenz and Gilson Silva, trumpets; ; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and Tom Curry, tuba. Please note: In spring 2020, Mark Hetzler will be on sabbatical. His replacement will be Will Porter, instructor of…

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UW Wind Ensemble

March 12 @ 7:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Scott Teeple, conductor. Ross Wolf, guest conductor. Program: Frank Ticheli: “Apollo Unleashed” from Symphony No. 2 Ching–chu Hu: In Memory Of…* With special guest The Hunt Quartet *World Premiere Performance/UW Band Commissioning Member Morton Larudisen/Reynolds: Contre Qui, Rose Beverly Taylor, guest conductor. Jodie Blackshaw: Symphony, “Leunig’s Prayer Book”* *Wisconsin Premiere

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UW Concert Band

March 29 @ 2:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

April 2020

Combined Choirs

April 4 @ 7:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come.  

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Concerto Competition Concert

April 5 @ 7:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A concert of the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra (Oriol Sans, conductor) featuring the performances of 2019-20 Concerto Competition and Composition Reading winners. Concerto competition winners include: Sarah Brailey (voice) Brian Gnojek (clarinet) Midori Samson (bassoon) Brett Wagner (piano) The orchestra will also play an original piece by composition reading winner Mary Mixter. Full Price: $12.00Mead Witter School of Music Faculty: Free**UW-Madison Student (w/ID): Free** *Please note: All tickets are General Admission.**Free tickets are subject to availability and are only available starting…

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UW Chorale

April 11 @ 8:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Contested Homes: Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

April 15 @ 7:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The final event of interdisciplinary artists-in-residence Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez’s spring 2020 residency features a new performance module of the jazz opera Mirror Butterfly, created together with students from their Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance course. Includes music by Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez and the UW Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Johannes Wallmann. Choreographed by Peggy Choy. Special guest performers include Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C and Nejma Nefertiti. Free and open to the public. https://artsdivision.wisc.edu/programs/iarp/

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Pro Arte Quartet

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 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. More information about this series can be found here. Pre-Concert lecture by Professor Charles Dill, 6:30pm Collins Recital Hall Program String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3 (1798-1800) String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (1806) String Quartet in…

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Low Brass Ensemble

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come. https://www.music.wisc.edu/brass/

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Choral Reunion concert featuring Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers and choral alumni

April 18 @ 8:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Beverly Taylor, conductor. https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/choral-ensembles/

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Chamber Percussion Ensemble

April 22 @ 7:30 pm
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The Chamber Percussion Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of significant and engaging works for the Western percussion ensemble tradition, emphasizing core repertoire and works by emerging composers.
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Anthony DiSanza, director. The Chamber Percussion Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of significant and engaging works for the Western percussion ensemble tradition, emphasizing core repertoire and works by emerging composers. Free admission; no tickets required.   https://www.music.wisc.edu/student-ensembles/

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Combined Concert: Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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H. Robert Reynolds, guest conductor. Mr. Reynolds was director of bands at UW–Madison from 1968-1974.  

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All-University Strings

April 25 @ 2:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Program to come.

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Choral Union: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem”

April 25 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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$10 – $18

Beverly Taylor, conductor. Learn about the Requiem here: "Verdi's Requiem: An Opera In Disguise," NPR, June 3, 2011. These two Choral Union concerts will mark the end of Prof. Beverly Taylor's long career as a music educator and choral conductor. Sat, April 25, 2020 Choral Union: Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" 8:00 PM Mead Witter Hall Sun, April 26, 2020 Choral Union: Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" 7:30 PM Mead Witter Hall Ticket prices: General admission $18; students $10. Buy tickets https://artsticketing.wisc.edu/ Parking information…

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University Bands

April 26 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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October 13, 2019 Program Darin Olson, Allison Jaeger, and Ross Wolf, conductors BARNETT: Tirana GRAINGER: Irish Tune from County Derry arr. BULLA: Bond, James Bond DUBLE: Bravura FORBES: Whispering Pines LATHAM: "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" from Three Chorale Preludes WILLIAMS: Symphonic Dance No. 3 ("Fiesta")

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Choral Union: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem”

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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$10 – $18

Beverly Taylor, conductor. Learn about the Requiem here: "Verdi's Requiem: An Opera In Disguise," NPR, June 3, 2011. These two Choral Union concerts will mark the end of Prof. Beverly Taylor's long career as a music educator and choral conductor. Sat, April 25, 2020 Choral Union: Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" 8:00 PM Mead Witter Hall Sun, April 26, 2020 Choral Union: Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" 7:30 PM Mead Witter Hall Ticket prices: General admission $18; students $10. Buy tickets https://artsticketing.wisc.edu/ Parking information…

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October 2020

Pro Arte Quartet

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 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 IV Part of Pro Arte’s yearlong retrospective of Beethoven’s quartets, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. More information about this series can be found here. Program String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5 (1798-1800) String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4 (1798-1800) String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (1825) The Pro Arte Quartet is one of the…

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November 2020

Pro Arte Quartet

November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 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 V Part of Pro Arte’s yearlong retrospective of Beethoven’s quartets, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. More information about this series can be found here. Program String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 (1798-1800) String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 (1806) The Pro Arte Quartet is one of the…

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