PAST WEBCASTS


Madrigal Singers

Bruce Gladstone conducts the Madrigal Singers in a program called "Let Him Kiss Me," featuring musical settings of texts from the "Song of Songs." Included are works by Schuetz, Palestrina, Bairstow, M. Franck and L. Lechner. The choir will also perform "Three Facets of Love" by Jerry Hui and "Columba mea" by Kenneth Leighton, which uses an instrumental ensemble of strings, harpsichord and celesta and two vocal soloists.

Program

Fri, May 4 2012   8:00 PM

Mills Hall

Madrigal Singers
Bruce Gladstone, conductor

Free and unticketed


Wind Ensemble

The program includes the Symphonic Dance Suite from "West Side Story" by Bernstein and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky. Performances from members of the UW Dance and Theatre and Drama departments will accompany "Pictures" and pianist Dorothy Hui will perform some of the movements from the original piano solo version. The premiere of "Concerto for Euphonium" by John Stevens in its orchestration for wind ensemble will feature soloist Matthew Mireles.

Program

Thu, May 3 2012 7:30 PM

Mills Hall

Wind Ensemble
Scott Teeple, conductor

Free and unticketed

Masters Singers

The Masters Singers, conducted by Sarah Riskind and Russell Adrian, will perform a cantata by Bach, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!" and the "Kyrie" and "Gloria" from the "Mass in C" by Beethoven. Both works will be supported by an instrumental ensemble of students from the School of Music. Soloists are soprano Kyeol Lee, mezzo-soprano Bethany Hickman, tenor Daniel O'Dea and bass Jerry Hui. The program concludes with selections in Gospel and spiritual traditions.

Mon, Apr 30 2012   7:30 PM

Mills Hall

Masters Singers
Sarah Riskind and Brian Gurley, conductors

Free and unticketed


Chorale

The Chorale performs "That's All Folksongs," with music from Nigerian, American, Malay, Norwegian, Mongolian, Jewish, Scottish, Hungarian, Dominican, German, Cornish, Newfoundland, Brazilian Indian and French traditions. In addition, the choir performs the world premiere of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by Liam Moore (text by William Butler Yeats).

Program Notes

Fri, Apr 27 2012   8:00 PM

Mills Hall

Chorale
Bruce Gladstone, conductor

Free and unticketed


Verdi Requiem

Beverly Taylor conducts the 175-voice Choral Union and 85-piece Symphony Orchestra in one performance of Verdi's "Requiem" at Overture Hall. The soloists are soprano Shannon Prickett, mezzo-soprano Marion Dry, tenor Aldo Perrelli and bass Tony Dillon.

Tickets are $25, 20, 15 and 10 through the Overture Center: (608) 258-4141.

Fri, Apr 20 2012   8:00 PM central

Program Notes

Overture Center for the Performing Arts

Choral Union
Beverly Taylor, conductor

Symphony Orchestra
James Smith, conductor

Wind Ensemble

Circa Now! The program will feature "Fanfare for the Uncommon Man," composed and conducted by John Stevens; "Moon Shadows" by Michael Udow with percussion soloist Anthony Di Sanza; "The Future of Fire" by 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner composer in residence Zhou Long featuring the UW Concert Choir; and "Cosmosis" by Susan Botti featuring soprano Mimmi Fulmer and the women of the Concert Choir.

Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Deeply grounded in the entire spectrum of his Chinese heritage, including folk, philosophical and spiritual ideals, he is a pioneer in transferring the idiomatic sounds and techniques of ancient Chinese musical traditions to modern Western instruments and ensembles. His creative vision has resulted in a new music that stretches Western instruments eastward and Chinese instruments westward, achieving an exciting and fertile common ground. In 2011 Zhou Long was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in Music for his first opera, Madame White Snake. In their citation the jurors described the work as "a deeply expressive opera that draws on a Chinese folk tale to blend the musical traditions of the East and the West." Zhou Long is currently Research Professor of Composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Sat, Feb 25 2012   8:00 PM

Mills Hall

Wind Ensemble
Scott Teeple, conductor

Free and unticketed


Wind Ensemble

This program features both the UW Wind Ensemble and the Verona High School Band. The Wind Ensemble will perform O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen (arr. Reynolds) with guest conductor Eric Anderson and Child's Garden of Dreams by David Maslanka. The Verona High School Band will perform Galop from "Moscow Cheryomushky" by Dmitri Shostakovich, Contre Qui, Rose by Morten Lauridsen (arr. Reynolds) with guest conductor Scott Teeple and La Boutique Fantasque by Rossini. The combined ensembles will perform Children's March by Percy Grainger (arr. Rogers).

Program Notes

Fri, Dec 2 2011   8:00 PM

Mills Hall

Wind Ensemble
Scott Teeple, conductor

Free and unticketed

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