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HOLIDAY MAGIC Concert -Sun Prairie Area Chorus and Band

Dec 13, 2014 2pm

Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center, 888 Grove Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Free holiday concert! Come and hear fun carols and seasonal classics featuring musical selections performed by the Sun Prairie Area Community Band and the Sun Prairie Area Chorus. Bring a friend and feel the holiday spirit! Your donations help keep our concerts free to all.

The Sun Prairie Community Band is a concert band of 40-50 volunteer musicians who play traditional and contemporary concert band music, marches, show tunes, jazz, and holiday music. Band members include professional musicians, students, and others who enjoy playing. The Band provides free performances in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and communities in the area. There are no auditions, so if you play or used to play, we encourage you to come join us. To learn more, visit our website at http://sunprairieband.blogspot.com or find us on Facebook.

The Sun Prairie Area Chorus is blending of over 50 amateur singers of all ages from in and around Sun Prairie who simply love to sing. If you are interested in joining the Chorus, which offers you the opportunity to be a part of vocal performance in the Madison area, visit our website at spareachorus.com or find us on Facebook.


Angie Truby, 608-318-1044, sunprairieareachorus@gmail.com



Black Star Drum Line

Jan 31, 2015 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
Kids in the Rotunda welcomes The Black Star Drum Line Performance Group. Black Star Drum Line, famous for their “street beats”, has done over 400 performances in Madison and the surrounding area since the program began in 2008 and 50 performances in 2013. The group also showcases talented dancers, singers, rappers, and local performers from the Madison area. In 2013, the Black Star Drum Line released their 2nd full-length CD and their second music video “Slam” on You Tube. Make sure to catch this Black Star Drum Line performance. You will definitely be impressed by the skill of these young performing artists!

608-258-4141


Laura Doherty

Jan 24, 2015 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
Chicago-based Laura Doherty acoustically rocks your kid’s world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her two Parent’s Choice award-winning CDs, “Kids in the City” and “Shining Like a Star”, along with her new CD “In a Heartbeat”, which featured Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche on a track called “Drum Kit”. Laura’s adorable puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Pinky the Fish and Domingo the Flamingo are featured too. Andrew Wilkins joins the show on upright bass. Laura was recently rated one of the top 4 children’s acts in Time Out Chicago.

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Yid Vicious

Jan 17, 2015 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
Kids in the Rotunda presents Yid Vicious! Put on your dancing shoes and turn your cabin fever into freylekhs fever! Yid Vicious brings the Rotunda stage to life with Yiddish dance music spanning generations from the old world to our world. With a musical arsenal of fiddle, clarinets, accordion, horn, tuba, guitar, Theremin, and drums, Yid Vicious will have you hopping out of your seats in no time.

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Mark Howard

Jan 10, 2015 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
Mark’s performance consists of an amusing combination of comedy and object manipulation. He uses props such as yo-yos, tops and juggling equipment, as well as nontraditional performing props like a mousetrap and marshmallows, in a fun and witty style for a show that can be enjoyed by anyone.

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The Handphibians

Dec 20, 2014 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
The Handphibians lay out samba-style rhythms in live performances that are guaranteed to get the whole family moving to the beat. Led by Robert Schoville, this Madison-based percussion group is a favorite at festivals and parades. Handphibian percussion is modeled on Brazilian baterias and based primarily on the Escolas de Samba, the Samba Schools of Brazil. Come experience the exhilaration of this musical form with the Handphibians!

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Wisconsin Dells Singers

Dec 13, 2014 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Oveture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
For the first time, the Wisconsin Dells Singers bring their rich history from the Ho-Chunk tribe to the Kids in the Rotunda stage. The Singers, cousins and brother who are all members of the Ho-Chunk nation and the Bear clan, will share their American Indian history as they perform a powwow—a big gathering that both natives and non-native can attend.

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Davey Doodle & the Red Hots

Dec 6, 2014 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
Davey Doodle and the Red Hots will get your toes tapping and bodies moving to their own unique interactive family fun music. Real life characters will come to life with songs about his dog Truffle Doodle, scoot scooting daughter April, and a stuffed brown bear named BB. They will also perform new classics for parties and holidays with the Happy Happy Birthday song and the Very Scary Halloween song. Other interactive adventures will take you on musical journeys through busy city streets, dandelion pastures, and riding on a Davey Doodle bus ride down all kinds of roads. Audience members will enjoy this fun musical adventure, and some members will be invited on stage to participate.

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The Cash Box Kings

Nov 29, 2014 9:30am, 11am, 1pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage
The Cash Box Kings are dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940’s and 50’s post-war blues sound. With performances throughout the United States, South America and Europe, this rockin’ blues band has gained international acclaim. The band showcases the music of blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Big Walter Horton, and has tailored their Rotunda performances to teaching children about this time-honored genre. The group rounds off their musical offerings with a dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40’s and 50’s. The Cash Box Kings give families an opportunity to dance, sing and even get up on stage to play harmonica. This be-bopping blues party will have the entire family on their feet!

608-258-4141


Paula Poundstone

May 7, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913
32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. Poundstone says: “No two shows I do are the same. It’s not that I don’t repeat material. I do. My shows, when they’re good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party. When you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves. Then, someone says, “Tell that story you used to tell,” and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them. No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics have received.



All seats $30.00



Buy Tickets Online http://www.alringling.com/?p=1230


Al. Ringling Theatre www.aringling.com
608-356-8864



Tonic Sol Fa

Apr 10, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913
Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, regional favorites Tonic Sol Fa has spent the past decade on the road carving their niche as a top vocal group. In that time, this quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America.



Adult $28.00

Senior/Student $24.00

Youth $15.00



Buy Tickets Online http://www.alringling.com/?p=1227

Al. Ringling Theatre www.alringling.com
608-356-8864
136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Messiah

Dec 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Blackhawk Church
Messiah
Friday, December 13, 2013
7:00 pm | Blackhawk Church | 9620 Brader Way Middleton, WI

Soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Emily Lodine, alto; James Doing, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass. Chorus: WCO Chorus, UW Madrigal Singers, Festival Choir of Madison.

The ever-popular performance of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah, will once again be held at Blackhawk Church in Middleton. Joining us are four outstanding soloists and the combined forces of the WCO Chorus, the Festival Choir of Madison.

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Madison Symphony Orchestra - Ode to Joy Concert

May 8, 2015 Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bernstein’s Serenade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. This concert features the Madison Symphony Chorus, violinist Naha Greenholtz, soprano Melody Moore, contralto Gwendolyn Brown, tenor Eric Barry, and bass Morris Robinson.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Piano Genius Concert

Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bach’s Concerto No. 4 for Clavier, Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. The special guest artist is pianist Christopher Taylor.


Teri Venker, (608) 247-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Composers in Exile Concert

Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
“Composers in Exile: Creating the Hollywood Sound” is a unique concert by Conductor John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, showcasing both the classical compositions and the later Hollywood film scores of composers who had to reinvent themselves after escaping Nazi persecution.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Fliter Plays Chopin Concert

Feb 13, 2015 Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Chopin’s concerto No. 2 for Piano, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is pianist Ingrid Fliter.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Concert

Dec 5, 2014 Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform with the Madison Symphony Chorus, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. Special guest artists include soprano Alyson Cambridge and tenor Harold Meers.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org