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Charlie King in Concert

Oct 18, 2014 7:00 p.m.

First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705
(Juilee Celebration for Sister Maureen McDonnell's 50 Years of Vowed Sinsinawa Dominican Life) Charlie King is a storyteller and founding member of the North American Traveling Musicians Union, he has sung for labor conferences & rallies since 1970. In 2014 he received the Joe Hill Award from the Labor Heritage Foundation.

www.workerjustice.org or Rabbi Renee Bauer
(608)819-4740



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



The Four Freshmen

Nov 1, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950's, and formed the bridge between "40s ensembles like the Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock & roll bands such as the Beach Boys as well as groups like Spanky & Our Gang and the Manhattan Transfer. The group's roots go back to the end of the 1940's and a barbershop quartet-influenced outfit called Hal's Harmonizers organized at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Butler University in Indiana by two brothers, Ross and Don Barbour. Their repertoire centered on standards such as "Moonglow" and "The Christmas Song," and they began to show an unusually free, improvisational approach to their harmony singing. They are also completely self-contained instrumentally, each member playing more than one instrument and allowing the others to switch off to different roles. There were member changes along the way - new lineups of the group have continued to perform into the 21st century, however, and are considered an artistically valid ensemble.
Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket (65+) $25
Student Ticket (<19): $10




Kathleen Holt & Roger Gmur
608-886-3103
www.friendspac.org



Simply Sinatra

Oct 4, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
Steve Lippia and his 10-piece band bring to life the music and lyrics of some of the greats such as Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, and Rodgers and Hart. Steve's natural sound and style is a remarkable combination of his own honest musical interpretation, combined with influences form some of the best singers of this era. His sound is reminiscent of a younger Sinatra, combined, perhaps, with that of Harry Connick,, Jr. and Bobby Darin. But it is Steve who comes through.
His repertoire includes such great standards as "I've Got You Under My Skin", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Mack The Knife", "That's Life", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Steve's wonderful voice and great stage presence bring tremendous style, class and elegance to the stage.

Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket: (65+) $25
Student Ticket (<19): $10

Kathleen Holt or Roger Gmur
608-886-3103



Family Concert- "Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks"

Oct 29, 2014 7pm

Monona Terrace Madison Ballroom, Madison, WI
"Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks" is a 7-piece band joined by a 30 member symphony! Classic Rock and Dance Music with the best Midwest Musicians makes for one incredible listening and dancing experience. This is the first Symphony in North America to perform with iPads only! You truly can see the musicians performing with Vic Ferrari! This unique show is celebrating 7 awesome years with engaged audiences. There is nothing like it! Free to the public, this event also kicks of the 2014 Wisconsin State Music Conference.

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



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


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Scandinavian Wonders Concert

Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Greig's Lyric Suite, Sibelius' Concerto for Violin, and Nielsen's Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is violinist Sarah Chang.


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


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Russian Spirit Concert

Oct 17, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Oct 18, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Oct 19, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6. The special guest artist is pianist Olga Kern.


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


Annual Holiday Craft Bonanza

Nov 8, 0014 9am-4pm

Mount Horeb Middle School, 900 E. Garfield, Mount Horeb
The Holiday Craft Bonanza is our kick-off to the Holiday Season in Mount Horeb along with the Small Town Holidays event in the downtown area. This year’s Craft Bonanza includes over 50 artist/vendors, a large bake sale (yum), raffle, silent art auction, horse & buggy rides, music, food, donation collection for the Giving Tree, the Good Fortune Origami Tree, Jorgen the Troll, Town Scrooge and Julenisse (Scandinavian Santa).

Melissa Theisen, 608-437-5914


Annual Fall Heritage Festival

Oct 4, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Oct 5, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Downtown Main Street, Mount Horeb
The first full weekend in October. Dozens of crafters line “The Trollway”, Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street, lined with life-sized mythical creatures. Experience our Norwegian heritage with farmer’s market, buggy rides, quilt show, heritage demonstrations, live music, food, antique tractor show, mini pedal tractor pull, and the Sons of Norway Host Frokost–an authentic Norwegian Autumnal breakfast. Fair and festivities run from 9 to 4 on Saturday, and 10 to 3 on Sunday. Don’t miss this fabulous fall event for the whole family.

Melissa Theisen
608-437-5914