Performances

 

Performances

 Performers: to inquire about being on the Music on Madison series, click here

 

   

 

 

 

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January       

16th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

Brown Paper Tickets

Bow and Hammer

Bow & Hammer
Roots: Mozart to Copland 

Performing works by Mozart, Copland, Schoenfield, and Milhaud, Bow & Hammer explores each composer's roots to create unique relevancy with our everyday lives. Through this relevancy, we can celebrate the colorful past which has provided us with such a rich foundation, inspiring today and shaping tomorrow.

ArtistsKathryn Satoh, violin; Elizabeth Newkirk, piano

$15 online or at the door

       

22nd, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Brown Paper Tickets 

Ursa

Ursa Ensemble
PETITE/paramount

The Ursa Ensemble is a Chicago-based Chamber group that seeks to present uncommon music to our audiences in unique ways, in unconventional places, and with individual interpretations. This concert at will feature some of the most challenging and exciting chamber music written for small mixed ensembles, including Two Rhapsodies by Charles Loeffler, Duo Concertante by Paul Chihara, Mozart's Horn Quintet, and Contrasts by Bela Bartok.

ArtistsLaura Adkins, Oboe; Joseph Sanchez, Clarinet; Andy Frickle, Horn; Jonathan Hannau, Piano; Rachel Brown, Violin; Nicholas Jeffery, Viola; Veronica Nettles, Cello; Scott Dickinson, Bass 

$15 online or at the door

       

23rd, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Brown Paper Tickets

Music on Madison 

Marie Alatalo
Piano Music of George Crumb

Noted for her performances of contemporary music, pianist Marie Alatalo presents works by American composer George Crumb.

The program features two works:

“A Little Suite for Christmas” (after Giotto’s Nativity frescoes in the Arena Chapel at Padua)

...and

“Makroskosmos (Volume 1)”, a group of twelve fantasy pieces, one for each sign of the zodiac.

Both conventional and unconventional piano techniques are used to create evocative sounds ranging from ethereal to evil. The pieces envelope the listener in a world of spatial effects that is distinctly George Crumb.

Artists: Marie Alatalo, piano

$15 online or at the door

February

 

 

 

6th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

Brown Paper Tickets

Beethoven Project VII

Beethoven Project VII


 

Violin sonata Op. 12, #1* Twelve Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” for Cello and Piano, Op. 66;* Ten Variations on “La stessa, la stessissima” for Piano Op. WoO 73; * Ten Variations on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” for Piano Trio Op.121a


Artists: Sheila Hanford, violin; Mira Luxion, cello; Rick Ferguson, piano


$15 online or at the door

April

 

   

23rd, Saturday

Spring Rave!

7:30 pm

 

BPT

Spring Rave

Spring Rave!

Recognizing Artistic Vision and Excellence

 

1st annual RAVE concert! Our Spring Benefit has a new name, to highlight the high caliber music-making you've come to expect from our faculty and collaborative artists from the Lyric Opera Orchestra.  Unlike a typical "gala" with dinner and an auction, RAVE concerts actively demonstrate the MO's mission: stellar musical performances and unparalleled commitment to music education.

 

Robert and Sheila Hanford | violins
Terri Van Valkinburgh | viola
Mira Luxion | cello
Rick Ferguson | piano

$40 Tickets

May

 

   

7th, Saturday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

Brown Paper Tickets

Rick's Birthday Bash

Beethoven Project VIII

Rick's Birthday Bash

 

Celebrate MO Artistic Director Rick Ferguson's birthday by joining him for the next installment of his ongoing Beethoven Project. Great music; Illuminating banter.

Violin sonata Op. 12, #3; Twelve Variations for Cello and Piano on Judas Maccabeus; Piano trio Op. 1, #3 in C minor

 

Artists: Rebekah Cope, violin; Mira Luxion, cello; Rick Ferguson, piano

$15 online or at the door

 

 

   

20th, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm

 

BPT

Dalia Chin

Dalia Chin

Soloists of Fonema Consort Series 2016

Fragments of flute sounds processed electronically in Francisco Castillo’s Desde un sueño espeso, suspiro inmovil, mar infinito create texturally foggy and airy moments. Three Burials by Pablo Santiago Chin uses a transcription from indigenous Peruvian chants and transforms them into complex sounds that are part of the melodic content of the piece. Monte Weber’s Augury blends a video and light component with the experimentation of the sound using water and electronics. The new work by Amadeus Regucera explores in depth his ideas of incorporating vocal and theatrical elements into the performance. This program is the result of close collaborations with all composers.

$15 online or at the door


 June      

3rd, Friday

Music on Madison Series

7:30 pm 

 

Brown Paper Tickets

Music on Madison

Ensemble Obscura

 

A performance of Pierre Boulez's "La Marteau sans Maitre"


 

$15 online or at the door

 

 

 This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency