Performances

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

 

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM



Beethoven Project X:
Rick's Birthday Bash


Dr. Juliet White-Smith, viola
Victoria Moreira, violin
Rick Ferguson, piano



 

Join MO artistic director Rick Ferguson for his annual birthday bash concert (also the next installment of our ongoing Beethoven Project series).

This lecture-recital will explore and compare the music of Beethoven with that of Georges Onslow (known as the "French Beethoven").

Joining Mr. Ferguson will be violinist Victoria Moreira of the Kaia String Quartet and Dr. Juliet White-Smith, professor of viola at Ohio State University.

The program includes Onslow's sonatas for viola and piano in F Major, Op. 16, Nr. 1 and A Major, Op. 16, Nr. 3 as well as Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata for violin and piano in F Major, Op. 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM



All's'well:
When the Cat is Napping Session


Graham Nelson, harmonica, vocals
Gunnar Jebsen, banjo, vocals, percussion effects
Nathan Torrence, tablas, flute, percussion
Ian Poulos, guitar effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All’s’well is a group of musicians who believe in not sweating the small things in life. Gathered together, they are four experienced musicians from various walks of music. With influences from Bluegrass to Afrobeat, Celtic to American Blues, the music is both melodic and moving. As the name also suggests, the group wants the audience to experience the music unfold; the rise and fall of the music itself.

All together laid back, the group puts total emotion into its arrangements, wanting to appear not as people delivering a package, but rather a conduit for which the music is presented. It is the group’s hope to make the venue feel as though one is in a living room listening to music, and they believe the whole world is a living room to play in.

All's'well on Bandcamp

All's'well on Facebook

Tickets:

$15 Adults
$10 for Non-MO students (age 8 and up) with valid Student ID
Free Admission for MO students

Tickets will be available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

Info:
Phone 847-866-6260 or email 

 

Tickets:

$15 Adults
$10 for Non-MO students (age 8 and up) with valid Student ID
Free Admission for MO students

Tickets will be available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

Info:
Phone 847-866-6260 or email 

 

Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM



Women Who Rule:
Artemisia Vocal Trio


Diana Lawrence
Kaitlin Foley
Alexandra Olsavsky

 

Join Chicago's leading female vocal trio Artemisia for their brand new show - Women Who Rule - featuring a robust roster of strong women who have claimed their right to a crown. Whether in the lavish court of 16th-century England or in the sun-drenched fields of the Republic of Georgia, Artemisia paints a reverent musical tribute to the strength of "woman."

This program features new music composed by Artemisia's own Diana Lawrence, Kaitlin Foley, and Alexandra Olsavsky, alongside a broad spectrum of musical influences from around the world.

 

About Artemisia:

Chicago-based acapella trio Artemisia harnesses the power of the female voice to explore complex social issues through the vocal traditions of the world.

Praised for "sincerity, wit, and mind-blowing technique" (Vocal Arts Chicago), Artemisia brings diversity and accessibility to their programming. Not your typical stand-and-sing ensemble, Artemisia draws from a vast repertoire of vocal styes to take audiences on a journey of sound and spirit with every performance.

In addition to performing, Artemisia works with community and youth ensembles to advocate for a culturally literate and socially aware approach to singing. This season, they were thrilled to workshop and perform with both the Chicago Children's Choir (Hyde Park division) (directed by Mollie Stone) and the Columbia Chorale (directed by Emily Edgington Andrews).

As a collaborative ensemble, Artemisia also strives to showcase the work of other artistic ensembles. Recent collaborations include working with the the Bourné family, The Rookery, The Matchsellers, Ask Your Folks, and Glass Mountain.

 

Tuesday, July 11th, 7:30 PM



From New Orleans:
Tom McDermott, piano


PROGRAM DETAILS & TICKET INFORMATION

WILL BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY

 

Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair.

Tom is known for his eclecticism, and is just about the only New Orleans pianist to stretch from the mid-19th-century music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the funky New Orleans piano today. He has a great love of Brazilian music (17 trips there so far), the Beatles, European classical music, early Duke Ellington, and much more.

So far in 2017, Tom has a new duo recording with up-and-coming clarinetist Chloe Feoranzo and a newly-released compendium of limericks and sketches published by Sagging Meniscus Press.





Advance Tickets:

$15 Adults ($20 at the door)
$10 for Non-MO students (age 8 and up) with valid Student ID ($20 at the door)
Free Admission for MO students

Tickets will be available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

Info:
Phone 847-866-6260 or email 



 

Tickets:

$15 Adults
$10 for Non-MO students (age 8 and up) with valid Student ID
Free Admission for MO students

Tickets will be available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets shortly. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

Info:
Phone 847-866-6260 or email