February 20, 2019
News and Events from the Mead Witter School of Music
University of Wisconsin-Madison
455 North Park Street, Madison Wisconsin 53706
Once again, the School of Music features some of our top talent at Symphony Showcase, our annual concerto winners’ recital. Please join us!
Sunday, March 10 – 7:30 PM
Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street
$12 adults, free to students/children, music majors, faculty and staff.
Winners of the 2018-2019 competition:
Adalia Hernandez Abrego, piano
Jiawen Zhang, piano
Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
Chia-Yu Hsu, bassoon
Bitsch – Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra
Anne McAninch, composition
World Premiere: Fanfare for Orchestra
Cayla Rosché, soprano
Strauss – Vier Letzte Lieder, TrV 296
Richard Silvers, violin
Dvorak – Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53
Congratulations to the winners of the Irving Shain Woodwind-Piano Duo Competition
A competition and recital sponsored by former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain. Winners were announced on Feb. 12 and the winners’ recital was held on February 16.
Zachary Pulse, oboe, with Anna Siampani, piano
Chia-Yu Hsu, bassoon, with Kangwoo Jin, piano
Rocker Steven Miller to receive an honorary degree at May 10 Kohl Center commencement
Arriving at UW–Madison in 1961, Miller spent seven semesters as a comparative literature major, including a year abroad at the University of Copenhagen. He credits his time in Madison with sharpening his social conscience, further noting, “When I got there, they didn’t have any rock bands.” He created the Ardells and the Knightranes, bands that performed for local clubs and parties every Friday and Saturday night. Fellow students Gary Gerlach, Boz Scaggs and Ben Sidran were in those bands. Read more here.
In the Media:
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Inc. has been granted $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a premiere performance of Artemisia by UW-Madison faculty composer Laura Schwendinger, with libretto by Ginger Strand, The opera is based on the life and work of Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. There will also be related community engagement programming. Artemisia will also be presented in New York City in early March at Trinity Church Wall Street and in early June in San Francisco at Z space.
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