Sandy Tabachnick


Kent Sweitzer

Madison Bach Musicians mount a period performance of the composer’s masterwork, St. John Passion. It features an orchestra of Baroque instruments and Grammy-winning singer Dann Coakwell. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Dominic Mercier

A full house jammed into Overture’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 for opening night of Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera that explores the highs and lows in the life of the iconic jazz saxophonist and composer. more

Feb 12, 2017 10:10 AM Stage


Anja Tanner

Tenor Joshua Stewart plays the ghost of saxophonist/composer Charlie Parker in Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The chamber opera has its Midwest premiere at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 and 12. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


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Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society celebrates its silver jubilee with a stellar lineup of chamber music concerts, including a piece commissioned from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

Defying the notion that young people don’t care for classics, a packed audience of high-schoolers attended an April 19 concert at Overture Hall, featuring two up-and-coming superstars, Robert Rockman and Tabby Rhee. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Kent Sweitzer

Handel’s “Messiah,” one of the most famous music pieces of all times, will be splendidly re-created by the Madison Bach Musicians on April 8 and 10 at the First Congregational Church in Madison. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

In the 19th century, composer Franz Schubert played house concerts, known as Schubertiades. UW’s School of Music presents the third installment of this delightful series. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Michael R. Anderson

She moved to the U.S. from Korea when she was 16. Now the UW School of Music has hired Soh-Hyun Park Altino to guide its violin students. Her debut recital is at Mills Hall on Nov. 13. more

Nov 5, 2015 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments


Julia Wesely

The classical comedy duo Igudesman & Joo, appearing at the Capitol Theater on Friday, Oct. 23, combine masterful musicianship with comedy sketches. more

Oct 15, 2015 6:00 PM MUSIC

Maestro Andrew Sewell of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra hails from New Zealand. On Oct. 2, he conducts “Landfall in Unknown Seas,” a celebration of his homeland. more

Oct 2, 2015 9:00 AM Stage

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and conductor Andrew Sewell have a tantalizing program in store for the opening Masterworks concert, Friday, Oct. 2, 8 pm in the Overture Center’s Capitol Theater. more

Oct 1, 2015 1:54 PM Stage

Erasing the boundaries between high and low, serious and silly, our fall arts preview has something for everyone. more

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Teryl Dobbs

On Sunday, Aug. 30, Madison hosts “Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater,” a distinctive performance festival that melds past with present. more

Aug 26, 2015 3:10 PM Stage

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Jeff Turk

They boldly go where no opera has gone: Fresco Opera Theatre mashes up a Handel classic with “Star Wars” in “Rinaldo and the Galactic Crusades.” more

Jun 3, 2015 3:28 PM Stage

Lenore McComas Coberly, who comes from a long line of poetry lovers, revisits her childhood home in West Virginia in her new book of poems. more

Apr 23, 2015 4:00 PM Books


Beowulf Sheehan

UW-Madison School of Music George Crumb Festival features New York-based Nunc and star violinist Miranda Cuckson. They will perform "Eleven Echoes of Autumn," which George Crumb says helped define his style. more

Mar 12, 2015 1:00 PM MUSIC


Bob Rashid

Pipe organs come in the most extraordinary shapes. Some are complicated, like the Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ in Los Angeles. The Madison Symphony Orchestra's Overture Concert Organ is on the sleek end of the design spectrum. more

Feb 5, 2015 2:00 PM MUSIC

Acclaimed soprano Hayley Westenra, who has mesmerized audiences across continents with her clear, innocent voice, will appear with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Orpheum Theater on Dec. 18 and 19. more

Dec 15, 2014 9:26 PM Stage

Many musicians are tenacious creatures who'll see a project through, no matter what. I'm reminded of the small orchestra on the "Titanic". Its members died playing music to calm terrified passengers as the ship sank in 1912. So when headlines appear more

Oct 30, 2014 1:00 PM Stage

The inaugural DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music will be awarded to philanthropists Stan and Shirley Inhorn by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League at its fifth annual gala banquet at the Madison Concourse Hotel on Friday, Sept. 12. Named after music director John DeMain, the annual honor will go to an ardent supporter of the MSO and Madison-based music in general. more

Sep 2, 2014 7:19 PM Stage