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With zany titles and serious national talent, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society launches its ambitious summer festival June 14-30 in Madison, Stoughton and Spring Green. Read more

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Lidia Sek

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Andrew Sewell continues his commitment to introducing Madison audiences to rarely performed works, finishing the season with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14. Read more

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A rare treat: The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s soloist was the virtuoso recorder player Piers Adams, a born showman with astonishing talent. Read more

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Sarah Lang

Artistic director Mikko Rankin Utevsky has put together an innovative water-themed concert for Madison’s Choral Arts Society Chorale on April 28. Read more

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Marc-André Hamelin, one of the greatest pianists of our day, joins the Madison Symphony Orchestra for a remarkable evening of Strauss and Ravel — with an encore of Rachmaninoff. Read more

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The Madison Bach Musicians break the mold with an all-Mozart program. They played a piece he wrote when he was 9 and explored his varied career all the way to the magnificent “Adagio and Fugue in C minor.” Read more

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Roger Mastroianni

Apollo’s Fire amazes with Vivaldi. Read more

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The Pro Arte Quartet explores the work of Moisey Weinberg, a Polish Jew who fled Warsaw for Russia during World War II and became a protege of Dmitri Shostakovich. Read more

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Award-winning choral director Gabriela Hristova will visit Madison to guest conduct for Festival Choir of Madison on March 16. She will bring a chamber choir from Flint, Michigan, performing a work on the city’s water crisis. Read more

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The Madison Symphony Orchestra's conductor celebrates silver anniversary with program of personal favorites for March concerts. Read more

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Marc Campa

Cuarteto Casals is one of today’s greatest string quartets. Its March 1 performance in Madison demonstrated the ensemble’s talent and stylistic versatility. Read more

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Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev joins Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for an evening of jazz-inspired works and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, a taut and unsettling piece. Read more

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Beau Meyer

Despite some sound engineering issues, a joint production of University Opera and University Theatre produces a marvelous talent showcase with “Into the Woods.” Read more

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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra says goodbye to departing CEO Mark Cantrell. As a consolation prize, the great Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev plays with WCO on Feb. 22. Read more

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Benjamin Ealovega

Madison Symphony Orchestra welcomes 2019 Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes for a magnificent performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Read more

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Rick Langer

The Pro Arte Quartet delivers a moving performance of quartets by Haydn, Shostakovich and Schumann. Read more

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The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra kicked off its winter-spring season with a stimulating performance of Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, played by 12-year-old cellist Miriam K. Smith. Read more

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The latest installment of “Schubertiade,” organized by Bill Lutes and Martha Fischer, celebrates the music Franz Schubert made in his very last year, before he died at age 31. Read more

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Madison Symphony Orchestra delivers an excellent multimedia exploration of Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Read more

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Madison Symphony Orchestra explores the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn in a special “Beyond the Score” production featuring actors from American Players Theatre. Read more

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