Willy Street Chamber Players Continue to Impress

Musical Madison keeps giving us new summer blooms   The short—and frequently brilliant—summer season of the Willy Street Chamber Players  (pictured above) continued Friday night (July 21). In less than three years the core group of a half-dozen of our city’s sharpest and most creative young musicians have developed an almost rabidly faithful following…and the… Continue reading Willy Street Chamber Players Continue to Impress

“Symphony Showcase” More Than Just Great Soloists

The UW Symphony Orchestra takes a starring role, too   It’s hard enough to keep up with the major professional musical groups in this town; if I have one chronic regret, it’s that I never catch up with enough of the great music-making on the UW-Madison campus. Last year I finally made it to one… Continue reading “Symphony Showcase” More Than Just Great Soloists

Northern Winds That Leave a Warm Feeling

Stockholm Chamber Brass opens Brass Fest III with a model performance One of the most exciting and steadily growing events of recent years at UW-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music is the annual Brass Fest. Now in its third season, the two days spent on an October weekend continues to present a wonderful panoply of… Continue reading Northern Winds That Leave a Warm Feeling