Willy Street Chamber Players Are Back (Hallelujah!)

Opening program an ear-opener, exceptionally played as usual   Thank heaven violinist Paran Amirinazari wanted to play more in the summer, and four years ago or so found some like-minded (and splendidly talented) friends who agreed. The result was the Willy Street Chamber Players, and Friday night they commenced their fourth (all-too-brief!) season at Immanuel… Continue reading Willy Street Chamber Players Are Back (Hallelujah!)

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

Middleton Community Orchestra Closes with a “Wow!”

Russian program thrills an enthusiastic audience   Everyone roots for the underdog, it is said, all the more so when they’re the “home team.” But let’s state the whole context plainly, since it has been some time since I’ve checked in on the Middleton Community Orchestra: Why would someone attend one of MCO’s concerts, when… Continue reading Middleton Community Orchestra Closes with a “Wow!”

Willy Street Chamber Players Are As Advertised

Closing concert of their second season is two parts brilliant, all ambitious For a group that has so short a season, the Willy Street Chamber Players have certainly managed to create quite a stir in Madison.  Last Friday night I finally had the chance to hear what all the fuss was about. In just five… Continue reading Willy Street Chamber Players Are As Advertised