“100 Years Concert Series” Shares the Wealth

Pianist Wu Han joins UW Symphony at the Hamel Music Center   It was just last Thursday that pianist Wu Han was part of a Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performance at Shannon Hall, as part of the stunning array of artists who have come to town for the Wisconsin Union Theater’s “100 Years… Continue reading “100 Years Concert Series” Shares the Wealth

As Good As It Gets

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center continues the spectacular “100 Years Concert Series” for Union Theater   For eight nights this season, Madison Wisconsin might as well be New York City: as part of the Union Theater’s centennial celebration, we have already been treated to the superb vocalism of Chanticleer, the legendary pianist Emmanuel Ax,… Continue reading As Good As It Gets

Escher Quartet, with David Finckel, Flirts with Perfection

“100 Years Concert Series” at Wisconsin Union Theater has another triumph   No one could complain that theWisconsin Union Theater’s “100 Years Concert Series” has lacked for star power: the peerless choristers of Chanticleer, pianist Emanuel Ax and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio have already lent dazzle and artistry to the season. As for the Escher String… Continue reading Escher Quartet, with David Finckel, Flirts with Perfection

University Opera Offers a Gem in a Bejewelled Setting

Shannon Hall is home for the weekend for a memorable La Boheme   One of the British comedienne (and wannabe Wagnerian soprano) Anna Russell’s greatest lines was “That’s the beauty of opera…you can do anything…so long as you sing it!” The original context was in her monologue about the absurdly incestuous relationships among the principals… Continue reading University Opera Offers a Gem in a Bejewelled Setting