Simply Folk Favorites Of 2017: Rhiannon Giddens’ 'Freedom Highway'
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:45pm
Rhiannon Giddens’ CD "Freedom Highway" is a powerful, and wonderful, set of songs that not only tell stories of the African-American experience in this country, but also speaks to an important cultural moment at the end of 2017.
Thanksgiving Morning Tradition Continues
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 2:50pm
WPR is proud to continue its annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of broadcasting the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Concerts.
Avett Brothers Bring Music, Conversation To Madison
Monday, October 9, 2017, 3:45pm
On a mild Wisconsin day last June, folk-rock act the Avett Brothers spoke and sang to a modest but spellbound audience of songwriters and musicians at the inaugural Between the Waves Conference .
Milwaukee Native Michael Torke Connects Music With Color
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 4:45pm
Milwaukee native Michael Torke has "seen" the key of D as blue since he was 5 years old. Torke's music is heard on WPR's classical shows regularly, not to mention in concert halls around the world.
Friday, June 9, 2017, 12:00pm
Norman welcomes pianist Yangmingtian Zhao to the WPR performance studio in Madison. He performs transcriptions of Bach's Organ Concerto No. 5, Brahms' Hungarian Dances and Strauss' Blue Danube. He is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University and a student of Philippe Bianconi.
WPR Presents Two Madison Opera Broadcasts
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 3:30pm
Join us for two productions by Madison Opera. Lori Skelton hosts these broadcast performances, which were recorded live at Overture Hall during the 2016-17 season.
Pianist Yana Avedyan with String Ensemble
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12:00pm
Pianist Yana Avedyan performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D-minor with members of a string ensemble including Peter Miliczky and Biffa Kowk, violin; Joshua Dieringer, viola; Stephanie Knapper, cello and David Scholl, Bass.
Wisconsin Children's Choir
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:00pm
Norman welcomes members of the Wisconsin Children's Choir "Chorale" and their director Margaret Hadley to the WPR performance studio in Madison. They will be performing at Bethany United Methodist Church in Madison on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2PM. Their studio performance was streamed live on WPR's...
Linda May Han Oh
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00pm
Jazz bassist Linda May Han Oh stopped by our Buck Studio and provided some insights into the life of a New York musician. Along the way, she played "Lucid Lullably," Pat Metheney's "Change of Heart," and "Slow Boat to China." She's in Madison in conjunction with the Mead Witter School of Music...
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Ensembles
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00pm
Norman welcomes Karl Lavine and members of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra that play in their Chamber Music programs. The string quartet (pictured above) played the 2nd movement of Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 2 . The second ensemble (pictured below left) was piano and strings playing Brahms' Scherzo in C minor . The last string quartet (pictured below right) played the String Quartet No. 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:00pm
Norman visits with Gary Wedow, conductor of the Madison Opera , about the opera company's performance of The Magic Flute on April 21 and 23 in Overture Hall in Madison. They play and discuss several excerpts from the opera.
UW Russian Folk Orchestra
Friday, April 7, 2017, 12:00pm
The 40-piece UW Russian Folk Orchestra is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a free concert on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm in Mills Concert Hall on the UW Campus. Music Director and guitarist Victor Gorodinsky, guest soloist and balalaika player Tetiana Khomenko, alto Anna Gubenkova and...
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:00pm
Norman welcomes French pianist Philippe Bianconi to the WPR performance studio. Bianconi will be performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Madison Symphony Orchestra on April 7-9 at the Overture Center. The concerto is considered one of the most difficult pieces to play every...
Midday Centennial Celebration
Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:00pm
Live from Viterbo Fine Arts Center in La Crosse, members of the Viterbo University music faculty gave a concert celebrating the 100th Anniversary of WPR’s first broadcasts. Violinist Nancy Oliveros and pianist Mary Ellen Haupert played works by Respighi, Debussy, and Sibelius. Baritone Daniel...
Tracey Conyer Lee
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:00pm
Norman talks to Andy Abrams , founder and Artistic Director of Capital City Theatre in Madison, and Tracey Conyer Lee , who is performing the one-women show "Lady Day at Ermerson's Bar and Grill" starting March 31 at the Overture Center. Abrams received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from...