Classically Speaking Archive

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Dance Wisconsin’s “Nutcracker Fantasy”: Tchaikovsky with Stocking Stuffers

Dance Wisconsin’s “Nutcracker Fantasy”: Tchaikovsky with Stocking Stuffers

Dance Wisconsin’s take on the perennial chestnut is engaging, visually and musically

December 2012
'Madison Symphony Christmas' Full of Large Gifts

'Madison Symphony Christmas' Full of Large Gifts

DeMain’s 19th version of holiday music satisfies with familiar fare and unexpected pleasures

December 2012
University Opera’s “Medea”: Child Custody Battle, Greco-Italian Style

University Opera’s “Medea”: Child Custody Battle, Greco-Italian Style

Shannon Prickett dominates a strong production — as she must

November 2012
Madison Symphony Offers Double Vision, Unified Sound

Madison Symphony Offers Double Vision, Unified Sound

Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton come home to dazzle us again

November 2012
Madison Opera Has a Ball Unmasking Verdi

Madison Opera Has a Ball Unmasking Verdi

All treats and no tricks are offered via Verdi’s "Un Ballo in Maschera"

October 2012
Madison Symphony Balances the Books with Three “Bs”

Madison Symphony Balances the Books with Three “Bs”

James Ehnes is a compelling soloist, and John DeMain programs old “new” music

October 2012
Doubleheader Weekend for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Doubleheader Weekend for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Friday’s concert offers a pianistic pentagon; on Saturday the WCO transforms Overture Hall into “the happiest place on earth.”

October 2012
Madison Symphony Opener Is More Than Bargained For

Madison Symphony Opener Is More Than Bargained For

DeMain adds a tribute to Roland Johnson and Paul Haugan, then brings down the house

September 2012
Token Creek Chamber Music Festival Bridges Seasons and Centuries

Token Creek Chamber Music Festival Bridges Seasons and Centuries

With “new” Bach and nearly new Harbison, the Festival makes the connections between seasons and places.

September 2012
Concerts on the Square, Short-Attention-Span Edition

Concerts on the Square, Short-Attention-Span Edition

Maestro Sewell offers “half-off” Tchaikovsky, but serves up plenty of bite-sized empty calories

July 2012

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