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John DeMain “Launches” His 23rd Season with Madison Symphony

With an assist from NASA, the MSO’s first program is literally “out of this world”

From a personal standpoint, watching an HD NASA video of our solar system while hearing the… 801 more words

Greg Hettmansberger

Token Creek Restored—and at Flood Stage, Musically Speaking

27th season of the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival overflows (artistically) in opening concert

One of Madison’s sweetest farewells to summer always occurs at the Festival Barn, the former residence of Rose Mary Harbison’s family dating back to the 1930s. 676 more words

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… 644 more words

Greg Hettmansberger

Madison Early Music Festival Continues to Weave a Spell

The Baltimore Consort brings magic to music from Shakespeare

I feel a little like the native New Yorker who finally visited the Statue of Liberty—Tuesday night was my long-delayed opportunity to fall under the spell of a local tradition that has for some time enjoyed national recognition. 572 more words

Concerts on the Square Announces That Summer Is Here

WCO’s 33rd season of COS delights most of the 20,000

Since most of my bills get paid by driving school buses, the end of school still feels like the beginning of summer to me. 581 more words

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society: Sizzle, Fizzle, Roar

Penultimate program of BDDS 25th anniversary ultimately soars

The fifth of sixth programs of the silver anniversary season of the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society… 822 more words

I Went to the Garden Alone


Any Christian or Gospel song I hear, is more to me than a set of sounds with words (that may or may not include the name of Jesus, God or Holy Spirit) applied to the melody.  775 more words

The Bus