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05/22/17

Summer Serenades: Free Sunday Concerts on the Terrace

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 The Wisconsin Union Theater is bringing classical music to the Memorial Union Terrace with its just-announced Summer Serenades series. Get your fill of unique Madison summer fun with some of the finest and most innovative artists Wisconsin has to offer. All concerts are on Sundays at 5 pm. free!

The Willy Street Chamber Players
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Named 2016 Musicians of the Year by the Well-Tempered Ear Blog, their programming is adventurous, combining beloved classics and new music from contemporary composers. 

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Sunday, July 2, 2017

BDDS plays music with joy, creativity and spontaneity, and with technique that's second to none. If you are curious, open-minded, up for anything and want to have serious fun, BDDS is for you. Chamber music with a bang. More bang for your Bach.

Isthmus Brass
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. It has performed on concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest.

An Evening of Arias and Art Songs
Sunday, July 30, 2017

A fun night of comic and classic melodies from your favorite operas. Featuring extraordinary lead singers from the School of Music and UW Opera Theater. Among them: Katie Anderson, soprano; Courtney Kayser, mezzo-soprano; José Muñiz, tenor; and accompanist Thomas Kasdof, piano.

Sound Out Loud and Lucia String Quartet
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sound Out Loud specializes in contemporary music from the early 20th century to the present. They expand the realm of possibilities within contemporary chamber music repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of a variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, innovative performance practice, and the use of live electronics.

The Lucia String Quartet has been performing at events throughout the Midwest for over 15 years. The string quartet’s repertoire puts a fresh spin on many favorite rock/pop songs as well as eloquently performing classical pieces.

Summer Serenades is presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Performing Arts Committee with support from the Bill and Char Johnson Classical summer Concert Series Fund.