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July 2019

Grand Tour Stories at the Chazen Museum of Art

July 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Tour of the Chazen Museum paintings that illustrate the Grand Tour, given by Maria Saffiotti Dale, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts, Chazen Museum of Art.

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Libera Nos: Music on Tribulation & Salvation

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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MEMF 2019 fringe concert performed by APERI ANIMAM.

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Calmus Masterclass

July 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The Calmus vocal ensemble from Leipzig presents a master class working with MEMF Advanced Voice Intensive student ensembles.

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Grand Tour Dance Excursions

July 11 @ 7:30 pm
Great Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Dance instruction with live music provided by MEMF Faculty. Open to the public. Tickets $10 cash donation at the door. Free to MEMF workshop participants and faculty.

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MEMF Participant Concert

July 12 @ 1:00 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Madison Early Music Festival workshop participants perform in ensembles that have been coached by faculty artists throughout the week of the Festival. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-concert lecture.

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Grand Tour Stories at the Chazen Museum of Art

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Come hear stories of English eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers to Italy who acquired paintings for their country houses and London residences that are now in the Chazen Museum collection.

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Calmus – Faith and Madness

July 12 @ 7:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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With a perfect blend of sound and precision, the vocal ensemble Calmus creates a program of a dialogue between sacred music masterpieces followed by madrigals that portray madness, love, war, and loneliness. Composers include Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Clément Janequin, and others.

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Advanced Loud Band and Voice Intensive Concert

July 13 @ 2:00 pm
Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Ensemble participants perform a program based on this year’s theme. Loud band instruments include cornetto, shawm, sackbut, and dulcian. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-concert lecture.

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On the Road with the Odcombian Legge-Stretcher: Mr. Coryat’s Musical Grand Tour

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Englishman Thomas Coryat (ca.1577-1617) was not the first tourist, but he is one of the first truly engaging travel writers in the English language. His travels and musical observations provide the frame for this year’s All-Festival program.

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All-Festival Concert – Musical Postcards from the Grand Tour

July 13 @ 7:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Designed and directed by Grant Herreid, the program features a narrator, loosely based on Thomas Coryat, an English seventeenth century travel writer, who, as a young man, travels throughout Europe in search of music.

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