High Culture and Low Inns

Travelers on their grand tour record many magnificent sights and sounds, and so many accounts pull from literary models provided by romances—tales of love and adventure—to frame their stories and the music that accompany them.

The Grand Tour exhibition

Mills Music Library has collaborated with Special Collections on a display in Memorial Library’s lobby of holdings related to MEMF’s The Grand Tour theme.

Handel Aria Competition

The Handel Aria Competition is an annual event held in Madison, Wisconsin to promote the performance of Handel’s extensive vocal repertoire. The seven finalists will each perform two arias by Handel.

Handel with Flair

Annual fundraiser for the Handel Area Competition. Music of G.F. Handel and his contemporaries. Performance is followed by a reception featuring locally-made artisanal chocolates.

Mystical Arts of Tibet

The monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery have crossed the globe to offer authentic, sacred Tibetan arts to the world. In a tradition that dates back 2,500 years, this program is both inspiring and transforming — as relevant today as in past millennia. Join in the weeklong celebration by watching the monks create an intricate sand mandala at Milwaukee’s City Hall.

Great Lakes Baroque

Great Lakes Baroque and Florentine Opera collaborate to present Claudio Monteverdi’s 1643 operatic masterpiece L’incoronazione di Poppea, with a superb cast conducted by Jory Vinikour

Just Bach

A monthly concert series in Madison celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Admission is free, with a goodwill donation accepted at the door.