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Conductor Patrick Strub and pianist Jonathan Biss lead MSO in fluent Mozart, novel Brahms

The podium guest for the latest Madison Symphony Orchestra program, German conductor Patrick Strub, made a fine local debut Friday night in Overture Hall. His vivid gestures and lively body language conveyed a profound musicality and a deep involvement in what he conducts. >More
 DeMain wields the baton for the Madison Symphony Orchestra's 2010-2011 season

Against recent practice, there will be no guest conductors for the eight programs of the Madison Symphony Orchestra's 2010-2011 season. Music director John DeMain will take the podium for all of them himself. >More
 Guitarist Richard Hildner imports Peruvian huayno style

The intersection of Regent and Monroe streets, site of Camp Randall Stadium, is a hub of Wisconsin culture. Statues enshrine Badger football. Front-lawn beer parties reign on fall Breese Terrace Saturdays. Tailgaters fill the air with the smell of grilled brats. But in an apartment building across from the old Field House, a different culture has presided for decades. It's a culture of Peruvian music, born of one family's immigration from the Andes. >More
 Madison's early music scene is remarkably vibrant

While many larger cities have nurtured groups devoted to period-performance practice, Madison is unusual in having grown in this area on a scale quite beyond what might be expected in a city its size, and over little more than two decades. >More
 Harmony Bar celebrates 20 years of blues and brews

Ask longtime near-east-siders to tell you a neighborhood legend, and they're likely to mention the Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Ave. With a tin ceiling and checkerboard floor, plus bartenders you just can't help but shoot the breeze with, it's custom-made for the stuff barroom tales are made of: Saturday-night shindigs and happy-hours-turned-hootenannies. >More
 Tierney Sutton to headline the 2010 Isthmus Jazz Festival

The Tierney Sutton Band will headline the 2010 Isthmus Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 5, at the Wisconsin Union Theater, featuring Sutton's unique approach to jazz singing. The festival also features free performances by regional jazz bands the weekend of June 5 and 6 at the UW Memorial Union Terrace. >More
 Zola Jesus is in colossal voice at intimate Project Lodge show

Zola Jesus celebrated the release of her new EP, Stridulum, last night at theProject Lodge. The show marked the UW-Madison's student's return to playing in her hometown after a year's absence, and based on the raucous admiration from the audience, she was sorely missed. >More
 Madison Music Scene & Heard: Simon and Garfunkel at the Kohl Center

They've been performing music together for more than five decades, but the duo of Simon and Garfunkel has never made a stop in Madison. That situation will be rectified this spring, as the legendary folk rockers have announced a concert stop at the Kohl Center on Sunday, May 9. >More
 Class acts: UW-Madison bands are back in a big way

UW-Madison students Quincy Harrison and Cliff Grefe were profiled in USA Today last December for a song they wrote in the basement of their Langdon Street fraternity house. Harrison, 20, and Grefe, 19, didn't get national press for breaking musical ground. They'd barely begun performing together as Zooniversity months earlier. The raps and beats were simple on their debut single, "Coastie Song (What's a Coastie?)." >More
 Fortune and Glory plays fast, friendly pop-punk

It's noon on Saturday, and four of the five members of the Madison rock band Fortune and Glory are sitting around a table at a local pub, having drinks. When they're not chiding each other, they're busy telling me why they've found a haven in the punk-pop music they make. >More
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