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Brilliant musicians play at intimate Farley's House of Pianos

One of Madison's unfairly well-kept musical secrets can be penetrated on Sunday, May 2, when the Armenian-born virtuoso Raffi Besalyan plays Gershwin and Rachmaninoff at Farley's House of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Rd. Besalyan will play on the magnificent 1870s Steinway restored at Farley's, in this fundraiser for the Madison Symphony Orchestra's outreach programs. >More
 Jazz has a new home at Inn on the Park

For Gerri DiMaggio, reviving jazz at the Inn on the Park meant reconnecting with old times. The Madison jazz singer and her husband, Bob Pesselman, played a regular gig at the Capitol Square hotel for five years in the 1980s as part of the R&B/funk band Mills Street Foundation. >More
 Gorgeous-voiced Amos Lee makes the women shout at the Majestic

Folk-pop wunderkind Amos Lee said little at the beginning of his set, letting the music speak for itself. He was backed up by a keyboardist and bassist (no drums). The sound was pure, the harmonies impossibly tight. >More
 Divas duel in University Opera's outstanding Maria Stuarda

The pageantry of Elizabethan England reigned in UW Music Hall on Friday as the University Opera staged an outstanding premiere of Maria Stuarda, Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera about love, treachery and a family feud that threatens the English throne. >More
 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's season concludes with glorious Schubert

Friday night in Overture Center's Capitol Theater, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra closed its season with an unusually fine concert. >More
 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra concludes season with little-heard Hummel

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra began its Masterworks season last October with the light elegance of Resphigi, Mendelssohn and Mozart, but it will wind down the season on Friday, April 23, with a heftier program of Schubert, Strauss and Hummel, a name that rarely appears on concert programs. >More
 Northern Lights DJs seek new home for groovy dance party

Soul music has deep roots in some Midwestern cities -- especially Detroit and Chicago -- yet not so much in Madison. But two local record spinners, DJ GA and Record Jammer Slayron, think Madison's got what it takes to be a soul center in the future. >More
 Madison Symphony Orchestra concludes season with all-Russian program

The final concerts of the Madison Symphony Orchestra's season prompt affectionate tributes from all hands to concertmaster Tyrone Greive, and his cellist wife Janet, who now retire together from the orchestra, pending replacements. >More
 25 gigs, one hour at Busking for Books

Hey music promoters, here's something to envy. Jeff Burkhart and a couple of his friends threw together one of the largest showcases of Madison music you'll ever see, and it took them a couple of hours to organize. >More
 Guilty pleasures

I love the Oak Ridge Boys. I'm fascinated at the way they map Southern-gospel musical ideas onto distinctly secular themes, like sweet lovemaking. But although it's orthodox among the hipsterati to like certain bygone country acts, it's definitely not okay to like the Oak Ridge Boys. I can live with that. >More
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