Concert Series Coordinator
What an exciting year for classical music at the Wisconsin Union Theater! If you missed our previous events, be sure to come on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30pm for the 2012 Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition finalists' recital. This FREE event features winners of the aforementioned competition, young musicians between the ages of 17 and 26, who are either Wisconsin residents or attend colleges or universities in Wisconsin.
The competition was established to recognize young performers of classical music who demonstrate an exceptionally high level of artistry. The recital is made possible by a grant from the estate of the late UW-Madison professor Eduardo Neale-Silva, a classical music enthusiast and avid Wisconsin Public Radio listener.
The 2012 winners include cellist Chris Peck from UW-Madison, hornist Austin Larson from Neenah, vocalist Rachel Holmes from Madison, pianist Cameron John Pieper from Lawrence University, and a woodwind quintet - Kelsey Burk, Jake Fisher, Kinsey Fournier, Samuel Golter, and Emma Richart - also from Lawrence University.
This is the fifth year that the Wisconsin Union Theater has hosted the recital, each year broadcast live on the NPR News and Classical Music Network of Wisconsin Public Radio. So if you can't join us, please listen in at home!
One of the selections that the woodwind quintet will be performing is from the Woodwind Quintet by Elliott Carter. As a concert preview, please take a listen to the Imani Winds' version below (Imani Winds are visiting the theater next season), and then join us on April 29th to hear the younger musicians' interpretation!