You’ve Never Seen a Concert Like This
As you may know, we’ve got a lot going on for our 10th anniversary, including 10Fest and Overture’s Rising Stars. But we just announced a whole new, amazing, unprecedented performance that you will not want to miss.
For the first time ever, all ten of Overture Center for the Arts’ resident arts organizations, along with Overture’s own Tommy Ensemble, will collaborate on a single performance to celebrate the arts center’s 10th Anniversary.
Directed by local theater veteran Sarah Marty, American Kaleidoscope will feature the work of American composers, writers, playwrights and choreographers. Most pieces will be performed by more than one group working together.
“This is nothing Madison has ever seen,” said Overture Center CEO Ted DeDee. “Our resident companies are simply second-to-none professional arts organizations. They regularly entertain and inspire audiences all year long. To have them working together is going to be simply astounding experience that will not soon be forgotten. I’ve gotten a glimpse of a rehearsal and let me tell you, if the finale doesn’t bring the house down, I don’t know what will. It’s the least we can do to thank Jerry and Pleasant ten years after their stunning gift built this wonderful facility, and to thank this community for its continued support and patronage.”
American Kaleidoscope is part of Overture’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Longtime Madisonian Jerry Frautschi donated $205 million to build the facility, which opened in 2004. At the same time his wife, Pleasant Rowland, funded an endowment to support Overture’s resident companies.
Two performances will take place on the anniversary weekend, first at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 and again at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. Tickets are $25, $35 and $50. Ticketholders are also invited to a cocktail reception to begin 90 minutes before curtain.
The program for the performance is listed below.
Principal Organist, Madison Symphony Orchestra
Fanfares by Calvin Hampton
Overture’s Tommy Ensemble
“Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked
Madison Symphony Orchestra “El Salon Mexico” by Aaron Copland
*Children’s Theater of Madison *
Excerpt from “American Girl Revue”
Li Chiao-Ping Dance with Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
“Tendrils” by Li Chiao Ping set to music by Eve Beglarian
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
“Three Souvenirs for Flute and Piano” by Paul Schoenfield
Forward Theater Company
Excerpt from Our Town
Kanopy Dance with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
“Steps in the Street” by Martha Graham set to music by Wallingford Riegger
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Violin Concerto, Movement One, Allegro” by Samuel Barber
Madison Ballet with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
“The Man I Love” by George and Ira Gershwin
“Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” by The Four Topps
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
A reading by Max Garland, Poet Laureate
Children’s Theater of Madison
Excerpt from To Kill A Mockingbird
Forward Theater Company
Excerpt from “Angels in America”
Madison Opera with Madison Symphony Orchestra
Selections from Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Madison Symphony Orchestra with Madison Opera Soloists, Madison Opera Chorus & Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus
“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Overture’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is made possible by contributions from the Cummings Christensen Family Foundation; Madison Community Foundation; CUNA Mutual Foundation; Driftless Studio; Stafford Rosenbaum, LLP; Webcrafters Inc.; Nancy Barklage and Teresa Welch; Mary P. Burke Education Fund; The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of the Capital Times; Penny Hubbard; Jim and Carol Ruhly; Axley; Bell Laboratories, Inc.; BMO Harris Bank; Findorff; Madison Kipp Corporation; Potter Lawson; A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust; Pat and Dan Cornwell; Terry Haller; Dick Moll; and Jennifer and Bill Zorr.
Overture Center for the Arts would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Overture’s 10th Anniversary!
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