Make Music Madison: Free Outdoor Music on THU, JUN 21
Overture Center is proud to host Make Music Madison, our city’s annual one-day free, outdoor music festival. We’ll help create the continuous wall of music that will surround the city on Thursday, June 21.
Overture will host these local artists on the Fairchild Street stage:
- 10 AM – 11 AM: Sridhar Bhagavathula
- 11 AM – Noon: Glacial Drifters
- Noon – 1 PM: Chloe Louis
- 1 PM – 2 PM: Angela Puerta
About the Artists:
Sridhar Bhagavathula is a Madison-based flutist bent on bringing his unique personality to any music he plays. As a member of the Madison Flute Club, he performs with their flute choir and chamber ensemble in formal and outreach concerts in the area. He also serves as a board member for the club. His love of many musics led him to form Duo Tárrega with guitarist and composer Steve Waugh, playing a broad range of standard repertoire and original arrangements. They perform regularly at the Lakeside Street Coffee House and have been featured in the First Unitarian Society’s Noon Musicale series, for broadcast on WORT. With flutists Berlinda Lopez and Alea Erickson, he plays in the Ovidius Trio, performing traditional and contemporary repertoire by composers such as Friedrich Kuhlau and Nicole Chamberlain. The Ovidius Trio was featured in the 15th annual Wisconsin Flute Festival at UW-Whitewater.
Sridhar enjoys teaching, and maintains a private lesson studio in Madison. He has previously held teaching positions in San Antonio, Texas, where he was the sectional and masterclass teacher at Ed Rawlinson Middle School and Tom C. Clark High School, in addition to teaching privately.
Sridhar studied under Thomas Robertello at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received the Premier Young Artist Award. He continued under Jean Ferrandis at École Normale Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Ferrandis said of him that he is “one of the brightest students I’ve ever had; he has a fantastic sense of structure about the music and is always honest about what he thinks the composer wants to express”. He has also studied intensively in Tignes, France, with András Adorján and has participated in masterclasses with Molly Barth, Jasmine Choi, and Gergely Ittzés.
When he isn’t making music, he can be found reading, writing, and constructing crossword puzzles. We have also heard reports that he can blow one’s brains out by cooking the spiciest food on this side of the galaxy and following it up with a mean Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, though we do not yet know from where he gets that Old Janx Spirit.
Forming in 2017, from the members of several other musical groups, the Glacial Drifters step out of the traditional bluegrass mold with a unique mix of musical styles and talents. Using a traditional acoustic instrument arrangement of Bass, guitar, mandolin, and banjo, along with steel body guitar and cello, the Drifters are as comfortable playing a Jimi Hendrix cover as well as a traditional fiddle tune.
2016 Overture’s Rising Stars Finalist!
Chloe Louise has a talent for telling stories in song. “But talent is for winning talent shows”, you say; “anyone can win a talent show. Why is Chloe so special?”
It’s true. Talent is not unique. You need the hard work, vision, dedication, and love to push beyond the limits of mere talent. In this respect, Chloe’s drive, her focus, is singular.
Chloe wraps all the tragedies and victories of her life, great and small, into a catchy parcel of pop music, packed inside a box of country-and-western, and tops it with a bow made of soul. There’s also little hip-hop and R&B bows, and another sparkling bow made of Big Band and swing. Ok, so — there are like, a lot of bows in this metaphor.
Her influences are vast, that’s what I’m saying…she’s even got a song about that.
Chloe Louise sings about her life: the heartbreaks, the triumphs, the heartbreaks, and the space between. Did we mention heartbreaks? She calls her band The HeartBreak Club for a reason. The nuance of her songs, and the honesty with which she and her band perform them, will be what draws you in close. When you step away, changed, covered in glitter, maybe you feel like everything is a bit more of OK. Maybe you find yourself humming or singing Chloe’s songs out of nowhere. In the dark of night, maybe you wake with a refrain running through your head. That’s what they mean when they say a song is infectious. Sing it in the car, in the shower; once Chloe Louise grabs hold of you, there’s no question that you will be singing it.
-Nate Menge, Co-Founder/Artist Development, Sunday Night Records
Angela Puerta is a Colombian singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Madison, Wisconsin. Angela has performed for events (public and private) and at various locations in Madison, like the Majestic Theatre, Overture Center for the Arts, High Noon Saloon, Brink Lounge, and Memorial Union Terrace.
At 18, while in living in Colombia, Angela created her first cover rock band, Umbral12pm. She performed music by musicians like Alanis Morrisette, Janis Joplin, Cranberries, No Doubt, Aterciopelados and Soda Estereo.
Angela has traveled across the world. In 2011, she lived in Australia and during her time there expanded her music career. She was introduced to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia. With her band, they performed across Brisbane and Gold Coast, Queensland.
Today, she continues to perform all of these genres for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
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