Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents Masterworks I: The Triple
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Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Masterworks I: The Triple

Fri, Jan 28

Capitol Theater
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Fri 01/28/22 7:30 PM


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Running Time:

1 hour, 45 minutes


Ages 6 and up

All who enter Overture Center must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.

Learn more about our in-person event requirements at overture.org/health.

Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public Monday, October 11, 2021, at 11:00 AM. To subscribe to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks 21|22 season for preferred seating and discounts on multiple concerts, visit wcoconcerts.org or call 608.257.0638.


RUSHEN | Sinfonia
BEETHOVEN | Triple Concerto
BANFIELD | Symphony No. 8, Here I Stand (world premiere)


WCO Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, violin
WCO Principal Karl Lavine, cello
UW-Madison Professor of Piano, Christopher Taylor, piano
Maestro Andrew Sewell

Our return home to Capitol Theater melds new works by the WCO’s first-ever Composer in Residence Dr. Bill Banfield to the belated birthday boy himself, Beethoven.

Opening the season is Patrice Rushen’s Sinfonia. Patrice is a Grammy-nominated musician of the highest caliber straddling R&B, jazz, and classical genres as the triple crown of performer, conductor, and composer. She is the first woman music director and the first African American producer of The Grammy Awards.

Composer in Residence Dr. Bill Banfield’s Symphony No. 8, Here I Stand, in honor of the work of Paul Robeson, will receive its long-awaited world premiere in Madison.

Beethoven’s rarely performed Triple Concerto is a 37-minute feat, the only concerto Beethoven completed for more than one soloist. And ours will be performed by virtuosi as compatible as a hand and glove, WCO concertmaster Suzanne Beia, WCO principal cello Karl Lavine, and UW-Madison professor and Van Cliburn prize winner, pianist Christopher Taylor.