September 1, 2020 — 6:00 PM
King Street corner of the Capitol Square
Madison, Wisconsin
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Program

RUN TIME: 1 HR 45 MINUTES

TCHAIKOVSKY | Sleeping Beauty Waltz

SILVERMAN | For the Greater Groove

ELLINGTON | Nutcracker Suite

*Program subject to change

Featuring Tracy Silverman, electric violin

Our finale of the summer features Tracy Silverman, electric violin. Tracy is the music director for the popular recording artist and pianist Jim Brickman. Tracy now lives in Nashville but grew up in Beloit. He left Wisconsin for Juilliard and was a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet before branching out on his own with the construction of his custom made electric 6-string violin.

A pioneer in the field, he has performed major commissions for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and American composer, John Adams in the Dharma at Big Sur.

We have commissioned four pieces from Tracy over the past 20 years, and he’s coming back to Madison to perform not only a couple of his previously commissioned works, Anthem 25 and Matisse: La Danse, but this will be his world premiere of For the Greater Groove.

We are also performing works by Offenbach, his overture for a grand orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, and Duke Ellington’s arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite. Duke and Billy Strayhorn arranged this suite based upon famous movements from the Nutcracker for jazz ensemble. It features alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and a jazz bass.

If you’ve ever been around Concerts on the Square, you’ll know that at the end of every concert we play this song, Home to Madison. Tracy Silverman composed that for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra back in 2006 when the WCO held a competition for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Madison.

This song has come to be a hallmark of Concerts on the Square, and Tracy will perform it 'live' for us at the end of this season’s final concert.

Masterworks I
Masterworks

Masterworks I

John O’Conor, Piano
Friday, November 20, 2020 — 7:30 PM
Capitol Theater — Overture Center for the Arts

Program

RUN TIME: 1 HR 45 MINUTES

TCHAIKOVSKY | Sleeping Beauty Waltz

SILVERMAN | For the Greater Groove

ELLINGTON | Nutcracker Suite

*Program subject to change

What to Expect

PARKING
PARKING

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PICNIC PROVISIONS
PICNIC PROVISIONS

Local Madison favorites for foodies are back!

BEER & WINE
BEER & WINE

New Glarus Brewing and Wollersheim Winery are served at our beverage tent.

RAIN
RAIN

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