January 28, 2022 — 7:30 PM
Capitol Theater
Madison, Wisconsin
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REPERTOIRE

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

RUN TIME: 1 HR, 45 MINUTES

Masterworks I | Director's Notes

Our return home to the Capitol Theater melds new works by the orchestra’s first-ever Composer in Residence Dr. Bill Banfield with his impressive contemporary, Patrice Rushen, 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 on January 28 in Madison.

“Virtuosi as compatible as a hand and glove.”
– Maestro Andrew Sewell, on the Triple Concerto soloists

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is one for the record books as we celebrate Beethoven’s delayed 250th anniversary. The 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.

Photo credit: Paulius Musteikis

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REPERTOIRE

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

RUN TIME: 1 HR, 45 MINUTES

What to Expect

Pre-Concert Event
Pre-Concert Event

Cocktails, appetizers, and discussion with Maestro and our guest artist. To reserve your spot, call 608.257.0638.

COVID-19 Safety
COVID-19 Safety

For this concert, we will require proof of vaccination and masks while in the theater. Please check here for updates.

Cocktails
Cocktails

Libations are available at the cocktail bars within the Capitol Theater lobby.

What to Wear
What to Wear

Masterworks is a delightful sense of occasion, so dress up or dress comfortably. Learn more about the concert experience.

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Getting Here

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