March 22, 2024 — 7:30 PM
Capitol Theater
Madison, Wisconsin
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Repertoire

YORK BOWEN | Symphony No. 1, G major, Op. 4
BANFIELD
| Symphony No. 14 Revelation

Masterworks IV

Masterworks IV features the WORLD PREMIERE of Symphony No. 14 Revelation by Dr. Bill Banfield. The Composer in Residence for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Banfield has produced new works and helped in developing new audiences in our community. Guest artists include the Madison Youth Choirs, Festival Choir of Madison, and Edgewood College Chamber Singers. Soloists include Angela Brown soprano, Ben Johnson tenor, and William Volmar baritone. Opening the concert is Symphony No. 1 in G major op. 4, composed in 1901 by British composer Edwin York Bowen, whose music shows influences by Rachmaninov, Chopin and Tchaikovsky.

About Dr. Bill Banfield, WCO Composer in Residence

Banfield was appointed in 2019 as a research associate with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), one of the Smithsonian’s 12 research and cultural centers. His work focuses on what he identifies as cultural through-lines, delineating the ways in which contemporary artistry and new works harken back and hold onto critical cultural linkages to understand. Learn more.

“Music is tones organized to tell human stories. The one truth I've found is, my music, my art never fails me. All else falls by the wayside, but the music as truth always stands. If you serve the art, it will always serve as your truth, a bulwark against chaos,”
– Dr. Bill Banfield

Repertoire

YORK BOWEN | Symphony No. 1, G major, Op. 4
BANFIELD
| Symphony No. 14 Revelation

What to Expect

Pre-Concert Discussion
Pre-Concert Discussion

Cocktails and discussion with Maestro and our guest artist. Free with your Masterworks ticket purchase.

Cocktails
Cocktails

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

What to Wear
What to Wear

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

Getting Here
Getting Here

Map, directions, and parking information to help you plan your evening.

Post-Concert Reception
Post-Concert Reception

Select Masterworks concerts have a party following the event. As an attendee, you'll receive advance notice.

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DIANE BALLWEG

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JUN AND SANDY LEE

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