December 28, 2024 — 8:00 PM
Hamel Music Center
740 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin

Winter Celebration

Jun and Sandy Lee are generously sponsoring an evening of masterful musicianship to Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO). Throughout the years, the WCO has continued to enrich the lives of the Madison community with a wide array of diverse programming–from performances in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center to the outdoor beauty of Concerts on the Square. This evening’s program features works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Dvorak, showcasing the tremendous talents of the orchestra and the evening’s guest soloists: Jessica & Michael Shinn, piano and Mark Kosower, cello.

Subscribers can purchase their single tickets now by calling 608.257.0638. Single tickets go on sale to the public starting June 3, 2024 online at artsticketing.wisc.edu or by calling the ticket office at 608.265.2787.

Hamel Music Center's box office will be closed Monday Dec 23, through Friday Dec 27. Day of event sales at Hamel Music Center will be credit card only. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Jessica Shinn, piano

ABOUT JESSICA SHINN

Pianist Jessica Chow Shinn is a native of Madison and is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the pianoSonoma Music Festival (pianosonoma.org). Started in 2011, this unique festival brings together Artists in Residence, dynamic and innovative professional performers, with adult musicians of all backgrounds to collaborate and perform in private and public concerts at the Green Music Center in Sonoma County, CA. She is also currently associate professor of collaborative piano at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she recently gave a song recital with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke as part of the Opera Innovators series. To read her full bio click here.

Michael Shinn

ABOUT MICHAEL SHINN

Michael Shinn, D.M.A., was appointed interim executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in August 2023. In this role, Shinn oversees strategy, operations, and artistic planning for the Conservatory and works closely with faculty members and administrators to develop a transformative curriculum that reflects an ever-evolving performing arts landscape. In addition, Shinn represents the Conservatory and its interests, both across the Berklee organization and in public arenas. To read his full bio click here.

Mark Kosower, cello

ABOUT MARK KOSOWER

A modern player with a “signature sound” and distinctive style of playing, cellist Mark Kosower embodies the concept of the complete musician performing as concerto soloist with symphony orchestras, in solo recitals, and as a much admired and sought-after chamber musician. He is Principal Cello of The Cleveland Orchestra and a scholar and teacher of cello. Mark’s performance repertoire and discography are testaments to a deep devotion, not only to frequently heard repertoire such as Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and concertos of Haydn, Walton, Elgar and Dvořák but, significantly, to less well-known concertos of Alberto Ginastera, Miklos Rozsa, Frederich Gulda and Victor Herbert. To read his full bio click here.

PROGRAM

BRAHMS | Academic Festival Overture
BEETHOVEN
| Egmont Overture
DVOŘÁK | Cello Concerto in B minor

RUN TIME: 1 HR 40 MIN
*program subject to change

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