Philomusica, guest pianist Abend give a dynamic take on Shostakovich


Visiting the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for Monday evening’s Philomusica String Quartet concert required walking through a forest of glittering Christmas trees, which are part of the Conservatory’s Festival of Trees and Music. Before performing a program of Beethoven and Shostakovich, joined by pianist Elena Abend for the latter, the …

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Congratulations Mark Davis on the release of your book!


Mark Davis, WCM Jazz Institute faculty since 1992 just had his first book published, Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Paperback– September 1, 2015. Here’s a small description of the book: the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the …

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4 Talented Composers – Prometheus Trio begins new season and new era with works by Donizetti, Korngold, Suk, and Smetana


The Prometheus Trio opens this season with performances at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music next Monday and Tuesday, September 28 and 29. Pianist Stefanie Jacob and cellist Scott Tisdel welcome violinist Margot Schwartz as the newest member of the Trio – only the third membership change over the 16 year history of the Trio. Schwartz was well received as a guest …

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