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      November 8, 2013

      Friday   7:30 PM

      201 State Street
      Madison, Wisconsin 53703

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      Alice & Eleanor Bartsch with Samuel Hutchison

      Music: More Music
      Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ series, works by Dupre, Howells, Rheinberger, Vitali & others

      When: 11/08/13 @ 7:30pm
      Cost: $20
      Call: 608-258-4141

      More Information:
      UW Violin Sisters Play Overture Hall
      with Madison Symphony Orchestra Organist

      Violinists Alice and Eleanor Bartsch will join the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s organist, Samuel Hutchison, in a recital of music for organ and violin Fri., Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, including J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.

      Sisters Alice and Eleanor are a dynamic pairing: both are members of the Orchestra’s first violin section with impressive performance credits. Each sister has also won prestigious competitions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Music, where they are students. Currently, Eleanor is a first-year master’s student at UW and a Paul Collins Distinguished Graduate Fellow, and Alice is a senior at UW working toward a bachelor of music degree in performance. Samuel Hutchison is a seasoned recitalist and will round out the powerful trio.

      When asked about playing on Overture Stage, Eleanor said, it “still takes our breath away! There’s actually a ‘sweet spot’ on stage: If you stand exactly right, the sound seems to ‘jump’ out of the violin and soar all the way to the balcony. I wish I could practice in Overture Hall every day!”

      Alice said, “The Bach Double Violin Concerto is a piece we have been performing since we were little girls. The concert has a little bit of everything from the romanticism of Kreisler and Rheinberger to the powerful Vitali Chaconne. For baroque music lovers, we will play the lively Double Concerto by Vivaldi.”

      Both Alice and Eleanor agree that they have a “sister vibe” about timing and musical phrasing that makes playing together easy, fun, and rewarding.

      In addition to accompanying the Bartsch sisters, Hutchison will also perform solo works for organ by Marcel Dupré, Herbert Howells, Josef Rheinberger, and Tomoso Vitali.

      Hutchison said, “It is a great privilege to be joined by Alice and Eleanor Bartsch in this program for organ and violins. Each brings a great joy and freshness to this music, which will be infectious for the audience. We look forward to sharing some audience favorites as well as some new pieces with our listeners in Overture Hall.”

      General admission for the concert is $20, and tickets can be purchased at, the Overture Box Office or (608) 258-4141. Student rush tickets are $10 the day of the show with a valid student ID. (See

      The performance is sponsored by Kato L. Perlman and Alfred P. and Ann M. Moore, with additional funds from Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation and the Diane Endres Ballweg Fund. With a gift from Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, the Madison Symphony Orchestra commissioned the Overture Concert Organ, which is the stunning backdrop of all Orchestra concerts.

      The Madison Symphony Orchestra marks its 88th concert season in 2013-2014 by celebrating John DeMain’s 20th anniversary as music director. The Symphony engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds in classical music through a full season of concerts with established and emerging soloists of international renown, an organ series that includes free concerts, and widely respected education and community engagement programs.

      For more Overture Concert Organ information, visit

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      Cost: 20.00

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