Friday Noon Musicales

The Friday Noon Musicales is First Unitarian Society of Madison’s distinguished artist recital series. Since 1971, FUS has offered this free noon-hour recital series as a gift to the community. The music performed is mostly classical, but folk, jazz, and musical theatre styles are presented on occasion. Come hear some of the finest musicians in the Midwest perform in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Landmark Auditorium.

  • No ticket or reservation is required—it’s free and open to the public.
  • Parking is free. Buses are welcome to drop off in our parking lot.
  • Our facilities are handicap accessible.
  • Covid-19 Safety Protocols are in effect until further notice. Masks required in the auditorium. No tea or coffee service, no outside food. Please observe social distancing.

Cancellations due to inclement weather or illness will be posted on this page and on our social media feeds (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter).

 

Current Season

12 – 12:45 pm • FUS Landmark Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public. No Ticket Required.

ANNOUNCING THE 2022-2023 SEASON!

New events will be added as confirmed. Please check back for updates.

2022

October 7

Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano

Music by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert

October 14

Tyrone Greive, violin, and Michael Keller, piano

Music by Mozart, Dvořák, C. Schumann, L. Boulanger, Bacewicz

October 21

Gabor Szarvas, classical guitar

Music by Hartog, Szarvas, Carlevardo, Bach, Sarkozy, Gallardo Del Rey, and Sanz

October 28

Cristina Balatori, flute, and Kevin Chance, piano

Music by Amanda Harberg, Valerie Coleman, Herman Beeftink, Samuel Zyman, and Christian Ellenwood

November 4

Karlos Moser, piano and Melinda Moser, piano four hands.

“Four Hands Across the Border” Works by composers writing about lands foreign to them

November 11

Evan Mitchell, tenor and Vincent Fuh, piano

“A Young Man’s Exhortations” by Gerald Finzi

November 18

Eric Miller, viola da gamba

Telemann fantasias

November 25

No Musicale due to Thanksgiving holiday

December 2

Mark Valenti, piano

Chicago-based pianist and Musicale regular plays Haydn, Debussy, Chopin, and Scriabin

December 9

Rebekah Demaree, soprano

December 16

FUS’s Annual Holiday Sing-Along Returns, complete with eggnog!

December 23

No Musicale due to winter holiday. See you in 2023!

December 30

No Musicale due to winter holiday. See you in 2023!

2023
January 6

Distinguished Studio Faculty from Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO)

The program will be anchored by Suono Duo: Christopher Allen, guitar, and Juliana Mesa, bassoon

January 13

Karlos Moser, piano

“Chopin Immersion”–Preludes, waltzes, etudes, polonaises, more

January 20

Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord

Music by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti on FUS’s double-manual harpsichord

January 27

Bethany Schultz, clarinet and bass clarinet

February 3

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, piano

A program to celebrate Black History Month. “Ignis Fatuus” by Adolphus Hailstork, Etudes by Leslie Adams, and “Processional” by Hannah Kendall

February 10

Jean Laurenz, trumpet

UW-Madison’s new trumpet professor plays Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with Piano

February 17

Evan Mitchell, piano and voice

February 24

Mo Xu, piano

Chicago-based pianist plays Chopin, Gershwin, and Ginastera

March 3

Silver Rose, flute-guitar duo

Kim Fleuchaus, flute, and Julie Goldberg, guitar

March 10

Lawrence Quinnett, piano

In partnership with Madison’s Bach Around the Clock program, this recital will feature their 2023 festival’s invited guest artist,

playing Overture in French Style in B minor BWV 831 and the Italian Concerto in F BWV 971

March 17

In honor of Women’s History Month, and as a part of FUS’s “Justice and Music” Initiative, this Musicale will be produced by Iva Ugrčić and LunART Festival

March 24

Jess Salek, piano

Four ballades by Chopin

March 31

Silver Morning Duo

Berlinda Lopez, flute, and Steve Waugh, guitar

Music of Ian Krouse, Eduardo Martin, Enrique Granados, and Maximo Pujol

April 7

Max Yount, harpsichord

The harpsichordist for the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble plays an eclectic program of early music with guest soloists

April 14

Stephanie Jutt, flute

The Madison Symphony’s principal flute presents a solo recital

April 21

Kirstin Roble, mezzosoprano

April 28

Diana Cataldi, mezzo-soprano

May 5

Rebecca Kite, marimba

May 12

Leanne Kelso League, violin

The assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra presents a solo recital

May 19

Four Seasons Theatre

Broadway favorites

Past Seasons

A full listing of the musicians and music performed during previous seasons can be found by clicking on the links below.

2020-2021 Season

2019-2020 Season

2018-2019 Season

A playlist of video-only Musicales recorded during the Covid-19 Pandemic can be viewed by clicking here.