Friday Noon Musicales

For over 30 years, First Unitarian Society has offered this free noon-hour recital series. Come hear Madison’s finest musicians play and sing in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Landmark Auditorium. The music performed is mostly classical, but folk, jazz, and musical theatre styles are presented on occasion. Join us most Fridays, October through May from 12:15–1 pm. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Our facilities are handicap accessible. Buses are welcome to drop off in our parking lot. Seating begins at 12:00, and the program begins at 12:15. No ticket required. Free and open to the public.

Portions of some Musicales are broadcast on 102.9 FM.

2018 - 2019 Calendar

Note: The Musicale schedule is always subject to change. We encourage you to check this page frequently for updates.

During renovations to the historic FUS Meeting House, Musicale performances will be held in the FUS Atrium Auditorium (affected events marked with an asterisk).

5              Kassia (soprano duo) and Friends *

12           Christopher Allen, guitar and lute *

19           Cristina Ballatori and Friends *

26           Amy Hartsough, mezzo & Eric Hung, piano: “Classical Music from Asia” *

2              Helen Avakian and Dave Irwin, folk-rock guitar duo *

9              Laura Medisky, oboe and Vincent Fuh, piano *

16           Amber Nicole Dilger, soprano: “The Great American Songbook” *

30           Shannon Farley and Friends: Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat *

             Mark Valenti, piano *

14           Wendy Adams, violin & Ann Aschbacher, piano *

21           Carol sing-along! (featuring Dan Broner at the piano) *

28           There will be no Musicale today.

           There will be no Musicale today.

11           Canceled due to illness.

18          Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord

25          Marilyn Chohaney and Friends

             ViolMedium (viola da gamba duo)

8              Avanti Piano Trio

15           John Harbison 80th Birthday Celebration: Music of John Harbison performed by UW Mead Witter School of Music Faculty & Friends

22           John Harbison 80th Birthday Celebration: Mosaic Chamber Players play music of John Harbison

1              Duo Tárrega (classical guitar duo)

8              Yana Avedyan, piano

15           Madison Flute Club Chamber Ensemble

22           There will be no Musicale today.

29           Oakwood Chamber Players

             Four Seasons Theatre presents Broadway favorites

12           Faythe Vollrath, harpsichord

19           There will be no Musicale today.

26           Kassia (soprano duo)

3              Helen Avakian and Dave Irwin, guitar duo

10           Cristina Ballatori, flute

17           Oakwood Chamber Players

24           Juliana Mesa-Jaramillo, bassoon